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So, It's a Buick and it's a trailer...

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1 hour ago, dei said:

So, It's a Buick and it's a trailer...

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And its outdoors!

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On 19/09/2017 at 9:50 PM, MrEarl said:

 

Pardon my memory if some of these have been posted previously.

 

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Can’t believe the size of caravan in one of the black and white photos above must be 40/50 ft long , how does that mother tow round corners!! And bet that super or roadmaster needed some welly going up hills. ?

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8 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

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Groovy...diggin' the clogs!

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On 2/3/2018 at 3:49 AM, Pilgrim65 said:

Can’t believe the size of caravan in one of the black and white photos above must be 40/50 ft long , how does that mother tow round corners!! And bet that super or roadmaster needed some welly going up hills. ?

 

“welly”  ?

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On 09/02/2018 at 9:49 PM, MrEarl said:

 

“welly”  ?

Hi Lamar 

Welly is an English phrase derived from wellingtons boots , wet weather  footwear , name derived from Duke of Wellington of Waterloo fame against Napoleon 

we say, give it some welly meaning , put the boot down , or when pushing or pulling we use it too meaning push or pull harder. A person with some welly has strength.

In this case put foot hard on Gas !

Another thing about wellies is here in Uk , you know the brits are class conscience and the aristocracy, old money and posh horse crowd wear green wellington boots with their tatty burburie weatherproof coats . We call them the ‘green welly brigade’ 

when on holiday in Scotland that’s what our Queen ‘s attire is most days !

English slang lesson over for today ??

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pilgrim

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On 2/10/2018 at 11:38 AM, Laurent said:

With a Sport Wagon again ;)

 

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Hmmm, wonder where he got them vintage looking trailerin mirrors from?........

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, MrEarl said:

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Hmmm, wonder where he got them vintage looking trailerin mirrors from?........

 

 

 

 

This looks almost exactly like the set up my parents had when I was a young guy except they had a '68 sport wagon 400 without the roof racks and  not a '69.  Slightly different trailer.

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Those mirrors weren't vintage when I remember seeing them. Does that imply that I'm vintage??

 

A neighbour towed a trailer with a car...I want to say it was a Chrysler product and had similar. 

 

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I'll have to take a good look up in the attic of Dad's garage.

I believe there are a set up there that he used on his 1959 Pontiac Parisienne when towing a large 8 sleeping pop-up camper one vacation in 1967.

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Lamar...Boy, did you get a bargain!!

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hi guys,

 

my name is Pascal and i lve in France. :)

 

my baby is a 55 Buick Special 4 doors hardtop.

And with my wife and kids, we have three old caravans ( 2 french : Notin Chaumière 1956, and Notin Vedette 1964 / and the third one is a belgium one : Constructam Coral 1971 )

here are some pictures i hope you will like ...

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Chaumière 1956

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Vedette 1964

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our Belgium caravan Constructam Coral 1971

 

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Ah... mais oui!

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Maybe not a camping trailer, but its atleast pulling A trailer!  '37 Century that I've had saved in my cache

 

 

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Sorry no picture of my Buick pulling the boat but...

 

It is the Great Outdoors, My 15' Lyman, My Girl (my now Wife), on the shore at my parents cottages (North Shore of Lake Erie)...

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The only thing better than that moment... was the evening ride back to the boat ramp.

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North shore?  The flag on the boat explains it all... LOL  I guess it was before the maple leaf flag which means you must be really old... LOL  The boat looks like a dandy.  Still have it?

 

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2 minutes ago, dons56 said:

I guess it was before the maple leaf flag which means you must be really old... LOL  

 

:lol::D:lol: NO not Old at all just old before my time!

I had to be different! What 19 year old kid drove a 1958 OLD MAN Buick in the 70's? (hence the flag B)

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Just guessing I went with my parents from Lansing, Michigan to Nova Scotia.  After all these years I don't remember too many details other than we went as far east as we could.  It was great traveling the Trans Canadian highway.  Some of it was under construction.  That was back in the day you could just drive there and answer a few questions when you crossed the border.  Oh, and I am old...

 

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20 minutes ago, dons56 said:

The boat looks like a dandy.  Still have it?

 

Keeping with the Great Outdoors part of the thread?

Thanks on the boat. It was indeed in good shape and I redid the paint and decks that summer. Trailered it further up north and did the western section of the Trent Severn system the next year (with the now wife...) 

 

All boaters get two foot fever and after getting married bought a 20 foot Bayliner and so on...

Sold the Lyman to a fellow from New Brunswick who was here due to the off season fishing there. 

I miss the Lyman especially because it would look great behind the Special today.

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