THE NORTH TEXAS BUGLETTE NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER, BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA VOLUME 32, ISSUE 04 OUR 31ST YEAR! APRIL, 2015 This newsletter is the official publication of the North Texas Chapter, Buick Club of America. Articles maybe reprinted or copied provided authorship of the article is given. Please contact The Editor for additional information. The North Texas Chapter is a non-profit organization, chartered by The Buick Club of America. NEXT MEETING: for April, no designated local meeting as MANY will be in Brenham, TX for The BUICKS AND BLUEBONNETS TOUR MAY MEETING > > > > May 9th at The Denny’s Cloudline Farms north of Celeste, TX Noon+30 meal, then meeting COMMENTS FROM THE DIRECTOR We had a nice meeting at Bodacious BBQ in Arlington, last month. A few members “short”, but still a great group of members were there. The Spring Regional Show, aka “Buicks and Bluebonnets Tour”, will be April 10-12, 2015 in Brenham, TX. This should be a fun event to attend. Make your hotel reservations and send in your meet registration soon! This event will serve as our April meeting, as we determined at the January meeting, and reminded everybody of at the March meeting. The majority of those at last month’s meeting indicated they’d be in Brenham. Details for our South Central Regional Fall Meet are in the final stages of being finalized. Thanks to Activities Director Dale Sherman and Treasurer Don Mitchell for getting those things attended to! Same format as the last time we did it, so this one should be as fun to attend as the last one was. In discussing future meetings, due to the timing of the BCA National Meet in June, it looks like we’ll “pass” on having a formal meeting that month, too. MANY of our members will be in Springfield for that event, the same weekend as our normal chapter meeting. This will be the closest-to-us BCA National Meet, other than the ones we hosted, in a long time . . . so the opportunity is there for “a short trip north” this year. The Bluebonnets have “popped”, as the grass is now much greener than it used to be. Just as the buds on the trees have “popped” with leaves and other colorful blooms. Even if it’s 80 degrees outside, a nice time to get your Buick(s) out and enjoy the beauty that is Spring. Even some of the weeds look nice. Willis Bell THIS MONTH’S MEETING We might all get together in Brenham, maybe for a meal, but no formal meeting scheduled this month. Next month, we’ll be the guests of Col. Rex Denny and his family at their Cloudline Farms residence, north of Celeste. MINUTES OF THE MARCH 14, 2014 MEETING The North Texas Chapter, BCA meeting was held at Bodacious BBQ in Arlington, TX with 17 people in attendance. Chapter Director Willis Bell called the meeting to order at 2:15pm. We welcomed Mary Bloomberg, so good to see her looking so good. Future meetings: April May June July Aug Sept Oct No meeting, will get together at the Brenham meet May 9th, Col. Denny’s Just bring your car and enjoy No meeting, BCA Nationals on the same weekend] Possibly Texas Classic Cars, but no formal meeting room ? Sept 12th, Waxahachie South Central Regional Fall Meet West Lake car show Several items of interest were discussed: Vehicle assembly times, construction materials, and future designs. BCA Scholarship -- Please respond to the email survey when you get it. Dale Sherman talked about the new Buicks reviewed on Channel 4 on Ed Wallace’s segment. North American “Car of the Year” is a 2015 VW Golf. Chickashay Pre-War Swap Meet is next week. Bill Brown brought picture (from the Internet) of a gull-wing Buick concept, shown in China. Chuck Nixon mentioned the Fort Worth Cars and Coffee events, sponsored by the Autobahn dealerships. 2 nd Sat morning Bob Buntaine mentioned a Canadian car collection which was sold to a man in China. Charles Coker, in Missouri, is selling many of his cars—The Buick Landau will go to a private collection in Metaire, Louisiana (available for private events). Willis thanked everybody for coming. Meeting adjourned at 3:10pm. Submitted by Cathy Mitchell, Secretary NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER OFFICERS – 2015 DIRECTOR Willis Bell 817/694-1313 (Voicemail or [email protected]) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Chuck Nixon 817/233-1473 or [email protected] SECRETARY Cathy Mitchell 972/723-6743 or [email protected] TREASURER Don Mitchell 972/723-6743 or [email protected] MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR Roy Campbell 214/649-9081 or [email protected] ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR Dale Sherman 972/977-0420 or [email protected] NEWSLETTER EDITOR Willis Bell 817/694-1313 (Voicemail or [email protected]) ALL printed or e-mailed material for the newsletter must be received by the 1st of the month prior to publication. CHAPTER WEBMASTER Ms. Aurora Chancy [email protected] CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL 02-04 10-12 11 25 Greenville Swap Meet www.motortexas.com BUICKS AND BLUEBONNETS TOUR BRENHAM, TX MEETING IN THE HOSPITALITY SUITE, BUICKS AND BLUEBONNETS TOUR Maybe Wills Point Bluebird Festival www.oldride.com MAY 09 REGULAR MEETING Hosted by Col. Rex Denny and his family Cloudline Farms, Celeste Arrive at Noon, meal at 12:30pm JUNE 10-14 BCA NATIONAL MEET SPRINGFIELD, MO JULY 11 REGULAR MEETING SEMA COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY WEEKEND AUGUST 08 REGULAR MEETING SEPT 12 REGULAR MEETING OCT 10 17 REGULAR MEETING Westlake Car Show 1959 and Older NOTE: In the coming months, there will be many car cruise events to benefit various Food Banks, Toys for Tots, and similar charities. Please patronize these events, if possible, so the less fortunate among us can have an enjoyable holiday season. Check your local newspapers and other online listings (i.e., www.hotrodhappenings.com, www.oldride.com, www.motortexas.com, www.festival-and-shows.com ) for dates and times of these events AS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR . . . “CARS AND COFFEE” events have expanded to many other locales in Texas. Arrive very early (AM) for the best parking spot! 1st Saturday Classic BMW Dallas, TX. 2nd Saturday Montgomery Plaza/Super Target W7th @ Carroll St. Fort Worth MAY 02 All-day car show around the square, Bonham, TX MAY 10-14 BUICK DRIVING ENTHUSIASTS Outer Banks of N. Carolina Tour (BCA Website) MAY 16 Four States Auto Museum Car Show Texarkana, TX (www.motortexas.com ) MAY 16-17 SUPER CHEVY SHOW Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX (www.motortexas.com ) MAY 29-31 CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF “GS” BUICKS Summitt Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH Buick Performance Group and Buick Race Day organizers host this special event. 50 th Anniversary GS car show on Saturday, Racing on Friday and Sunday. (BCA Website) JUNE 07 10th Annual AUTOS IN THE PARK Car Show Cooper Aerobics Center Dallas, TX JUNE 10-14 BCA National Meet Springfield, MO See “The Bugle” for more information. SEPT 16-19 Mecum Auctions Dallas, TX www.mecum.com OCT 17 Westlake Car Show 1959 and Older Vehicles Willis Bell North Texas Chapter, BCA 220 E. Second Weatherford, TX 76086-2122 POSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL PLEASE DO NOT DELAY! ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED NEXT MEETING >>> NO FORMAL MEETING IN APRIL, We’ll be at . . . THE BUICKS AND BLUEBONNETS TOUR, BRENHAM, TX MEMBER: TEXAS VEHICLE CLUB COUNCIL ALL CHAPTER MEMBERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA ORGANIZATION. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION IS IN “THE BUGLE” AND AT www.buickclub.org For Membership Information, contact: Send ALL Local Chapter Dues to: The Buick Club of America Office Mgr: Roy Campbell 1456 N. Joe Wilson Rd DeSoto, TX 75104 Don Mitchell, Treasurer 920 Pimlico Midlothian, TX 76065 Mike and Nancy Book POBox 360775 Columbus, OH 43219 CHECK US OUT ON THE INTERNET! OUR CLUB WEB PRESENCE CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE BCA WEBSITE www.buickclub.org. MUCH INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AND IN THE AACA-HOSTED FORUMS (OF WHICH THE BCA FORUMS ARE ONE OF THAT GROUP) BUICK -- PREMIUM AMERICAN MOTORCARS, AS ALWAYS! BUICK -- CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS OF UNIQUELY AMERICAN LUXURY, STYLE, AND FLAIR!
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