Discussion in 'Buick Events and Clubs' started by alleyyooper, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    Friday night is cruise night in Davison Michigan, every Friday a old name American brand is fettered.
    Last Friday evening Buick was the brand and Buicks were parked in a small area near the DJ's and information stand. But not all were parked there.
    Ours was missing and several Specials and a GN.


    Now Maybe It is just me but I have attended the last cruise in that town. 2 weeks ago a 55 Chevy was picked by some one as car of the night as there was no fettered brand. The next Friday night the cruise was called off due to rain.

    So Last friday evening with the Buick being fetthered , a 55 chevy looked like the very same one to me as 2 weeks before was chose as car of the night. They also picked a second car to share best of the night a 55 Chevy Nomad.

    Our Buick was not parked with the Buick bunch and there were some really nice ones there which ours compair to.
    They finally got around at the very end of ther show to pick a plain white 63 Riveria with White leather interior.

    I personally didn't think it was the best looking Buick there. A 84 Regal I felt was much better as well as a 67 GS, a 72 GS and a Elecrta 225 I am not up on the years of those.

    I don't know who does the judgeing at most shows but I have found the best ones are judged by the owners them selves and cars placed in classes.

    :D Al
  2. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Popular voting at local car shows I've been to has always been very inaccurate and nonsensical IMO. My Buick got a Best of Show award at a local show about a year ago in which it clearly wasn't the best car in the show. But, I had a lot of buddies at the show that probably voted for me. So goes popular voting. ;)
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  3. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Popular voting is just that, the most populsr car or even the most populsr person in the class. At many shows “best of show” is picked by a sponser, dignitary, etc. you will learn that unfortunately, even judged shows often don’t get it right.
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  4. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Hey Keith, It seems that lately, your spell check is on the fritz in all your posts. :D
  5. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Tell me about it, I got a new iPhone 8 plus and spellcheck and voice to text are awful
  6. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I don't do a lot of shows but I have always felt that popular voting was the way to go in most cases. Even if a local show is judged, those doing the judging are likely to go with their favorites anyway. At least with a popular vote show it gets more people to participate and enjoy themselves. In the end, who really cares who wins a $3 plastic trophy? I never have. So relax and have some fun with it. Years ago I had a Nova at a local show and on the card they give you to fill out and place in the windshield, in the section for special features I wrote, "Stand back, it looks better from a distance". You would be surprised at how many people read that and started back up to look at the car seemingly without realizing they were doing it. We laughed all day at it.
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  7. sriley531

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

    I'm stealing the "stand back" thing, that's brilliant!

    I always get a kick outta the "trophy hunters." It's hilarious how big a deal they make out of cheap shiny plastic statues.
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  8. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Yep. Best part is watching grown men act like toddlers. The trophy hunters are typically the check writers that are perched in the lawn chair behind their car..
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    NOTNSS Gold Level Contributor

    THAT is FUNNY! ..and Oh so true.
  10. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    I live 15 miles from where this show/cruise is held, and will not attend, went with a friend in her car a couple of years ago, they can't even make a raffle/50/50 work right, let alone other things, like let a modified Buick GS 2004 supercharged Regal in the show! Duh!
  11. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    IF I go to a local cruise in or show, I could give a rats ass if I win ANYTHING, I just don't care!
    Its actually depressing to see guys get their panties all bunched up over a freakin car show, LOL
    I go for the fun, and the last GOOD TIME I had was BPG in Norwalk with other Buick guys, THAT was a good time running with Taulbee down the track:p
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  12. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Heck yeah! I am glad we got to do that at least once before the rain, still one of my favorite pictures :D
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  13. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I prefer cruise ins to shows. The trophy hounds tend to stay away from them because they don't get the recognition they desire.
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  14. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    I am not complaining because I didn't get a trophy. I am ticked because it was Buick night and 2 Chevys were the cruise night picked cars over the Buicks who's night it was.

    passed over.






    And they picked 2 Chevys and a Riveria so plain I didn't even take a picture of it.

    :D Al
  15. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Bring it to Bowling Green in October!
  16. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    I stopped going to the weekly show.
    Got a call from the DJ who has became a friend who asked why I am missing.
    Just told him the so called judges are not car people and pointed out it was Buick night and one was picked more as an after thought than the best Buick at the show.
    I don't need to see a repete every Friday night.

    He said he would see me July 4th at Coronna show.

    :D Al
  17. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    At a recent local show, a friend was a judge. He asked me if I'd help him pick a best motorcycle. I showed him a very nicely restored 1950 Vincent. He picked that. Trophy was well deserved.
  18. racerxjj67

    racerxjj67 Well-Known Member

    I don't pay attention to trophies or who won what. If I bring my car to one of these cruise-ins it's just to get out on a nice day and look at cars. I don't know why you're so hung up over this. Ok, so it was "Buick" night and yes, perhaps Buick's should of been spotlighted for awards (if thats your thing), but you're letting this get in your way of enjoying the hobby way too much.
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  19. sriley531

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

    This was on a flyer from a recent show I went to. I think I'm going to print it on business cards and hand it out to some of the trophy hunting whiners I run into.

    (By the way, not saying anyone here is whining, just thought this pertained to the subject matter)
  20. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    If it was a general car show I would not have said a word and would still be attending.

    But when it was announced it was a feathered BUICK night, yet two chevys were picked and the Buick was an after thought then SCREW that stuff.

    Other wise I culd careless.

    At least all the old tractor shows I took tractors to if a brand was feathered then it got top spots and top billing not some other freaking brand.

    :D Al

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