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

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 Took the '41 Roadmaster out for a quick spin tonight, after changing the distributer, and except for an slight uneven idle, it drove great! I had been having some hard to track down drivability issues, so a friend gave me a couple of spare distributors, to see if it helped, and it did! 

 Keith

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We had the 1934 out over the weekend for a run around the neighborhood just to have a bit of fun before heading to the AACA Met in Louisville, KY.

 

Every time I drive this car I'm more and more impressed at just how smooth she is - how light she steers - how solid the vacuum-assisted Power Brakes are, and how the radio sounds like a big powerful Wurlitzer Juke Box from the 30s. 

 

Yes, I do have it up for sale, but driving it makes me want to keep it - I'll probably never find another one as solid.

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Recovering from the weekend with all of the family here at the house.  Over 30 persons and was giving rides most of the weekend.  Probably put more than 50 miles on the old truck.  Everyone had a great time.  :)  Flags are a left over from the 4th of July parade.  Just trying to keep even with Dandy Dave & the Chartruste Lady.  B)

 

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We had the 1934 out over the weekend for a run around the neighborhood just to have a bit of fun before heading to the AACA Met in Louisville, KY.

 

Every time I drive this car I'm more and more impressed at just how smooth she is - how light she steers - how solid the vacuum-assisted Power Brakes are, and how the radio sounds like a big powerful Wurlitzer Juke Box from the 30s. 

 

Yes, I do have it up for sale, but driving it makes me want to keep it - I'll probably never find another one as solid.

I have a saying. "When in doubt throw it out".

Marty in your case it's not time yet to sell, so throw out the idea of selling for now.

Just my two cents to ponder.

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 I had the '41 Roadmaster out to a local cruise night, last night. Lovely night for a cruise in my Buick!

 Keith

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I took the '56 to our car club breakfast at Steve's Sportsmen's restaurant in Mariposa, CA. Total of about 35 miles.

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Had the '34 at the AACA National Meet in Louisville, and was awarded Repeat Preservation.

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Got to drive a very nice young couple away from their wedding ceremony yesterday...they wanted an "old convertible" to go between the ceremony site and the dinner venue.  The '72 Centurion fit the bill!!

 

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Took the 71 Electra to a few US-car shows lately and had a close encounter with a Peugeot while in town for groceries:

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Here's a few pictures I've taken of my '41, a couple at a local cruise, I got a bit artsy with a shot of the signal light, and another on the lawn at a friend's place in the country we stopped in to visit during a tour last weekend.

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went for a short drive in the Electra to fill the tank after this week's procedure.  Returned about an hour later after a 30 mile loop and a big ice cream sundae!  ya hoo!!!

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Out driving again with the old truck giving rides for a family birthday party that we went to today.  What fun.

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I put in a little over 100 miles this weekend in the'55. Hope to put that in again this weekend.

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I've been driving my '63 Skylark pretty much every day this summer.  It is a fun little car and amazing how many people know what it is.

 

Scott

 

 

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I took the truck to the GM Employee car show today with Robert Trail, aka Shadetree and was driving the truck some more today.  Great time as usual. 

 

Here is a link to the meet posting with more pictures.  http://forums.aaca.org/topic/260165-general-motors-tech-center-employee-retiree-car-show/

 

 

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went for a short drive in the Electra to fill the tank after this week's procedure.  Returned about an hour later after a 30 mile loop and a big ice cream sundae!  ya hoo!!!

 

Did the same thing tonight.  Gas, dinner, ice cream cone, and some grocery shopping.  Put on about 15 miles.

 

Trying to be sure that we use every one of the approximately 100 days of summer.  :D

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Took the 90+ mile round trip ride to the latest Hemmings Cruise In, at Bennington VT.  This time I met up with some fellow Club members, and we drove over by the Rt 67 Route.  That is literally a drive in the countryside, and the Super  loved it!  We stopped at a convenient place for a bite to eat en route and arrived at the Cruise in within a half hour of the start. Pete drives his 53 Special, 2 dr sedan w/ 3 speed, which he bought while he was in college.  Pete and his dad Vince restored over several years.  It was the 56's, Pete's, and Vince's first visit to a Hemmings Cruise in.

 

When we arrived, there was an immediate outpour of interest in both of our cars.  Among the group was Dan Beaudry, Managing Editor for Hemmings Motor News, and he was asking me questions about the Super.  While I was spilling my guts, I kept thinking, but what about Pete's 53?  I love the 56 but Pete's car is absolutely gorgeous!  None-the-less, Dan was interested in the 56 and the crowd it was attracting.  Dan told me he was leaning towards the Driveable Dream award.  And although I was ecstatic, I felt bad for Pete, right next to me with a beautiful Buick. 

 

Later on, a photographer approached Pete and Vince, and asked if he could get their picture with the car because they had won the Editors Choice award!  Let me tell you, those two were so shocked, and beaming with pride.  Well deserved pride!

 

After the event Pete and I posed for this picture which was shot by Tom Proulx  of our Chapter.  Thanks a lot Tom!!!

 

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And such a nice ride home too.

 

Coincidentally, just a few hours ago today an intense thunderstorm pummeled the route we drove to and from the Cruise, with hail and local flash flooding?  I bet some of those roads were in deep water. 

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Took the 90+ mile round trip ride to the latest Hemmings Cruise In, at Bennington VT.  This time I met up with some fellow Club members, and we drove over by the Rt 67 Route.  That is literally a drive in the countryside, and the Super  loved it!  We stopped at a convenient place for a bite to eat en route and arrived at the Cruise in within a half hour of the start. Pete drives his 53 Special, 2 dr sedan w/ 3 speed, which he bought while he was in college.  Pete and his dad Vince restored over several years.  It was the 56's, Pete's, and Vince's first visit to a Hemmings Cruise in.

 

When we arrived, there was an immediate outpour of interest in both of our cars.  Among the group was Dan Beaudry, Managing Editor for Hemmings Motor News, and he was asking me questions about the Super.  While I was spilling my guts, I kept thinking, but what about Pete's 53?  I love the 56 but Pete's car is absolutely gorgeous!  None-the-less, Dan was interested in the 56 and the crowd it was attracting.  Dan told me he was leaning towards the Driveable Dream award.  And although I was ecstatic, I felt bad for Pete, right next to me with a beautiful Buick. 

 

Later on, a photographer approached Pete and Vince, and asked if he could get their picture with the car because they had won the Editors Choice award!  Let me tell you, those two were so shocked, and beaming with pride.  Well deserved pride!

 

After the event Pete and I posed for this picture which was shot by Tom Proulx  of our Chapter.  Thanks a lot Tom!!!

 

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And such a nice ride home too.

 

Coincidentally, just a few hours ago today an intense thunderstorm pummeled the route we drove to and from the Cruise, with hail and local flash flooding?  I bet some of those roads were in deep water. 

 

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Congrats to both of you.

 

Great looking Buicks.

 

As a side note.

 

The Bennington Show held in mid September has been canceled for this year.

 

No word on why or plans for next year. That show had been held for close to 45 years, and was a big draw for Hemmings.

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Took the 'ol girl out to meet the Alamo chapter of the BCA and had a great time. Followed that up with a little 80 mile cruise to my car clubs cruise in at Cabela's. Fantastic weekend and it's not even over!

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Drove the truck to church and breakfast this morning and like Bishop55 said "Fantastic weekend and it's not even over!"

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Another Sunday lunch over in the next county.

 

A 3 mile walk along the Erie Canal in the morning and a sunny 85 degree convertible ride to lunch. It's good.

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And the Pierce-Arrow Society Nationals in Buffalo yesterday!

 

Bernie

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Took the electra for breakfast at Benson's today.  70 mile round trip, with Ed (Summer67)  Bensons is at the intersection of Rt 67 and Rt 22 in Eagle Bridge, NY.  It does not have a web or facebook page but online reviews gave it a well deserved thumbs up. 

 

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