01-23-2013 Inner Circle

01-23-2013 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 01-23-2013


This past Friday I went to a huge indoor swap meet that is held every year in January in our area. Basically, it’s the first swap meet for the New Year. You seldom see at swap meets anything Buick related. Besides running into a few old friends and getting some ideas, I did buy a brand new 1983 Indianapolis Buick Jacket from a seller that had a lot of really cool rare items for sale.

PHOTO 1 - Here is a photo of this rare 1983 Buick Indianapolis 500 Jacket. It is a two tone brown in color. It has an embroidered patch, as you can see, on each side of the zipper. The jacket is size small so would make for a nice display. You can tell it’s old because on the information tag on the collar it says MADE IN THE USA! Nothing appears on the back. The jacket is brand new and is in near perfect condition.

PHOTO 2 - Shows a close up of the two embroidered patches on the front of the jacket. Also visible is the small metal emblem attached to the zipper. It says Buick and has the Olympic symbol on it.


The recently released movie Black Air produced by Andrew Filippone Jr. has now been made available to wholesalers. We have our first shipment due to arrive next week. It will not be set up on our website until next week to order through our website.

However, you can call our office now and place your order for the Black Air DVD. As a bonus you will also receive absolutely free the 1990 Kirban Reunion DVD that we just had put on a DVD format. This is a 25 minute DVD of the Buick portion of the 1990 Kirban Reunion Event we held at the Johnsville airbase. It was at this event that the last GNX was there and we had 98 Grand Nationals lined up bumper to bumper. A sight that I am sure will never ever be repeated again.

The price of the Black Air DVD with the bonus 1990 Kirban Reunion DVD is just $20. They would be shipped by Priority mail for $26 total. The $6 is for USPS Priority Mail shipping. Remember to order you must call our office or email because it is not set up on our website until next week. You must call our office 215-766-1611 to order or email [email protected]

PHOTO 3 - Shows the new DVD Black Air that we now have available. Pictured with it is our Kirban Reunion DVD we held back in 1990. We just had transferred from VHS format to DVD. It is a bonus item you will get when you order the Black Air DVD.

PHOTO 4 - Here is another cartoon that Matt Blair did for us years ago. It is dated 1998. I am not sure if this was ever published. We will be announcing the winner of the name the character for our new cartoon series next week. The artist already has the first two sketched out for us.


As times goes on, more and more of us are living to age 100. However, the odds if you are a male are not as favorable compared to the woman. It is reported that currently 83% that make it to 100 and beyond are woman. Men make up the 17% difference. If you need further proof visit any nursing home and see firsthand the difference in the population of the residents!


The 1990 Yugo convertible in last week’s Barrett-Jackson Auction went for $11,000. Taking first place with his $10,599 guess was Mike Burianek. Coming in second with a guess of $9,800 was Bob Hudspith. We have notified both winners and their prizes will be sent to them this week. I also ran this contest on a GTO forum that I am part of and the winner over there hit it exactly at $11,000. This might have been the cheapest car at the Barrett-Jackson Auction!


The second photo in that group from 1-16-2013 Inner Circle has been identified by one of our long time customers. The dogs name was Shasta and she lived to be 16 years old. The car owner is John Lebetski out of Chicago. He still has the car and the windows will still pass the dollar bill test after all these years. John works for Paul Anka and a few years back he got us some great seats for Paul Ankas concert in nearby Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. John also owns one of our Turbo Regals that I actually delivered to him in Chicago maybe 8 or 9 years ago.


OLD TOWN Kissimmee, Florida. Central Florida Grand National and T-Type Club are putting on their 14th Annual Turbo Buicks event at Old Town charity car show to benefit the charity New Hope for Kids. The date is Sunday February 24th 2013 10 am until 4 pm. More info can be found on their website: www.cfgnt.com/oldtown

BUICK RACE DAY NORWALK OHIO April 26th and 27th. The 26th will be at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The 27th will be an all Buick show at Arbys in Norwalk, Ohio. For more info email [email protected] call Roberta Vasilow at 810-655-8277 7 pm til 10 pm only.

TURBOBUICK.COM NATIONALS MAY 1st through May 4th 2013. The lst and 2nd will be held at Richard Clarks shop on Faucette Lane in Burlington, NC and the 3rd and 4th the event will be at Piedmont Dragway. Unlike previous events this event is open to all G body cars including the Monte Carlos, Oldsmobile Cutlasses, and Pontiac Grand Prix. This event is sponsored by Gbodyparts.com We will have a flyer on this event soon with more details. We will be at this event as usual.

GM AT CARLISLE - June 21st thru 23rd, 2012
This event is held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Turbo Regal. I have signed on to conduct two seminars on Saturday, June 22nd. One seminar will be on Turbo Regals and the second one will be on Hurst. So, mark your calendar.

Carlisle, as many of you know, puts on some of the largest car shows and swap meets in the USA and has done so for over 25 years. It is centrally located in Pennsylvania, just west of Harrisburg, PA and minutes off the PA turnpike and Route 81. Click on the link below for more details.


EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS September 20th and 21st 2013. Held at Cecil County Dragway, Maryland. Saturday the 21st features a judged car show for all Buick powered cars. For more info contact Doug Doughtery at 302-653-2201 or email [email protected] John Csordas 914-447-6068 or email [email protected] The website is tristategsclub.com


One of the biggest Turbo Regal clubs to join is the Magna Club that covers Delaware New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Be sure to check out their website. http://www.magnabuick.com/


If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market, that we may consider email me direct [email protected]


Got any turbo parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. Simply email me a list - [email protected]

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 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 - [email protected]


Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - [email protected] - 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.


Weather is bitter cold this week! Looking forward to spring! April Open House date to be announced soon.