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2023 BCA National Meet, Spokane Washington, July 11-15 2023


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11 hours ago, dmfconsult said:

You could cut up through the Canadian Rockies... Banff, lake Louise etc!

 

I suppose one could do that!  But I'd have to be divorced first, I think. However the northwest is a gorgeous place to explore.  

 

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12 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

I suppose one could do that!  But I'd have to be divorced first, I think. However the northwest is a gorgeous place to explore.  

 

 

There might be a solution here other than "divorce" John.

At some risk it might be to leave the wives at home and we share expenses together going in the big Electra.

I haven't been to Banff or Lake Louis since 1969...

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 I too, would be tempted to make a long trip out of it. Haven't been out West in 30 years, and never did see Lake Louise. We did a long roundabout route to Sacramento in '91, as if that's not far enough as the crow flies! That was in the '56 Roadmaster.

 Keith

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On 4/28/2020 at 9:31 PM, JohnD1956 said:

And for some of us in the Northeast looking for a challenging road trip too. 

About time after 3 straight East coast shows . Will be 8 Years since Portland . 

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Good to have some time to get Marlene in-tune with another drive in the 29 Roadster to Spokane.  Mid July is perfect for +90 F temps. (getting to +107 C inside the car).

 

And, we can get there through the northern USA states which we haven't visited.

 

Bit further (2,200 miles) than Denver (1,500 miles - 4 days on the road) but in the 29 that's only an extra day and a half on the road.

 

Bill McLaughlin

1929 McLaughlin Buick Roadster

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Yes I have 7 states left I haven't been to. This drive would likely check the box on 4 of them for me. Dakota's (would really like to see Rushmore), Montana (what speed limit) and Idaho (I'll have fries with that)...but the wife and kids will insist on modern iron no doubt....maybe I can convince them to do a little Pacific Coast Highway on the way home. Would love to see those epic bridges in Oregon.

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30 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

Wow! Now that would be a challenge alright!  

Yeah. Gonna take time before I attempt it, but I'd like to try to start in Boston, drive to Newport(??) Oregon all the way on 20.

Then, take the PCH down to where Rt 6 ended in California, and drive that back to Provincetown, Ma.

I'm not saying I'd attempt that in the Wildcat but.......

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2 hours ago, cooterbfd said:

Yeah. Gonna take time before I attempt it, but I'd like to try to start in Boston, drive to Newport(??) Oregon all the way on 20.

Then, take the PCH down to where Rt 6 ended in California, and drive that back to Provincetown, Ma.

I'm not saying I'd attempt that in the Wildcat but.......

I hear you on this one!  I also would like to do Rt20 from MA to OR.  I would really want to do it in the Super.  

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In 2014 we drove from central Texas to the Portland meet.   There were places up north that the wife wanted to see.

It was a nice drive and the traffic was light compared to more populated areas of the country.

We went to Seattle/Tacoma first as the Corvair National meet was in Tacoma the week before the Buick event in Portland. 

It was also interesting that the Buick meet was held at the same location as a Corvair National meet we had attended about 5 years earlier. 

We spent one day with a Reatta owner that post here and they showed us around Portland, even went to a collector car sales showroom.

After the Buick meet we headed south and jumped over to the coast to go thru the Redwood.    Stayed overnight in Napa then slowly made our way

back to Texas.   Car meets are a great way to see parts of the US that you have never seen before.... being retired also helps as there is no firm schedule. 

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In 1995 I flew to Spokane to retrieve a 1964 Riviera which I drove back to Missouri.  It had a loose 425, and idled poor, but liked 75 mph.  I thought northern Idaho around Couer d'Elene was very scenic. It should be a memorable trip for those who drive.  

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On 12/7/2020 at 1:46 PM, Buicknutty said:

 Sounds like it would be a good road trip. The last time I was on the West Coast was in '91 when we drove to the National in Sacramento, with the '56 Roadmaster.

Keith

Keith  do you still have your  56  Road master,  i was assistant  chief judge there at the time,

i may try and dig up a photo of your car,,----im  thinking about coming to 2023   national as well,  

love to meet you all.----regards.

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On 4/21/2021 at 12:58 AM, Wayne R said:

Keith  do you still have your  56  Road master,  i was assistant  chief judge there at the time,

i may try and dig up a photo of your car,,----im  thinking about coming to 2023   national as well,  

love to meet you all.----regards.

Wayne, I certainly do! I bought it in June of 1976 and have driven it at least a bit every summer since then.

Here's a shot of the car in my garage. Not a great shot of the car though.

It would be neat to meet you hopefully we can make it there.

Keith

 

Garagelift.jpg

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