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Love all those beautiful Buicks! Here is a picture of my '41 McLaughlin Buick. The backdrop is the coach house on the Parkwood estate of Sam McLauglin, who started building McLaughlins in 1908.

Keith

 

 

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Well...... here goes....

These are some photo's of my '41 Buick, which I have owned since 1963.  I won't go into the long story as to how I came to own the car, but it was my daily driver in my senior year at collage at GMI in Flint.  My wife and I dated in the Buick before we got married after my graduation.  After we were married and I bought a new 1965 Chevrolet SS, I thought about selling the Buick, but I just liked it too much to let it go (I never was very good at selling cars), so it saw occasional summer time use.  I was already a member of the BCCA when it folded in 1965, and finally decided to join that new club, the BCA (member 2098).  When I heard about the BCA National Meet being planned in Flint for 1971, I wrote Terry Dunham to see if my car was OK to enter the show.  He wrote back and said "it's a Buick, of course you should bring it".  It was after that show that a group of us formed the Buicktown Chapter of the BCA.  The family and I enjoyed many tours and events with our chapter over the years.  The 2003 100th Anniversary meet that our Chapter hosted was a high point.  By 2009 the '41 was getting a little tired looking, so being a part of the family for so long, we decided it was time to freshen her up.  John Williams agreed to take on the job, so off it went.  Three years later (and many trips to John's place to lend a helping hand) she came back home. John had named her "Domino", so I guess the name stuck (at least in John's mind).  We always called her "The 41".  Well, that's the story in a nut shell.  More Buicks have been added over the years, but the '41 is still the original family member.

 

The first photo shows the '41 at a park in 1963, when my wife and I were still dating.

The second photo show the '41 at the first National BCA meet in Flint, 1971.

The third photo shows the '41 at the 2003 National Meet, parked with the B-42 display.  Maybe some of you remember it.

The fourth photo show the '41 at the same show, parked next to the Buick built Hellcat tank, after the show was over.  One of my favorite shots.

The fifth photo show the '41 at John's shop, bare naked!

the sixth, seventh, and eighth photo's show the '41 after it's "freshening up".

 

Hope I didn't bore everyone.  If not, I'll add the story of my 1938 convertible coupe later.

 

 

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Great story, thank you for sharing it and all those vintage pictures. How many of us can say that they still have the car that they dated their wife in?

Keith

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On 4/9/2016 at 7:51 PM, First Born said:

You guys are about to convince me to take the visor off mine.

 

  Ben 

 

Ben,

 

I like the visor on your car  --  it is "IN CHARACTER", and each one is an individual

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Our all-original 1937 Roadmaster 80C was purchased by the City of New York to serve as a Parade Car for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia - "Little Flower".  Fiorello retains all of the original interior, convertible top, drive-line, and paint (with touch-up to a few battle-scars received during parade service). 

The Roadmaster transported Sports and Political Dignitaries such as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Vice-President Harry S. Truman, General Dwight David Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, and many others as it served the city through the mid-1950s or later, perhaps into the early 1960s. The big Buick Roadmaster convertible sedan (Phaeton in Buick Parlance) is believed to have spent many years with Case Western Reserve University's Crawford Museum of Aviation and Auto History before being auctioned int the property of Cedric Blazer and Dr. Michael Werckle of Rockford/Caledonia, Illinois. After many years of bargaining back and forth, and following Mr Blazer's passing, Dr. Werckle assisted me in negotiating with Blazer's estate, and after a half-year, the agreement was reached for me to acquire the then 7,xxx mile piece of history.  

 

Thorough preparation, careful maintenance, and the ultimate discovery of how to correct a long-standing brake master cylinder mis-assembly have enabled our family, friends, and several local brides to bask in the glow of this "Moment in Time" - Fiorello, the 1937 Roadmaster Phaeton.1937 BUICK OPEN - 2012 GLIDDEN - TEXAS.jpg

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These are some great pictures of membership cars. Wonderful Thread.

 

Here are some favorites of my 28 Buick Standard Sport Touring.

The oldest ones are from 1948. The man standing next to the car is my granddad.

The one with all the family was taken in the summer of 55. That's my dad driving and my two older sisters plus me in back and a family friend. The last ones are about 2008. 

Thanks

Dave_B

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11 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

Ben,

 

I like the visor on your car  --  it is "IN CHARACTER", and each one is an individual

 

 

    Thank you Marty,  I do think about trying a few hundred miles without  it to check mileage. Maybe not. 

 

    Ben

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On ‎18‎/‎04‎/‎2016 at 8:42 PM, First Born said:

 

 

    Thank you Marty,  I do think about trying a few hundred miles without  it to check mileage. Maybe not. 

 

    Ben

Ben, if you take that " air brake " off  you would have to allow extra braking distance from the vehicle in front!

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First time on the street in 45 years. Just a mile away from my shop a beach car show where the old girl snagged her first trophy in prewar class ! 

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HEY Ben, don't let anyone talk you into removing the VISOR,  if YOU like it, that's all that counts.  

 

I just kid HARD sometimes, FORGIVE ME, 

 

Dale in Indy

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56 minutes ago, Mark Shaw said:

Another favorite...

 

 

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I think I see the snout of a '39 peeking around that red '38!

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Just now, jvelde said:

I think I see the snout of a '39 peeking around that red '37 or '38!

I see one 1939 and three 1938s in that photo..

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My 1940 Limited model 81. These were taken when my wife spent the day with some friends. I don't know what it is about dogs and old cars. All of my dogs liked to go for car rides, but they always loved going for a ride in my Buick. They got a lot more excited about riding in the Buick then in a modern car. Maybe because they knew the Buick meant total fun. 

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On 4/20/2016 at 9:19 AM, Lawrence Helfand said:

First time on the street in 45 years. Just a mile away from my shop a beach car show where the old girl snagged her first trophy in prewar class ! 

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Lawrence, I'm stunned by how good you've gotten that paint to look. The "before" photos would have made one think that there was no paint left to buff, but that car looks great! Congratulations!

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Guess I put my pictures in the wrong place.:wub:

 Haven't figured this out yet.  sorry Daves Buick.  I Have to tell you the  photo you posted is the body style my folks had in the late 40's. which started my love for the 41's

took me 60 years to get one but I finally did. :)

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This photo was taken several years ago and the only change to the car is the addition of the spare tires cover.  Whenever we get this car out and drive it people just seem to go nuts over it.  My friend here in town who runs the one Dairy Queen loves for us to come by on a weekend afternoon and hang around for a while.  He tells me it is the best customer magnet that he has ever seen.

 

Terry Wiegand

Doo Dah Kansas

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And we are kinda partial to this one too.  I hope that Ben is paying attention here - both of these cars have sun visors on them.  We don't worry a whole bunch about the gas mileage on them.:lol:

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Terry,

The Buick looks cool, and I really love the house too !!!!

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My friend Cadillac Carl visited us in Las Vegas yesterday. Here is a picture of his 1927 Cadillac, not a Buick but at least its a vintage GM. He drove the car over 2000 miles from the Seattle area of Washington to Las Vegas which at the least could be called a major undertaking.CARLS CADDY.JPGCARLS CAD 2.JPG I drove it myself yesterday and am amazed how nice driving it is. It is all original including the 1927 V8 motor and the interior. 

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