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

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On 2/19/2019 at 5:21 AM, Dynaflash8 said:

I had both the 1941 Buick Roadmaster and the 1991 Buick Park Avenue out this past week in preparation for the AACA National in Ocala.  Unfortunately, it looks like my wife's pre-surgical health problem will keep her from driving the '91 and following the '41.  I'll know for sure today as we have an appointment at Tampa General.  She put off her surgery until after the Ocala show but I'm beginning to wonder if that was wise.  Anyway here are the two cars.  If I can only take one, it will be the '91 because of the A/C and easy ride comfort.  Here is a picture of the two cars I had out test driving last week.

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Earl, wishing you safe travel to Ocala, and our best to Judy_

 

We are driving modern just to judge, and to support the Southeastern National at Ocala

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12 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

Earl, wishing you safe travel to Ocala, and our best to Judy_

 

We are driving modern just to judge, and to support the Southeastern National at Ocala

They are calling for rain all weekend.  Ouch!!

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Our local AACA Chapter took a local tour to a great BBQ Restaurant, followed by a trip by a great old fashioned Country Store. We had about 20 various cars and enjoyed a great meal and bought too many home style baked items at the Country Store. We ran into a little bit of rain but still enjoyed the day.  We covered about 130 miles on the tour. 

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Took the Coupe to the AACA meeting last Sunday.  Meeting was at The Pump House at White Rock Lake - old Dallas Water Department pump house.

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42 degrees in the frozen wilds of western New York right now and I just got back from a run up Main St. and back. That's about a 3 mile round trip. It has been sitting patiently since the last warm day, around the first of the year.

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 We are pretty mild here in Southern Ontario as well, just a few degrees above zero, and the roads are clean as well. So, I drove the '41 Roadmaster out to have breakfast at a local favourite. A couple of pictures in front of the local [former] school, now a brewery restaurant, and one other business occupy it. Then I had to go and pick up supplies for tomorrow's dinner, and I took it out again, as it was still a nice day. I could driven it all day today, I think. Ran well, and not much traffic. Its' tucked away again in anticipation of the incoming storm.

Keith

 

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5 hours ago, MCHinson said:

Our local AACA Chapter took a local tour to a great BBQ Restaurant, followed by a trip by a great old fashioned Country Store. We had about 20 various cars and enjoyed a great meal and bought too many home style baked items at the Country Store. We ran into a little bit of rain but still enjoyed the day.  We covered about 130 miles on the tour. 

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 I sure miss that Carolina B-B-Q.

 

  Nice bunch of cars.

 

  Ben

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Drove the 91 Buick Park Avenue up to the AACA National Meet in Ocala on Thursday, 140 difficult miles with what seemed like 96 traffic lights.  She did great.  At the National Show today she was awarded a National First Junior Award......weighs 8 1/2 pounds.  Will drive back to Sebring, FL tomorrow, same lousy route.  Driving with a purpose is what I believe in.  Car has over 3400 miles on it now...will be about 3600 when I get back home.

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Got home good guys.  Despite it's 28 years, it's all still new...amazing.............turned 3600 original miles about the time I got to my driveway.

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I had my 39 Roadmaster out for a drive this afternoon (starting the weekend early). It was 50 degrees and sunny in Portland.  Much different from the snowy winter weather that we had earlier in the week!

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This probably doesn't count with most guys, as my 1990 Reatta I drove this week during a snow storm isn't old enough, but it made a 40 mile journey after being parked for a few years. Brake accumulators on these cars are bad news!

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 Well, in my view, a Reatta is an old car. I have a 1990 as well, and is now nearly 30 years old, which in my part of the world is where 30 yr old cars qualify for historic plates. Not many cars that old running around in Ontario that see any kind of regular use. Road salt sees to that!

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56 minutes ago, Ed Luddy said:

This probably doesn't count with most guys, as my 1990 Reatta I drove this week

 

Interesting.  I think the 1992 Century Wagon I recently acquired is old.  I drive it almost daily.  I just do not report it here. So feel free to keep posting about your travels here. 

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I'm hoping to drive my 1969 GS 400 convertible next week, but that may have to wait for better weather.

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I drove my 1937 to our Cape Fear Chapter AACA 47th Annual Spring Meet. Being the registration chairman, and having the car full of show supplies, I took advantage of the one space beside the registration tent. We had a total of 207 cars registered.

 

One of the interesting sights of the morning was watching one entrant unload one of his vehicles out of the other one. 

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It turned out to be a gorgeous, clear 61 degree day here in central North Carolina. I decided to change the oil/filter and the air filter today. After making sure I had no leaks when I was done I took The Aqua Zephyr out on a 50 mile circuit through cotton country to stretch her legs. What started out as a pleasure cruise turned into a hunt for new photo locations.

 

I found a few new spots and shot some quick shots with my Samsung cell phone. I applied gray scale filtering to some of the images.

I think most of these images are pretty good for cell phone shots!

 

Parkton Presbyterian Church ( a guy stopped in the middle of the street between me and the car and asked if it was for sale. I politely said "No" and thanked him for asking.)

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This is a long corrugated sheet metal covered building in Parkton, NC. The neutral wall colors were begging me to take some pictures next to the building!)

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Interesting group of storage containers near Raeford, NC

(the silos are actually all the same height, but the angle between me and the group is making it look like they get progressively shorter to the left.)

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11 minutes ago, NC68Riviera said:

It turned out to be a gorgeous, clear 61 degree day here in central North Carolina. I decided to change the oil/filter and the air filter today. After making sure I had no leaks when I was done I took The Aqua Zephyr out on a 50 mile circuit through cotton country to stretch her legs. What started out as a pleasure cruise turned into a hunt for new photo locations.

 

I found a few new spots and shot some quick shots with my Samsung cell phone. I applied gray scale filtering to some of the images.

I think most of these images are pretty good for cell phone shots!

 

Parkton Presbyterian Church ( a guy stopped in the middle of the street between me and the car and asked if it was for sale. I politely said "No" and thanked him for asking.)

 

This is a long corrugated sheet metal covered building in Parkton, NC. The neutral wall colors were begging me to take some pictures next to the building!)

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Interesting group of storage containers near Raeford, NC

(the silos are actually all the same height, but the angle between me and the group is making it look like they get progressively shorter to the left.)

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Can't speak for others but while I would like to see what you posted, I cannot access the pictures.  

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I can see them JD...perhaps related to the issue(s) noted in another recent thread here.

 

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Have to do something with the horn ring jingle

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Another 4" of snow Friday. So, started everything , warmed them up, ran all the electricals, and drove them back and forth in the garage. Woke up to a fresh 7" of snow this AM. Soon as I finish my breakfast I'll plow my 1000' of driveway. Picture above makes me a bit envious. Temps to the single digits tonite.

I think cabin fever is starting to kick in......................Bob

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 Well, Bob, that's over double the length of mine! Hope it goes well. I don't mind the winter so much, but I'm really getting sick of it!

Keith

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23 minutes ago, Buicknutty said:

I'm really getting sick of it!

 

Boy!  Roger that............................Bob

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Another shot from last weekend's back roads cruise.

An abandoned service station in Parkton, NC

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Same picture as above except converted to black and white then applying color AZ to the picture. Photoshop is a wonderful tool!

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 This morning I with clear and cold, though not as cold as earlier in the winter, about 20F or so. I had to move the '41 Roadmaster as my son in law needed some garage space to fix the brakes on his daily driver, so I decided to use it to take us out for breakfast. Started and ran great, only about 20 miles round trip, or so. 

 Its' pictured in front of the eatery, with a shot of the current mileage, and I've put 100 or so on this winter.

 So looking forward to winter being over!

 Keith

 

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