04-25-2018 Inner Circle

04-25-2018 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 04-25-2018 -


Although it was cool in the early morning hours, the weather for our Open House was absolutely picture perfect. The turn-out was one of the biggest we have had in recent years. According to Jason, at one point in the day he counted 75 Turbo Regals in attendance and 4 real GNX cars. This is in addition to several other performance muscle cars.

It was great seeing many familiar faces and there were quite a few people that came for the first time to one of our events. The winner of the 50/50 drawing took home a little over $400 in cash! Nicholas Stillo won the M&Ms contest. It took almost 2 hours to hand out all the great door prizes. In addition to our door prizes, many vendors we deal with had sent us lots of items to raffle off. Special thanks to all those who generously contributed. The No Reserve Auction bidding was hot and heavy on many of the unique items we had, including the prototype banners.

There were quite a few cars from the MAGNA group. We appreciate your club coming to our events. Also, several cars came from Brooklyn and other parts of New York.

If you are on Facebook, out the terrific photos and videos posted on the “Mid-Atlantic Grand National Association (MAGNA)” group.

As you can imagine my wife, Eileen was quite surprised as many people brought her a 50th Anniversary card. She had no idea I had planned this surprise for her. Russ and Nancy presented her with a special cake to mark the occasion.

PHOTO 1 - We show 6 different photos that Jordan Polites took at the Spring Open House and posted on the MAGNA Facebook page. Thanks Jordan, for allowing us to share your photos with our Inner Circle readers.


Unfortunately, our No Reserve Auction was the last part of the program and we did not start to auction any of Matt Blair’s original Turbo Regal artwork until the very end of the Auction. Because of this, some people had already left, so we weren’t able to explain the various illustrations properly. So, we have a number of original artwork that can be purchased at a set price. The actual artwork pictured is all about the same size -14 inches by 12 inches. Each one has been professionally matted and wrapped in plastic to prevent damage, as shown in Photo 2. These are the original illustrations.

PHOTO 2 - We show 4 different original Matt Blair Turbo Regal cartoons from the 1990s that he did for us. We will probably feature 4 more in next week’s Inner Circle. Each of these original illustrations is listed for sale in our Rare Parts section.


The new product - Spoolfool Drip-Lip - that Mike made was also a hit. The few we had in stock quickly sold and we took orders for ones we have on order. This Spoolfool Drip-Lip replaces the stock dust cover and keeps oil from dripping on the ground by trapping it in a special tray that attaches to the bottom of this custom-made cover. It has a removable cloth that absorbs any oil that would normally drip and stain your floor or driveway. This fiberglass dust cover replaces the factory dust cover. You simply reuse the factory bolts and install this dust cover in place of the plastic or metal one.

This is a clever product that Mike has been working on for the last 2 years. Watch for final pricing next week.

PHOTO 3 - The photos on the left show this Spoolfool Drip-Lip cover that Mike now has in production. The photo on the right shows the Drip-Lip on the left and an original cover on the right as a comparison. The small cloth on the Drip-Lip that catches any oil from dripping is easy to remove and replace when it becomes fully soaked. Like all of Mike’s fiberglass products, the quality is excellent. You use the original factory bolts and simply switch this out with the factory dust cover. It will be on our website soon.


We now have this unique 2004 Cadillac CTS-V for sale at our warehouse. The CTS-V has always been garaged and has never been smoked in. I know the past two owners. The last owner recently passed away and I am selling it for his wife who can’t drive a manual shift car. It has only gone 3,000 miles in the last 3 years. The car has 91,000 miles on it. The car is absolutely show quality inside and out. It does not look like it has that many miles on it. The price is $9,995. Since I have a salesman license, a partial trade would be considered. This would save you a portion of the Pennsylvania sales tax, if you are a resident of Pennsylvania. The car is well optioned. It has the latest Pennsylvania inspection and the tires are like new.

PHOTO 4 - We show four photos of this 2004 Cadillac CTS-V. You can email me direct [email protected] for more information and photos.


2018 Turbobuick.com NATIONALS -
May 2nd thru May 5th, 2018 - Burlington, NC
This event is held at two locations. The first part of the week is at Richard Clark’s Garage, 2557 Faucette Lane, Burlington, NC. It then moves to a different track - Farmington Dragway, 2992 NC Highway 801N, Mocksville, NC, located about one hour west of Burlington, NC. For more information, go to turbobuick.com and click on 2018 Turbo Buick Nationals or on Facebook.

May 26th, 2018 Lebanon Valley Dragway, NY.
This is their 9th annual Buick event.
For more information, call 518-794-7130 or 845-528-GSGN, and ask for John.

[email protected] 2018 -
Sunday, June 3, 2018
9 am - 4 pm PDT
Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Wood Valley Road, Valley Center, Californian 92082
The largest gathering of 1984-1987 Turbo Buicks and Classic Buicks west of the Mississippi! Come hang with the SoCal GS Club and Turbobuick.com South Westerners.

PYPES and MAX PERFORMANCE 8th Annual American Muscle Car and Truck Show -
June 29th and June 30th, 2018 - Hatfield, PA
This show is hosted by Pypes and Max Performance. A BBQ and cruise is Friday afternoon and Saturday is the car show. The location is at their facility at 2705 Clemens Road B103, Hatfield, PA 19440. This event draws a huge amount of all kinds of GM muscle cars, including Ford and Chrysler. The company owner has been our friend for over 30-plus years. We will be attending this event. For more information, go to their website - maxperformanceinc.com

September 14th and 15th, 2018 - Cecil County Dragway, Cecil, Maryland
The MAGNA Group has their annual event September 14th and 15th at Cecil County Dragway in Cecil County, Maryland. This event grows bigger each year and is open to all Buick muscle cars not just the Turbo Regals. We expect to be attending this event. (It falls on my birthday). For more details, go to turbobuick.com - or - their website - magnabuick.com


Good news - We now accept Classified Ads in our weekly Inner Circle emails. Over the years several customers have asked about placing an ad in our weekly Inner Circle.

Here are the options and the costs.

Ads can be from any individual or company. It needs to be automotive related, meaning it does not need be specifically Turbo Regal related. It can be for something for sale or something wanted.

Maximum number of words is 125 words, which is about 7 to 9 lines of copy. No photos. You can list a website. We recommend you state your name, phone number or email, a price, and your location in your ad.

The cost for 2 consecutive weeks is $25. The cost for 4 consecutive weeks is $40. You save $10 with the 4-week plan. No changes can be made to your existing running ad. You can only run one ad at any given time. We will have a code system at the end of your ad, so we will know what week number your ad is to run - 2 or 4 weeks.

It can be an ad for something for sale or an ad for something you are looking for.

We have never missed a single week since we started the Inner Circle email format in 2009. It’s something I enjoy doing and I just always seem to have enough material to write about.

Our weekly Inner Circle reaches over 3,200 members every Wednesday direct to their inbox. The Inner Circle also appears every Wednesday on our website with the related photos. Your ad would be visible to both groups of readers. So, the exposure to your ad is well over 3,200 potential buyers.

My Rare Parts section is only viewed by those that subscribe. Subscription is free, so complaints on what I write are nonexistent!

Ads submitted properly by the previous Sunday would appear that next Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads must be submitted by email to - [email protected] 

Payment by credit card must be done by phone to our office 215-766-1611 x 0.



For Sale: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. White with wood trim, burgundy leather interior, all mechanicals done, new springs, coilovers, BFG’s, flowmaster’s, K&N kit, LT1 350 motor, 155,000 miles. Excellent condition. I take it to shows and its stored winters. $10,500 email [email protected] New Haven, CT 06512 3 of 4.

For Sale 1986 Buick Grand National - $ 24,500
Nice original, stock, solid roof car. We have owned since 1991, second Oklahoma City owner, just turned 79K miles. Paint original, good condition for miles. No rust issues, or winter driving. No smokers, wrecks or problems. Motor, transmission and posi rear, original.Car has 90 option codes on trunk tag. A few items done over the years were to replace the stock exhaust cat back, add a car alarm, additional transmission cooler, bumper fillers front and back. Recently upgraded car stereo to a GM, CD unit, original cassette stereo will come with car. Several more items done over the years that can be detailed in email. We have only driven the car 634 miles in past 8 years. Would like to see it enjoyed by others. Would welcome 3rd party inspection if interested.Email for more details and pictures. Austin Kendall, Oklahoma City, Okla. [email protected]  - 405 831-5195 3 of 4

WANTED to BUY: NOS Buick parts for 1987 Buick Turbo Regal. Will you be at Dennis Kirban's Spring Open House on Saturday, April 21 and have some NOS Buick Turbo Regal parts you are thinking of selling? If yes, please contact me by phone or e-mail and let me know what you have as I may be interested. I am a CASH buyer and will be at the Kirban Spring Open House and travel to purchase. I am not a dealer and parts are not for resale any parts I purchase are for my own small personal Buick parts collection. Please call and leave message or e-mail. All calls will be returned. Jason Maxfield 416-399-7265 or [email protected] - Niagara Falls, NY 14303.  Thank you. 4 of 4

FOR SALE - Remember, if you are local to us check out the inventory of used vehicles 611 Auto Sales. They are located near us at 8307 Easton Road in Ottsville, PA. Their website is -611autosalespa.com Some of their cars are priced under $3,995. Mention my name and it may save you a few bucks! They have several one-owner cars to choose from. Their office number is 610-847-0100.


If you are not able to see the Rare Parts section at the end of this Inner Circle, it is because you are not an Inner Circle member, but instead are reading this on the website. You must subscribe to see the Rare Parts section each week. It would go directly to your inbox every Wednesday afternoon. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. Simply email - [email protected] - to get on our weekly Inner Circle email.


NOTE- If you email us and do NOT get a timely reply, be sure to check your “SPAM” folder. Some emails do not go thru.

If you need to email us, use - [email protected]


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 - [email protected]


If you store your car for a period of time, it’s important to remember to keep a battery maintainer hooked up to it so it keeps the battery fully charged.


Here is the information on our credits for cores.

URGENT NEED - Powermaster brake units. The must be complete. We will now issue you a Letter of Credit for $150 for each acceptable core. We currently will not buy any powermaster units outright only Letter of Credit towards parts.

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. These are the only 2 items we are currently accepting as cores.

MAIL - Ship to Address -
PO BOX 1199

UPS - Ship to Address -
6201 Kellers Church Road


If you need technical information, it’s best to email - [email protected] - rather than call us. We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours. Please remember I have very little knowledge of the mechanical workings of the engine.


1985-1987 Buick GRAND NATIONAL -

Because the original grey and black pallex Grand National seat material is so costly, here is a simple and inexpensive method to protect it.

We offer a one-piece form-fitting seat cover for the front bucket seat. No tools are required and it’s easy to clean. You simply slide it over the seat. It can be removed easily.

This seat cover has the same two-color color (black and grey) design, so it looks like it was made specifically for the Grand National.

The durable and breathable material is double nylon mesh cloth with 2mm thick sponge in the middle. The spandex back provides a universal fit that conforms to the Grand National’s bucket seat.

It’s an inexpensive investment to protect your Grand National bucket seats from damage.
To purchase one cover, order #7821. To order two covers, order #7822.

Another excellent way to protect the seats.

7821 - 1985-1987 Buick Grand National - One-piece Bucket Seat Cover - $18.95

7822 - 1985-1987 Buick Grand National -
TWO One-piece Bucket Seat Covers (2) - $29.95 (Save $7.95)

Here is a link to this seat cover on our website.


If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - [email protected]


Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. We also may buy your new or used parts. 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.


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.


We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these must 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.


I went home Saturday after the Spring Open House exhausted and took a nap. I am very grateful for such a huge turnout and I hope those that came enjoyed it. Thanks for coming.