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Details Of Repeating Club Events

Club Meetings at Athens

The original Athens Restaurant we used to go to 716-674-7212 is 2801 Harlem Rd, Buffalo NY. Rt 90, go West Rt 33 Kensington Expy, left on or South on Harlem. The time is the same 6 pm. Photos from Sep 28, 2002 Athens club meeting Click Here To See some of our cars or to see a couple of shots from the Mar 2003 Click Here


Leicester Drags

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Click Here To See some of our cars at the track Sep 2004

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Click Here To See some of our cars at the track Sep 2003 2005 Click Here To See some of our cars at the track Jul 2005

Sun Jul 10 and Sun Sep 11 are club track rental days. Reminder- this sunday 7/10 at Leichester. Gates open at 9 am - race at 10- 4 pm. We will have a meeting and a raffle during the time there. Phil donated one of his "Stage Right" devices. If you are not familiar with them - they work great in staging your car and building consistent boost at launch. Get in on that raffle. We are also looking for someone to donate a raffle gift that will be raffled off that day. Any volunteers? We will have some food there also - hot dogs hamburgers. However - bring a six pack of pop or chips etc to be shared. Remember- any of your friends are welcome. The cost for anyone "racing is $50. Anyone else is Free. See ya there - Larry

For all Wed dates this is open racing at New York International Raceway Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. runs start at 6:00p.m. and racing at 8:00p.m. It's $10 to race or watch kids 6-12 are 2$ and under 6 are free.

From Rochester take 390 South, exit 8 Route 20A and go west for 5 miles. Take a right on 63 north. and go 6 miles Turn left on route 36 south and go about 3 miles. Turn right on New Rd. *Note Jul 2005 Rt 36 is closed so one road before you would have turned on Rt 36 go left on Restoff, right on Chandler, and left on main (rt. 36) for a detour.

From Buffalo take route 20A and turn left on route 36 and soon you will turn left on New Rd. Jerry Thompson knows a short cut. Call them 716 382-3030 or go to: Leicester web page On Oct 11, 2002 the Friday test and tune the gates opened about 5:30 and runs started at 6pm. A helmet was not required for street tire cars.

Larry's comments from the Oct 11, 2002 race

Had a very nice time last night at the track! We had 7-8 cars there. I picked up some goodies on the way- burgers, pop- chips and a roasted chicken. As the old saying goes- don't go shopping when your hungry! Well i got to the track and wanted to talk to every one- but the chicken was getting cold!I wolfed the whole thing down in 10.2 seconds at 135 bits per second! It was a great night to race. Paul P. almost broke into the 11's with a stock turbo-yikes! Joe R. made it to the high 11's- got to watch that guy. Jerry T. hit the 11.20's- he's got a new boost control set up-nice! Kevin T. is happy with his new mass air flow sys- still juggling the chips- almost hit the 11's. Ed C. and his family out of Rochester was there with yet another one of "T"s- I lost track - How many does he have? He almost had a 13 sec. run- its his dailydriver.-all stock. Don F. joined us - has a new turbo T-had problem with the mass air flow.. Yep - Jerry had a spare in his van! I swear, he has one of everything in that van! Oh- Don also has a T with a big block in it- runs low 6's in the 8th--thats a nice ride! Phil T. had his new ride out- has some serious power- just getting the bugs out. Oh- new car- new trailer- nice set up! And then there was Paul C. out of Olean. Yep- first time racing!! He was siked!He did OK!- Ran high 20's!!! HUH?? Well-he left his GN home and was racing his daily driver- an 86' Nissan Pick-up?? What the heck is that? I "immediately" expelled him from our group! Not really- his GN is not ready yet- having an oil pressure problem. He enjoyed the experience of racing though. And finally there was me-- I ate a lot, talked a lot, cooked food- and ate more and took a couple pictures! It was a good evening-No car and I didn't Break Anything!!


Lancaster Drag Strip

For 2005 Street Wars will dub the fastest street car in Western NY. Everyone can come and test and tune all day - cost should be about $25.

Tue evening race night - be there at 6:30 p.m. From NYS Thruway: Take exit 49 (Depew), pay toll and turn left on Rt. 78 North. First stop light, turn right onto Wehrle Drive. Take Wehrle 3 miles down and turn right onto Gunnville Road. Speedway is on left hand side.

From Buffalo: Take Genesee Street (Route 33 East) past Buffalo Airport 3 miles on Route 33 past Transit Road, turn left onto Gunnville Road. Speedway is alongside Thruway, immediately on right hand side. Lancaster web page Click Here Jul 17 2001 To See some of our cars in action. Click Here Jun 11 2002 To See more of our cars in action.

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Larry's comments from the Jun 25, 2003 cruise in

It was all good , except for our clubs representation- we had only two cars there. Mike Hamilton and Nick Leonardis were the shinning lights as they brought there rides. Overall, there were some 120 - 150 cars there. Guys blowing their tires off in the burn out box, Rock 103 with some tunes, 50-60 motorcycles, wrenching contest, food and a lot on onlookers - like me. It was a great night for a cruise.


Log Cabin cruise

The easiest way to get there from Rochester (and points west) is to get on 490 going East. Exit at Route 31F (go East towards Fairport). Just stay on 31F til you get there. 2445 West Walworth Rd. Macedon NY 315-986-9224
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Ed's comments from the Aug 15th 2001 cruise in

Click Here To see a few photos from the cruise in. Mark took these photos and Kevin R. emailed them to me. Ron Turch won the long distance award. we had 10 TR's there and there were around 900 cars in all.

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Jimmy D's cruise (formally Rookies)

6856 S. Transit Rd. Lockport 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 625-8733 (Jim) they will let 80's cars in this year.
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Duff's cruise

3090 Orchard Park Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone:(716)674-7212 This was the Athen's in Orchard Park. Be there at 5:30 - 6:00pm.


Summit Park Mall cruise

This is near Niagara Falls Airport be there around 5:30 PM TBD still going


K & S cruise

811 Niagara Street 6-9 PM 716-692-8222


Uncle Joes cruise

4869 Southwestern Blvd Hamburg 6pm 716-648-7154


Details Of Annual Club Events

Cavalcade Of Cars Car Show
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This is held at the Erie County Fair Grounds, Hamburg, NY It benefits the center for handicapped children. Not a club event for 2005

Ed's comment's on the car show

Congratulations to club member Larry Gable for winning "Best Race Prepped" and to John MacPherson for showing his car. Congratulations to club members Ed Chapman and Jerry Thompson for winning an "Award Of Excellence" in the 2001 show. Click Here 2001 or Click Here 2002 To see a few photos.


World Of Wheels Car Show

We discussed the Indoor Show this March at the Convention Center. Paul Pryor is definitely gong to enter two vehicles. He is looking for others to join him. Call me (947-9218) if you are interested in doing it. It is fun. Show Hours Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-6pm
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Norwalk Ohio
Buick RaceDay 2005 Norwalk - Hotel Information

Thursday, April 28, Test and Tune / gamblers race, 12-4 $25 Friday, April 29 Buick Time Trials & Fun Races Norwalk Raceway Park -- Norwalk, Ohio 9 AM - 4 PM $30/Car& Driver, $8/Spectators 4 PM Picnic Dinner, $15/Person Saturday, Apr 30- Buick Show ARBYs -- 347 Milan Ave. -- Norwalk, Ohio (Stock, Modified and Race Car Classes, Door Prizes and Trophies will be awarded) Peer Judging 11 AM - 2 PM Awards 3PM $10/Car Entry Day of Show Spectators Free 6:30 PM - Buffet Dinner Holiday Inn Sandusky $20 Sunday, May 1 Buick Race Norwalk Raceway Park -- Norwalk, Ohio (cash payouts and trophies will be awarded) Open to all BUICK Powered Vehicles Only! Quick 16 Program with Cash Payouts (Quick 16 - Requested to Pre-enter) Plus 2 - Bracket Races, Ladies Race, & 2nd Chance Race Delay boxes allowed only in Quick 16. GATES OPEN at 8:30 AM (Pre-entry Closes April 15) Race Pre-entry $30/Car & Driver Race Day Entry $40/Car & Driver 10x20 Vendor Space $30/Space Spectators/Pit Crew $10 each - For Information - Roberta Vasilow (810) 655-8277 Michigan email: buickracer@comcast.net Bill Wills (330) 747-1029 Ohio email: skylarkwilly@aol.com Pre-entry Form Click here Hotels: Best Western - Norwalk 419-663-3501 Booking Code = BUCK

click here for current Norwalk information
comment's on Norwalk

Congratulations to club member Larry Gable for winning a first place show plaque in the 2001 event and Bus and Karen and John winning in 2002 click here for Norwalk results and photos for the event on the Michigan GSCA chapter page


The CAZ car show

Show Hours 3:00-7:00. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. rain or shine. $10 pre-registration or $12 day of show. There are stock and modified classes 80-84 and 85-89 also pro-street and race cars. This is at Cazenovia Park near Mercy Hospital. You can enter from Abbott Rd. or Seneca St. More info call Dave Decker 824-4153 Not a club event for 2005


John's comment's on the car show

Well the Buicks did it again this year at the 8th annual Cazenovia Park Casino Car show. 1st and 2nd in the stock '85 to '89 class and 1st in the modified '85 to '89 class. There were only three Turbo Buicks entered in the show, and three took home an award! Brian was awarded 1st with Joe runner up and yours truly also brought home a 1st. Congratulations to all! See you next time. John


Buick Gran Sport Club of America Nationals

The GSCA nats are held annually in Bowling Green Kentucky. There is daily racing Tues-Sat and venders selling parts. A car show Friday and a great time as turbo Regals and Gran Sports take over the town.
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Street Machines of Rochester car show

Gates open 9am-12noon for registration, awards 4pm $10 pre-registration or $15 day of show. No classes just top 75 cars and best of/special awards BadgeRow Park 1120 Latta Rd Rochester More info call Richard Windhauser (585) 663-0393 or see click here for web page Not a club event for 2005

Ed's comment's on the 2002 car show

We had 4 TR's show up this year Ed and Marlene Chapman's 87GN and 84 T-Type and Art and Ben showed their GN's. Photos from this year will be up later this is one from last year.
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GM Powertrain car show

8am-4pm GM Powertrain Classic Car Show 2995 River Rd, Tonawanda NY Open to all GM power vehicles Gary 716-694-5296 Jim 716-578-2811 Not a club event for 2005

Ed's comment's on the 2002 car show

The turbo Regals were well represented and brought home our share of the gold with some really clean cars out there. There were several turbo Regals that did not park with us too so if anyone was left out or wrong email me. To see photos and results from the 2002 show click here To see additional photos from the 2002 show click here Jul 19, 2002

Ed's comment's on the 2000 car show

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Lancaster Nostalgia Drags

Meet at 8:45 am at Cinta's - 5740 Genesee st to go in the event as a group-- We should have at least 6 cars entering Larry Not a club event for 2005 As we discussed at the picnic-- we will meet outside the race track-- on Genesee street (route 33) - about 1/4 mile before Gunnville road. (Gunnville is the road that the race track is on.). We will meet in the parking lot of CINTIS. No later than 8:30 am. I have talked to the organizer-- he suggested we be in line at the track by 9:00 am. So, meeting at 8:30 should be fine. CINTIS will be on the left hand side- heading east on 33. If your not there on time- you will not be able to park with our group. We need to go in as a group-- all in line. Those with trailers, will be in line and then once inside- will drop there trailers behind the new fuel building and drive on up to the circle. The price at the door is $12. - that includes you, your car and one passenger.. I forgot to ask him what the cost would be for additional people-- sorry.. Please drop me a line - Id like to know how many of you to look for... Thanks - Larry


WNY Turbo Buicks Family Picnic

The picnic will be at Larrys House! Directions to Larry's house - its easy. Get onto Rt 5 south. I am 15 min south of Hamburg Beach. Stay on Rt 5 until you hit Derby. You will see a McDonalds on the right and a Burger King on the left. Once you are there, you have about 2 miles to go. You will see the Post Office on your right. About 150 yards later, you will see Sweetland road on your right- turn right there. Travel about a 1/4 mile and my house is on the left (7278 Sweetland) and my office (with our sign) is on the right. If you are familiar with Sturgeon Point Marina - Sweetland road is about a 1/4 mile before that turn.

Ed's comment's on the 2002 picnic
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We had 9 turbo Buicks there and after all parked together. The food was awesome - steak, chicken, salads etc. Plenty to do for the kids with a playground, swimming, and volleyball. A great time! To see photos from the 2002 picnic click here and here


Photos from the 2004 picnic
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Larry's comment's on the 2004 picnic

Jun 29, 2004 image The club family outing was a lot of fun and I thank all who came. I got to say Ron Turch put a lot into it - bring his cooking wears, picking up most of the food and then cooking the main meal up for all of us.- Nice Job and Thanks Ron. We held the raffle on the T/A rear end cover, a club hat and a GN T-shirt donated by Ken Feind. Well, Paul Cummings won the cover, John MacPherson won the hat and I won the shirt! All was good. Even my neighbor steamed corn on the cob for us. I thank all of you who brought side dishes also. A few of you made it into the pool, there was alot of you who took advantage of looking over all the Turbo cars parked on our front lawn- it looked really cool. Don Foss tailored his big block GN and had it out on the street in front of my house- sounded really nice and laid down some fresh rubberized pavement. We took some time to set the cars up for a nice photo and many of you have seen that- cool! Then we capped it off with a camp fire and many of you stayed. Thanks- that was the best part for me. The day and evening were perfect- warm, sunny, dry and no wind. Camp fire was 30 ' straight up. We cooked alot of smores and hot dogs - Steve Bayes won the hot dog event - hands down! Ahhh- I think he won the marshmallow event also. We talked about the events for the balance of the season. I have ask Ed Chapman to add the balance to our event schedule. In addition it was agreed I would e-mail everyone on our list to remind them of these events and YOU would respond to these e-mails with a simple - YES or No on your attendance. This would help me greatly in cases where members call me and ask who's attending. At least I can give them a clue. In an effort to create more communication between members- Ron will be getting a list out to everyone that will list current members - names, addresses and phone numbers.


BPP Ohio

National event- Buick Performance Group 2nd National event. August 11-14h. Salem Ohio at Quaker Race Park. BPP web page It is a 3.5 hr drive from WNY. Had a great time last year. Very similar to the Nations in KY - no as big, but larger event than Norwalk. Has a lot of vendors and parking in on grass vs the black top. I will be going. Anyone interested - let me know. Larry


Fantasy Island Car Show

TBD 2004 information except 2005 contacts and date of show 2400 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island NY Exit N19 off I190 Gates open 8:00 a.m. Gates Close 11:00 a.m. show goes to 5pm Driver and one passenger receive free amusement park admission all others receive discount ($12) - a $5 walk around pass available. pre entry by Aug 4 $15 - $18 day of show Gary Phone: 716-694-5296 Jim Phone: 716-578-2811
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Ed's comment's on the car show

We had 6 turbo Buicks there and after a morning rain that caused us all to re-detail our cars the weather held. We parked in a semi-circle around the merry-go-round. Vivian, Ed, Larry, John, and Brian all won a trophy for 2nd or 3rd place in classes production 80-89 modified 83-present and production muscle car 83-present. Mark won a huge cone trophy for best prepared in show. The kids had a blast going on the rides. To see photos from the 2001 car show click here

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Larry's comment's on the car show

Fantasy Island show- yikes--- had six cars show and we took five awards!! Nice!! Winners were-- Vivian K, Ed C, Brian S., Larry G. and John O.!! John did the best with 2nd place in Modified.. Nice going John.. The Oldsmobile club organized the show- they went out of there way to make us feel welcome.. They set us up in the middle of the park- nice trees and we were in a group, despite the fact we were not in all the same classes!! Mark B. had his red "T" there also- he didn't win an award- but his won hands down for the best chick magnet-- thats because Mark was sitting on the hood with his speed-o"s on-- Ya had to see that!!


Buick Club Of America Car Show

2005 information This is Buick's 102th year. 16th annual all Buick show. Cheektowaga Town Park. 2600 Harlem Rd. Between Walden Ave and Genesee St. No Admission to public. Register 9am-noon judging starts at noon. Must have a fire ext. if showing.

send $10 check ($15 day of show) or money order to :
Niagara Frontier Chapter BCA
Ed Mau
13 Daniel Dr.
Bowmansville, NY 14026

Info: Kevin 716-895-2183

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To see photos from the 2003 car show click here and here and here
Buick Club Of America Car National Show

Batavia, NY at the Holiday Inn right off I90 exit 48 must preregister and show up 7-10am for photos and inspection. To see photos from the 2005 car show click here


WNY Car Clubs Super Cruise

TBD this is 2004 information Location: Gratwick Riverside Park - River Road - North Tonawanda, NY What: Super Cruise for classics, late models, motorcycles, and almost anything with wheels. We are also planning for a swap meet, craft show, Chinese auction and activities for ALL ages. Registration 9am - Noon Awards at 4:30pm Pre-registration $10.00 (until July 8) All preregistrants will be entered to win a 27" TV !!! After July 8 and day of show $12.00 Joe - 716-390-6848, joe@wnycarclubs.com John - 716-510-9349, john@wnycarclubs.com

Ed,

We have the classes broken into:
1) 84 and older
sub class: 1974-1984 Production
sub class: 1974-1984 Modified

2)85 and newer
sub class: 1985-1991 Production
sub class: 1985-1991 Modified

So there are 4 classes to choose from for 80's cars. We did not break it
down into brands because preregistrations weighed heavy towards Chevy and
the day of the show you usually get the larger diversity. We felt breakdown
of years would be more fair. Plus we have multiple awards for each class as
like last year with a +/- system off adding awards to larger classes.

Joe Jr
joe@wnycarclubs.com
To see photos from the 2004 car show click here
Tri-Five car show

Tri-Five 29th Annual Car Event of the Summer Contact Information: Donna Phone: 716-634-1149 Venue: Buffalo Airfield City: West Seneca Not a club event in 2005


Arcade Cruise and Show

This is in downtown Arcade. From Rochester take 390 and go west on 39. From Buffalo take 90 to 400 to 39. 10$ preregister $12 day of show. Start at Pioneer middle school at 2pm - cruise at 5:30 to downtown. Chuck 585-704-3332 cskillman@verizon.net


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