Chapter News

Report on the Buick Bash  -  August 19, 2017   --  Larry Legor


The Bash, held August 19 at Jimmy Shiels’s home in Franklin, Mass., went well.  The day started out slow but picked up when the rain threat ended so the crowd was probably slightly smaller than last year.  Jim had everything under control with a large tent and excellent food.  We  "dined"  on pulled pork, chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, fruit salad, watermelon, and many desserts.  There were Buicks everywhere.  I'm guesstimating about 50 - 60 antiques not counting Jim's  25+ !  We managed to recruit a few new members and also sold some of our  MMC-branded items.  As usual the annual Buick Bash was a big success.  Thanks Jim!                        


Report on the MMC All-Buick Show - July 30, 2017


Thirty six Buicks showed up for our MMC show at the Holiday Inn in Taunton on a beautiful Sunday in late July.  They were arranged in 5 classes, with award ribbons, determined by peer judging, being presented to the top 3 in each class.


Best of Show was awarded to a beautiful black 1957 Century convertible, pictured here, owned by John Aguiar of Rehoboth, Mass.  John has since joined our chapter.


Awards in the other classes were as follows:

Class A (Up to 1940)

1st - Lowell Lisker’s 1940 Century

2nd - Lee Johansson’s 1938 Special

Class B (1941 - 1942)

1st Dennis Egan’s 1941 Roadmaster Phaeton

Class C (1946 - 1959)

1st - Ron Silvia’s 1959 Invicta

2nd - Paul Gerard’s 1947 Roadmaster convertible

3rd - George Diggle’s 1946 Super Estate wagon

Class D (1960 - 1979)

1st - Frank St. Elmo’s 1970 GS455

2nd - Brett Slater’s 1970 Stage 1 convertible

3rd - A. J. Hogan’s 1969 GS

Class E (1980 - 1999)

1st - Al Breunich’s 1987 Grand National

2nd - Al Slavin’s 1994 Roadmaster wagon

3rd - John Scheib’s 1990 Reatta convertible

Class F (2000 - 2017) No entries




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Massachusetts AAA - Many Massachusetts Registry services are available to AAA members. 
Full details of AAA's RMV programs are available at

Larz Anderson Auto Museum 

Located in Brookline, Mass. this unique museum sponsors several events of interest to us car hobbyists throughout the year.  “Lawn events" and their lecture series are two in which you may be interested.  Various benefit nights and special functions also take place.  Personal memberships are welcomed.  Your editor will try to publish notification of events if he is made aware of them in sufficient time; otherwise you can check out their web site for yourself at  


Did You Know this? - Cruise Control should not be used when the roads are wet!  Water on the road surface can cause the tires to lose contact with the pavement (hydroplaning) and when that happens with the cruise control ON, the car can accelerate to a higher rate of speed making it take off like an airplane.  So, take heed!

********** Updated July 17, 2018  **********