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


Arizona
Richard Long  # 10403
Tucson, AZ
520-400-8230
rivirichnjackie2@gmail.com

 

 Go to www.DesertCruisers.com for updated information including dates and times on other local events.


 

AUSTRALIA REGION
Brian Hall # 10723
P.O. Box 383
Cleveland Qld. 4163
Australia
617-3829-2222
brianhall.hall@gmail.com

Click here to read the December issue of the informative Australian version of the Riview with stories on local Rivieras and much more. The next edition will include details of the 2015 Australian National Event (PDF 2.8MB).

Australia Event Recap

June 2014 Hemmings Muscle Machings CoverThird 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

March 30, 2014," Riviera's Day Out" was celebrated at the Yarra Valley Museum, Melbourne. The day was organised as a prelude to the ROA Australian National Meet at Bathurst NSW this coming May. The weather was beautiful for a perfect day to view the 13 Rivieras on display brought by 32 happy members. There were plenty of things to see around the Museum, as well as enjoying the company of the proud owners, family and friends.

The cars were displayed in chronological order so it was easy to see the design evolution of the Riviera from 1963 through '74. Peer judging was conducted so that everyone could review and then vote for their favourite Riviera. A 1967 owned by Steve McCluskey received the People's Choice Award.

Our Thanks to ROA member Tom Kunek for organizing this event.



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

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

 

Central Florida Event Recap

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!

May 15-17 2014, Thirty two ROA members and their guests gathered in Asheboro, NC, for the 4th ROA Southeastern Regional. The event included local tours and a Saturday show with 21 Rivieras from every generation. For details, photos and award winners, click here.

SE Regional Group Photo

November 9, 2013  ROA Autumn Gathering, Ten members from Central Florida met at Burnyzz Speed Shop in Ocala.  We toured the car collection on the showroom floor, saw the shop facilities and enjoyed a very helpful tech session with owner Josh Hart and his staff. Then we watched ROA member Steve Brisbois put his award-winning ’68 on the Burnyzz dyno. Steve’s tricked out 430 made so much torque that the car was spinning the rear wheels on the dyno rollers. Alas, with all that torque the rear end shifted to the right and the rear tire blew when the sidewall rubbed the dyno frame. Steve didn’t get a reading, but made a great boom and a lot of rubber smoke. Fortunately, the original, unused spare still filled with 1968 air was in the trunk and ready for (limited) service.

After the “big show,” we made our way to a local drive-in restaurant for good company, tales of Rivieras, and to spin a few yarns. Participants included Steve Brisbois, Dick & Irene Morin, Artie & Linda Smith, Nate Thomas, Dennis Thulin, Paul & Debbie Grassi, and Bob Wannall. Watch for information about our Spring Gathering in early 2014, and plan to be with us (and in Colorado Springs in June).

 

 



 

FLORIDA SOUTH ATLANTIC
Bob Brumbaugh # 12549

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

November 9, 2014, 8:00 am – 3pm, Cars of Dreams is back and all new to be held at 133 U S Highway One North Palm Beach. It is a benefit for the Sheriff's Shop With A Cop Kids Event. The Registration is 8 to 10 am and the show from 10 am to 3 PM. Pre-registration of $30, includes two wrist bands to the museum and T- shirt. Day of show registration is $35.  

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.

Florida South Atlantic Event Recap

May 15-17 2014, Thirty two ROA members and their guests gathered in Asheboro, NC, for the 4th ROA Southeastern Regional. The event included local tours and a Saturday show with 21 Rivieras from every generation. For details, photos and award winners, click here.

SE Regional Group Photo



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

770-235-0406
kfelderman@comcast.net

October 11, 2014, Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm. The Annual Georgia Pot Luck will be held at West Bank Park on the south side of Lake Lanier. We will have our usual pot luck picnic with grilled burgers and dogs. Each member is asked to bring a side dish or desert. We hope to see you there and bring your Riviera – regardless of condition. We just love to look and talk about Rivieras! Contact Keith Felderman at 770-235-0406 or at kfelderman@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Georgia Event Recap

May 15-17 2014, Thirty two ROA members and their guests gathered in Asheboro, NC, for the 4th ROA Southeastern Regional. The event included local tours and a Saturday show with 21 Rivieras from every generation. For details, photos and award winners, click here.

SE Regional Group Photo

October 12, 2013, Twenty members of the ROA  gathered  at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta for our annual Fall Pot Luck Picnic.  The “government shutdown” forced us to change our  location at the last minute, but they couldn’t stop our members from getting together and having a good time.  The weather was perfect and we had eight Rivieras on display.  Don McClair brought out his beautiful freshly restored ’65 Gran Sport..  We had to alter our plans to grilling because of the venue change so instead we all enjoyed turkey and ham sandwiches along with the side dishes the members brought.  Everyone had a great time enjoying the great cars, good food and conversation.

Group Shot

Left to right:-'85 Art Haggett,'65 Don McClair'67 Keith Felderman

Left to right - '72 Russ Norris, '82 John Schrapper, '84 Chris Miller

Left to right - '65 Jody Ritt, '72 Adam Decker


 


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

 

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 of the Toronado owners have open invitation to attend any ROA function.  We are sister clubs and our National meets are joint club functions.  Here in the Houston Region it is the same!!!  So if your on my email list and have been getting ROA announcements, this is why.   Bring those Toronados out!!!

Houton Event Recap

October 18, 2014, The Houston Region of ROA and TOA joined the CLC, OCA, APA, GTO club in an all GM meet in Cypress, Texas. We had a number of Rivieras including a '63, a '64, three '65's, a '66, a '72, and a '66 Toronado. Others brought a "63 Lesabre with only 19K, a "64 Skylark, "58 Cadillac and a '62 Special. Weather was perfect and we had a great time visiting with owners of Cutlass's, 442's, F85's, Hurst Old's, Catalina 2+2's, Bonnevilles, and many others.

We intend to have an all GM exc Chevy meet again next spring. This year we will have a 1972 Riviera representing the ROA in the Houston Autorama.  

March 30, 2014, ROA Annual Spring Picnic was again held at Spring Lake Park in Tomball, where it was a gorgeous 77 degree spring day. Members from the ROA & TOA brought ten Rivieras and two Toronados. Several members came without their cars as well. Hamburgers and hot-dogs and several wonderful sides and deserts were served up to a enthusiastic group. The main topic of discussion was plans to attend the ROA National Meet this June in Colorado Springs. At this time, the Houston Region has 13 members with confirmed reservations for the international meet. We have three groups all meeting in Amarillo for the last leg of the cruise. We also welcomed a new friend as a guest today, James Bartlett with his beautiful 1966 Riviera GS. It was one of our best picnics ever!

 


LOS ANGELES, CA REGION

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

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

September 13, 2014, Saturday, 8:00 – 8:30 am

Rise and Dine! Back to Polly’s! Well, it’s pretty much end of summer and it’s time for us to get our Rivieras and Toronados out for some exercise while we enjoy breakfast. Please join us for a return visit to Polly’s Pies in Orange for a Rise & Dine breakfast on Saturday, September 13th. (click here for a flyer - PDF)

This location was extremely popular when we went there last October, so let’s go back for 2nds. They have a very large breakfast menu and the most amazing cinnamon rolls I’ve ever eaten. Their parking lot is quite large… pull straight to the back as you see in the attached flyer; it should be real easy for us to again all park together. Let’s plan to meet up between 8 and 8:30 and sit down for breakfast at 9… Their address is: 2025 N. Tustin St., Orange CA 92865. They’re right off the 55 Freeway midway between the Lincoln and Katella off-ramps.

Hope to see you on the 13th…if you would, please RSVP to me at riviera66@aol.com or 714-740-0101 just so I know how many are likely to attend to assist the restaurant in set up.

If you live in the LA Region and did not receive my email, announcing this even that means I do not have your correct email on file. Please contact me with your current email.

Los Angeles Event Recap

February 15, 2014, Twenty two members of the  ROA and TOA combined  joined members of a SoCal antique truck club for breakfast at IHOP followed by a personalized tour of the private Day Family Auto Museum in Corona, CA.  We had a great time eating (we filled an entire dining room) and then  touring the collection; the focus at the Day Family Museum is American 50s/60s cars, but with over 100 cars and insufficient room to display them all at once, there’s a little of everything there.  We even got a tour of the back ‘garage’ area for the collection. 

October 12, 2013,  ROA & TOA members met for breakfast at Polly's Pies in Orange.   A record turnout of 15 ROA members, four with dual memberships and two from TOA filled the restaurant's entire patio.  The restaurant was so excited to host us  that they raffled off a pie; the winner was Carole Nix.  We had eight Rivieras and one Toronado driven to the event.  Given how great the food, location, and turnout was, you can be assured we'll return to this location for a future event. Check this website or roasocal.org for news of upcoming events in the LA/OC region.


MICHIGAN REGION

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

810-732-5979
jcr64riv1@comcast.net 

October 11,2014, Saturday, A Fall Color tour is in the works . More information to follow.

 

Michigan Event Recap

July 30th, Pot Luck, Ten ROA members gathered for an enjoyable afternoon with good food and conversation. In attendance were; John & Mary Root, Gil & Pam Moorman, John & Anne Pierce, Jim & Jackie Booth, Albert & Kathie Anderson.


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

269-673-3124
grbabcock@charter.net



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

(612) 824-9339


 

Minnesota Event Recap

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



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

(336) 431-3854
ROA5360@aol.com

 

North Carolina Event Recap

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

 

May 15-17 2014, Thirty two ROA members and their guests gathered in Asheboro, NC, for the 4th ROA Southeastern Regional. The event included local tours and a Saturday show with 21 Rivieras from every generation. For details, photos and award winners, click here.

SE Regional Group Photo

 

 


 


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

Sept 20, 2014, Saturday, Noon – 2:00 pm, Annual Brown Bag Picnic at Starved Rock State Park in Utica. For details and directions contact Warren at 815-335-2423

Northern Illinios Event Recap

September 22, 2013. Annual Brown Bag Picnic was held at the Starved Rock State Park in Utica,IL. Regional Coordinator Warren Ramsey meet with local members who drove their Riveras ranging from the mid sixties to the nineties.

 


OHIO & WESTERN PA REGION
John Farlin #13173

Akron, OH
ohio_pennsylvaniaroa@aol.com

 

North East Ohio Event Recap

August 10, 2014 First Annual All Riviera Cruise-In. After a setback with rain on our first date of August 3rd. The sky was blue for our next date. Unfortunately we lost a few, who were unable to make the new date and others with mechanical problems. Despite this, the 1st Annual Penn-Ohio Buick Riviera Only Cruise-In was still a huge success!

Twelve Rivieras gathered at Summit Racing in Tallmadge for the start of the Cruise. That included a guest from BCA in red 1993. It is worth mentioning that Chip Aeppli #5913 (with help from two friends) brought all three of his Rivieras! a 1971, 78, and a 98. At Summit, members were able to spend some time in the retail store, and some time socializing with other members in the parking lot. I would also like to point out that Summit Racing sponsored this ROA event, so we all got some free Summit decals and a free identification card for our dash.

At 1:00pm, and with an all blue sky and perfect weather, we left Summit Racing in a convoy of Rivieras on a 58.9 mile tour to Hickory Bar and Grill in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. At Hickory Bar and Grill, we met up with more ROA members, for a total of 18 Rivieras, ranging from 1964 to ’98. Each generation was well represented ! We then quickly filled the dining area with ROA members and had a great lunch.

At 5:00pm, we went in a convoy a short distance to the "Avenue of 444 Flags" where we all drove through and around the display of 444 USA flags. Nothing but Rivieras, it was absolutely breath taking!

After a short stop for ice cream we went to the "Original Quaker Steak and Lube" sitting right next to the Shenango River, in Sharon, PA. There we were able to spend some time on a deck right on the river's edge listening to some live outdoor music! For me personally, this was the “funnest” cruise-In I ever did! See you all next year!

Click on the link below to watch a video of the 2014 Ohio & Western Pennsylvania Cruise-In. Unfortunately, all the cars that attended the event are not in the video.

Buick Riviera Regional Cruise-In on YouTube

Group shot

car group shot

car group shot 2

 

 

 


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

September 14, 2014, Sunday, 9am- 4 pm, Annual ROA Friendship Meet and Glendale Street Fair. The event as in previous years will be held at Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Ave. in Glendale Queens. The street fair includes food, music and rides for children, no auto swap meet. Pre-registration of $10 by August 28th to receive a plaque. For more information and registration contact Harold at haroldmecacbe@msn.com or 718-366-3628.

Long Island Event Recap

September 15, 2013, Street Fair. Once again the fair turned out to be another great event, plenty of food and music and games for the kids. the street fair ran about close to a mile and a half. our special thanks goes to the ROA and the East Coast Car Assoc. for bringing out their cars. The weather was perfect, it was cool and sunny. There were a total of 23 classic cars, including three Rivieras.  Howard Attanasio brought his ’63, Kenny Vasti brought his ’65 GS, and I drove my 1979. ROA member Anthony Gatta brought his ‘65 Skylark GS convertible. Thousands enjoyed the event and the display of cars. We hope to see more ROA members next year.

 

 


 

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

(503) 393-2187
Oreroa@yahoo.com

 



 

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

 

San Diego Event Recap

March 23, 2014, Sunday, ROA and BCA members toured the Water Conservation Garden on the Cuyamaca College Campus. The tour started with a display of the many plants & trees that are native to San Diego. Since San Diego was once an isolated high desert region water must be shipped in by a variety of means. Water Conservation is a major issue since 98% of the entire State of California is currently locked in the grips of a drought, with no end in sight.

The members were shown ways to save water without sacrificing a lush green landscape. They gave our small, but eco friendly group new ideas on landscaping and the care of plant life in their homes. This very interesting & informational tour was followed by a pleasant late lunch at the nearby TGIF restaurant

February 21-23, 2014, ROA made its presence known at the 48th Annual Big 3 Swap meet held at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The annual meet held on the 40-acre stadium parking lot drew over 2,400 vendors & hundreds of car club participants displaying a wide variety of cars & trucks. We were blessed with 3 days of great weather and large crowds.

The four Rivieras on display drew a lot of attention. We were able to meet many interested people and were able to give advice on repairs & restorations. ROA member Fred Young provided us with a hospitality tent, tables, chairs & refreshments. During the weekend, we handed out numerous membership applications, parts catalogues and gave a lot of practical advice on the owning and care of their cars.

Ken Lund drove his '71 boattail 150 miles from Yucaipa. Jim Kelso brought his modified '69, while. Bob Starkey brought his one owner '67. Lee Carroll displayed her one owner original 1963 Silver Cloud. All four of these cars were driven to Monterey for the 2012 ROA International Meet.

ROA



 

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

 


TENNESSEE REGION
Larry Lovell #11001
2155 Pewter Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 690-7421
llovell100@yahoo.com


Tennessee Event Recap

September 13, 2014, The TN ROA contingent met at the Chattanooga Cruise- In at Coker Tire in downtown Chatanooga. This event was sponsored by Coker Tire and Honest Charley's Speed Shop. Nine members brought five Rivieras to the gathering. Richard Ackerman was there in his ‘99 Silver Arrow, Boyd Barker and his brother Mark were there in Boyd's black ‘76. Wayne and Barbara Pilkington brought their White ‘91. Don Sinclair and Jimmy Hamilton came in Don's Green ‘69, and my wife Marie and I were there in our black/cream Modified ‘65.

The mix of cars was eclectic making for an enjoyable experience. Everything from Rat Rods to Ferrari's. The Coker museum was incredible. So many nice cars and a wall of vintage motorcycles. The Coker Tire people took great care of us and we even got to meet Corky Coker. I’m sure everyone enjoyed an enjoyable day. I know there was at least one bet lost on a 1950's Buick Special Riviera edition on display. A special thanks goes to all the attendees who came. Your support of our regional events is very much appreciated.

May 15-17 2014, Thirty two ROA members and their guests gathered in Asheboro, NC, for the 4th ROA Southeastern Regional. The event included local tours and a Saturday show with 21 Rivieras from every generation. For details, photos and award winners, click here.

SE Regional Group Photo

 

 


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

August 2, 2014, Buicks & Avocados
Approximately 40 members from the ROA & BCA gathered in Ventura at Coordinator Lee Picket’s avocado ranch to socialize with other owners and hear information on the Lucerne, Buick’s concept car that inspired the last generation Riviera. For a summary of this successful event click here (PDF).  

Guest speaker Helen V Hutchings , in white, gave a brief presentation, reminiscing on Lucerne.
Pete and Sue Van der Kraan’s ’93 had carried them to the ROA meet in Colorado Springs. So a three hour drive to attend this gathering was "easy peasy."
Lila and Bob Winger drove three hours each way in their 1998 to attend.
Woodie wagons have a magnetic draw, period. Erik Unthank, wife, son and daughter arrived in this ’51 Roadmaster.

 

June 21, 2014,  Brake Clinic, Special thanks to Nick Silva, owner of JLC automotive in Moorpark, for spending five hours with us on his brake clinic. A 1978 LXXV was put on the lift and used for the clinic. Thanks to all the members who attended especially member Sheryl McCabe and her friend Charlie who drove up from Long Beach in Sheryl's beautiful ‘65.

November 30, 2013 – We were all invited to the home of member David Contreras to see and talk about the ongoing restoration of his '65.. Seven members and friends showed up to see what David has done. Members Don Miller and Robert Valenzuela as well as a visiting member Bill and his dad Anthony. Bill is from Long Island New York. Soon to be member Javier showed up with his nice 63. David was a great host and speaker he explained all the things he has done and the things he is planning to do to his Riviera. We also spent some time going thru the 30 year collection of the Riview that member Dan Gregg and his dad collected and entrusted to me. The weather was perfect. Thanks to those who attended, we hope to see more members the nest time we meet.

 


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



Cancelled due to Brian’s required shoulder surgery
September 6, 2014, Saturday
, 14th Annual 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. Please contact John for additional information.

Washington Event Recap

June 21, 2014, 21st Annual Buick Open, sponsored by the BCA chapter in Puyallup. There were 122 Buicks of which 26 were Rivieras, at this event that coincides with the Meeker Days Festival. An unusual blue and gray ‘63 with an extra headlight housing in the center of the original grille won best modified. The owner, David Rockett was a walk-in and is not a member of the BCA or ROA.

June 22, 2013 Twenty Six Rivieras filled the show field at the, 20th Annual Buick Open, sponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the BCA., held  in SE, Puyallup. This event coincides with the Meeker Days Festival. It was a great time for all who attended.

 

 


Other Buick Events


Abingdon, Maryland

28th Annual All Buick Show

September 28, 2014, Sunday, The Buick Owners of Maryland invite ROA members to their annual all Buick show to be located at Boyle Buick-GMC, 3015 Emmorton Road, Abingdon, Maryland. 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
GS Nationals

October 15-18 2014, Wednesday – Saturday, Meet with other performance minded Buick owners and have fun on the track at this annual event. For additional information call 299-469-0389 or visit www.gsnationals.com



BCA National Meet Recap

Buick Club of America
National Meet

July 23-26, 2014 – The BCA National meet was held in Portland, Oregon this year. The 800 members and guests enjoyed sunny skies and a view from the hotel of the Columbia River. More than 280 Buicks were on display of which 37 were Rivieras ranging from 1963-99. Of those twenty were from 1963-65 models.

Award winners were:

1963-70 Class
1963 owned by Ken Cousins, Camas, WA - Senior Preservation award
1965 owned by Alex Downie, Vancouver, British Columbia - Gold award
1968 owned by Dean Eldridge, Lake Stevens, WA - Gold award

1971-1999 Class
1995 owned by Jim Hartford, College Place, WA - Gold New Senior award
1999 owned by Robert Donald, Marysville, WA - Gold New Senior award
1990 owned by Daryl Eldridge, Lynnwood, WA - Gold award

 


 

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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