April 21-23, 2017:
Come join us as we celebrate our 30th Annual Buicks and Bluebonnets Tour. If the Buicks and their owners aren’t enough entertainment, there’s plenty of history, shopping, and other points of interest. Also, we’ve arranged for a local tour guide to enhance your vacation experience. The Hampton Inn, 979-337-9898, is taking reservations at the Buick Club rate of $129.00 until April 1, 2017. Registration material will be on the Lone Star Chapter website in the near future. For more information, check out “visit brenham texas”.com. Questions: moc.l1488119835oa@er1488119835tsaes1488119835r1488119835. Has it really been THIRTY YEARS?
April 23, 2017:
The North East Ohio Chapter, BCA, hosts the 18th annual Swap Meet and Car Corral at Nick Abraham Auto Mall, corner of Route 57 and 1111 E. Broad St., Elyria, Ohio. The swap meet is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spaces are $15 for a 10’ by 16’ area. Car corral is $5 per car. Set up available on Saturday 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday starting at 6:00 a.m. Spectator admission is $4; food available. Entrance from E. Broad St. driveway. Call Tom Ferencz: 440-227-4080.
May 6, 2017:
Keyport, NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey chapter of the BCA will be holding their annual car show at Straub Buick-GMC, 400 Highway 35 South, in Keyport, NJ. on May 6. Rain date is May 13. Judging in multiple classes, DJ, food vendor and a free lunch voucher for each registered car. Car registration $20, automotive-related flea market space $25 and spectators are free. Information: Kevin Keenan 908-461-8301 or moc.l1488119835oa@na1488119835neekj1488119835nivek1488119835
May 7, 2017:
St. Paul, MINNESOTA
The Gopher State Chapter will host its 30th Annual Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet on Sunday, May 7, 7a.m. – 3p.m. at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul (rain or shine). All show vehicles 2000 and older, plus any year Buick, are welcome. Trophies for top 30, plus top 5 Buicks. Day of show costs: $15 per vehicle, driver and one passenger; $25 per 25’ x 15’ swap space; $5 per spectator over age 12. For more information, including early registration discounts, contact us: Spring Show GSCBCA, P.O. Box 130067, St. Paul, MN 55113 or 651-770-8096.
May 15-19, 2017:
Traverse City, MICHIGAN
“Cherry Blossoms & Lakes ” is the 2017 Buick Driving Enthusiasts’ national spring tour in Traverse City, Michigan. We will visit Sleeping Bear Dunes NP, Music House Museum, a winery, Hagerty Garage, Tunnel of Trees drive along Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Commons for shopping, & of course an ice cream manufacturing location. You won’t want to miss the famous cherry trees in bloom during the tour of the Old Mission Peninsula & a lighthouse. There will be some early bird self-tours available on Sunday, i.e. Mackinac Island. BCA members may attend one BDE event without joining. Come try us out. For more information, call John Daily @ 810-658-0126 or email moc.l1488119835oa@7r1488119835dryse1488119835.
May 28, 2017: Wantagh,
Long Island, NEW YORK
The Long Island Chapter hosts the 38th all-Buick show at the Wantagh train station, Sunrise Highway, behind Sun Buick. Show hours: 9am to 3pm. Show open to all Buicks including modified. Preregistration is $15 for club members, $18 non- members. Pre-war is $5. Day of show is $20 for all except pre-war at $5. Rain date 6/11. Make check to Long Island Buick Club and mail to 15 Arbor Ct., Bohemia, NY 11716. Info at 516-380- 5751 or ten.e1488119835nilno1488119835tpo@814881198354dral1488119835lim1488119835. Vendors please call.
June 3, 2017: MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Mason-Dixon Chapter and Freysinger Buick will host their 9th annual Buick Show at Freysinger Buick/GMC, 6251 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA. Peer judging with Buick Classes, 3 awards per class. Two classes for GM other makes, two classes for non-GM makes, all-inclusive modified class, 3 awards per class. Best of Show-Buick, Best of Show-other makes, Dealer’s Choice Buick, Long Distance, Oldest Car. Dash plaques to the first 75 entries. Registration 8:30-10:30. Show 9-3. Advance registration $10 until May 25, $12 day of show. Contact, Larry DiBarry, 717-263-3804, moc.l1488119835iamto1488119835h@ojr1488119835abid1488119835 or Dick Beckley, 717-395-7128, ten.x1488119835ipe@y1488119835elkce1488119835bd1488119835
June 11, 2017:
The Chiwaukee Border Chapter and Palmen Buick hosts their 1st Annual All-Buick Car Show event on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Palmen Buick, 7110 74th Place, Kenosha, WI. Dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 100 registered Buick participants, over 20 Buick classes with participant judging. Registration raffle, 50/50 raffle, DJ music provided along with food and drink on site. Registration 8:30-11:30. Buick car show 9-3 with awards around 2:30. Registration $15. Rain-out date Sunday, June 25, 2017. Show information contact Kevin Kauppi, 224-623-1297, moc.l1488119835oa@311488119835ippua1488119835knive1488119835k1488119835 or Lawrence Ten Pas, moc.l1488119835iamg@1488119835sapne1488119835tjecn1488119835erwal1488119835
June 17, 2017:
24th Annual Buick Open, 115 2nd SE, Puyallup, in conjunction with Ezra Meeker Days street fair. 8AM-4PM, registration $15 for BCA members, $18 non-members. Puget Sound Chapter BCA, Doug Wolford, 253-722-3711, moc.o1488119835ohay@1488119835guody1488119835trega1488119835h1488119835.
June 26-29, 2017:
Riviera Owners Association annual international meet will be held at the Boomtown Hotel, outside of Reno. All are welcome to visit the car display on the 29th. Details on www.rivowners.org.
July 13-15, 2017: Dublin, OHIO
35th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In presented by Honda Marysville, July 13-15, 2017, at the Metro Center in Dublin, Ohio. Buick Club of America Great Lakes Regional Meet. Come see the Futurliner; the 1910 Buick Bug race car; a 1904 Reo and Baby Reo; and a special Buick display sponsored by the Buick Heritage Alliance. Information: www.ArthritisAutoShow.com or moc.s1488119835u-stt1488119835@sera1488119835hsarB1488119835.ffeJ1488119835,
August 12, 2017:
Milwaukee area, WISCONSIN
31st Annual All-Buick Show hosted by the Cream City Chapter at Matty’s Bar & Grille, 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin, WI. Dash plaques and goodie bags to first 100 entrants (last year we exceeded 100 vehicles, so register early); 56 trophies in 17 classes. Chauffeured golf cart for those with mobility issues. Low-volume music, great food on-site, dine-in A/C restaurant or delivery to car. Registration starts 9:00 AM, show starts 10:00 AM, awards 2:15 PM. Advance registration $12.00, day of show $15.00. Bill Hitchcock 414-719-5656 or Al Yaccarino 414-421-3240.
September 29-October 1, 2017:
Clifton Park, NEW YORK
Northeast Regional: Three days: Friday, tour the Saratoga Auto Museum. Saturday, car show 9-3 with awards on the show field & banquet. Sunday, after tour. Convenient to historical sites, entertainment, and shopping. Host hotel: Homewood Suites: $135 + tax. Clifton Park Center, 42 Clifton Country Road. CODE: BCS. Back-up hotel: Hilton Garden Inn: $125 + tax. 30 Clifton Country Center Road. CODE: BCA. Call 1-800-HILTONS for both. Prime leaf-peeking season! Bring your camera! Watch this space and see the Upstate NY Chapter web page: www.unybca.com for additional information. Reserve rooms early due to major events in area.
October 14, 2017: Easthampton, Massachusetts
Central New England Chapter, BCA, “Buicks In The Fall 2017” Car Show. Come celebrate our 50th anniversary as the first chapter of the BCA. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Cernak Buick, Inc., 102 Northampton Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. Show car registration $10.00. Pre-registration: make checks payable to CNEC; in notes put “BITF 2017”, mail by October 7, 2017 to: BITF 2017, c/o David Cleveland, 77 Edwards Road, Westhampton, MA 01027-9644; Phone: 413-527-0661 Email: ten.t1488119835sacmo1488119835c@eib1488119835beD.d1488119835ivaD1488119835 or Jim Ramsey, Director CNEC, 3 Campbell Drive, Easthampton, MA 01027; phone: 413-527-7761; Email: moc.l1488119835iamto1488119835h@yes1488119835marmm1488119835ij1488119835.
June 19-23, 2018: Lone Tree, COLORADO (Denver area)
The Mile High Chapter hosts the 2018 BCA national meet at the Denver Marriott South. Save the date.
September, 2018: Lehighton, PENNSYLVANIA
Mark your calendars! Northeast Buick Regional, September 2018 (exact date to be announced), presented by the Free Spirit Chapter, BCA, to be held @ Pfeiffers Ice Dams, 880 Main Road, Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Watch for further information in future Bugles, or chapter website, www.buickfreespirit.org.