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How about a 67 Delta 88?

 

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Not sure what year but thinking 71 or 72 Kingswood Wagon. 

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Lot of great Pickup trucks!

 

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But this one is sporting an artistic Falcon instrument panel. Not sure if that is original or not. But thought it looked good. 

 

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And always liked the 60 Corvette, even if it is blue!  lol

 

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Labour Day.

 

The local Labour Council puts on a day for the kids and a Car Show every year and we decided to attend with the Special after talking to my friends the day before.

We needed to be up early and meet to get good parking spots.

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With coffee and bagels we met up and had front row parking putting up our shade tents as it was to be an 85 degree day.

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With lots of sun shine the cars came in and these two Covair's caught my eye.

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Lot's of variety at this show and this '72 Corvette was something I could get to like...

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For a 5 dollar donation for the event there were free hot dogs and drinks for car registered participants and we shared stories with fellow car owners out of the sun under the tents waiting for the door prise draws, awards and the 50/50 draw.

At this show they drew the 50/50 after the door prises and then said to stay around for the awards. Well...

This award was called and that award was called and then...

Don't I hear my name called!

It seems there were enough fellow car patrons there that thought the old girl deserved the Participants Choice Award!

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HOLY MACKEREL! 

This is only the 2nd time in the 47 years of owning this car that she was deemed worth of something like this!

My wife says I have to keep it dusted as it is taller than she is.😁

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If I would have a Ford it would be either the 66, or a 64 like this one

 

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And '66 Cutlass'  are always neat, except I can't decide on this color:

 

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T-Birds can be great or eh in my book.  I liked this one:

 

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And here is the other GSX car. 1838346552_2019831Olcottshow0087.thumb.JPG.1b7247e49bb44720ec3bd4947982b289.JPG

 

Again, not sure it is authentic. 

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But here was a nice looking 71 GS 

 

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With some after market rally wheels?

 

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Here is one you don't see everyday.  This used to my neighbor's car when I lived in the Rochester area.  nfortunately he passed away and the car was sold to another BCA member

 

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That fellow loved this car.  Glad to see it is still being taken care of.

 

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Here was the 2nd Special Deluxe.  This time a '68.  

 

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This is a surprising car!  Note it was an AC car with a 350 V8:

 

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Also note it has no power brakes or power steering

 

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And then looky here!

 

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This must be a rare combination!  

 

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I will wrap it up with this group, although there were several more I captured in pictures as well

 

This car sported Georgia Plates

 

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Haven't seen a V16 in ages

 

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Sweet vehicle!

 

And another GS

 

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And in the largest vehicle class:

 

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Had to stand way back for that last one!  Haha...

 

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the tour.

 

 

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Took the car out for rides with friends today. Put on about 45 miles. Joyce and I are getting ready for the Horseless Carriage Tour this week in conjunction with The Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village this weekend.  In the passenger seat is Joe Tonietto, aka Mr 1958 Caballero Station Wagon and his family.

 

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On 9/2/2019 at 5:55 PM, 60FlatTop said:

That whole park is light silty dirt. Even people walking have a cloud around them. Got some cleaning to do on the car doncha.

Not that much Bernie. We ran through several rinse and dry cycles on the Thruway coming home Sunday, with a final rinse in the driveway before getting it put away. Just looked today and it is ready to go again.

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50 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

Not that much Bernie. We ran through several rinse and dry cycles on the Thruway coming home Sunday, with a final rinse in the driveway before getting it put away. Just looked today and it is ready to go again.

 

But, have you washed the car yet?

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4 hours ago, Terry Wiegand said:

Larry,

It sure is refreshing to see a nice Buick.  I'm sure that you will have a lot of fun and a good time at Greenfield Village.

 

Terry Wiegand

Out Doo Dah Way

 

We are going on the Horseless Carriage Tour Thursday & Friday leaving from Greenfield Village and returning to GFV.  Currently they have 45 vehicle registered for the tour.  Great bunch of people on this tour that really know how to have a lot of fun driving their cars.   Joyce and I have been doing this tour for a number of years with this group.  I will try to post some pictures of the tour and The Old Car Festival.

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Finally took the '29 McLaughlin-Buick out for a run.Still working on getting the brakes set up,but at least the engine knock is gone.Took to a wax job like a fresh restoration,It's stood up well considering the paint job dates from the early 1980's.

Jim

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Small local show infested with 80% hot rods. Three original pre 50 cars is all. No chance at winning anything when the judging is that lopsided. BUT when she came over and asked to have her picture taken I thought I had won something better then first in show ! 

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A car show is like a box of chocolates...... you never know what you are going to get. Sorry guys, not riding my Buick lately but soon our season starts. It is the norm here after wet summer weather .

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Small local show infested with 80% hot rods. Three original pre 50 cars is all. No chance at winning anything when the judging is that lopsided. BUT when she came over and asked to have her picture taken I thought I had won something better then first in show ! 

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Consider posting on Girls on Buicks!

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They did "judging" in an odd way. Every registered car got a ballot. The organizers choose for you 3 classes you had to judge. I was 1980's pick up trk, post 1980 corvette,  and post 1980 mopar.   WHAT.  So hot rodders had to judge pre 1950 originals?  There was 12 pre 1960 original cars and 4 pre 50 original (I.E. not rodded)  cars.  Not a single original car received top anything.  135 cars registered.  When a nearly stock 2018 challenger with neon lights under the hood takes top mopar there is a problem. Never called top Buick because there was 2 of us. Oddly corvette had tops for each decade. Top chevy was broken up for tri five and others excluding corvette. Think they felt sorry for the guy with the bone stock perfect 60 olds convertible and gave him number 2 convertible, a 68 camaro (rodded) got number 3 and of course some rodded 30's ford won top convertible.( It didn't have any convertible mechanism just no top)  There really wasn't any criteria at the end.

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1 minute ago, Elpad said:

Consider posting on Girls on Buicks!

I was scared for her. It was 96 degree's, intense sun and no clouds. Thought she would catch fire! She almost translucent white. So of course I had to ask her to join me in the shade.

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Small local show infested with 80% hot rods. Three original pre 50 cars is all. No chance at winning anything when the judging is that lopsided. BUT when she came over and asked to have her picture taken I thought I had won something better then first in show ! 

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Every dog has his day. So does every Buick.  Mine is posted a few posts back. People's choice at a show of hot rods.  444+ cars. Your beautiful Buick looks great. Cool picture. I enjoy the day with my car and like minded people. That's what makes the hobby great. 

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Well, at least everything traveled a few hundred feet around the lawn, only hit the road with the truck to get groceries.

 

I did get them stuffed back in the garage. (34 cylinders and about 1200 HP there)

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That's the '86 Park Ave convert on the right. The black one... it's a "B" car anyway.

 

That reminds me of buying a 1976 Jaguar XJ6 a decade or more ago. I took it to the garage for the state inspection. Scott, the owner looked at me "How'd you get this far up the alphabet?" Seems I am known for being stuck in the B's and C's.

Bernie

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@dibarlaw  Happy Birthday Larry! 

 

Our Local Chapter worked with another local car club for a car show fund raiser for Veterans.  The event was held at our sponsoring dealership,  Goldstein Buick GMC. 

 

There was a wide array of vehicles including Morgan Wright's 1917  Buick, which was chosen for the top show award by the dealer owner.  Congrats @Morgan Wright

 

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I must say, Morgan had that engine fine tuned.  He got it running with what looked like less than a 1/4 turn of the hand crank starter.  And it ran very smooth!  

 

At one point this little Fiat showed up and someone thought it would look best next to Morgans Car!  

 

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I can tell you honestly, It would be very difficult for me to get into that Fiat! 

 

The dealer brought out the 1925 they own.

 

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Some of the Chapter member cars present:

 

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For my part, I was happy to take the Queen for the event.  

 

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We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.  The '13 can be seen at 7:03 with the other vehicles that participated in the Lansing/Dearborn run. It is on the far left of the screen.  I used about 1/2 tank of gas in the car giving rides around the village Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Larry Schramm said:

We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.

 

 

What a special event. No hot rod infestation to be found.

 

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12 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

We had both the '13 car and '15 truck out for the weekend.  We took the '13 on the Lansing/Dearborn HCCA tour and both vehicles to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village.  Here is a video on the OCF with at picture of our truck at the village at about 3:15.  The '13 can be seen at 7:03 with the other vehicles that participated in the Lansing/Dearborn run. It is on the far left of the screen.  I used about 1/2 tank of gas in the car giving rides around the village Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Looks alike a lot of fun!!!    

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On 9/9/2019 at 8:47 AM, 60FlatTop said:

There are a number of GM cars that are spelled Opel in Germany.

I thought it was there are a number of Opel cars in the U.S. that are spelled GM.

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Well, finally getting time to put some pictures of our days last week driving the '13 on tour and at the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival.   We went on the Horseless Carriage Club tour from Dearborn to Lansing for the "reliability" tour that has been going on for decades. 

 

The assortment of cars that participated in this tour ranged from one and two Cadillacs, Reo's and Curved Dash Oldsmobile's to four cylinder cars. Among one of the oldest cars that participated was a 1904 Ford model A.  We had three 2 cylinder Model F Buicks on the tour.

 

We drive to Lansing on Thursday and return to Greenfield Village on Friday. The Old Car Festival is then Saturday & Sunday.  Here are some pictures from Thursdays part of the tour.  We drove 117 miles on Thursday.

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Breakfast stop.

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Line of cars on the tour in front of us.

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Final mileage for the day.

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Friday was a return route which was different than Thursday.  We got to see some amazing collections and other sights. 

 

We drove through Hell, Michigan as part of the route.   The last stop was at a high school automotive class to show the students the collection of cars that we were driving.  The students really enjoyed our stop and letting them see such old iron up close and personal. The morning was a great early fall day like Thursday but it started to rain in the afternoon.  We drove through rain for about 2-2.5 hours.  So we all drove in the rain back to the village in our old cars.   Not the first time they have been in the rain or us. Friday was a 111 mile day.

 

The first picture is of our cars in a local dealership that let us park our cars in the service department overnight.

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At one of the featured collection stops.

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Driving in the rain in the afternoon.

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Final tally for the day.

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