ROA Regional News

REGIONAL NEWS and REGIONAL COORDINATORS

 

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Do you have an upcoming Riviera event that we should know about?
E-mail us and we'll make note of it here, and in the next issue of "The Riview"!

 

Active Regional Coordinators Needed!

Do you have the interest and enthusiasm to be a regional representative for ROA? If your area is not represented here, we need your help. As a RC you would be expected to keep local members advised of local activities and host at least one exclusive ROA event a year, such as a picnic or tour. The ROA will support you with updated members lists, mailing labels and pay for postage. The RC program is vital to ROA, lets keep it alive. For more information contact Ray Knott #1 at


NEW Arkansas
Kevin Ketelsen
30 Geraldine St.
Ward, Arkansas, 72176
501- 606-1224, Cell
rivingitup@gmail.com

Kevin is interested in hosting events for members throughout the state. He will be contacting members directly with dates and locations. If you do not have your email listed correctly on our roster, please contact Kevin.

September 26, 2015, Saturday, 10:am – 5 pm, 1st ROA Meet & Greet. Held at the Petti Jean State Park / Car Museum located at 8 Jones Lane in Morrilton, AR. Museum tickets are adults $10 / Seniors 65+ $9 / kids 6-17 $5

For Lunch, we can dine at the Mather Lodge Restaurant, where we can order off the menu or enjoy a buffet. (approximately $12.)

There is also a car show at the museum, if interested contact : Chuck Neal (501) 889-4406 chuckneal12004@yahoo.com

RSVP - I can be reached at (501) 606-1224 or rivingitup@gmail.com

Hope to see you all there................Kevin


AUSTRALIA


National / Queensland
Linda Hall #10723

Brisbane
07 3829 2222
brianhall.hall@gmail.com.au

Victoria / Tasmania
Tom Kunek # 3845

Melbourne
03 9877 3718
riv@netspace.net.au
New South Wales/ South Australia
Tony Gentilcore #10107

Sydney
02 9453 9199
Rivs@mako.com.au

Click here to read the September 2015 issue of the informative Australian version of the Riview with stories on local Rivieras and much more. (PDF 4 MB).


Australia Event Recap

4th ROA Australia Regional
Waga Waga, New South Wales
August 27-30, 2015

The 4th Australian ROA Regional was held at the county town of Wagga Wagga in a region called "The Riverina" region of New South Wales. There were 33 beautiful Rivieras on display and 66 happy enthusiastic owners. They came from Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland to enjoy three fun filled days of country hospitality and rallies in the lovely green countryside. We broke our record with ten '65s, which is the most we've ever had at our regionals. The focus was on Trains, Planes, Automobiles (Rivieras) and chocolate! Yes, visits to the Train Roundhouse Museum, War birds Aviation Museum and a chocolate Factory. Fellow ROA member and farmer Chris Wilson also showed us round his tiny village community of Wantabadgery. We had the host motel fully booked out so we were in Riviera heaven every time we stepped out of our rooms.

Queensland Event Recap

May 1-3, 2015, ROA members across South East Queensland met to celebrate > the 40th Anniversary of the Queensland branch of the Buick Car Club of Australia. Six Rivieras made the trip ranging from Linda Hall's baby blue 1964 to Jeff and Marilyn Bidstrup's immaculate, low mileage bronze 1973 boattail. The variety of generations gave the locals a good showing of the earlier Riviera that survive here in Australia. Jeff's '73 received the award for the best classic Buick at the event.

The event was a great opportunity for local Riviera owners to get some practice miles in preparation for the Australian Regional Event to be held in Wagga Wagga, NSW on 27-30th August this year.

Third ROA Australia Regional
Bathurst, New South Wales.
May 22-26, 2014

For a summary & photos of the meet, click here

Read all about the regional meet as written in a local newspaper click here



CENTRAL FLORIDA
Bob Wannall ROA# 3069
1101 SE 56th Court
Ocala, FL 34480

(352) 690-7729
bobwannall@gmail.com (NEW)

 

Coordinator Bob Wannall and his ’64 were featured in a local Florida newspaper. Click here to read the article.

October 3, 2015, Saturday, 8am-4pm Join us at the 9th Annual National Parts Depot Oktoberfest. This is an All-GM car show at Silver Springs State Park on S.R. 40 just east of Ocala, FL. As in the past, Central Florida region members will turn out en masse to be sure our favorite luxury sport coupe is well-represented on the field. We'll meet at 8 am at the nearby Burger King in front of the Wal-Mart in Silver Springs and drive into the show together. We always enjoy this excellent show in a lush and relaxing garden setting, so mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Register online and find hotel information at www.npdlink.com/store/pages/ss_gm.html and click the "All GM Cruise" button. Model years 1989 and earlier are free by September 25; 1990 and newer, and registrations after September 25, are $10. All proceeds support the park. You can also phone Derek Putnam at NPD at 352-861-8701 ext. 4227 for info. Then e-mail regional coordinator Bob Wannall at bobwannall@gmail.com to let him know you're coming.

Come a day early, on Friday, October 2, for the All-GM Cruise to Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast from NPD's main warehouse in Ocala. NPD's eye-popping car collection will be open at 8 am, with a short driver's meeting at 9:45 am before departure. It's an easy 60 mile drive each way, with seafood restaurants and shopping at Cedar Key.

Central Florida Event Recap

February 7, 2015, Our Winter Get-together was hosted by Richard and Irene Morin at their home in Brooksville, north of Tampa. Fourteen members and family brought eight classic Rivieras spanning all the generations, from 1964 to 1998.The display was also thoroughly enjoyed by their neighbors. We told lots of Riviera stories, swapped tech ideas, caught up with old friends and made new ones, shared the latest news of our families, and enjoyed a covered dish lunch with Richard wielding the spatula at the grills preparing hamburgers and hot dogs. When the votes were tallied, everyone said "let's do this again." The Morin's have invited us back, so if you missed this one, plan to joining us next year.

Our next Central Florida event is participating in the Tax Collector's Charity Car Show in Ocala on March 21. Let me know you're coming. We'll meet and drive in together. Register at http://www.mariontax.com/uploads/ckfinder/files/5th%20CarShow%20Entry.pdf.

October 4, 2014 – Fall Gathering, Twenty-four Central Florida area ROA members brought their classic Rivieras and a lot of enthusiasm to our Fall Gathering at the National Parts Depot All-GM Oktoberfest at Silver Springs in Ocala. We fielded an impressive display of 13 Rivieras ranging from 1964 to 1998. Among the 450 cars – all General Motors products including a 1914 Buick cycle car owned by the grandson of David Buick's first chief engineer –Steve Brisbois was class winner with his beautiful 1968 custom Riviera (his second win at the Oktoberfest). Plus, we rated several paragraphs in the wrap-up article in the following day's newspaper!

It's Florida, so our mild winter is our prime time for getting our Rivieras on the road. Meanwhile, look for information about for our Winter Gathering. Happy motoring!

 

 



 

FLORIDA SOUTH ATLANTIC
Bob Brumbaugh # 12549

8116 7th Pl S
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5434
561 795 4054
rivierabob@bellsouth.net

November 7, 2015, Saturday, Noon – 4pm, Show and Shine at the Southern Palms Crossing on Southern Blvd, a mile west of 441 in West Palm Beach. This plaza has about 10 restaurants and several shops. Take the Southern Blvd exit on I-95 and the Turnpike, go west until you come to a plaza with Costco and Outback. We will gather at the west end near the BBT bank. Bring a chair and there are many opportunities there for food and drinks. For details contact Bob at 561-601-1518

Weekly Events

Monday, 5-8pm, Southeast Rods & Customs Pirate's Well Restaurant and Bar 9477 Hwy Alt. A1A Lake Park, for more info Call 561-629-7020

Tuesday 5-8 pm, PBC Classic Car Shows, Grand Tavern 710 Linton Blvd. Delray Beach. for more info. Call Jean @ (561-704-0669

Wednesday 4:30-8pm, PBC Classic Car Shows, at the City Pub 956 South Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, for more Info. Call Jean @ (561-704-0669

Wednesday 5-9 PM, at Big Al's Pizza, Highland Park Plaza, Belvedere and Sansbury SW corner for information contact Bud 758-7144 or Rick 882-1330.

Friday nights -Fosters Cruise Night at Costco's on Southern Blvd. West of 441

Second Saturday 4:30-8 pm, Free show sponsored by PBC Classic Car Shows, Gander MTN 100 Gander Way Palm Beach Gardens.



GEORGIA
Keith Felderman # 9918
5485 Taylor Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

770-235-0406
kfelderman@comcast.net

 

Georgia Event Recap

May 14-16, 2015, 5th South East Regional. After considering cancelling the Regional due to a lack of participation, we had a few dedicated members that still wanted to meet. We had 15 members and guests from FL, GA, NC, PA, and SC, bring seven Rivieras to Savannah for our get together. We had two generations in attendance, there were two 1977s and five of the last generation, two 1995s, two 1997s, and one 1999.

We went ahead with our original plan and had our guided tour of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Friday morning; a few members stayed at the museum most of the day as there was much to see. The rest of Friday was open for sightseeing on our own.

Saturday morning we left the hotel as Planned for Fort McAllister State Park, they were very accommodating, even for our small group, and set us up very nicely parking in the grass right beside the pavilions we were using. David Messinger Jr (owner of the Perkin's restaurant) and Randall set up a delicious lunch for us, a choice of soups, sandwiches, and desert; a perfect picnic lunch. Because of our low numbers instead of a judged show, I still wanted to recognize those that had come; I brought along a People's Choice award and had the members vote for their favorite. Along with members we also asked passersby to give us their input. After our "Show and Shine" we toured the Fort and Museum.

Saturday evening we gathered at the Perkin's restaurant for a group dinner. We had a nice meal and discussed the possibility of another ROA regional event, we are not sure at this time. We also talked about going to the International Meet in St. Charles, there were several positive responses. After dinner I awarded Richard Morin our People's Choice award, his '77 had received the most votes of those in attendance and was well deserved, a very nice Riviera.

The evening ended with that presentation and all went on their way Sunday morning.

October 15, 2014, ROA members gathered at West Bank Park on Lake Lanier in Buford for their annual pot luck. The forecast had a 0% chance of rain, so of course we all woke up to rain that morning, but we all soldiered on and the day turned out nice. We welcomed a couple of new members and had a great time eating all the grilled burgers and pot luck dishes our member brought. The weather, I'm sure, held our attendance down but we still ended up with 12 members and six Rivieras. A special thanks goes out to all the attendees who came, your support is very much appreciated!

 


 


HOUSTON
Mark Bristol # 12152
19110 Shale Creek Dr.
Tomball, TX. 77375
832-643-8161 6-10pm
markb.roa@comcast.net

October 17,2015, Saturday, 11:00am, Join us for “Rivieras on the Ranch” hosted by member Hardy Rawls. It will be held at Hardy’s place located at 12911 fm 149S, Montgomery, TX, 77316. For a google map click here.

There will be an ROA sign out front at the entrance. Bring your folding chairs, Riviera's and smiles. Hardy will be catering BBQ and drinks. Hardy will have most of his private collection there and several quests will be bringing dynamite classic cars to view as well. We appreciate Hardy’s generosity so give him a big hug when you get there.

Please RSVP with a head count so he knows how many to cater for.

If you have a local meet or function in the Houston Galveston Area that you feel would be great for ROA members to attend contact me, Mark Bristol RC with details.

TOA MEMBERS:   
All Toronado owners have an open invitation to attend any of our local ROA functions. We are sister clubs and encourage you to join us. So if you are a TOA member receiving my ROA email announcements this is why. Bring those Toronados out!!!

Houton Event Recap

April 11, 2015, Cars owned by three ROA members earned awards at the Bluebonnets meet in Brenham, which was hosted by the local BCA chapter.

A ’67 owned by Woody McClain took 1st Place, Sam Henry’s ’64 took 2nd Place and Mike Glaz's new acquisition, a rare’90 Reatta, Select 60 received recognition. Congratulations guys!

March 28, 2015, We held our Annual Spring Gathering at the home of member William McClain, who we thank for his hospitality! Members were able to view Woody's private collection of Corvette's, T-bird, 32 custom, Montclair, two Rivieras, and more. Seven Riviera's were in attendance on this beautiful 81 degree day. The years represented were 1963, '64, two 65’s one a Gran Sport, '66, '67 and an ‘83.convertible.

This event was an informal coming out for my newly restored ‘66. It made its first long drive, for over 1 hour and drove like a dream. I would like to personally thank Hardy Rawls, Ron Nordquist, Mike Glaz and Sam Henry for their assistance in the restoration project.

Our next gathering will be at the "Buicks and Bluebonnets" in Brenham on Saturday, April 11th. More on this later.

 


LOS ANGELES, CA

Darwin Falk # 2077
1904 Morgan Ln.
Anaheim, CA 92802

714-740-0101
Riviera66@aol.com
http://www.roasocal.org/

 

Los Angeles Event Recap

June 7, 2015, "Switch it Up in Anaheim" was a success. Sixteen members of the ROA & TOA attended a gathering at the home of coordinator Darwin Falk. Darwin held a mini-tech seminar on switch and relay repair, followed by a swap meet. According to Darwin the “cool” part was that eleven Rivieras showed up ranging from a ’64 to a ’98.

January 18, 2015, Seven members of the ROA & TOA got together for a fun-filled Sunday breakfast in Anaheim at Ruby's Diner. Most then caravanned 32 miles to El Segundo to the Automobile Driving Museum. The ADM is quite unique as a museum in that all of their vehicles are registered and insured to be driven, and drive them they do. Every Sunday they pick 3 or 4 cars and give museum goers a ride through the neighborhood in their classics. An additional 4 members joined us at the museum for that portion of the day.

We had our own docent who gave us a great guided tour of the museum and then we went driving. This particular Sunday was chosen for the event because one of the cars was a Buick, a '38 Special 2 door sedan. The other vehicles driven that day were a '32 Packard roadster, a '48 Kaiser Manhattan, a '60 Chevy Corvair, an AMC Pacer and a '64 Malibu SS. The Packard and Corvair unfortunately didn't last too long before having mechanical issues. I have to say that the smoothest riding car was the Buick, but the Kaiser was my favorite ride of the day. Since they rotate the cars each weekend, we'll come back in a year or so to sample some different cars. The driver of the Manhattan told me that his absolute favorite to drive is their '28 Buick. He says it's as smooth as can be. So... perhaps we'll watch for that car to make the rotation. They also had a sweet looking '38 Oldsmobile... so maybe that'd be our other option. Check out the photos... that's us enjoying the rides. Hope to see you at our next SoCal event.



MICHIGAN SOUTH/EAST

John Root # 5011
6256 W. Carpenter
Flushing, MI  48433

810-210-6292
jcr64riv1@comcast.net 

Aug 15, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am- 5:00pm, Back to the Bricks Car Show in Historic downtown Flint. There will be parking for all Buicks on Water Street at Durant's first office . Enter Water Street, off north Grand Traverse St. For information contact Roger Tyyska, rtyys@aol.com or go to www.316waterstreet.org for details

September 11, 2015, Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Buick Bash will be held in Flint hosted by the Buicktown Chapter of BCA at the Sloan Museum Buick Gallery

October 10, 2015, Saturday, Join us for a Color Tour with ROA members from all over Michigan. John Root (new # 810-210-6292) will lead the group from the east, while George Babcock will be leading from the west.

Those of us in the east will meet at Valley Family Restaurant, G5009 Miller RD, in Flint at 8:00 am for Breakfast. At 9:00 am we move across to Big Lots parking lot to line up for the Color tour. We will leave at 9:30 am sharp for Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners and meet up with those from Western Michigan lead by George Babcock.


MICHIGAN WEST
George Babcock #4808
460 N. Main
St. Allegan, MI 49010

269-673-3124
georgebabcock55@gmail.com

October 10, 2015, Saturday, Join us for a Color Tour with ROA members from all over Michigan. John Root (new # 810-210-6292) will lead the group from the east, while George Babcock will be leading from the west We will meet up at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. Members will be notified of the starting time and additional information by email and details will also be posted on the ROA website.


MINNESOTA
Ed Gunyo #101
5243 15th Ave So,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

(612) 824-9339

Minnesota Event Recap

May 30, 2015, Annual Spring Driving Tour to Lake Mills was a success with 35 folks and 28 cars. Those who joined us came from the ROA, BCA and Cadillac club.

We drove to 50 miles to Albert Lea were we went to the Wedgewood Country Club where we had a great lunch. We then progressed down to Lake Mills Iowa were we saw a great collection of 40 cars. From there everyone went back home. Good run, good friends.

May 17, 2014 , Annual ROA/BCA Tour. We had a good run with 22 folks and sixteen cars. We started early and after a short drive stopped for lunch at the Lakeview Country Club. After lunch we toured to the Cold Spring Brewery. Some folks went to the famous Cold Spring Bakery and some to the local Antique Store. From there we went north to St. Johns University, where John Ericson, a graduate, took the group on a tour of the campus. Enclosed is a picture of the group in front of the Chapel. We then drove south to South Haven for dinner at "Mom's Restaurant", which has homemade food and a great car theme. After everyone was well feed we headed back to Minneapolis. Overall we had a fun filled, picture perfect day with great friends.

Group photo


 


Sacramento/Tahoe
Jim Day #2613
4804 Granite Drive, F-3,#151
Rocklin, CA 95677
buickdude@sbcglobal.net
916-997-0156

 

Sacramento/Tahoe Event Recap

July 11, 2015, Members from the Sacramento area met at the California Auto Museum for a tour, followed by lunch. At the museum we were greeted by our Host Docent, Mark, who was a wealth of information about virtually every car in the museum. The tour took approximately two hours, finishing up right at noon. So, we went across town to Omars Mexican Food Restaurant for great food and more Riviera bonding.

The Riviera's that were driven to the gathering included some that were not completely finished, but that did not stop the owners from bringing them. These gatherings are for everyone, don't stay home thinking your car is not perfect. None are!


NORTH CAROLINA
Randall D. Crain #5360
2493 Banner Whitehead Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350

(336) 431-3854
ROA5360@aol.com

Going to St Charles for the 2015 ROA Meet/ If so, join our Convoy. Click here for details.

September 19, 2015, Saturday. 10am- 4pm Tenth Annual "Rivieras at the Park" Click here for details.

North Carolina Event Recap

May 14-16, 2015, 5th South East Regional. After considering cancelling the Regional due to a lack of participation, we had a few dedicated members that still wanted to meet. We had 15 members and guests from FL, GA, NC, PA, and SC, bring seven Rivieras to Savannah for our get together. We had two generations in attendance, there were two 1977s and five of the last generation, two 1995s, two 1997s, and one 1999.

We went ahead with our original plan and had our guided tour of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Friday morning; a few members stayed at the museum most of the day as there was much to see. The rest of Friday was open for sightseeing on our own.

Saturday morning we left the hotel as Planned for Fort McAllister State Park, they were very accommodating, even for our small group, and set us up very nicely parking in the grass right beside the pavilions we were using. David Messinger Jr (owner of the Perkin's restaurant) and Randall set up a delicious lunch for us, a choice of soups, sandwiches, and desert; a perfect picnic lunch. Because of our low numbers instead of a judged show, I still wanted to recognize those that had come; I brought along a People's Choice award and had the members vote for their favorite. Along with members we also asked passersby to give us their input. After our "Show and Shine" we toured the Fort and Museum.

Saturday evening we gathered at the Perkin's restaurant for a group dinner. We had a nice meal and discussed the possibility of another ROA regional event, we are not sure at this time. We also talked about going to the International Meet in St. Charles, there were several positive responses. After dinner I awarded Richard Morin our People's Choice award, his '77 had received the most votes of those in attendance and was well deserved, a very nice Riviera.

The evening ended with that presentation and all went on their way Sunday morning.

September 13, 2014, Ninth Annual Rivieras at the Park. Despite inclement weather 14 loyal ROA members and guests met at Creekside Park in Archdale. This year we had three of the eight generations in attendance, there were three 1963s, one 1964, two 1972s, and one 1993. Lunch was served around 12:30 and enjoyed by all that attended.

As usual lots of conversations and information sharing about the different generations. Once again Glen and Sandra Roberts drove 275 miles to attend in their very nice ’63. We always appreciate their support especially considering the distance they have to travel. And as they have done in the past they brought doughnuts! We had a new member, named Scott, who was interested in information to restore his ‘65. The car was purchased by Scott’s father-in-law in 1972 for his wife and has been in the family ever since.

As in the past we took our group picture with one of the Rivs in attendance, this year we decided to take our group picture with Jim Taylor’s modified ’63 Riviera in the foreground.

As always Gwyn and I would like to thank those who attended. Your support is what makes it worth the effort. As usual, we hope to see you again next year on the Saturday before the Charlotte Auto Fair, around the second or third Saturday in September.


Modified engine in Jim Taylor’s ‘63

 

 

 


 


NORTH ILLINOIS
Warren Ramsey #2328
211 S. Pecatonica St.
Winnebago, IL 61088
(815) 335-2423

September 15, 2015, Annual Brown Bag Lunch, gather at 11:30, lunch at 12:00, Find us at the northeast end of the Starved Rock main parking lot, near the Boat River Ride. As usual tire kicking and far-fetched stories follow lunch. For additional information contact Warren at 815-335-2423

 


NYC/LONG ISLAND
Harold MecCabe ROA # 2569
74-25 64th St.
Glendale, NY
11385
(718) 366-3628

September 13, 2015, Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Annual Street Fair and Car Display, at Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Avenue in Glendale Queens. Click here for a flyer.

 


 

OREGON
Richard Smith #2082
7539 Lakeside Dr. N.E.
Salem, OR 97305

(503) 393-2187
Oreroa@yahoo.com

September 19, 2015, Saturday, 9am – 3pm, All Buick Show on main street in Troutdale, sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the BCA. Peer judging. After-show gathering at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale. Registration for show: $15 for BCA members, $18 for non-members, $20 for all after August 20. For details and hotel availability contact Duke Charpentier for 360-904-7191, Buick1@comcast.net.



 

SAN DIEGO, CA
Lee Carroll #433
P. 0. Box 87923
San Diego, CA 92138
(619) 226-6993

 

San Diego Event Recap

June 14, 2015, The annual Gathering on the Green car show at the Escondido Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum brought out a grouping of five 1st generation Riviera's. The show began at 9 AM and ended with the awards ceremony at 3 PM. There were three 1963 Rivieras, one '64 & one '65 on display. Jan Zverina won the best of show award with his well restored '63. For most it was the 1st time to view the collection of more than 130 convertibles located in 3 separate buildings. The 18 acre property also contains a wine tasting room and a delicatessen for snacks. Along with the cars that range from a 1908 Buick to a 1972 Oldsmobile is an Americana exhibit of early radios, TV sets, bicycles & huge old dealership neon signs, over a century of related items representing our American progress on many fronts.

February 20-22, 2015, Rivieras were well represented at the 49th Annual Big 3 swap meet held on the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego's Mission Valley region. The 3 day happening is one of the largest annual car events in Southern California and it attracts daily crowds in the tens of thousands including buyers, sellers & casual viewers. The 2015 show featured over 2,000 vendors of auto parts & auto related materials. More than 100 different car clubs also had their members cars on display.

San Diego ROA Club member Fred Young provided a 12 x 12 hospitality tent and enough tables & chairs to seat more than a dozen people weary from walking around the 60 acre site. The 1st three generations of Riviera's on display attracted a great number of people who were impressed by the cars in the group. The cars displayed were Ken Lund's 1971 Boat tail, a 1961 Buick Electra, Jim Kelso's 1969 Riviera, Bob Starkey's one owner 1967 Riviera & Lee Carroll's one owner 1963 Riviera. The local ROA members were able to offer their advice on restorations, parts sources & reputable local service providers for Rivieras. It was a golden opportunity to connect with many regional ROA members & to enlist some prospective new members.

Group shot of cars



 

SOUTH AFRICA
Chris Palk ROA#10373
PO Box 1333
Krugersdorp 1740 South Africa
2711-660-1322 (office)
2782-808-3360 (cell)
c_palk@uskonet.com

 


Ventura / Santa Barbara Counties
Lee Pickett # 10039

900 Calle Plano unit E.
Camarillo, CA. 93012.
805- 807-9592
leroy1492@gmail.com


Cruise Nites, First Saturday of the Month, 4pm- 7pm at the  Islands Restaurant 935 Broadbeck Drive, Newbury Park. Hope to see you there!

Ventura Event Recap

May 2, 2015, Twenty three members from the ROA Ventura/Santa Barbara County and the BCA LA / San Gabriel chapter  gathered at the home and avocado ranch owned by ROA coordinator Lee & Lisa Pickett for another Pot Luck. Their special guests were BCA members  Rick & Teresa Chinarini from Australia, who told about their 34 day adventure across Australia in their  Buick. The feelings felt by all attending these events has been "You Meet the Nicest People" - and the cars are the catalyst.

 


WASHINGTON
John Andreassen # 1781
5442-A Schoth Rd. S. W.
Turnwater, WA 98512
360-754-3745 (Home)
360-481-3325 (Cell)
norseman63@comcast.net


September 12, 2015, Saturday, – 14th ROA Fall Potluck held at Brian & Ellen O'Neil's on Whidbey Island. This has always been such a great way to close summer events. No registrations fees. Bring a dish to share & enjoy the closing awards. All makes & models are welcome. We will have deep fried turkeys, fresh steamed oysters & an assortment of beverages.

ADDRESS: 2026 Briarwood Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

DIRECTIONS: Coming north from the ferry on Hwy 20 – drive past Coupeville to Zylstra Road. Turn left onto Zylstra Rd, take a right onto Briarwood Drive. Yellow house on left (sign will be out in front of driveway). From Deception Pass, drive through Oak Harbor toward Coupeville. Turn right onto Zystra Rd & follow above directions. Brian & Ellen O'Neil can be reached @ 360-240-1274 or by email oneils@cablespeed.com

 

 


Other Buick Events


Abingdon, MD
29th Annual All Buick Show

September 27, 2015, Sunday, 9:30am- 3:00pm The Buick Owners of Maryland invite ROA members to their Annual All Buick Show to be held at Boyle Buick-GMC 3015 Emmorton Road in Abingdon. All Rivieras, including custom and modified, are welcome. Advance registration is $12/car until September 1, $15/car thereafter. The gates will open at 9:30AM, judging begins at noon, and awards will be presented at 2:30 PM. For information and registration forms please contact Raymond Price, (410) 666-3905, rsprice2@netzero.net, or Hank Reus Jr. (410)-499-6196, dankerus@comcast.net. Visit www.bcaboom.org for registration, information and downloads.


Bowling Green, KY
GSCA Nationals

October 14-17, 2015, Join the GS Club of America celebrating its 35th year at the track in Bowling Green. For details visit www.gsnationals.com  


All GM Car Show
Tucson, AZ

November 7, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm, Rivieras are welcomed to the All GM Car Show to be held at Hot Rods in Old Vail, just outside Tucson. The event is sponsored by the Southern Arizona Buick Club of America. For additional information and an entry form contact Tony Longo at buicktucson@yahoo.com .


Have you contacted your Regional coordinator recently? Now is a good time! They may need help or encouragement to get local activities planned.
 

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