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There is a campground in the canyon that we stayed at one time.  Don't.  It was so very unbelievably hot. But there are several around the area. And if you are staying around Amarillo, I have a short list of restaurants you need to visit, too.  When we go in the direction of Colorado, we hit Amarillo right about lunch time, so we have a few of our favorites that we frequent.

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Oklahoma publishes a travel guide that is worth asking for. They break the state up in sections and each section has some good information depending your route. This book is free of charge.

Contact

Travel Promotion Division

P.O. Box 52002

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-2002

 

or email them at 

information@TravelOK.com

Lots of interesting stuff to see

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If anyone cancels their Friday night resevation at the host hotel please let me know.  Thanks! 

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On 4/9/2019 at 9:01 AM, TxBuicks said:

There is a campground in the canyon that we stayed at one time.  Don't.  It was so very unbelievably hot. But there are several around the area. And if you are staying around Amarillo, I have a short list of restaurants you need to visit, too.  When we go in the direction of Colorado, we hit Amarillo right about lunch time, so we have a few of our favorites that we frequent.

 

Well looks like there’s going to be a lot of hot folks there the week after the Nationals, out of the 4-5 different campsite in the Canyon, not a single space left, all booked up. We’ve got a space at Fort Amarillo for 3 days so plenty of time to cruise around. Shoot me the names of those restaurants 😀

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Ok folks, more spots are opening up in the host hotel!  Brian D. let me know he had a spot opening up due to an erroneous double-booking.  I was able to get booked, and the booking coordinator said this somehow happened to a lot of people, so more spots will be opening up.  Check it out if you still want to get in!

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On 4/7/2019 at 1:33 PM, Pete Phillips said:

For those wanting to do drag racing during the national meet, I found this venue which is located about 30-35 miles southwest of Midwest City.  Looks like they have  organized drag racing on Friday evening the 14th of June for $20 per car, and they are hosting the Oklahoma Nostalgia Nationals on Saturday, June 15th.  Since  I've had no requests for drag racing during our meet, I am not organizing anything formal, but those who wish to go to this track and participate are certainly welcome to do so.

Pete

 

https://www.okthunder.com/

 

We have been considering this.  I’ve watched drags, but have never participated.  It’s kind of a bucket list item for me, although none of my cars would provide much of a performance.  My current thoughts are to drive the Skyhawk to participate in the Unrestored class, but that’s a dog...with the manual transmission, I may be able to get the 1941 down 1/4 mile faster 😳😉. The most likely candidate would be the 1976 Century PCR.  Prior to my ownership, it’s seen some tweaks, so is a bit hotter than when it left the assembly line.  The Wildcat would be a second choice, although it’s a heavier car.  Going as spectators Friday evening would also be an option just for something different.  Each driver is required to purchase a tech card, so if Luke and I both want to take a run, we would need to purchase two.  I don’t think Teresa is particularly adventurous in that realm.  I’m certain our cars won’t be fast enough to require a helmet, although it may be prudent.  They do have a few available to rent if need be.

 

At present it looks like three of us will be driving down and one flying as it would help her avoid a couple extra days off work.  I’ve been told the back seat of the Skyhawk won’t do for an extended drive, so assuming that car remains plan A, we are either putting it in the trailer or driving two cars down.

 

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2 hours ago, Thriller said:

I’ve watched drags, but have never participated.

 

Same for me.  I figure with my luck  I'd break something expensive to fix. 

 

2 hours ago, Thriller said:

I’m certain our cars won’t be fast enough to require a helmet, although it may be prudent.  

 

Better check into this.  As far as I understand that is the minimum piece of equipment. 

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According to the site, you need a helmet if it goes under 13.99 ET.

 

Sage advise.  Breaking the car is a consideration.  I’m definitely not decided, but it would be something different for me.

 

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The May 26 deadline is coming up quickly.  Less than 60 days before the meet begins.  It is shaping up to be a good meet. Get those registrations in.

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On 4/17/2019 at 9:12 AM, TxBuicks said:

The May 26 deadline is coming up quickly.  Less than 60 days before the meet begins.  It is shaping up to be a good meet. Get those registrations in.

Hey Roy, are you doing any of the driving tours. I promised the tI would take photos for the bugle and I am trying to decide which tours I should sign up for in order to get that done

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Anyone else camping at Thunderbird?  We’ll be there all week. 

 

I’ve shared this thread before, but I recently shared some fresh OKC bombing memorial photos on Facebook that Pete asked me to share over here. I’ll just add them to my other thread in a few minutes. 

 

 

By the way, I’m working the Friday morning downtown bus tour...

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17 hours ago, SpecialEducation said:

 

Anyone else camping at Thunderbird?  We’ll be there all week

 

 

Thunderbird? 

Oic, Thunderbird Lake. Looks like most of the better sites are taken. Guess we’ll keep the one already booked. 

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Peter, I saw the map in the June Bugle, how far a walk is it to the showfield? it looks like a hike will there be shuttles or how will the slow people get there? I suppose if there is a parking area for spectators they could park there, but let us know so we can tell friends Thanks for everything! 

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There will be shuttles running constantly from the hotels to the show field on Saturday.  There is also a cart path from the host hotel to the show field for easier travelling, not having to take the main roads. Every effort is being made so that the separate show field will not be a problem.

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On 4/22/2019 at 10:06 AM, MrEarl said:

 

Thunderbird? 

Oic, Thunderbird Lake. Looks like most of the better sites are taken. Guess we’ll keep the one already booked. 

 

Where are you booked?

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2 hours ago, SpecialEducation said:

 

Where are you booked?

 

KOA Oklahoma City East, right off of 40

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Meet update: We only have 26 judging volunteers signed up so far. Need a lot more than that. You get a free breakfast on Saturday a.m., plus a judges' pin, and you get to be up close to old Buicks that you love.

It looks like the bus tour to Bud's Salvage is going to sell out very soon. If you want to go, better get your registration in very soon, or you'll be disappointed.

Pete Phillips

Meet Chairman

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The 2019 BCA National Meet show field has been moved to the Reed Conference Center parking lot, which is a lot more convenient. The Rose State College parking lot is now for trailer parking only. Please also note additional updates to the schedule on the new revised 2019 Meet Schedule and Map which is posted here and will also be printed on the back page of the June issue.(The Buick Bugle office will be closed from June 9-June 16 due to preparations for and coverage of the BCA national meet. Please do your Bugle business before or after that week.)

Revised Meet Schedule.jpg

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If anyone has a king room at the host hotel they're giving up, please let me know. I'm booked now for two doubles but may give that up if I can't get a king. 

 

Thanks! 

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Based on the current number of registrations, we will expect about 150 Buicks this year.  This is a bit lower than previous years, but it is still going to be a nice show. It just means you can spend longer looking at each Buick.

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still looking for a room for Wednesday thru Saturday nite. call me before you cancel    316-655-1099

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