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July 14, 2019

Watch this space for registration forms to com

July 14, 2019

This place is worth a look

July 13, 2019

A beautiful Riviera to admire

June 23, 2019

Certainly a lot of love put into this project its a credit. To you John

March 16, 2019

1925 Buick Standard parts, whole car being wrecked.Free 1925 Buick Chassis, or goes to tip.Located F.T.G. Vic. Contact Peter Dobson 03 9758 9391 or 04 0777 9667

February 21, 2019

On Sunday the 14th of February, a group of Buick Car Club members, with friends from CHACA and the Oldsmobile Club attended the Inaugural Daylesford Motorfest .It was held at a great location with shady trees and good parking. There were two bandstands operating, rock and roll dancing, lots of stalls and food vendors.Weather was good we had a great day!

January 25, 2019

Keep an eye out for this one.

November 15, 2018

Sixty vintage rockers from the Buick, CHACA and Oldsmobile car clubs stormed Bill and Lillians property for a day of rock and roll music, dancing, feasting on lamb and other meats from the spit. The feasting included hot potatoes and yummy salads and of course as usual, many decadent desserts!Champagne and nibbles greeted the revellers upon arrival. When Andy Dee hit the airwaves with his old-time rock n roll hits, those old rockers responded by getting to their feet, displaying that they had not forgotten how to jive! The photographs tell the story better than any more words.You will need to take a second look to identify the celebrities under their wigs.

November 15, 2018

Exceptionally good weather made a great day most enjoyable!Alowyn Gardens exceeded expectations in its beauty!Masses of roses, shade trees, wisteria canopies, a Beech tree forest, a French ornamental garden, herb garden, a coffee/ gift shop and plant nursery were there for people to enjoy. After an introductory talk by the owner, members wandered throughout the property enjoying the sights. The rest of the day was spent under shady trees sharing a picnic lunch. This lasted well into the afternoon. A very pleasant social gathering.We intend to go to Alowyn Gardens again but in a different season, as we believe the gardens will be beautiful when the wisteria is in bloom.

November 15, 2018

The weekend of 10th and 11th of November was busy as the club had 2 events on the same weekend.The Saturday event, 10th Nov. was at the Lunar Dandenong Drive-in. This event was organised by the Chrysler Restorers Club who are co-tenants with us at the VDC Club rooms. This event was a fun way to raise donations for Muscular Neurone Disease (MND)This was a major inter-club event and the folks at the Chrysler Restorers club should be very proud of themselves for organising such a unusual way of having a great night out and generating funds for MND.At our November club Meeting we had a raffle and raised $175.00 for MND.The full amount was passed on to the President of the Chrysler Restorers Club with many thanks.The Dandenong Drive-in has 4 screen and the largest was full of classic and customs of many makes and models.The weather was perfect for such an event as many people arrived early and enjoyed walking around admiring the assortment of eye candy. Just after dusk the drive-in was all most to capacity.The movie was The Fast and the Furious which was not really suited to our demographic but it did appeal to the younger enthusiast.For our mob Bullitt or American Graffiti would be more suited.As the sun went down the queue to the cafeteria grew longer and longer and chairs were set up around the various cars some of which had sound systems far beyond what would have been available from the drive-in speaker systems of the past. It was interesting to see a couple with a VC Valiant Safari had brought a replica drive-in sound system which included 2 speakers. Leading up to the main feature were some shorts obviously with a Chrysler bent which included a number of old advertisements for Valiants and one about filming a crime show in Australia with lots of Valiants (mainly Chargers) in it (brand placement perhaps). This show included quite a few car chases and the camera car was shown as a Valiant ute with a camera crew in the back with the cameral tripod tied down. As the crew tried to keep up with the action they were coming close to being thrown out of the back of the ute. Obviously before the days of OHS considerations.But whatever the movie it was a great night and a very different activity. What a great way to help donate funds to great cause.

November 15, 2018

1938 Buick Special $35,0006 Wheel Equip, Fisher Body, Air-conditioning & 10 Stacker CDSpare Parts include: 4 Engines, 2 Gear Boxes, Spare Suspensions & 2 Diffs. SOLD

October 25, 2018

7 pm saw about 40 members of both the Buick and Oldsmobile clubs assembled in the show room of the Healey Factory. Wow, it soon became apparent that the Healey Factorys no longer confined itself to working on Austin Healeys. There were so many other magnificent examples of collectables cars on display and as we were to find also in the various workshop areas.We broke in to smaller groups and were guided through the main areas of work. Service and engine and gearbox rebuilding, Body shop, painting, general dismantling and assembly. Robert the proprietor explained that all work is tailored to the requirements of the owner of the car. It was explained that some want work done to concours standards (highly original). Some want the car to be as driver friendly as possible and have all kinds of enhancements to brakes and steering. Some just want the necessary repairs and this can include insurance companies in the case of collision damage.The standard of work being done was very impressive and quite inspiring. Some things that stood out for me was the integrity of the panel repairs and the painting. I was impressed also with the fact that the engine blocks for these 50 year old cars are still being cast and machined in Australia and also the engines are so large for such a small car. Chris the main painter showed a lot of the considerations for preparing the work and making sure it lasted to a high quality The paint shop had a rotisserie for turning the Healeys to the best painting position.luxury! Peter explained that the panel repairs used all the old techniques including blocking hammers, the English wheel, swaging roller for creating grooves, rust replacement panels and panel shape copiers. Apart from the workshops and the magnificent showrooms it was also a good chance to catch up with some Oldsmobile members particularly the Russell brothers Leigh and Rohan who had been with the Club from the very early days and had been part of the organisation of the very early GM days.All in all, this was a great night out hosted by some very hospitable and knowledgeable hosts.

September 24, 2018

To quote the Bendigo advertiser, the Calder Freeway became a mobile museum last Saturday, 22/9/2018, as cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes, made their way from Calder Park Raceway to Bendigo for the VACC Centennial Cavalcade of Transport.The Cavalcade of 100 vehicles from 1918 to 2018, was lead by a 1918 Buick Roadster followed by a variety of vehicles, which included many beautiful old and new exotic cars. Many cars made their way to Bendigo to also participate in the Show and Shine in the Town Centre. All participants received a keepsake medallion.The lead car is owned by Club members, David and Marge Barnard of Horsham.BUICK Club members were well represented at the event. One of them, John Egglestone received the 1918 to 1945, Pre -War Trophy, with his 1937 Pontiac Coupe, (Sloper). The trophies were awarded by Shane Jacobson. It was a remarkable event and a great day for motoring. Well done to the VACC.