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Well, at least everything traveled a few hundred feet around the lawn, only hit the road with the truck to get groceries.

 

I did get them stuffed back in the garage. (34 cylinders and about 1200 HP there)

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That's the '86 Park Ave convert on the right. The black one... it's a "B" car anyway.

 

That reminds me of buying a 1976 Jaguar XJ6 a decade or more ago. I took it to the garage for the state inspection. Scott, the owner looked at me "How'd you get this far up the alphabet?" Seems I am known for being stuck in the B's and C's.

Bernie

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@dibarlaw  Happy Birthday Larry! 

 

Our Local Chapter worked with another local car club for a car show fund raiser for Veterans.  The event was held at our sponsoring dealership,  Goldstein Buick GMC. 

 

There was a wide array of vehicles including Morgan Wright's 1917  Buick, which was chosen for the top show award by the dealer owner.  Congrats @Morgan Wright

 

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I must say, Morgan had that engine fine tuned.  He got it running with what looked like less than a 1/4 turn of the hand crank starter.  And it ran very smooth!  

 

At one point this little Fiat showed up and someone thought it would look best next to Morgans Car!  

 

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I can tell you honestly, It would be very difficult for me to get into that Fiat! 

 

The dealer brought out the 1925 they own.

 

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Some of the Chapter member cars present:

 

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For my part, I was happy to take the Queen for the event.  

 

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I drove my '17 around Curtis Lumber car show today. There were over 300 cars there and I won the "Best unrestored car" award.

 

Check out curtislumbercarshow.com

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11 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

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 The black one... it's a "B" car anyway.

 

And I always thought the "B" stood for Bayerische, I guess that is how they spell Buick in Germany

 

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3 hours ago, 38Buick 80C said:

 

And I always thought the "B" stood for Bayerische, I guess that is how they spell Buick in Germany

 

 

Buick Motorische Werks

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We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.  The '13 can be seen at 7:03 with the other vehicles that participated in the Lansing/Dearborn run. It is on the far left of the screen.  I used about 1/2 tank of gas in the car giving rides around the village Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Larry Schramm said:

We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.

 

 

What a special event. No hot rod infestation to be found.

 

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12 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.  The '13 can be seen at 7:03 with the other vehicles that participated in the Lansing/Dearborn run. It is on the far left of the screen.  I used about 1/2 tank of gas in the car giving rides around the village Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Looks alike a lot of fun!!!    

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car show in Weatherford Oklahoma . met another guy with a 72 Electra . afterwards went to an old gas station on route 66 for some pics . 

 

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On 9/9/2019 at 8:47 AM, 60FlatTop said:

There are a number of GM cars that are spelled Opel in Germany.

I thought it was there are a number of Opel cars in the U.S. that are spelled GM.

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4 hours ago, RivNut said:

I thought it was there are a number of Opel cars in the U.S. that are spelled GM.

 

 

it used to be Vauxhall in the UK 

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Buick Regal, Buick Casada, Buick Encore (Opel platform built in Korea), Buick Verano, plus a couple of Saturns, the Cadillac Catera, to name a few.

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Well, finally getting time to put some pictures of our days last week driving the '13 on tour and at the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival.   We went on the Horseless Carriage Club tour from Dearborn to Lansing for the "reliability" tour that has been going on for decades. 

 

The assortment of cars that participated in this tour ranged from one and two Cadillacs, Reo's and Curved Dash Oldsmobile's to four cylinder cars. Among one of the oldest cars that participated was a 1904 Ford model A.  We had three 2 cylinder Model F Buicks on the tour.

 

We drive to Lansing on Thursday and return to Greenfield Village on Friday. The Old Car Festival is then Saturday & Sunday.  Here are some pictures from Thursdays part of the tour.  We drove 117 miles on Thursday.

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Breakfast stop.

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Line of cars on the tour in front of us.

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Final mileage for the day.

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Friday was a return route which was different than Thursday.  We got to see some amazing collections and other sights. 

 

We drove through Hell, Michigan as part of the route.   The last stop was at a high school automotive class to show the students the collection of cars that we were driving.  The students really enjoyed our stop and letting them see such old iron up close and personal. The morning was a great early fall day like Thursday but it started to rain in the afternoon.  We drove through rain for about 2-2.5 hours.  So we all drove in the rain back to the village in our old cars.   Not the first time they have been in the rain or us. Friday was a 111 mile day.

 

The first picture is of our cars in a local dealership that let us park our cars in the service department overnight.

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At one of the featured collection stops.

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Driving in the rain in the afternoon.

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Final tally for the day.

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On Saturday and Sunday we spent at the village gathering with friends and family and giving rides around the village.  I gave so many drives around the village that I used almost 1/2 tank of gas.  The great thing about this event is that the car owners can drive their vehicles around the village.

 

Don Obermeyer attended for the first time with his 1908 Buick Model F.  He too was giving rides around the village.  It was a great time for all.

 

Below are some pictures of getting with friends.

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Joyce & Don Obermeyer

 

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Here is a line up of the 1913 Model 31 Buicks that were at the Festival along with the Obermeyer 1908 Buick.

Larry & Joyce Schramm    Jim Galvin   Beverly & Gary Van Dyken   Don Obermeyer with his daughter Jennifer & husband Jack.

 

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Lining up for the train picture. Cars are Obermeyer, Van Dyken, Galvin, Schramm

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I tip my hat to all of you. Here I worry about driving my 49 Buick 50 miles and wondering what i will do if a break down. The confidence you have in your 100 year old cars is inspiring !  In two weeks I take possession of my 1931 Franklin that I bought with the goal in mind to tour with when life slows down. Seeing your stories gives me a goal to strive for !

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Here is the picture that we had to wait for.  We all like this picture because of the age of all of the vehicles and train.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

I tip my hat to all of you. Here I worry about driving my 49 Buick 50 miles and wondering what i will do if a break down. The confidence you have in your 100 year old cars is inspiring !  In two weeks I take possession of my 1931 Franklin that I bought with the goal in mind to tour with when life slows down. Seeing your stories gives me a goal to strive for !

 

When driving in the rain, just sing the song "Dancing in the rain"  It is all fun.

 

Also, it helps to have a AAA premium membership even though we have not had to use it yet.

 

Remember the motto of the old car driving club is  "drive it, break it, fix it, repeat"    That is all part of the adventure. 

 

On the "stuff happens" , when we were getting ready to leave Thursday morning the brake pedal was almost to the floor.  Turned out the brake return spring broke. Just like "in the day" a piece of "bailing wire & pliers" fixed the problem until I got home to install a new spring.

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OK so it is not a Buick but to exemplify your point about "merrily rolling along" and "fixing old cars on the road"...

Back in the day Dad used his Overland as much as he could and in this shot he was driving the bride and groom from the church to the Reception when...

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It's OK Dad, it's only flat on the bottom.

 

Talk about a photo op!

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12 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

Here is the picture that we had to wait for.  We all like this picture because of the age of all of the vehicles and train.

 

 

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Wonderful picture!  

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12 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

 

Wonderful picture!  

 

Agreed!

There are so many wonderful photo opportunities there, not the least of which is with the fully operational steam trains they run!  

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Just got back from the HCCA Skagit Group "Shake Rattle & Roll Tour".  

We are in the 1912 Buick Model 34 roadster....following the white Model T Ford.

 

On Wednesday 9/11/2019, we dressed in red white & blue.   Many like us, had flags on our cars in respect to those who lost their lives and in recognition for the first responders that day.

 

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