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

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 Ontario is very similar to Texas and Massachusetts, only here the vehicle has to be 30 years old in supposed to be stock, but "test drives" are allowed. That said, there are many modified vehicles which run historic plates.

 Once a concerned person brought this to the attention of the Ontario Provincial Police, the same State Troopers, and was told that "we have more important things to do than worry about the misuse of historic plates"

 Also, here historic plates carry a much lower fee, $18. per year, compared to $100. for non-historic vehicles.

 All that said, I run historic plates on all of my cars, mainly because the cost is so much less.

 Keith

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 This afternoon my wife and I drove in the '69 Electra to our local coffee shop, and then a couple of errands to parking lots that still large spaces. Just a bit later I took the '41 Roadmaster out for a short drive, as for the last few weeks it had only been started to move it around from spot to spot here at home, and it was getting a bit grumpy.

 Needless to say, there is quite the difference between the two! Certainly there was progress in ride and performance in the 28 years between the two cars.

 Keith

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 Well folks, today was the last drive in the '56 Roadmaster, as I took it out to storage today. What an amazing Fall day here in Ontario, I could of drove around the these side roads and secondary highways forever.

 Here's a shot of the '56 right before I pulled it into the storage building.

 Keith

 

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Keith, I would "like" your post except I can't like putting the car in storage... But the Roadie is still looking sooo good

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Maryland is similar to Texas and Mass with the exception that the car must be 20 years old. Personally I don't think that's old enough. Nowadays a twenty year old car can run down the interstate at 75-80mph all day. Really and truly just a used car. I just don't think they have been around long enough to be considered an antique or classic car. Twenty-five would be my minimum but 30 years would be my preference.

 

Back to driving......Yesterday was a beautiful day here in suburban DC and I had to go check up on a commercial roof job we are doing not far in Rockville. The job is at a limousine company. I drove the 28 Buick there and the guys loved it. I checked out the job and then drove to a friends house to drop off a couple of things and then on to the barber shop to get a hair cut, both of them. The Vietnamese lady barbers at the shop love the car (I've been there with it before) and they had to get their pictures standing next to the car. It was great fun. All in all a good afternoon.

 

Dave

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I just drove my 1989 Park Avenue from Wilmington NC to Houma LA for the AACA Central Fall Meet. That was a little over 1000 miles down and I will be driving 1000 + miles back home after the show is over on Saturday. Quite a bit of the trip down was in rain. The food and hospitality looks like it will be worth the drive. 

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Drove the '39 Coupe from North Texas down for the Central Fall Meet in Houma. A bit over 500 miles and everything went well. Lots of cars in the lot and more arriving today, so looking forward to enjoying the next couple of days.

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 I had the Electra out for a cruise, then it was off to storage for the winter. The sad thing is that it doesn't feel too much like winter, yet. But both the '56 and the '69 Electra are both tucked away at my buddy's place outside of town, but I still have the '41 at the ready for a bit longer. I will try to drive it once or twice a week till the snow flies!

 Keith

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We had a few flakes fall the other day and some more possible this week. It's just a matter of time here.

I did have a Buickful day driving the Rainier to the country place to complete the winter prep on the older Buicks. Sigh. I also took the mower off the tractor and put the blower on.

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I brought "Betty Lou Buick" out this weekend to be featured in a friend's engagement pictures.  The photographer got some great pictures of them, and of the car too!  I'll make a full album when they're all edited, but here's a teaser!

 

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Back from the Central Fall Meet in Houma - 1,059 miles round trip on the '39. Rain on Saturday was a bit of a problem, but the judges got everyone judged. This was my first time to attend an AACA Meet, and the '39 got a Driver Participation Class (DPC) Award. We got to see some really nice cars at the meet. So, we might make the trip to Galveston next year for the 2016 Central Fall Meet.

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Yesterday was a dry day, so I drove my 12 Buick Roadster from the Buick Barn to my home shop for some more work on the shifting issues.... 

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 All four of us piled into the '41Roadmaster and took it to a coffee shop we like for coffee and a snack this afternoon. Cool, (40ish) a bit dull, but a dry day here in Toronto.

 Keith

 

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Just got home; a ride along the Lake Ontario State Parkway, a stop in Hamlin Beach State Park, and lunch at Sam's in Holley. And the day ain't over, yet!

 

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 I had the '41 Roadmaster out for a shortish drive today, here's a quick shot of the dash and speedo showing about 35 MPH and a street around near where we live.

 Keith

 

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Well, this is a stretch but.....

While I do not have the brakes finished yet (sheesh) the weather here was fantastic Sunday (62 degrees) and decided to open up the garage doors and fire her up.

In my mind, sitting behind the wheel and getting her warmed up I was "On the road again!"

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Last Sunday I was able to get the 56 out for a 15 mile ride.  Today I did the same ride in the GS.  Just enough to get the fluids circulating.  Just enough to hold off the storage blues...

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Sunday I drove to my Mom's house about 16 miles away. 

Thanksgiving Day I drove to her house again. To take her to my sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner. When we pulled away from her house, Mama exclaimed "I hope my neighbors see me in this car !"

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The Roadmistress needed a good wash after a months-long slumber, and yesterday was a great day for it, weather-wise. Took her out just around downtown for a while, then mounted this near-NOS hood ornament (found mislabeled on ebay for $50) to replace the pitted original.

 

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Topped off the fluids and tires and she's ready for wintry activities, a benefit of Southern Living.

 

TG

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 Today (Sunday) was a dry, but dull and chilly day, at about the freezing mark here in Toronto. There had been a good rain a day or so ago, which had washed away the road salt, so I decided to take the '41 McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster to its' hometown of Oshawa for a McLaughlin Buick Club directors meeting. We meet at the former home of the man who started it all, Sam McLaughlin. The flat light was good for some photography, so I took a few pictures in front of the old coach house and stables. The car was built only 4 or 5 miles from where these pictures were taken.

 Keith

 

 

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We love our 60 Invicta!  Had it out both days this weekend thanks to El Nino!  He/she (we haven't figured that one out yet) got a hand wash and wax last weekend and thin original paint is looking great for its age.  What a comfortable ride, and such a powerful engine.  The buyer's remorse we felt  immediately after winning the Ebay auction is long gone.  You'll have to pry this Buick from our cold, dead, fingers.  We feel guilty for causing so many cases of whiplash, as heads snap around as we cruise by.   Beautiful car, beautiful weather, a great weekend.  You Buick folks are so smart - these are great cars!  We didn't take pics today - we were driving.  But a pic for you enjoyment anyway.

Thanks

Chuck & Sally

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Imagine, drove the '60 Electra over to Batavia yesterday and attended the Cadillac Club monthly meeting (they let me in). And today I was driving the '38 Allis-Chalmers around the back yard playing with the bucket loader.

 

I don't even mind that some called my tractor Geezer Bait.

Bernie

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Boxwood Manor is a Century Farm (owned by the same family for at least 100 years) from 1790 in nearby Pendleton, SC, and both celebrate 225 years in 2015. The same family has owned the house since 1790. They had a Christmas open house yesterday with a small car show, so a friend drove his '63 LeMans, and I took the Roadmistress. Afterwards, we both headed to a gas station near the lake and topped off the tanks with non-ethanol.

 

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It was very Buick-y (Century Farm, 225 years) and a beautiful day, warm in the sun, cool in the shade.

 

TG 

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