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I drove my 1937 Buick Century to my mother in law's house for Christmas Dinner. Today's high temperature was 80. It was a nice drive. If it had been any warmer, I would have driven something with air conditioning. 

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 I had the '41 Roadmaster out to take my Mother in Law home last night. Such a pleasant evening with the heater and defroster keeping us all very cosy. I don't think that it would in the temps we often times get this time of year, but it was just about at the freezing point last night, and so nice to get into the the warm car after being out in the chill for a bit.

 Just an aside, the reason the '41 is getting all the use is because my other two ('56 and '69) are in storage at my friend's place, an hour's drive out of town so there're not very accessible.

 Keith

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Took the 60 to Christmas morning at Mom and Dad's yesterday.  It was cool out, but there is still no salt on the roads.  And I wanted to get a good drive in before the monsoons started this morning.  Already nearly 2" in the gauge and rising.

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Must have been nice Keith! Wish I could have seen that.  But I did get the 56 out for Church and to make a visit to a good friend who is in a rehabilitation hospital for over a year now, due to a severe stroke.  As with you, due to the nice weather her family had her sitting outside the hospital in the warm sunshine.  I do feel sorry for those folks who were, and are, getting hammered with severe weather down south.  I hope all's well with our friends in that area.

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Tuned the Electra up, new points, plugs, cap and rotor and then took it for a ride as a reward for getting the points in.

 

Then after that we took the Riviera out and got rained on. It was still fun though.

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 Thanks, John. I have heard of some serious weather in some parts of the US, and Western Canada is apparently as much below normal, as we are above normal.

 So, my best wishes and prayers go out to all those facing such challenges.

 Just 2 years ago we had a major ice storm here in Toronto, our house was without power for just over 2 days, it came on late Christmas Eve, as we were evaluating whether or not to spend another night in the house without heat, and we heard the furnace start up, but some folks in the city were without power for more than a week.

 Keith

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Marty,

 

Looks like great memories for everyone.  Nice Job.

Thanks Larry,

 

Sarah, her groom, and her parents were overwhelmed at the perfection of the evening. The guests couldn't stop complementing the Buick, and the motorcycle officers gave us exceptional courtesy. Even the throngs in the park on our way to the reception were very appreciative of seeing this (all-original survivor) Roadmaster. She looks even better at night with the lights hiding her battle scars from years of parade service and ticker-tape for Fiorello with FDR, Truman, Ike, Churchill, MacArthur, etc.

 

The Roadmaster helped make great memories for not only the couple and their parents, but for many guests who traveled from California to attend. 

 

Truly an event we'll remember - and we got to do something special for our next-door neighbors that they, and their family, will remember for a long time. It is a good feeling.

 

We're still in the 80s with overnight lows down in the lower 70s. It doesn't feel like Christmas!

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January 30, 45 degrees, sunny and dry in northern IL, Sam had the great idea of running the 60 to the grocery store.  We took a roundabout way just to give him some exercise and loved every second.   He fired right up and ran great, turning heads the whole way.  Grand fun even if it was less than 10 miles!  Thanks El Nino!

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January 31st and 47 degrees. I took the '60 up to a friend's place to look at the '56 Plymouth Suburban Custom freshly delivered from southern Indyanna. Got rained on. Had three cars out this weekend.

Bernie

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Weather here in the 70's the last couple of days, so the '39 Buick has been getting some exercise in the bright sunshine.  Close to 50 miles just running around the last few days. 

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 Very mild here in Toronto, but still literally tons of salt on the roads, so no driving vintage cars for me yet! Started the '41 up though!

 Keith

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Between the recent snow storms here on long island, then the fairly heavy rain to wash the snow and salt on the road away we had one day or so before the next snowfall. I did get my 1940 Roadmaster 71-C out for a couple of miles drive but thats about it. That car has a great heater and it keeps one toasty warm but the car stays in the garage when the ice, and salt go down on the road.

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I drove my 51/52/53 Roadmaster pickup about 5 miles today. First time in many years. Got new Coker tires on her all the way around.

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I drove my 51/52/53 Roadmaster pickup about 5 miles today. First time in many years. Got new Coker tires on her all the way around.

 

 Well, dang!!  Glad to hear that. Must have been exciting after all those years.

 

  Ben

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My little dog liked it, too. Got about 500 more little tweaks and adjustments, then she'll be running pretty sweet. Far too ragged to take her to town, though, that'll be a while. I'll get a new photo when cleaned up a little.

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 Since we had a day or so of rain last week, the salt has now been washed down to Lake Ontario for the fish to enjoy. So I had the '41 out, and to use its' full name, it is a1941 McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster Coupe, we took it out to a local restaurant for breakfast ( for us, not the Buick) and then later this afternoon I had it out for a longer drive, and gave it some fresh gas.

 That will be all the driving in it for a while again, as we are expecting snow off and on for the next few days, then some brutally cold weather. The cold doesn't bother me, but all that salt which will be on the road does.

 I think that it has been many decades since my car was driven on the road in February!

 Keith

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I was right besides you Keith.  Got 20 miles on the 56 this AM, going to Church and then a few errands.  Then did 12 on the GS this afternoon.  I did not want to drive the Queen across the lawn but I did get her running for 20 minutes in the castle. I cannot think of any time I drove them in February, except maybe for the one mile loop around the block.

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I drove Brian's 58 for a while and dropped it off at the upholstery shop, and then turned around and drove the 60 convertible to my family's Super Bowl party...good weekend for Buicking!

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