Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 09-22-10
BUICK LITERATURE- PART 10
Molly's involvement with Buick back in the 1980s extended beyond creating the prototype Grand National, and related logos for Buick. As you have learned, he was involved with the GNX book, and designed the GNX jacket. He also had a full line of Buick clothing during the 1980s.
We have found two of the Buick Apparel Brochures from the early days that were designed and marketed from Molly Designs in California. He designed a large selection of jackets, T-shirts, sweaters, hats and sport bags.
For several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s, we offered his Grand National sweaters, jackets, and Grand National T-shirt. We carried many of his items until things were discontinued and he no longer sold the apparel line.
We are showing pages from his brochures on the website this week. These brochures were printed on 16-3/4" x 11" paper, then folded in half to 8-1/4" x 11". Keep in mind, the colors that show on the computer may not be accurate to the printed piece.
PHOTO 1 - Shows the front and back covers of one of the full-color brochures that Molly did promoting the Buick apparel that he designed and marketed. This brochure included jackets, shirts, sweaters, fleece pants and hood sweaters.
PHOTO 2 - The second photo shows the center spread from this brochure.
PHOTO 3 - The top photos show the front and back covers of another Molly full-color brochure, printed after the first one we show. He offered more items and an additional single sheet was added to the brochure (shown in Photo 4.) The lower photo shows the inside. You can see how it is very similar to the earlier brochure.
PHOTO 4 - The photo on the left shows one side of the insert page. Notably on this page Molly is selling limited copies of the hardbound GNX book. These would be the unnumbered books. The price back then was just $29.95 each! The second photo shows the backside of the insert featuring the various embroidered hats Molly designed along with the actual order form.
To my knowledge, Molly did at least one more full-color Buick clothing brochure. The reason I remember this is because that brochure had GNX jackets on it for sale. Like the GNX book, it stated they were in limited supply! Unfortunately, I can't locate my copy of this for a photo. None of these brochures have a date on them, but they were from the late 1980s.
Watch for more Buick Literature next week - Part 11
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 ones you want to see - Reference Inner Circle date and photo number 1, 2, 3 or 4 - firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW VDO COCKPIT SERIES VACUUM/BOOST GAUGE -
We now carry the VDO cockpit series combination vacuum boost gauge. This gauge is 2-1/16" size and matches all our other VDO cockpit gauges. Besides showing vacuum in inches, it also shows up to 25 lbs of boost. Comes complete with the installation kit to install it in any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal. We still carry our other VDO cockpit series boost gauge, which reads boost only, Part #6627 (reads a maximum of 30 lbs.)
Here's our complete description:
VDO COCKPIT SERIES 30 in. VACUUM / 25 lb. BOOST GAUGE -
This attractive VDO cockpit series combination 30 in. vacuum gauge and 25 lb. boost has a 2-1/16" diameter face. This will fit any of the A-pillar holders, single or twin gauge holders we offer.
The quality is excellent and it features a black bezel face, red needle, and white numbers. Gauge comes with an installation kit to install in any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal. It will also fit older applications as well. The kit will allow your current gauge and this gauge to function at the same time.
NOTE - This gauge only registers up to 25 psi for boost. If you need a boost gauge that reads to 30 psi, see Part #6627.
7297 - VDO Cockpit Series 2-1/16" 30 in. Vacuum / 25 lb. Boost Gauge - $52.95
Includes installation kit
Here is a link to this Vacuum/Boost Gauge on our web site -
GREAT NEWS - CUSTOM-MADE EMBROIDERED TRUNK KITS -
Because of many requests, we now offer 16 new custom-made embroidered Trunk Kits - GREY or BLACK carpet material - 8-Piece or 11-Piece Kits - featuring the T-Type, Grand National, GNX and Buick Motorsports logos. All kits are GM licensed.
Any of these kits compliment the trunk area of your 1984-1987 Turbo Regal. Because each one is custom hand made please allow 2 weeks for delivery. Shipping is by Fed Ex as noted on our website.
URGENT REQUEST - WE NEED TURBO CORES! -
We need stock 1986-1987 Turbo Regal turbos for cores.
For each complete turbo you send us, you will received either a check for $75 for or a Letter of Credit for $100 for any parts listed on our website. Just specify which you want for your turbo.
By sending us complete cores, it enables us to supply other owners with rebuilt units and also our TA 49 versions. The TA 49 turbos we sell require the use of the stock exhaust housing. By using that section, no low-end torque is lost in regular street driving.
THANK YOU for helping to keep the parts available for other Turbo Regal owners.
ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION WORKS -
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@example.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.
GM PARTS UPDATE -
It appears that the GM supply of the factory 1986-1987 GM factory original molded boost line kits are dwindling and may already have disappeared from GM's warehouses inventory. We currently have a decent supply of them.
This is a very critical part, for any 1986-1987 Turbo Regal, since it is needed to control boost. They have 3 specially formed hoses with a special size diameter T in between two of the molded hoses. These also have the GM wording on them.
Over a period of time, heat can cause the hoses to swell and crack. While they last, we have them available for $44.95 plus shipping, Part #6644. Supplies are limited.
Here is a link to the Boost Line Kit on our web site -
http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/160/GM Factory Original BOOST LINE KIT #6644.html
CALENDER OF EVENTS -
2010 UPCOMING BUICK RELATED EVENTS -
FALL CARLISLE COLLECTOR CAR SWAP MEET and CORRAL
SEPTEMBER 29th - OCTOBER 3rd, 2010
EAST COAST BUICK REGIONALS AND FAST (factory appearing stock tire) EVENT
ALL BUICK JUDGED CAR SHOW SATURDAY THE 2ND HOSTED BY MAGNA (Mid-Atlantic Grand National Association)
OCTOBER 1st and 2nd, 2010 - FRIDAY and SATURDAY Gates open 9 AM
Cecil County Dragway, Maryland
The car show is open to all Buick's from 1965 to 2003. Goodie bags, 50/50 and other prizes for show cars!
This is their 14th annual event! - Free vending.
For more information, contact Doug Dougherty at 302-653-2201 or John Csordas at 845-528-GSGN.
NOTE - Dates are Friday and Saturday!
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5th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST - ALL GM SHOW
OCTOBER 2nd, 2010
Silver Springs, Ocala, Florida
For more information, go to their website -
KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS - FALL OPEN HOUSE -
Saturday OCTOBER 9th, 2010 - 9 am - 3 pm
6201 Kellers Church Road, Plumsteadville, PA
This event happens rain, shine, or snow.
Free Yum Yum donuts and coffee.
Save on shipping! Pete and I will have an array of bargains on used parts. I will have several large items that are too big to ship or too fragile to ship. Paul Castle, World of Motorworks will also be here.
Pick up a supply of ZDDPlus™, we will have it on sale.
Chris and Ron who own CustomAutoApparel.com will also be set up at our Open House. They are fully GM licensed and will have a large array of their Turbo Regal related apparel available. They attended my 60th birthday bash as well. Ron was the original owner of GNX #547.
Since last Spring's Open House we have gathered many more good used Turbo parts, some of which are too big to ship. Priced to sell. Come early as bargains and the Yum Yum donuts go quickly.
The Blackhawk Chapter of the POCI presents the
23rd ANNUAL DRAG RACING FUN DAY - Especially for Buicks, Oldsmobiles & Pontiacs
OCTOBER 9, 2010 - Saturday - Gates open at 9 AM - Eliminations at 1 PM
In the Midwest is an all BOP event Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac.
The location is Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois.
Click on the link below for more information.
30th ANNUAL GS NATIONALS - Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky
OCTOBER 20th-23rd, 2010
This has been rescheduled from the cancelled May dates. Unfortunately, Don Garlits will not be able to attend as the dates conflict with an event he does at his Museum in Ocala. Florida. For more information, including registration and vendor details, go to their website and then click on GS Nationals - http://www.gsnationals.com
EBAY LISTINGS -
If you would like to see any of the Kirban Performance Products items listed on eBay, here is a link to our store and auctions -
ABOUT OUR EMAILS -
Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - email@example.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 not remember who requested the item.
IN CLOSING -
Remember, if you are planning to attend our October 9th Open House, we welcome any good used Turbo Regal parts, or cores we need. Cash them in for items you need.
We will have many fragile items and seats as noted for sale that we can't ship, so plan to attend.