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

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10 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

Well for Thursday it only rained for part of the day so we drove over 1/2 of the day and only put on 44 miles for the day.  We went on a cruise on the St. Lawrence seaway and had lunch on the boat.  Another great day.

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Our 1937 Roadmaster is too new for this pre-1932 tour,

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THANK YOU LARRY for including our 1930 Packard touring in the above shot.

 

I'll add some of my pics of all of the Buicks on the AACA VINTAGE TOUR when I can get them organized

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All GM show MD.  Best Buick award. There was quite a few beautiful Buick.  The unassuming 54 was selected....

 

 

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We had hoped to be at the MD show but family obligations keep us close to home. Instead we drove the 1925 Standard about 50 miles this week. "Beulah" seems to be very happy now. On the other day my friend Peter needed me to re-machine sleeves to fit new rear axle bearings for his 1927 model 54 sport roadster. (He is changing it over to Buffalo wire wheels.) He always teases me on what a poor performing car the Standard 6 Buicks are. He does like his Masters! I did a 5 mile drive with him and he was impressed on how peppy and responsive my 1925 is. I do credit Reeve Enterprises for the great rebuild they did on the engine. It better run well and be peppy!

 Today we did another 20 miles with a full load of passengers. Life is good.

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Today I was not alone at the Holley Falls.

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First lunch on that village square with the clock.

 

Raise your hand if you know Wray (Riviera conv) and Ron (Reatta) from the Buick tent at Hershey.

 

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small group from the Fingerlakes Chapter had a nice outing.

Bernie

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9 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

Our 1937 Roadmaster is too new for this pre-1932 tour,

but

THANK YOU LARRY for including our 1930 Packard touring in the above shot.

 

I'll add some of my pics of all of the Buicks on the AACA VINTAGE TOUR when I can get them organized

 

Some pre-1932 Buicks in Kingston, Ontario last week on the AACA VINTAGE TOUR:

More to be added:

1928 Buick - Michael Witt - Winchester, VA

1918 Buick E-44- Arnold & Gail Kerry - Ontario 

 

More to come when the FORUM allows me to add pics

 

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Loaded the 1939 Century for a day at the Bothwell, On car show.  Arrived early, paid $10.00 entry fee, parked and unfolded lawn chairs, we we're set for the activities.

 

A middle aged man approached my wife and I and declared his love for a '39 Imperial sedan.  I gave him the whole tour of our car and he said he especially liked our side mounted spare tires and wished he had that option on his Chrysler.  He also thought our dynaflash engine looked more interesting than his spitfire straight 8.  I then went over and viewed his Imperial, I coveted his beautiful, crack free, ivory steering wheel.  Why should Buick wheels be so poor?  His car had a standard overdrive transmission and he explained the operation to me.   I didn't ask but I think most overdrive cars have very slow rear axle ratios and my faster ratio likely gave me similar engine speed as his car while cruising.  I noted his Chrysler was outfitted with radial tires and he told me he drove about 80 miles down the freeway to be at the show, Bev and I came about 35 miles on old bias ply tires.

 

The first two pictures are my car at the show and then his, followed by as many general photos as are allowed.  BTW I informed him of a pre war car weekend later in August so we may see him again.  Hope so, good guy.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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I was at the Bothwell Swap Meet Friday with friends but did not drive the Special.

 

Instead we chose to go to WAMBO in Wallaceburg 0n Saturday with the Buick.

Unfortunately the two shows fall on the same weekend but with having classic boats and firetrucks to add, plus the fact Cindy can shop a bit and get out of the heat, it means that show is the must do if she is joining me.

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Just one of the classic boats and yes that much over used term applies to wooden boats.

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Of course a good steak and lobster tail dinner for 20 bucks doesn't hurt either! 😁

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Covered about 180 miles taking the looong way home in the mild evening air with the top down. 

Life just doesn't get too much better than this.

Except if maybe I owned one of those classic boats??

NAW. I'll just keep enjoying my three "land yachts".

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This is an older picture. The boats reminded me of it and how well boats and Buicks go together.

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8 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

The 5 buck 30 ounce beer doesn't sound half bad either !

 

We missed the 4 buck on tap special by 25 minutes but as you say, 5 isn't a killer either!

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Hopefully it wasn't just for coors light or some other "light" stuff that is only good for washing tires off with

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27 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Hopefully it wasn't just for coors light or some other "light" stuff that is only good for washing tires off with

 

That's funny! 

It was an old brand here Dad used to like, OV.

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I can drink some Old Vienna.  Sure it wasn't CV, Champagne Velvet ?  Being in Canada most likely Old Vienna.  A good beer back in the day   Image result for pictures of Old Vienna cans

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Went to the Scottsville Car Show yesterday, decent showing of Buicks.  Also won our first award in Max- really possibly the best one to get also-

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Drove over to the Don Somer memorial service at the Packard Proving grounds this afternoon with Joe Tonietto/ aka Mr. '58 Buick Callabero.  Don owned American Arrow Company.

 

Getting ready to take the car out for dinner tonight.

 

It's summer, DRIVE TIME.

 

 

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And since we have been gone all week, needed to go out to Krogers for some grocery shopping.

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Going grocery shopping in an old car is always a pretty entertaining experience here especially since cows far out number people and can get pretty dull till something different comes along to talk about!

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 We had a good weekend driving Buicks, and McLaughlins too. Started off with a corn roast at a car buddy's place near Niagara, so we drove the Reatta, and that was about 130 miles round trip. Drove out with the top down, as it was a lovely summer day, however my lady insisted of top up on the way, after dark, as the air was much cooler!

 Also on Friday afternoon, I got all of the paperwork necessary to transfer the registration, and get plates for my new (old) one, a 1916 McLaughlin, so I stopped enroute Fri afternoon and got my plates. So of course Sat morning we just had to go for a drive in it! Around 10 miles, then another 5 or 6 later on. Today, my son and I took it out for a 26 mile drive around our county roads. Ran perfect, temp held steady, and no issues were apparent. Fastest I went was not quite 40 mph, kept it to 30-35 most of the time. It feels like it will go much faster, but don't want to over do the old machine, besides, it only has 2 wheel mechanical brakes!

 We are hosting the pre war tour that was mentioned in a recent post, and if all seems well with it, I might drive it on part of the weekend.

 We also did about 30 miles in the '41 Roadmaster, which is also officially a McLaughlin Buick, so I have a picture of the two McLaughlins on the front part of our place. No pictures of the Reatta this time though.

 Keith

 

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Keith,

You guys driving around in these OLD open touring cars are making me do some really hard time.  The engine from the '16 is up in Davenport, Iowa being rebuilt and it won't be until sometime next year before the car will be back on the road.  I guess I'll just have to suck it up and drive that real low mileage 1920 Coupe that we have - you know, that one that has less than 5,000 actual miles on it since being built.  Keith, that '16 is simply beautiful!

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Well,  What is a better way to top off a good week than to go out for some ice cream.  :)  A few more miles for the week.

 

 

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  Thanks, Terry, but I feel for you too, having to wait till next year for your engine. That '20 sounds like a sweetie. It was in part due to your encouragement that I bought it.

 Keith

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Rode in Ed's other '67 Saturday, on the way to look at a parts car he was interested in.  Overcast and threatening rain all day.  But this area is the north end of the Catskill Mountains in upstate NY.

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Just a nice ride if even a bit cool out.  

 

While looking over the parts car we asked if there were any old yards in the area and were directed to Russell's place.  Russell was described as a 93 year old bachelor, who lived in an off the grid cabin, on the top of a hill, with no running water and no electric connection.   But he had accumulated a bunch of cars and he may have had a few Buicks.  So we drove 17 miles into the hills and found Russell.  

 

Russell was a really nice fellow.  Very congenial and willing to let us "boys" look around all we wanted. And he did live in a small shack, probably half the size of a one car garage.   But he asked us not to take any pictures because he did not want to become famous.  So we walked the stone wall boundaries and discovered an amazing stash of 50's Chryslers.  So may Desotos from 55 and 58.  Yikes!  But just like these places tend to do, everything was recognizable, but thoroughly rusted.   Throughout we saw he had a fondness for Mercedes Benzes.  And we did find three Buicks,  a 55 Super, and a 55 Special, and a 63 Le Sabre Convertible.  But not much left useable.  There may have been more.  This time of year the bushes are thick and a lot was totally hidden.  Yet is was a fun day of walking yesteryear.

 

Today was a GS day.  And got my two young grandsons out for their first ride in a convertible!

 

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The 4 year old loved it! 

 

 

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The 3 year old said it was too windy!  Until we stopped to look at the birds in the tree.  Then he found some redeeming value I guess.  lol

 

I told them the next time we will go in the Super! 

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