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03-02-2016 Inner Circle

03-02-2016 Inner Circle
 
 

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 03-02-2016 -

GM LICENSED REPRODUCTION DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS - continued -

I now have all my sample door jamb VIN data decals from ECS Automotive Concepts. I can now cover every single door jamb VIN data decal for GM cars from 1969 through and including the 1989 GM car models. This also includes decals for the 1988 Monte Carlo SS models, 1988 Oldsmobile 442 models, and the 1989 Turbo Trans Am.

It turns out the 1987 door jamb VIN data decals was the same through the 1989 GM car models. I must have close to $2,000 worth of sample VIN data decals! We are making up a display board that shows all of them on a single board for the Spring Open House. I will also have it on display at Turbo Buick/Richard Clark’s event in May. I will also have it at the seminar I do at the Carlisle GM event.

Now that I have samples of all the years, I know a lot more about them than I did earlier. For example - GM never put a part number on these decals until the year 1978. The white tamper-proof door jamb VIN data decals GM was first used on the 1975 models. GM used a single white tamper-proof decal until the 1978 when they started using two decals.

The 1978 VIN decal was slightly larger than the tire spec information decal. When you see all the years at once, you can clearly see the differences. In 1987 GM made the decals smaller.

PHOTO 1 - The left photo shows the 1975-1976 single door jamb VIN data decal. To the right is the single 1977 GM car model single door jamb VIN data decal. NOTE - Neither of these have a GM part number printed. Also you can clearly see the type style is different between the years and also the 1975-1976 decal is slightly shorter than the 1977 single door jamb VIN data decal.



BODY NUMBER PLATES -

Since I go to various junkyards almost every weekend, I am trying to acquire GM body number plates to represent each year from 1969 through 1987. It’s interesting to see the various differences GM used on their body number plates, also referred to as “trim tag plates” in some books. I have no idea if GM was consistent with their codes from car line to car line for each year. My guess is, they are probably pretty much the same. Their placement on the cars varies, as does the method of attachment.

Most of the plates for the mid-1970s and newer are screwed on. Earlier ones appear to be riveted to the cars. On some GM car lines, I can’t even find where GM put them.

Previously we have shown the body plate numbers for the 1984-1987 GM cars, which included the Turbo Regal models. So far I have found 4 different versions of these plates from the late 1960s, including the plates GM used on the 1984-1987 cars.

PHOTO 2 - The top photo shows a body number plate dated 1969, the lower left photo shows a plate dated 1976, and the lower right photo show a plate for 1980. Unlike the plates for the 1984-1987 GM cars, the first two number digits are the actual production year. All three plates have the wording “Body by Fisher” across the top. The 1969 and the 1976 both have the GM certification information at the bottom.

I recently went on ebay to see what else I could find related to the body number plates. I discovered that Mark Allen, back in 1990s, published a 221-page pocket-size book, which covers Chevrolet cowl tags (body number plates) from 1950 through 1975. His informative book breaks down all the codes that Chevrolet used on their body number plates. It also decodes VIN plates and Protect-O-Plates. This would be a critical item to have if you were looking at a high dollar Chevrolet at an auction, to make sure everything checks out. He calls them “Cowl Tags.” The Buick books call them “Body Plate Numbers,” and others refer to this as a “Trim Tag Plate.” They are all one in the same.

PHOTO 3 - We show the Chevy Cowl Tag book and a typical page from the book showing an illustration of one of the cowl tags and the breakdown for the cowl tag. The book sells for $19.96 and $3.99 shipping.

They have another 16 similar books available, including one for the Buick Gran Sports. For more information, call 1-800-600-MSA1 or 1-816-540-3247.



SPID LABELS AND WINDOW STICKERS -

The SPID label first appeared on the 1984 GM car models. That first year not every GM car received this label that would provide the information listing all the options and equipment.

In 1985 all GM vehicles would have this SPID label.

On the 1984, 1985, 1986 this label was laminated and affixed to the driver’s side of the inside trunk lid. The GM part number on that SPID label is 14065987.

The 1987 label was slightly smaller, and it had no lamination over it and was affixed generally on the passenger’s side of the inside trunk lid. The GM part number for the 1987 SPID label is 14085266. Unlike the door jamb VIN data decals, this label is not on tamper-proof paper and can be removed intact if you take your time removing it.

GM actually printed a two-sided small information card explaining the GM Vehicle Option Content, in other words, explaining the SPID label. This is a very informative card as it breaks down the production options by family. In each category, the part of the car is listed and then the codes related to that code would follow. Example - Radios all have codes that start with the letter U. Seat options codes all start with the letter A. Example - Many of you have bucket seats, that code is AR9 on the SPID label. The bumper components start with the letter V. Example - VD6 and VD7 indicate the car has the desirable aluminum bumper reinforcement brackets. Rear axle related parts all start with the letter G. Many of you know the code G80 means the car has the limited slip rear.

What I have done is put together a 52-page spiral bound booklet that contains 90% of the codes and explanations of the codes for all the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. The booklet is called “Breaking Down The Service Parts Identification Label.” I also list all the trim combinations with the codes, exterior colors with the codes, and the sale option codes for each year 1984-1987. This booklet is 5-½ by 8-½ size. (See Rare Parts listing in this issue for order information.)

PHOTO 4 - We show the front and back of the GM Vehicle Option Content card that breaks down each family of options and the codes related to each family. See Rare Parts listing as we would include a copy of this free information card with the Breaking Down The Service Parts Identification Label booklet described above.



WE NEED YOUR HELP -

I already have a small collection of various SPID labels from different GM cars and trucks. However, when I removed them I never realized that GM did not follow the same order for the 1984, 1985, 1986 SPID labels. Although they are in alphabetic order, some of the labels run in alphabetic order across each line of codes. On others they run in alphabetic order down each row, then up to the next row.

My problem is I don’t know which years are for which format for the 1984, 1985, and 1986 SPID labels. So, if you own a 1984, 1985, or 1986, email me and tell me which way the alphabetical format is on your SPID label... Either across or down each row, so I can determine what years used which format. The 1987 reads down each column. The 1984 through 1986 SPID labels have 15 columns across. The 1987 SPID labels only have 13 columns across because it is shorter.



ON THE NEWSFRONT -

On the news front, Hemmings Classic Car April 2016 issue has a 2-page article on Kenne-Bell. It covers how he started with Len “Pop” Kennedy. It was a winning combination.

Jim Bell went on to start his Kenne Bell company on the side. First, with the 1970s Buick GS models and, like our company, got involved with the Turbo Regals in the 1980s. In the early 1990s Jim Bell noticed a shift in the hobby as Turbo cars were being preserved instead of driven. It was then he introduced the first twin-screw supercharger kit for Mustangs. It quickly became a must-have item for any serious Mustang racer.



RIP - GEORGE KENNEDY -

George Kenndy died on February 28th at age 91 of natural causes. During his long film career he appeared with such great actors as Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, John Wayne, James Arness, Clint Walker, Joan Crawford, Bo Derek, and one of my favorites, Clint Eastwood. He was never the main character but he was always well recognized. During World War II he served under General George Patton. One of my favorite movies was “Thunder Bolt and Lightfoot,” which he was in with Clint Eastwood.



DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS -

Do you own any type of business?

We are working on a project for another company and in the process of working out the details for his project we discovered how a similar format would work for business owners. Doing further research, I discovered nobody I have found on the internet can offer something at a similar price. It can also be something you can sell.

I should have my first samples in about a week. They would be custom-made specifically for your company. Are you curious? You got nothing to lose. Send me an email for more details - denniskirban@yahoo.com - Put “New Business Project” as the Reference



GM LICENSED REPRODUCTION DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS - continued -

BLUE DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECAL PRICING -

The price for a single reproduction blue door jamb VIN data decal is just $49 and $7 for Priority Mail shipping. Like the later door Jamb VIN data decals, allow 5-7 days for delivery. You would also need to supply photographic proof of the 13-digit VIN number and tell us the month and year of manufacturer. This can be done by email, fax or by mail. Eventually we will have part numbers assigned to each door jamb VIN data decal from late 1969 through 1983 to go with the 1984-1987 ones we currently have in our system.



REPRODUCTION GNX-STYLE DASH FOR SALE -

Complete pre-mounted GNX dash for sale. All of the cutting, fitting and alignment work is complete, just wire the dash and install the entire unit.

Kit Includes:
Applique with correct color indicators
Metal mounting plate
Plastic gauge bezel
Stock pre-cut cluster harness
Stock dash bezel (pre-cut with plastic gauge bezel attached)
New Stewart Warner speedometer with upper speedometer cable
New Stewart Warner tachometer
New Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge with sending unit
New Stewart Warner water temperature gauge with sending unit
New Stewart Warner fuel gauge
New Stewart Warner vacuum/ boost gauge
Plug-and-play harness

$2,250 plus shipping

This one was hand built by a good friend of ours who owns 3 Grand Nationals and has built several of these.

It comes with stock bezel already pre-cut so you do not have to cut your dash bezel. This kit eliminates any possible issues of trial and error since they have built several of these.

Buyer would have to inform us which dash is currently in the car - either digital or analog.

If interested, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com - I can provide photos.



CORES NEEDED -

Here is the information on our credits for cores.

We currently need original good 1986-1987 AC Delco mass air flow sensors. We allow $25 Letter of Credit for each core that can be rebuilt.

URGENT NEED - TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock ones. They must be complete. We will issue you a $100 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core.

If you ship to us, the post office is the cheapest method. Pack the item(s) with a note with your name, address and phone number
MAIL - Ship to Address -

ATTN - DENNIS
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
PO BOX 1199
PLUMSTEADSVILLE, PA 18949-1199



TECH CALLS -

If you need technical information, it’s best to email - sales@kirbanperformance.com rather than call us.
We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours.



VEHICLES FOR SALE -

From time to time, whenever we spot an unusual or an exceptional car or truck for sale, or one we have for sale, we will put a blurb in our weekly Inner Circle. Also, any cars that our customers have for sale will be featured here and you can see their car with photos on our website. In this category, we will run the descriptions for two-to-three weeks and, if there is no interest in that particular vehicle, it will be deleted the following week. Any new vehicles that we add will appear first, so the oldest listing would be at the end of this section.

If any of these vehicles perk your interest, email me personally - denniskirban@yahoo.com - for more information and photos.



TIPS AND IDEAS YOU HAVE TRIED -

If you have a tip or a discovery that you found that works on your Turbo Regal, drop us an email giving us the details so we can pass the info on to our readers. Remember, even with my knowledge, I don’t know it all. Simply email me at - denniskirban@yahoo.com



NEW PRODUCTS FROM US -

1978-1988 GM G-Body, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
BOLT-IN REAR SHOCK TOWER BRACE & HARDWARE

This 100% jig built, bolt-in brace ties the rear upper shock mounts together to share the load and stiffen the chassis. Strong 1-1/4" tubing is MIG welded to 3/16" thick laser cut brackets for a perfect fit.
This brace is designed to clear all of the popular exhaust systems and works equally well on coilover setups and traditional spring/shock combinations. Overall distance from floor to the bottom of the brace is approximately 5".

All UMI products are built from US steel, then powder coated black. Hardware is included to makes this a true, easy bolt-in installation.

Features:
Manufactured from 1-1/4" USA Tubing
CNC laser cut 3/16" mounting brackets
Grade 8 hardware included
Easy bolt-in installation with basic hand tools
Powder-coated black for a durable long-lasting finish
Made in the USA by UMI

Our top photo shows the brace and the hardware. The lower photos show this rear shock tower brace installed on a car with coilover springs. NOTE - The brace in the photos is red, but we only offer it in black.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #1586 Powder-coated Black Rear Seat Frame Brace Kit® and #7169 Reproduction GNX Rear Seat Brace Kit (5) Set.

Another excellent way to stiffen the suspension on your car.

7715 - 1978-1988 GM G-Body, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
Bolt-In Rear Shock Tower Brace and Hardware - $130

Here is a link to this Shock Tower Brace on our website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44295/BOLT-IN+REAR+SHOCK+TOWER+BRACE+%26+HARDWARE+%237715.html



1984-1987 ALL GM Car Models, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
GM LICENSED DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS

Every 1978-1987 G-body car had 2 tamper-proof door jamb VIN data decals. It’s impossible to remove the originals decals without destroying them. These decals are required by Federal Law to be printed on tamper-proof paper. The important decals show the car’s date of manufacture and the 17-digit VIN number. In many cases, your original decals may no longer be readable, may be missing, or may have paint overspray on them.

GM used a different design for each specific year or years.

Below is all the information pertaining to getting the proper reproduction door jamb VIN data decals for an 1984-1987 Turbo Regal. This also includes any 1984-1987, Monte Carlo SS, or Oldsmobile 442. We can also get ones for those same years for the regular models. In those cases, the tire sizes listed would be different.

We are working with the only GM licensed vendor authorized to reproduce all these important VIN-related decals for GM older vehicles, ECS Automotive Concepts. We are the only mail-order distributor directly dealing with ECS to offer these decals for the cars listed. We also have made this product line available to other GM mail-order suppliers. ECS Automotive Concepts also has VIN data decals contracts with Ford, Chrysler and several others. They have the special equipment in house to exactly match the original font style GM used to imprint the door jamb VIN data decals. These are printed on the correct tamper-proof paper, which is required by Federal Law. They are the ONLY GM licensed source to make them complete using the proper font format to imprint exact information for your individual car.

While you can find blank VIN data decals available elsewhere, many are not on the correct tamper-proof paper (required by Federal Law.) Most of these sellers offer blank decals and tell you to simply type in your information. Of course, your typewriter is not going to match the font style GM used, it’s impossible to type it straight onto a small decal, and who even has a typewriter today. The correct equipment to duplicate the original font GM used runs over $100,000. ECS Automotive Concepts has this equipment in house. Their larger market caters to all the late-model GM-Chrysler-Ford vehicles for collision shops, since they hold all the required license agreements with those companies to reproduce the VIN decals.

If you want to have the correct door jamb VIN data decals to replace unreadable decals on your car or if your car’s decals are missing altogether, ECS is the only authentic option. These are custom-made specifically for your car. Having these important decals also enhances the value of your car. It is one of the things collectors look for since it has the VIN information on it. Not having these VIN data decals on a car raises a red flag with any potential collectable car buyer.

Be sure to read all the below information carefully before placing your order for replacement 1984-1987 Turbo Regal Door Jamb VIN Data stickers. We only offer them as a set of both decals. You cannot order just one, since it would stand out looking new next to the old original decal.

First, if yours are still on your door jamb take a photo so you can see their exact position. Do NOT remove them until you receive the new decals. Be sure to note which one of the two decals is the first one on your door jamb and which direction they face.

We have listed the original GM part number by each year, which appears on your actual data VIN decals. In each case, the GM part number was the same for both with the addition of either the letter A or B after the part number.

The A code will show your 17-digit VIN number, date of manufacture, and vehicle weight.

The B code covers the Tire-Loading information.

You need to verify that it’s the same GM part number that corresponds to your specific year Turbo Regal. This 8-digit GM part number with the letter A or B will be in the bottom right corner of the two door jamb data decals. If your label that contains the 17-digit VIN number is completely gone or not legible, you must send us a clear copy of your VIN number from the dash VIN plate, the SPI trunk label, or your car title. Along with the photographic file, also type out the 17-digit VIN number and Date of Manufacture so it can be checked against the photo.

We cannot process your order without this proof of your VIN number. You also need to provide month and year of Date of Manufacture. The only way I know this can be determined is by reading the code on your Body Number Plate, also called the “Cowl Tag Plate.” This is the small metal plate located under the hood by the driver’s side wiper arm. In most cases, you will have to lightly sand the raise letters/numbers to read them. The code you need is on the first line. There is a 4-digit code in the upper left corner that gives the year, month, and week of production of your car. Keep in mind, Dates of Manufacture could be the fall prior to your actual model year. Example - An early 1984 model could have a production date of November 1983, December 1983, and so on. You only need to give us the year and month, which is what would appear on the door jamb VIN data decal. The first letter in the code stands for the year. The digits following the letter represent the month. The last single letter represents the week of production. Example, The letter E stands for 1984, F stands for 1985, G stands for 1986, and H stands for 1987. Example - For the month of production - 02 would be for February, 04 would be April, and so on. The letter after the initial numbers is the actual production week of the month, which we do NOT need since it does not appear on the door jamb VIN data decal. With that in mind, E would be the highest letter in the code for the weeks of the month. E represents 5 for the 5th week, which some months do have.

Even if your labels are intact and readable, you must type out your 17-digit VIN number and the month and year of manufacture date. This is very important! If the gross weight figure is not readable, we need to know what some of the major options are to determine the gross vehicle weight. Options like T-Tops and power seat would add more weight. If the decals are present, be sure to send a clear photo of them. For best results make sure your flash is off when you take the photos.

There are no free do overs. So, double-check your answers before placing your order. Remember, these are custom made specifically for your car. These door jamb data VIN decals are on the proper tamper-proof paper, just like the originals, which is required by Federal Law. Once you apply them, you can't reposition them so make sure to position them correctly. (Refer to the photos you took prior to removing your originals).

There is a clear coating over these new reproduction door jamb VIN decals, which is invisible to prevent them from getting ruined by most cleaning solvents. Be sure to double-check the GM part number on your original door jamb VIN data decals to match the year of your Turbo Regal as we have indicated below. This is because each decal can be different, depending on the year. In each case the font style GM used will be matched exactly. However, any imperfections that may appear in your original photo, such as crooked wording, will be made straight. This is the way it should have been originally from GM.

NOTE - In case the GM part numbers on your original door jamb VIN data decal are not any of the ones listed below for the years shown, pick the last choice on the order form and type in the GM part numbers that appears on your original door jamb VIN data decals. ECS will find that GM number in their system and be able to match it exactly. Even though the Turbo Regals were all produced at the same plant (Pontiac, Michigan) some differences may exist.

These door jamb VIN data decals are also correct for all the 1984-1987 GM car models, including the Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass, and Pontiac Grand Prix.

We have pictured actual samples for each year 1984-1987 Turbo Regal door jamb data VIN decals alongside the matching part number to indicate what you would receive. Double-check that GM part number with your originals to make sure it’s the same.

1984 Buick Turbo Regal Door Jamb Data VIN Decals (2), GM part #14065978A and B.

1985-1986 Buick Turbo Regal Door Jamb VIN Data Decals (2), GM part #14085204A and B.

1987 Buick Turbo Regal Door Jamb VIN Data Decals (2), GM part #10080812A and B.

Orders will be sent by Priority Mail directly from ECS Automotive Concepts. Decals are custom made, so allow 5-7 days for delivery.

We do not offer any of these decals individually. Since both appear together on the door jamb, replacing only one would never match the remaining old faded decal.

Remember, ECS Automotive Concepts is the only licensed GM supplier that can make these door VIN data decals and has the proper equipment to match the original font GM used on the correct tamper-proof paper required by Federal Law.

Below is the required information we need from you:

17-Digit VIN number and include proof of VIN (such as a copy of SPI trunk ID label, or Car title.) Even if your photograph decals are clear, you must also type out the 17-digit VIN number.

Date month/year (See copy above to determine month and year of manufacture if your decal is missing or not readable.) Even if pictured, be sure to type out the month/year.

If your decal is missing or not readable, provide information on any major options (such as T-Top/power seat, etc.) to determine approximate gross weight.

If you have original door jamb data decals on your car, include several clear photos. Do not use the flash on the camera for these photos.

We also require a daytime phone number and email address with your order, in case ECS Automotive Concepts has any questions.

Be sure to verify the GM part number against the year of your Turbo Regal to the above information. If none of them match the numbers we have noted, include the GM part number that does appear on your door jamb Data VIN decals.

Remember, these are all custom-made data VIN decals pertaining to your car. So double-check your information before sending it to us. If you have sent the wrong information and the decals are made to your incorrect specifications, you would have to pay for the decals to be made again.

NOTE - The GM part number appears in the lower right corner of each of the original decals.

7900 - 1984 All GM Car Models, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
GM LICENSED DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS (2), GM Part #14065978A and B - $120 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

7901 - 1985-1986 All GM Car Models, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
GM LICENSED DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS (2), GM Part #14085204A and B - $120 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

7902 - 1987 All GM Car Models, Including Buick Turbo Regal -
GM LICENSED DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS (2), GM Part #10080812A and B - $120 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

7903 - SPECIFY YEAR - GM LICENSED DOOR JAMB VIN DATA DECALS (2) - If none of the part numbers correspond with your application, provide the GM part number here along with the other information. ECS Automotive Concepts has a huge GM file of VIN decals and will be able to match it correctly against the GM part number you provide. - $120 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping. MUST SPECIFY 8-digit part # A and B.

Allow 5-7 days for delivery. Decals are sent Priority Mail from ECS Automotive Concepts

ORDERING - To place your order, you must email the photos, typed information, name, address, and daytime telephone number to - Christina@kirbanperformance.com She will contact you for credit card information to process you order.

If you are not able to email us, you will have to print the information and send it by mail to Kirban Performance Products, P.O. Box 1199, Plumsteadville, PA 18949. Or you can FAX it to 215-766-1615.

NOTE - ECS Automotive Concepts will be able to do all the door jamb VIN data decals back through 1970. The early decals were a single blue label. Those decals are not required to be printed on the tamper-proof paper and are priced differently. Beginning in 1975 GM, used decals printed on tamper-proof paper.

If you want to order decals for any older GM car from 1983 back to 1970, email me for pricing and details - denniskirban@yahoo.com

ECS Automotive Concepts has all the various VIN door jamb decals for those cars in their system.
NOTE - Here is a link to view this on the website:
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/inner_circle.php?nak=394



ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS -

If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com



ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION FOR TURBO REGAL PARTS -

Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. Simply email me a list - denniskirban@yahoo.com. Also, we are still buying dead or partially dead 1984-1987 Turbo Regals under $4,000 that are within 250 to 350 miles of our location.



NOTE - ABOUT LINKS IN THE INNER CIRCLE -

We have heard from a couple people that have had problems with the links in our Inner Circle.

When we check the links, they work fine. However, if you are not able to be directed to the exact website page or internet site, you can "copy" and "paste" the link into the URL in your browser (such as Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) If it doesn't link in one browser, it may work in another.

Most people having problems are using Internet Explorer… If you are having issues with links, try another browser to see if it works.

You may need to "UPDATE" your browser to be use you are using the current version.



NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE -

We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these have to be low-resolution photos to work on the Inner Circle segments on the website, any photos of text don't appear clear when enlarged. This is a problem when you are trying to see numbers, such as those on the VIN labels or pages from Options booklet. Also, because of photo reproduction and computer screen variations, the colors may not be true to the actual product or photo.

If you would like to have us email you any photo at the higher resolution for viewing, just email us and we will email them to you. Be sure to be specific on which pictures you want to see - Reference Inner Circle date and photo number 1, 2, 3 or 4 - denniskirban@yahoo.com



2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS -

KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS SPRING OPEN HOUSE -
Saturday, April 30rd, 2016 - 9 am - 2 pm -
NOTE - The date was changed to APRIL 30th

Once again free Yum Yum donuts and coffee will be available in the morning. Terry Shaw will be conducting a seminar on the importance of having your car appraised.

Richard Clark will be coming.

Russ and Nancy have agreed to do the cooking. The luncheon is strictly by donation with all proceeds going to PBS, which Russ and Nancy donate to.

This is the only Open House we do this year, so you don’t want to miss it.

Most of our website products will be specially priced. We will have an array of used parts for sale, our M&M contest, and our no reserve auction. This event has no rain date.



TURBO BUICK/RICHARD CLARK EVENT - May 4th - May 7th, 2016 - Burlington, NC

This event is held at Richard’s shop, located at 2557 Faucette Lane, Burlington, NC. If you have never been to his shop before, it would be a great event to attend. Once again, I am the MC for the luncheon on Thursday. We will be at this event as a vendor. Bring any cores you want to cash in for a letter of credit. The event moves to the nearby racetrack for Friday and Saturday.

For more information, go to turbobuick.com and look for this under Events for 2016. I know that Mike Barnard (owner of Spoolfool), Nick Micale from Arizona, G-Body, Pete Hoffman, and our company will be in attendance.



RIDE ON MOLLY 6 - Saturday, May 21st, 2016 - California

For more information, contact Alan DeCarr - ahdecarr@gmail.com

This event is now in its 6th year since Molly’s passing.



PYPES EXHAUST & MAX PERFORMANCE OPEN HOUSE CAR SHOW - June 18th, 2016 -
This event has no rain date. Open to all American Muscle cars and trucks. Held at their Headquarters, 2705 Clemens Road, Hatfield, PA 19440.

For more details, contact - mikes@pypesexhaust.com

This is a huge event that I usually attend, however, this year I can’t since it’s the same weekend as GM at Carlisle and I’m speaking both days at GM Carlisle.



GM CARLISLE - June 17th-19th, 2016

I am a guest speaker at this event both Friday and Saturday. I’ll be talking on Hurst, Hurst/Olds, and also about the door jamb VIN data decals. Seminars are always free at Carlisle.

Now that our granddaughter has a 2012 Camaro SS, she is planning on attending and showing her car. Carlisle is one of the largest swap meet facilities in the country. If you are planning on attending, bring any cores you want to cash in for a Letter of Credit. I will be able to take them. This will be the second year I been a guest speaker at Carlisle and it’s quite an honor. Over the years I have spoken at several National Pontiac and GTO conventions.

Check their website to see dates of all their upcoming 2016 events - carlisleevents.com



GS NATIONALS - September 14th-17th, 2016 -
Beach Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky

See the GSXtra for more details, or their website - gsnationals.com

EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS - September 16th-17th, 2016 at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland

Event includes a judged car show on Saturday open to all Buick makes and anything Buick powered. Free Vending. Saturday race classes must be Buick powered.

For more information, contact - johncsordas@optonline.net or phillyturbosix@comcast.net

This is not a misprint both the GS Nationals and East Coast Buick Regionals fall on the same weekend.



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Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - denniskirban@yahoo.com - I will answer you. However, if I fail to answer you within 24 hours, please email us again. Since expanding into used parts, I get a lot of emails and sometimes I may forget your request or may not remember who requested the item.



IN CLOSING -
Can’t wait until Spring! Tired of this crazy weather!