UPSTATE NY CHAPTER


 BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA

established 2005

DEDICATED TO THE USE AND CARE OF ALL BUICK AUTOMOBILES  

In memory of Jim Jakubiak
August 10, 1959 - July 29, 2016


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CLUB NOTES

Click here for Jim Taylor Collection Tour Details

July 29, 2016
It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of our director, Jim Jakubiak. Jim was stricken this morning while attending the BCA Nationals in Allentown, PA. Please join me in expressing our sympathy to his wife Lynn and son Josh.
He will be sorely missed.

Calvin Hugins
Cal Hugins, our member from New Haven, CT., passed away Monday August 15th at the age of 80. Cal was an avid Buick fan and possessed a vast knowledge of all things Buick. We express our condolences to Cal's family. 
 


Please note we now have a page dedicated to the 2017 Northeast Regional which we are hosting. Information will be posted as it becomes available. _________________________________



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No more membership meetings until October. Check back for new meeting        schedule.                                                       ------------------------------------------------

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                     Items of Interest
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                        Buick's New Convertible!
                                 Click HERE

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Here's a link to a whole list of automotive videos. Something for everyone it looks like. Thanks, Jim Jakubiak
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Here is a link to an interesting 1950 Buick. Anybody know anything about this car? (Thanks to Old Cars Weekly)

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New York Reintroduces Bill to Provide for One-Time Historic Vehicle Registration Fee - click 

here for details of the bill
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Past Events (updated 8/9/16)

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Like Buicks? Want to meet like-minded individuals? Then consider joining the Upstate New York Chapter of the Buick Club of America. We are based in the Capital District area but have members in the surrounding communities as well. We even have a member from the state of Vermont! We enjoy driving our cars so a lot of our activities include a driving tour of some sort. Past driving tours have taken us north to Plattsburgh, over to Stockbridge, MA, and into the mountains of Vermont. We also hold an annual cruise-in at Goldstein Buick in Albany. We use it to kick off the summer and open it to any and all cars, as it is a fundraiser for local charity. We hold a summer picnic and Christmas party with little or no cost to attending members. Our meetings are generally held in the winter months, usually the third Sunday of the month, and we try to hold them at interesting locations. Our quarterly newsletter, Upstate Update, goes out to all chapter members. And, oh yea, you will usually find some of us at the local cruise-ins in the summer. Like I said, we like to drive our cars.

If we sound like the club for you, check us out. Contact one of the officers for further information.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

 2016-  2017
     Chapter
    Meetings

MEETINGS ARE HELD THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
AT 7 PM


MEETING DATES FOR 2016-17
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
                         
           
All meetings through April are held at the Route 7 Diner,
1090 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY,
across from the Keeler Motorcar complex.
Meetings are Open to the Public
For further info contact:
Ed Allmond - 518-456-8909
         

     
     

 Car Shows

 

         List of Weekly Cruise-Ins.
            To see a list of upcoming car shows, visit www.CapitalCarShows.com

Also check out http://cruizinny.com/

 June 18th
            

 

  CRUISE-IN TO SUMMER 8
at Cook Park
 
Cruise-In to Summer 8 has come and gone. Over 150 cars enjoyed a beautiful day at the park. As is usually the case, the Chinese auction had some great items available and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Mr. Ding-A-Ling supplied the food. Goldstein Buick displayed some of the latest & greatest from the ranks of Buick and GMC, and the South Colonie High robotics team was there to show us what fun we can have with robots. Members Dick & Barb Andrews chose this event to debut their recently acquired 1921 Buick Model Six - 44 previously owned by former member Tom Black. What a beauty!
We had our best year yet as we donated over $2000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs! Thanks to all who helped us achieve this goal.

Here is a link to event pictures. Pictures courtesy of Bob Martino.

 October 1
2016
11 - 4
rain date
October 8
 
 Buick Only
car show sponsored by the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the BCA. Admission fee of $15 includes lunch. Location is Constitution Island across from West Point, accessible via Cold Spring NY. Contact Paul Cialone at pcialone@comcast.net or 203-240-7247.
Anyone interested in joining us for the drive to the show 
from the Albany area please contact Ed Allmond @ cruisemastered@gmail.com or 518-456-8909
Click HERE to see the event listing from the Bugle. 

 October 2
 2016
   

 YOU’RE INVITED!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

Come join the Upstate New York chapter of the Buick Club of America for a tour of the Jim Taylor and Dave McConnell car collections. The plan is to meet at the Stewarts on Rte 5 west of Scotia (across from Rte 103, Bridge St., which connects to Rte 5S) and leave there at 9am to tour out to the Taylor collection in Gloversville. At around noon we will leave there and stop for a bite to eat before heading to Ballston Spa to view Dave’s collection.

This event, sponsored by the Buick club, is open to anyone interested in seeing the collections. If you wish to join us, please contact:

Simone Zalewski 518-698-3886 dakotak9@hotmail.com

or

Ed Allmond 518-456-8909 cruisemastered@gmail.com

no later than Friday, September 30th.

Note: For those who choose to drive on their own to the Taylor collection and meet us there, the address is:

181 Elmwood Ave Extension

Gloversville NY 12078

IF YOU DO DRIVE ON YOUR OWN PLEASE BE THERE BY 10AM. THAT IS OUR ASSIGNED TOUR TIME!

 October 15
2016
9 - 3
 
 Buick Only car show sponsored by the Central New England chapter of the BCA. Held at Cernak Buick, 102 Northampton St, Easthampton, MA. Registration fee $10. Peer judging, food, DJ. Click HERE for complete show details. Click HERE for directions. 
Anyone interested in joining us for the drive to the show from the Albany area please contact Ed Allmond @ cruisemastered@gmail.com or 518-456-8909

 October 16
2016
11 - 3
 
 The Gathering of Old Cars at Mills Mansion. 

The club will again be travelling down to this beautiful venue on the Hudson River. Details have not been firmed up yet but it is expected we will have reserved club parking and will be meeting at specified locations. Please note you do not have to be a member or our club or even own a Buick to drive down with the group. This is open to anybody who desires to go and the more the merrier. 
Please check back for further details as we get closer to the event date. 
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