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Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

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12 hours ago, Pete Phillips said:

so I take him up on his invitation.

 

Someday I need to make a list of all those things they thought I would outgrow.

 

Must be those old trucks. Last weekend one of those aggressive sounding old trucks came around a curve where I was waiting at a yield sign. We had our 4900 pound BMW 4 door, just looking like a couple of senior drug dealers. As soon as he passed I put my foot into all 12 trying to get the 438 HP working. Wasn't long until the truck was in my way. My Wife just calmly said "You like doing that, don't you." "Yep, that's why I bought the car." The Lullaby of Broadway was playing on a CD the whole time.

 

Rainy and gray out today, I'll be the yahoo in the truck at lunchtime.

Bernie

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I didn’t drive an old Buick this weekend, but headed down to the Twin Cities for a Gopher State Chapter dinner for those who have actively participated.  I did spend some time wandering around a pole barn with mostly old Buicks in it.  It was good to breathe that air and spend some time with Buick friends again.

 

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I expect to drive the '37 Roadmaster Phaeton all next week -

 

Leaving home on Saturday , driving the Buick 165 miles to Natchez, Mississippi to the AACA Sentimental Tour-

Then drive the "Two-Hub" tour of Natchez and Vicksburg for the week, before driving back on the following Saturday.

(And we're loaning the 1954 and 1941 Cadillac convertibles to out-of-state friends from New York and Pennsylvania to take the same drive)

 

Hope to send some photos afterward,

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 Not so much vintage car activity going on in these parts, as we get further into Fall. After a few soggy days, it looked like it was clearing, so I decided to drive the Electra out to take care of some car club business, and to fill it up with ethanol free gas.

Naturally, it started raining not long after I left! But not even "real" rain, more like a light drizzle most of the time, making me wish the the old Electra had those new fangled interval wipers, nearly 60 miles all told today.

Keith

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We drove The Aqua Zephyr to the NC Cotton Festival Car Show in Dunn, NC this past weekend. We took home a "Best Original" class trophy, which was completely unexpected! 

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Well, no driving again, but as we are presently in Vancouver, Doug (aka dmfconsult) and his wife came by the hotel in the wagon and we had a very nice dinner and got to know them.  I’d been on the archival judging team for the wagon in Portland in 2014.  Thanks so much for the hospitality.  We’re going to need to spend more time when we find ourselves back here again (although I’d rather not drive in Vancouver if I can avoid it).

 

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Took Ruby for a nice sunny warm drive with top down up what we call the Karpas ,stopped for lunchtime drink , very quiet only a few locals in bar tourists gone, and only saw two cars on road. However sad as final trip out ,wrapping her up till next spring as I return to cold UK next week.?

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The weekend before last was Chromefest on the New South Wales Central Coast (60 miles north of Sydney). It is always a good event for me as I live 7 miles away! We had 11 Buicks attend with hundreds of other makes also in attendance, an overcast and cool day for a change which made walking about looking at cars comfortable. My '36 is back on the road for the first time in a while after a little TLC 

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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It wasn't too far on Sunday but enough to keep the Brakes in good working condition. (Ya that was my excuse)

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Hi all,

 

A late entry from the New South Wales Buick Club Concours day earlier this year, better late than never I suppose. there are a few Holden built Buicks in there if you look closely. I will add a few more in the next post

 

Please enjoy

 

Paul

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Wednesday went and picked up Maja from school. She walked out and found me but when she go into the car her comment was "I thought I recognized that car but wasn't sure". Come on, how many 1960 Buicks are 

at school picking up kids.

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Back from lunch over in the next county. The leaves came down big time last week. And there appears to be a good flow off the Erie Canal spillway.

 

30 degrees and light flakes.

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Same spot four weeks ago when the trees weren't nakid.

 

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Bernie,

 

Remind me where it is that you live.  You always seem to come up with some great drives and scenery.

 

Ed

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

Bernie,

 

Remind me where it is that you live.  You always seem to come up with some great drives and scenery.

 

Ed

Ed, I live in western New York in the Village of Brockport. It is about 20 miles west of Rochester and 60 miles east of Buffalo. It is rural and we have a lot of glacial geology so gullys and gorges, lake plains, and foothills are all over the place.

We had the Brand X car out a couple of weeks ago and went to the big gully 40 miles south.

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I may hold the record on the Forum for posting the most pictures of a New York car on dirt roads, but they do seem the attract me.

Bernie

 

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I drove Almendrón to Matheson Hammocks Park in Coral Gables, Fl to pick up a bride ? and Groom ? friends of family’ and drove them to the wedding reception. Professional pics with the car will be forthcoming but I took some shots while waiting for the entourage. Registered about 30 miles on the odometer.

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Well, our car season just started. Drier days, plenty of sunshine and a cool 😎 sea breeze was the setting for our AACA South Florida Region Car Show at the magnificent Deering Estate 🏡 venue. Rode Almendrón there and enjoyed the day.

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