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  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    Well Like Christmas as a kid I was awake saturday morning at 2:48 AM. have already went out and let the dogs out in their outside pens for the day when they wish and fed them their morning vittles.
    Just waiting for Kare to get out of the shower so I can jump in. Hope I can find some coffee about 6:00 AM some place.
    I told Kare I should make some of my famous pancakes and a pot of coffee to go. Those pancakes rolled up with some butter and a hint of honey are good, I take them out deer hunting for a snack.
    Kare said they would be cold. Then procedded to roll up her nose when I said I would roll them in tin foil wrap and place on the manafold for heat.

    We got there at 5:30 PM got parked was standing talking to some guys, was told we had to move. so we moved west one slot.
    Lady came and told us Factory # 1 was open and there was coffee, breakfast snacks, juice and water if we wanted.
    There was also nice rest rooms for us to use instead of the plastic port a potties.
    At 2:00 PM we were told that 162 Buicks had came down water street and picked up sign in papers and a few were still coming in at that time. Guy taking pictures of the cars in front of the Durant house was told not to take any till full day lite. He told me he had over 150 on the camera. said later they would be posted on a web site some thing like buicksonthe bricks.com

    Had a great time even made an effort to walk Saginaw street. Made it about 4 blocks and said Whoie on this noise can't take a picture, can't stop walking some one will walk over you . I made it 2 blocks and took 2nd street west and walked back to water street where we were parked.
    Row of Buicks on the bricks in front of GM Factory # 1. Durant house on the right. Bobby Jones had left early so we were now first in the row.

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    The mad house on Saginaw Street.

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    A clear spot.

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  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    All the Grand Nationals We parked together in a side parking lot along with a couple T type Regals that wanted to be there.

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    This GSX didn't have a grill, there was no room for it.

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    This what ever it is was in the way.

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    though you hot rodders would like to see this plumbers night mare.

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    This is GM factory # 1 behind our Buick and Jerrys 1941.

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    the west end of the building.

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    GSX that was parked next to us. All MI state club members who we wish to thank so much for inviting us to park with them.

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    I have more pictures but after yesterday I am still tired and keep trying to fall asleap as I up load the pictures.


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  3. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Drink some Caffeine and post more please................ :0)
     
  4. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    Can't drink more caffine, crap tears up my guts now.

    GSX that was parked next to us. about 4 GS were in the first bunch.

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    I can't remember if this was a century or another model that excapes me.

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    :D Al
     
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  5. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    This 63 belonged to Bobbies friend.

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    The red one above was driven by the lady and this riv was driven by the man. I know they were togther because he parked them both and was helping her all day.

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    Reatta rag top that wanted to park with his friends.

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    :D Al
     
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  6. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    This 1999 Riva came all the way from Iowa, I asked who owned it and the guy jumped up and told me he did. I asked if he knew where it was assembled and he said yes it was in Orion Township Michigan. it is a silver arrow. I worked for the company that made the mods to them back then.

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    I would rather have this T type Regal than a Grand National. I like black but the GN's are just to black for me.

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    Wanted to park with his friend with the Brown GS and nice lay out and the T type Regal.

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    :D Al
     
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  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Awesome pics! Isn't that black twin turbo Bobb Mackleys new piece?
     
  8. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    This one was from Canada. The second oldest car there.

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    I have never seen so many Rivs in one spot even back in the day at a dealers lot. Or Grand Sports for that matter.

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    The only turbo sky hawk at the show.

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    Another GS's

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    :D Al
     
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  9. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    I don't know who owns what except my local friends cars.

    Bobbie owns this tiny match box racer car I teast him about.
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    Jan owns this Regal.

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    Al owns this Reatta.
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    :D Al
     
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  10. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Denny Manner has a beautiful silver ‘66 Riv, that might have been it in one of your photos. Thanks for all of them!
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  11. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Yes he does. Was kind of enough to give my sister a ride in it during the down pour at the end of the show to her car.
    Thanks for the great photos!
     
  12. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    I have finally up loaded 100 of my pictures still around 50 to go yet.


    The oldest car there.

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    :D Al
     
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  13. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

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    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

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    This Riv came in with the Lansing Mi club. owner said it was only his for a few months.
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  15. alleyyooper

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  17. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

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    custom Riv rag top.

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    1985 LeSabre limited 4 door collectors edition. Owner was very old and being wheeled around in a wheel chair by his son. He said his type writter ribbon had been rewound and used to many times. He did remember buying it new.
    Said it had the rare leather seats.

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    :D Al
     
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  18. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Al, what great pictures! You parked next to Ron Frakes GSX. Ron was one of the engineers on the GSX project and responsible for the aero package and paint colors. You missed one of the 3 GS Stage 1 convertibles that were there :). The black plumbing project is Bobb Makley's race car in progress. Will be the fastest steel body GS in the world when done. That strange device in front of my car is an oil accumulator. There is room for the grill just have not had time to get it installed yet. The blue GS next to the silver Riv GS is also Denny Manner's. If you are a Buick person this was just an incredible collection of cars.
     
  19. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

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    And last for now is Jans 1985 Regal.

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    We were seeing the dark rain clouds and so many were leaveing so we packed up and followed another couple out to Robert T longway boulevard (E 5th Ave). Started getting sprinkles then and contiunes to only sprinkle after we got on I69. It was just after Belsay road with a 61 vette with no top and a steeet rid following us the rain clouds finally started emptying like crazy.

    Getting ready to join the US 27 Tour in St. Johns Thursday Started in Indiana. Several small town car shows along US 27.


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  20. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    Sailbrd. I had a good talk with mister Ron Frakes who took the time to explain the GSX of his and others and how many were produced up to just one the last year.

    I had just told my wife I should start carrying a tape recorder to record all the talks I have with people, at 71 the short term memory isn't so hot. I will remember it just fine about 5 to 6 years from now.

    So the oil accumlator is used instead of a deeper oil pan? I also saw you car parked on a side street at the Fenton tune up party.
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    If you have read and looked at all the pictures posted here you have seen our 1985 LeSabre limited collectors edtion coupe. At the show we had owned it 2 years and 2 days. It belongewd to my wifes mother since new, I was not married when I first saw the car and fell in love with it. I tell people today I married my wife so I could keep an eye on it and buy it when they wanted to trade it in or some thing.
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    It was an incredible collection of Buicks. There were also some up on Saginaw street also. The 1934 the owners call the black pearl and have set it up gangster style was up on the Saginaw street. From Corrana July 4th show.

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    :D Al
     
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