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

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Went to a local car show next door to where I work. Is a Church benefit/bazar type show. Good turnout with 202 cars.  Not many Buicks. Enjoy the few pictures.  Only 4 Buicks and one truck I would love to add to my herd

 

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8 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

Looks like you did all the hard work, Matt!

 

We actually split most of the hard work, but it was easier taking photos when I was operating the winch. I really like my friend's winch. For the last few decades I have typically used a manual come-a-long to load cars on trailers. The electric winch is a LOT more fun to use. 

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There was also the 56’ convertible that was at the last show. Didn’t snap a picture of it.

 

how about that ‘41 Hudson truck?  My show favorite

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Was able to get the wagon out today for a 100 mile or so drive.  I really enjoy driving this car, it just seems to run better every time I drive it!  Just getting over 12 weeks with a broken foot so trying to make up for lost seat time before the rains of Fall kick in.  (Photos taken by back seat passenger over my shoulder)

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I have been busy and haven't posted in a while. Two weeks ago was the NE Buick races and show at Cecil County Dragway. Drove the '75 Electra to Atlantic City to hang with Buick friends and then to the show. Over 450 miles all together. Had a great time, toured to the Herr's potato chip factory and won a trophy in the show. The ride back was a blast. Was in a bit of a rush Saturday afternoon on the way home due to another car engagement. The car drove like a top, 75-80 MPH the whole way. 🙂  Mileage is now 24,772. Started at 18,500 two years ago.

 

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I also took the '73 GS stage1 4 speed to the Radnor Hunt Concours. The featured class was Buick, The designs of Bill Mitchell. I have and probably will never again see so many Buicks at a Concours. It was an honor to be invited, had a great time with lots of friends from the BCA and local clubs. Marty Schorr wrote a nice article on the Buicks at Radnor Hunt. He used my car as the feature photo! 🙂 Here is the piece written about my car. and a photo with Alan Oldfields '75 all original Pace car next to it. His car only has a little more than 3000 miles on it.

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I always like seeing pictures of your car. My last memory of a real Buick on a showroom floor was a 1976 Park Avenue four door in triple black. Shortly after that car left the dealership the 1977's came in. I remember my father and I stopping in one Sunday and laughing at the blank little replacement. There was a pale green one sitting there. We looked at the rear and I asked "Is this some kind of Plymouth?"

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Attended the Wings and Wheels Car Show held at the Delaware Coastal Airport. Great day. Quite a few Buicks of every era.

 

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And made a new friend. Charles E. McGee. Tuskegee Airman!  Piloted the P40, P39, P47 and P51. Great time talking with him.

 

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Out camping and giving rides at the campground for family & friends this weekend. 

 

Also drove about a 70 mile round trip from our shop to the campground and back.

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No Hershey for me. Not sure why. I'm less than 80 miles from Hershey. Anyway, I attended the Berlin MD Cruisers Car Show. About 180 mile round trip. Go figure. Great show. I think I was the only Buick there. The 54 ran like a top. 

 

 

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Seems like I managed to miss most of the red leaves. I was able to get out and take some pictures this afternoon after work.

 

Sure is Buickful......

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Monday,October 14 was Canadian Thanksgiving Day and the last day for advanced polls for the soon-coming federal election. We drove the '29 McLaughlin-Buick to vote. We obviously voted for the only political party that is campaigning to push through more pipelines and keep Canada's economy steady. That old Buick needs an assured supply of fuel !

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Trust me, we know how you feel about the pipelines.  I think I just some Alberta crude just went past house as the keystone pipeline is about 150 yards across the street.   What we had before this about killed the economy and had the GDP just above negative for 8 years.

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Took advantage of a beautiful fall day to take my father and Goldie to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY.

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A relaxing ride from my house along scenic two-lane roads through Hamilton, Sherburne, and other quaint small towns.  A little over 100 miles round-trip and Goldie had fun meandering up the hills and through the valleys.  Leaves just approaching their peak and bright blue sky made for an enjoyable ride each way.

 

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Some of the Buicks...

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...and did I mention they have the largest collection of Franklins?  The ol' man looks right at home in this one!

 

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A good time was had by all!  ;)

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I took the '13 out for a ride with Ben Perfitt today.  Put on about 10 miles.  Weather was great.  Plan on going out tomorrow with friends from Colorado and do some driving.

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Went to an orchestra concert at Marywood University tonight. Was High School kids from all of the area and clear down by Philadelphia.  My son played in one of the groups and my daughter is the President of the National Association for Music Educators in our region and was organizing the event.

 

Drove the Buick. Had the top up and quarter windows. Wasn’t too awfully cold.

 

Snapped this when got back in the garage.

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OK so it's a stretch... 😉

 

Took part of my 1958 Buick Roadmaster for a ride.

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Had to get the drivers seat back frame welded up to someday go for a drive.

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Put about 160 on the '56 today, going to Staatsburg, NY for the annual gathering of old cars. The ride down was great!  But it started raining around 1pm which caused a massive run for the exit gate. Since this site is South of the Dutchess County fair grounds in  Rhinebeck, NY we had to drive past the Sheep and Wool Festival being held there.  Before you laugh at the thought, I was told that the number of attendees yesterday was 45,000 people, which was bigger than the annual car show held on this site in May each year.  Anyway, I guess the people there didn't care for the rain either and so,  suddenly,  it took almost one hour to travel about 11 miles.

 

After a bite to eat I headed home and when I was about 10 miles away from home I heard what I can only describe as a groaning/ grinding from the car.  A few sharp turns showed persistent noise while traveling straight, Increased noise when turning to the right, and significant reduction, almost elimination of the noise when turning to the left.  I did not have time for any diagnostics tonight though. But it was very disappointing to think I have another issue with a front wheel bearing.  

 

Otherwise the car ran fantastic and it was a very nice event till the skies opened up. 

 

 

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Didnt really drive the car tonight.  But, our Scranton AACA Region had our annual Installation banquet tonight.  The Buick and I received the Roy Clark Memorial trophy.  This award is for a club member who has restored a car and had it present on the show field at our yearly AACA event.

 

Was a great time and had a great turnout for the event.

 

Matt

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1 hour ago, JohnD1956 said:

  I did not have time for any diagnostics tonight though.

if it's a bad bearing usually by applying the brakes will make the grinding noise go away.

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Almendrón took best of class, post war till 1957 at the MIDFLORIDA 20th Anniversary Lake Mirror Concours at Lakeland, Fl. This past weekend. Due to tropical storm Nestor with heavy rains and nearby tornados the show was moved inside to a downtown parking garage adjacent to the lakefront venue. Still had a good time

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