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

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225 miles round trip  to Springfield Massachusetts  for dinner with my brothers.  Poured on the way home.  But made for a great sunset

 

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Electric cars? We don't need no stinkin' Electric cars! 

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Electric car charging station at Creekside Park, Archdale, NC. 

 

We made the 200+ mile round trip to the "Riviera's in the Park" picnic in Archdale, NC today. 

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We had 9 Rivieras in attendance today, 63, 64, 65,  68, 69, 70, 93, 95, & 99.

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We went a gathering of cars yesterday afternoon.  Not a show, just folks with cars they like to have seen.  I took the 60 Electra and was of the only Buicks. It was in a nice shady park along the riverfront and there may have been 200 + cars.  It was nicely arranged with all the classic cars in the shade and the newer cars i the parking lot in the sun.

I parked next to a guy who had a 66 GTO with a 389 and 3 deuces. He got lots of lookers. I got the old people talking to me, the comments that "we had one of these"  and "I ll bet you could take a couple of people in the trunk to the Drive in Theater.

A fun relaxing Saturday evening.  It sure beats sitting in a parking lot in the sun.

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Attended a Cars n' Coffee at Herb Chambers Lexus dealership in Hingham, MA this morning at the ungodly hour of 6:30am to 9:30am.  Took the '91 Reatta.  Must of been 300 cars with the majority being young kids' turbo'd BMW's, Nissan's, Toyota's, etc...only one Buick (mine) and two pre-war (1 Packard, 1 Plymouth).  There was one whole row each of fairly new Corvette's and Mustangs, though.  The dealership had on hand a row of 12/5 high 1 dozen Dunkin' Donut boxes and 6 10gal coffee urns, plus 2 free Herb Chambers ceramic mugs as a gift per attendee.  Kinda nice to see a bunch of young kids in attendance.

Sorry, no pics as I totally forgot to bring my iPhone...      

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Went out with some friends again today and put on some more miles.  Also got to see Brian Heil's new 1911 Buick.  Beautiful car but did not get a picture of it.

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Curious.  On a car of this age how much maintenance is needed say after a 500 mile trek ? I am both in awe and very much inspired by reading about your exploits and miles driven in 100 year old cars

 

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Brooklyn Beer,  The maintenance and repairs run in spurts. 

 

On the '13, you never need to change the oil.  It is a lost waste oil system and changes the oil it's self.  Just keep the 1 gallon reservoir full and watch the oil meter on the dash.  Usually goes through about 100 miles per quart.  

 

You need to oil the rockers, push rods, etc about every 25 miles according to the owners manual. Always check the rest of the fluids and grease all the grease points. 

 

There were a bunch of grease cups on the car but I have been exchanging them for zerk fittings to make greasing the car easier.  I keep all of the old grease cups in a jar on the shelf. 

 

After that, drive it, break it, fix it, repeat.

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2 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Curious.  On a car of this age how much maintenance is needed say after a 500 mile trek ? I am both in awe and very much inspired by reading about your exploits and miles driven in 100 year old cars

 

 

Come up to Detroit some time and we can go joy riding in one of the vehicles.

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Took the 91 vert to the John Thiessen Chilcdren Foundation Charity car show today, for the short time I was there had a great time. This is their 2nd year doing it and it is growing, mostly later model but all are welcome. Great charity check out his story on his website, he is doing some great work.

Parked next to a really nice repainted 72 GS 350, owner is keeping the car as original as possible

Took pics of most of the Buicks and some interesting other brands

Wildcat anyone

Serious turbo cars

The white Chevy is a 409 4spd car

A 79 Hurst Olds and 442 friends

The red Impala convert with hidden headlights has a 427 big block

The 69 Skylark was in the February Bugle pictured the owner and his son with his Lambo

Monte Aero coupe and Camino

The 59 Chevy was quite a looker

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Got out Sunday to a local show in Carbondale at the High School. Show is hosted by the Coal Crackers Car

Club.  Only 6 Buicks, counting mine.  Sad to say that they announced would be their last show there if no younger people step up, join their club and help out planning and running the show.  

 

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What do you do when it looks like a giant maple tree is growing out of your classic car? Act like it's nothing unusual and give a 'thumbs-up'!

The Aqua Zephyr in Sanford, NC.

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Broken Branch Brewery first car show.  Nice place for a show.  Had a beer.  

 

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This might just be me, and i am a little biased to 60's having one

but i always think that a picture of a 60 on grass just helps make the car look even better than it does on the road

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21 minutes ago, MRJBUICK said:

This might just be me, and i am a little biased to 60's having one

but i always think that a picture of a 60 on grass just helps make the car look even better than it does on the road

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Not the weekend yet but went out for ice cream again after supper.

It's about 10 miles to a place known as North Ridge. 

No pictures (forgot camera in the truck) but found the place busy. 

Soft ice cream melts fast so grabbed lots of napkins and a table under the shelter not wanting to drip in the car...

Likely should have put the top up for the ride home but got lots of thumbs up.

 

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Been out and about a bit in the Super. Including an early breakfast yesterday. Leaves are in process if turning already. Kind if bittersweet time of the year. Bright sunshine and temps in the high 40'sHeres a lousy phone camera picture at my friends house. 

 

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Growing up in NY and now living in TX I miss the fall most in upstate NY.  Thanks for sharing.  Still in the 90's here.

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