JohnD1956

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

Recommended Posts

It won't hurt staying in as it is not an acid. But it has a freeze point close to water.  The stuff works better when it gets up to temperature.  Won't hurt brass or rubber or copper.  But if you had a leaky freeze plug that rusted shut you'll find it. You will see more scale then you think because once the rust is gone that is holding it to metal it flakes off.  That is why you need to flush everything in every direction possible by removing all the hoses.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Well, we did drive the unrestored 13,xxx mile1937 Roadmaster convertible sedan today, Sunday, May 24th, 2020. The car drove beautifully, although at one point we thought there might be a tire problem - turned out it was just the road, beat up by heavy trucks and causing vibration which disappeared after reaching the next area.

 

Our local  Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region AACA is based in Houma, about an hour southwest of New Orleans, so we have an almost 60 mile drive just to get to meetings, or today's starting point, an extra 120 miles extra round trip.

 

The club met at Freddie and Celeste Hebert's auto repair shop, Keep It Rolling Car Care Center and departed at 11:30 sharp, driving through rapidly eroding marshlands being reclaimed by the Gulf of Mexico. We headed toward Cocodrie - as far south as the road leads from Houma to the gulf, and then turned toward Sportsman's Paradise Restaurant, a  long time favorite in Chauvin. There, waiters came to our cars, took our orders, and brought us fresh cooked-to-order Louisiana seafood.

 

Receiving our food orders, we drove "UP 'DA BAYOU" to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden to sit in the shade, eat our lunches, and to socialize at an appropriate distance with 30 or so club members and guests. This is an exceptional, and very surreal place. Kenny Hill, the artist constructed these dozens of mostly religious concrete representations alongside Bayou Petit Caillou - on land he didn't own and where he didn't have permission to do this work. The area has since been preserved by a local university, as you'll see in the photos and additional links of this EXCEPTIONAL PLACE, My shrimp Po-Boy was excellent while Dale had her dressed Po-Boy with lightly fried fresh caught oysters, in traditional Louisiana manner. Our son Evan and his wife Deb rode with us in the '37 Roadmaster Phaeton while Daughter Charla and her hubby Whitney Richard drove the '88 BMW 528e. 

 

Buicks were well represented. In addition to our 1937 Roadmaster 80C Phaeton (convertible sedan), club members Ken and Linda Smart drove their beautiful 1964 Buick Wildcat 2-door hardtop, also pictured, below. 

 

The weather was a perfect mid-80s, sunny, with a modest 13 mph breeze off the Gulf of Mexico to make the day even more pleasant.

 

Beyond my photos, please explore additional photos of the cars submitted by Whitney Richard:

 

Fred Duplechin planned and coordinated with Whitney to pull off this event, and has shared pics of the Sculpture Garden:

 

Car Pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hc41i31mhinXRSKXA

 

Sculpture Gardens pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mQzQbpj7huV1CWwx9

 

I've added a few of my  pics, as well:

 

Y'all stay safe,

Stay Healthy,

Stay Hydrated,

 

 

F106C178-9D0F-4A5A-8E7C-34CCAD7F7E3F.jpeg

3A077B0F-B51F-46DD-B9B7-0AC971FC6E60.jpeg

4E5562F1-7499-4F25-9CCD-16BBA1A5433F.jpeg

1FA2A3D9-E131-4F12-9C75-863535E91983.jpeg

118BEFF4-1437-46FB-ACED-06111EE13C7C.jpeg

4C112410-2B70-4D9E-B246-216BD1E0AB71.jpeg

AD6B8242-1355-4DC7-8610-1BDD6DEA226C.jpeg

850CB70E-1D97-4259-9023-009111FA4A4A.jpeg

0D3FF122-8733-429B-A4D3-6BFF16E92741.jpeg

D9AC675B-EA93-4CEF-AC5C-6F46DA755504.jpeg

D8E26F7D-2823-4DE7-8A24-AEEC3CFF0CC7.jpeg

913C3B85-A209-4643-8036-D4EC4C5E514A.jpeg

D62C4718-55BA-4099-8634-9386DD56F8D7.jpeg

79287ABA-C2FD-4F31-98AE-B0C08E4C77FF.jpeg

8BA14537-195B-4DF4-9452-2229CB2A12C4.jpeg

31FA5E24-F830-40E3-B661-09A24883A27F.jpeg

2C8E2408-5658-47B6-B327-3BDC3266169F.jpeg

Edited by Marty Roth
Add pics and fix typos (see edit history)
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually had at 3 out this weekend lost storage and have to move things around. But they all started and drove and got some excercise. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I took the Skylark out of the garage yesterday for the first time in months. I installed shoulder belts in front, and then took it for a short 22 mile ride up to Warwick, NY and back home via Pine Island. It was a very pleasant ride. Passed by a crowded parking lot near one of the Appalachian trail sections and saw lots of motorcycles, but mine was the only old car in sight.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

went to a social distancing cruise night and a birthday parade on sunday drove 163 miles

77buick.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Followed in @Brian_Heil footsteps. Paid my respects at the Gerald BH Solomon National Cemetery in Saratoga, NY.

 

20200525_164735.thumb.jpg.e4741e0debe895862dc5d263a31ae8df.jpg

 

Many thanks to those who gave all!

 

20200525_164639.thumb.jpg.6840fdbfb3a7b39fb0ed4a72d92a229a.jpg

 

Note: the pictures are deceptive.  The cemetery was packed with people! 

 

 

 

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In our lifetimes we shall meet no greater men then these....

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
14 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

In our lifetimes we shall meet no greater men then these....

 

TAPS ACROSS AMERICA - May 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST
Marty Roth - (and emotion affected quality of play)
HONORING THOSE FALLEN IN THE DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY
ALL GAVE SOME- SOME GAVE ALL
Thankful for my father Albert Roth’s safe return from WWII Pacific Theater while while others were not spared-
Remembering Albert Roth
SeaBees- 6th Special Battalion 1943-1946

 

Edited by Marty Roth (see edit history)
  • Like 10
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Marty Roth said:
TAPS ACROSS AMERICA - May 25, 2020 1 3:00 PM CST
Marty Roth - (and emotion affected quality of play)
HONORING THOSE FALLEN IN THE DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY
ALL GAVE SOME- SOME GAVE ALL
Thankful for my father Albert Roth’s safe return from WWII Pacific Theater while while others were not spared-
Remembering Albert Roth
SeaBees- 6th Special Battalion 1943-1946

Thanks Marty!  We had good participation individually from our trumpet section of the local community band.  My interpretation is HERE.

Simple tune that I have never played perfectly...just too much emotion.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
31 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Thanks Marty!  We had good participation individually from our trumpet section of the local community band.  My interpretation is HERE.

Simple tune that I have never played perfectly...just too much emotion.

 

Thank You Old -Tank, and thank you and your trumpet section for your participation.

My grandson also offered his rendition from his home in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Just this month he graduated college, Magna Cum Laude, as a trumpet performance major, and will go on to work toward his Masters in Music at Western Illinois University.

 

Amazing how such a simple tune, 24 simple notes, evokes such emotion - especially in those of us who choose to offer our rendition, think back to the real meaning behind the memory

 

By the way, have you ever done the "Echo" TAPS ?

a second horn, off in the distance, with a delayed sound-

Did that for my father's funeral

Edited by Marty Roth (see edit history)
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With my car still sitting in the garage with her hood up two of my friends came over Sunday for a visit.

I should have spent the time working on the Special but it was good to see them (distantly of course).

485881153_IMG_6976-Copy(2).thumb.JPG.ff98bd600da466d3bc7492bcb211feb4.JPG

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I don't blame you Doug! This is getting to all of us.

 Keith

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it the weekend yet on Friday afternoon?  What do I care -- I'm retired -- every day is Saturday now! 😜 Anyhow, went for a spin this afternoon and admired my beautiful city from a hilltop.

 

Beacon.thumb.jpg.98e2f08af443696393c86c51328a0bfa.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took the GSX to a 85th Birthday parade for a friend of mines daddy. social distancing so stayed in the car. She took some pictures so maybe tomorrow!

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the Reatta out for a short drive yesterday, I originally took it out and planned to put the top down, but rain was threatening by then. So no topless motoring for me.

Keith

IMG_20200529_1445422.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know about other people but for some reason when I am out for a cruise the road always either leads to the beer store or here...

20200530_132645.jpg

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Well I did not drive the model 41 today, but spent hours (seems like days) waxing and detailing it. Tomorrow should be a nicer day for a ride. Not sure which Buick I will drive...

 

IMG_2765.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

I don't know about other people but for some reason when I am out for a cruise the road always either leads to the beer store or here...

20200530_132645.jpg

Actually today it ended up at both... :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

 So I went to look at another car yesterday, and decided to drive the Reatta, as it was a hour plus each way, and it hasn't had a highway trip in some time, just over 100 miles in total. To rephrase an expression from good friend, who is afflicted with a lot of Fords, and doesn't seem to mind, I'll refer to the car I test drove yesterday, as a "Non Buick", but not a Ford!  My friend sometimes uses the term Non-Ford, often to describe GM parts he has. Great guy though!

 Not that have anything in particular against Fords, so please don't send me hate mail!

 No pictures, unless you want to see the prospective new (old) car.

 Keith

Edited by Buicknutty (see edit history)
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Actually today it ended up at both... :)

Thanks for clarifying....we were starting to get worried.:P

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it was too nice a day not to take out the 71C with the top down! Picked up Mom and Molly for a ride in the country.   

The top will never be up again as long as I serve as a custodian of this car. She looks and rides great.

384662E7-5658-4FE9-9155-83B04F26C29B.jpeg

918E767D-05D8-453D-AFBC-AF78562AEAF0.jpeg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife and I stopped by my mom's and my in-laws (pic) to visit the seniors with safe distancing my sister in law was also at the inlaws and even the Reatta was Social Distancing. Then took a 2 hour ride on Long Island's Gold Coast.

Great weather, Great people and a Great car

IMG_20200531_133939408_HDR.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now