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

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13 hours ago, Elpad said:

One down, one to go

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What’s the black roadster 50 s jag ? Xk 150 perhaps 

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2 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

What’s the black roadster 50 s jag ? Xk 150 perhaps 

I posted Pictures of the show under Gallery which show this vintage Jag with the hood open. Don’t knows much about the car since the owner, an older gentleman, parked it and went about with friends. I can tell you that it brought lots of attention, it was dark purple and had a Puerto Rico license plate. Since it was parked besides my Buick, I heard many commentaries but many people could not tell the exact year or model. Heard an educated opinion that it was an early 50’s perhaps an XK 120 long chassis, whatever that means!?. When I first saw it, I thought it was a kit car.          

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10 minutes ago, Elpad said:

I posted Pictures of the show under Gallery which show this vintage Jag with the hood open. Don’t knows much about the car since the owner, an older gentleman, parked it and went about with friends. I can tell you that it brought lots of attention, it was dark purple and had a Puerto Rico license plate. Since it was parked besides my Buick, I heard many commentaries but many people could not tell the exact year or model. Heard an educated opinion that it was an early 50’s perhaps an XK 120 long chassis, whatever that means!?. When I first saw it, I thought it was a kit car.          

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Was a good guess , they made a 120, 140 and150 , would love any prefer them to e types 

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XK120 Jaguar. Early 1952 or earlier (by the chrome front parking lights). This one has non-stock wheels, windscreen, steering wheel, dual exhaust. I have had a few XK120 and 140s. Strong, fun cars. Inexpensive when I was in my early 20s, 50 years ago. My early '52 was a fully race prepared 120MC, with 150 front disc brakes. Elpad : how do I find the pic........ Urk !!!!!!!!! I was just asking and : thanks for posting, Pilgrim65 !!! Radiator is also non-stock, it is raked and larger-good idea in warm Florida, as are the hood louvers and hold down strap. Save your nickels and save your dimes, these are not inexpensive any more.   -  Carl 

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Thanks for sharing your trip Keith!

Small world, my wife and I have driven by this a few years ago to go to Hamilton and meet our now in-laws only we drove the Cougar as the Special was not quite dependable enough for that road trip then.

You will have to go back during the summer (when it is nice and warm) and tour the Hamilton Bay area. They are really trying to make it more people friendly from it's industrial steel making days. 

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Made a 120 mile round trip with the 56 yesterday attending the East Coast Jalopyrama in Easton MD. A series of pictures with other Buicks from the show to follow:

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I took The Aqua Zephyr out to the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Car Show today. The weather was a little iffy early in the morning but cleared up nicely by noon. Ours was only one of two Buicks at the show, which isn't unusual for where I live.

Surprise! The Zephyr earned a Top 5 Antique Vehicle award. 

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9 hours ago, Elpad said:

Return trip from the show

 

I love Florida....:wub:

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On 4/27/2019 at 6:41 AM, Larry Schramm said:

 

My Dad, myself, and my son all played trumpet, and all on the same instrument which we still have.  That instrument has see a lot of use through three generations. In high school I also played French horn which both of our daughters played through school.  Met my wife in the band in college.  Best find of my life!!

 

My grandson now plays the Bach Stradivarius trumpet which was custom designed and made for me in 1954 by the master - Vincent Bach when his studio was still in New York.

 

The day I met my wife back in 1968 I was visiting her home town of New Orleans. We met accidentally through my band's piano player and his fiancee, jumped a streetcar and went to the French Quarter. Either my trumpet or I (apparently ) impressed her by being invited to sit in with some of the best bands on Bourbon Street:

Pete Fountain, Ronnie Cole, Dukes of Dixieland, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Papa Jack Assunto, and finally - Al Hirt, in whose big band I later played.

 

We started dating that day and married 14 months later. I still pick up the trumpet, baritone horn, and valve trombone once in a while, but bring the trumpet to Glidden and Founders tours. My singing could get me kicked out of some of the finer establishments.

 

The old car world includes folks with diverse talents.

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14 hours ago, Ed Luddy said:

Drove 2 old Buicks in the last 2 days.

a 1969 GS 400 convertible and a 1967 Wildcat 4 dr hardtop. Wildcat was flawless. GS 400 not so much. Was taking it to the body shop guy for my brother and it started smoking. Pulled over, shut off, restarted fine, no smoke. Continued 5 more miles, started knocking! The supposed "rebuild" of the 400 was BS. It's junk!

Anyone want the car for $3900 come and get it. What a colossal liar the dude was that sold it to my bro. It came from original owners family. He misrepped the car big time.

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Yay on the Wildcat!  So sorry on the GS...

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Our Riviera prior to driving to the Goodguys car show in Raleigh, NC. This might be one of the nicest pictures I've taken of The Aqua Zephyr!

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This Sunday, I drove my 1937 Model 61 to the Opening Reception and Registration Pickup for the AACA 2019 Southeastern Divisional Tour. We had a fun 3 days of touring on Monday-Wednesday with beautiful weather. Cars present on the tour included many Buicks. The most interesting ones to me were probably the 1910 Buick and 1912 Buick. I got photos of both cars but never managed to get photos of them side by side.  

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I've had the Reatta out a couple of times, but today was the first time the weather was nice enough to put the top down. So far only about 85 miles of local driving on it.

 

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On 5/1/2019 at 11:31 AM, NC68Riviera said:

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Our Riviera prior to driving to the Goodguys car show in Raleigh, NC. This might be one of the nicest pictures I've taken of The Aqua Zephyr!

 

Those new DB tri-stripes sure look spiffy!  ;)

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On 4/30/2019 at 12:12 PM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Left early Sat morning for my oldest son's in Marlin, SW of Waco.   Couple pics of the quite, pleasant view.

 

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Pleasant view and I bet a quiet view!   I enjoy driving the country roads and getting to stop to listen to nothing. No airplanes, sirens, highway noise and general din of the city.   God love the song of the birds and crickets as my old Buick makes clicking noises cooling roadside.   

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When was my car out last? It was raining again this morning. I think the rain stopped a couple of times during the week but it didn't get dry. Lake Ontario is gray. So is the sky and you can't tell where the horizon is......

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My last post was Dec 3 2018 with 23,291 on the Electra. Put 7 miles taking her to the pole barn the next day and ended the year with 23,298 miles on it. Pulled her out of the Pole barn today and drove it home with a gas and Pizza stop for a total of 15 miles. Odometer now reads 23,313. Of course as I was putting the battery in the car it started to rain. The 2019 season begins!  Have a car show tomorrow and one on Sunday in Westport Ct. with a tour afterwards with lunch. The reason I am taking this car is the forecast is for 90% rain Sunday, so I will not be taking the '73 Sun Coupe as planned. Lets see what mileage I will put on her this year as I have an extra car besides the other Buick's to drive this car show/touring season. (2016 AMG GTS Edition1) Will post again Sunday with the mileage for the weekend. Sure felt good to drive it again. I am including a picture of the GTS from 2 weeks ago at Caffeine and Carburators in New Haven CT.  just to show it off.

 The GTS is being detailed and protective wrapped and ceramic coated as I write this.) I believe she is an instant Classic/Collectable as only 370 were imported to the USA.

 

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