JohnD1956

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

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 1:19 PM, cjp69 said:

won an award for "Coolest Chrome"!

Congrats! Interesting category too!

 

Last year we won an award for "Best Original". Not sure what that really meant but, hey, it was a nice trophy!

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Just did the test drives to adjust the new brakes on my 1913 Model 31 Buick. 

It will take some wearing-in to make them lock-up the wheels, but they are much better now than before.  

 

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 I've been driving three of my Buicks over the last few days. About 140 miles on the '56 Roadmaster, another 100 or so on the Reatta, and only about 25 on the '41 Roadmaster.

 One picture shows four of them, the '56 and Reatta, with the '16 Envision and '02 Rendezvous  in the background.

 Keith

 

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 For some reason the pictures didn't upload, so here's another try! The cruise I was at tonight, I was able to park my '56 next to my friend's '58 Limited, and beside him was a '57 Chevy.

Keith

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I know that Limited!😎

 

Glad you were able to connect with Tony and Susan! They are great people!

They were at the Chatham Retrofest this year.

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I might be down your way the end of August if things work out. Will send a PM as it nears.

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 Yes, that is Tony's car. I've got to know him and Susan. It's a lovely car, nice folks too.

You would be most welcome, Doug.

Keith

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14 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 For some reason the pictures didn't upload, so here's another try! The cruise I was at tonight, I was able to park my '56 next to my friend's '58 Limited, and beside him was a '57 Chevy.

Keith

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 First picture is the BEST!

 

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 Thanks, Ben. I like a lot as well, esp the car in it.

 Keith

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A test for the Special today.

It started out with temps about 77 degrees and ran great!

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It was about a 30 mile trip on a quiet secondary road to my friends place for a meeting with a group to move our RR collection in preparation for them to take it back to their place in a few weeks.

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One thing about living in the country is people think you have extra room for things and one of Rick's buddies brought this Packard out to "temporarily" store it.

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When it came out it was a nice shinny running car but...

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Not only has sitting out in the weather taken it's toll but the mice have made themselves quite at home...

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The day otherwise was productive and the next meeting will likely be the final move for the RR.

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Fired up the Special to head home in the now 96 degree heat and she performed better than I expected. With the top down had to have the floor vents and door vents open to keep cool though.

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A little ride along the Erie Canal and lunch. Perfect day for a pillarless hardtop, cowl vents, and vent windows. The falls spills off the canal so you drive down into the glen to get to it.

"And in July
A lemonade
To cool you in some leafy glades"

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Almost forgot, turned 88,000 miles while we were out. Bought it in '02 with 69,000.

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Just imagine what went up down that canal in it's hey-day and your driving past it all.  History is a great thing

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The legendary Hale Farm & Village car show returned after more than 30 years. This was always one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. Riley and I rolled down in the Limited and Melanie and Cody drove her '56 Chrysler wagon. Decent turn out for a first time show, although a lot more late-model cars and modified stuff than I like. Maybe 70 cars. Ours was one of two Full Classics (the other being the 1931 Nash sedan I sold a few months ago). Buick pretty popular, pink station wagon VERY popular. No classes, no awards, which was nice. Only one kid in a late-model Mustang did anything stupid. Not bad at all, and we all had a good time despite the heat. Hopefully they can keep it going, I have only good memories of this show from the '70s and '80s.

 

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This is what a teenager looks like at a car show (Cody refused to get out of the pink car for some reason--LOL):

 

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Decent turn out and variety:

 

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The Scranton Region of the AACA had our show today in the sweltering heat. There was a really nice breeze across the show field.  I had never been able to get my car to the show for one reason or another  over the last 5 years. 

 

Today she was first on the field at 7:30 am.  My job was to make sure the show cars were parked in their correct classes.  

 

This is the only two pictures I was able to shoot today, being so busy helping out.  The first at 730 this morning.  The second, which to my surprise is of the two trophies my car was awarded.

 

Had a great day

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The weekend weather was just too uncomfortable for me to do much.  But this evening it was perfect for a ride in the Super

 

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While backing it out of the driveway I caught this shot

 

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And I wanted to catch the sunset where I was with the GS the other day,  but that didn't really work. But it is a picturesque spot

 

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So  moving on down the road I drove over numerous creeks passing under bridges

 

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And it turned out that one of these bridges was closed for repairs, forcing me onto a road I never would have drove before.  And what a great road

 

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This landed me in the next town from which I headed back home from a great ride!   

 

 

 

 

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I had a very brief ride today in the Skyhawk.  I filled the tank and took it to a car wash (I’d rather do it at home, but was lazy) to get it ready for Teresa to take to the movie shoot Wednesday.

 

After I get back from Dallas on Monday, my intent will be to swap the Skyhawk for another car to exercise as well as take the 1959 somewhere to look at getting carpet installed, then it will be more pleasant to drive.

 

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I really enjoy your pictures, John. Thanks for sharing them so often!

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100 degree day in MD.  Heat index at 112.  Took a ride in the 54 anyway!  Wing windows open.  Floor vents open.  As hot as it is, the 54 cooling system performed well.    

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Won "Best In Class" in the Muscle car class on Sunday with my 69.

 

 

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Technically not the weekend, but last Thursday was 'Wheels" day at work.  I brought Goldie who was parked with 20-ish other cars and bikes.

 

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On a Snappers/ HCCA tour, completed the first day with no problems.  There are 3 1931 Model 31 Buicks, mine and these two.  Among the 65 pre '16 cars are a 1915 C37, a 1915 C55, '12 model 25 and another model 31 owner with a different car.  More tomorrow.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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