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The Buick Skylark and the Film You Need to Know

The Buick Skylark and the Film You Need to Know

'72 Buick SkylarkThe Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the world, allows independent filmmakers to show their creations in front of a powerful audience. In 2011, a low-budget pre-apocalyptic film by the name of Bellflower stunned viewers. The little-known film was produced for under $20,000. Despite the incredibly low budget, the film received a nomination for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (The Blair Witch Project won this award in 1999).Buick Skylark

Flame-Throwers and an End of the World Gang

1955 Buick Roadmaster Series 70

1955 Buick Roadmaster Series 70

Just one of the many classic Buicks to become a favorite among classic car lovers is the 1955 Buick Roadmaster Series 70. It has endeared itself into hearts big and small, and has even won the attention of famous owners. Jay Leno, a popular nighttime talk show host, owns one beautifully restored 1955 Roadmaster, and has for quite some time. Let’s take a closer look at this beauty.

1970 Buick GSX

1970 Buick GSX

Buick GSX

Photo Courtesy of GM Authority

After much anticipation, General Motors finally lifted its self-imposed ban on engines bigger than 400 cid, and the result was worth celebrating. New muscle cars were introduced with bigger engines and more power than ever before. The 1970 Buick GSX was one such model, and a much coveted one, at that. Several things about this car made it special at the time, and some of these same things help keep the car at the forefront of the minds of muscle car collectors and restorers to this day.

Classic Buick Wildcat

Classic Buick Wildcat

Buick WildcatOne vehicle that is of particular interest to many people who love Buicks of days gone by is the Buick Wildcat, a vehicle that became a model in his own right for the 1963 model year.

During the 1950s midsize cars were largely boxlike for want of a better description, and these classics are extremely cool in their own right so we are not taking anything away from them.

Buick WildcatHowever, time marches on and as it does marketing minds are always looking to introduce something new to the buying public.

The Buick Riviera

The Buick Riviera

Buick RivieraThe Buick division of General Motors is one of the most important automotive manufacturing concerns that the world has ever known. The company dates all the way back to 1899 when it was known as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. David Dunbar Buick incorporated the company as the Buick Motor Company four years later and the rest, as they say, is history.

As optimistic as David Dunbar Buick may have been when he started out in the automotive business even he would probably find it hard to believe that his surname would be gracing quality American motor vehicles for well over 100 years.

A Must Visit: The Sloan Museum Buick Gallery

A Must Visit: The Sloan Museum Buick Gallery

Buick SkylarkIf you are fan of baseball you are certainly going to want to visit the Baseball All Of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Getting to the roots of the beast and experiencing all that history in one place is an extraordinary experience.

Classic Buick fans can have the same type of experience by visiting the Buick Gallery that is a part of the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan.

The Buick Club Of America

The Buick Club Of America

Buick Club of America LogoIf you are into classic Buicks you probably have a lot of specialized knowledge about these particular vehicles. The average person who winds up sitting next to you at the local watering hole is probably not going to have anywhere near as much information about these cars as you do. It’s likely that some of what you say about collectible Buicks will sound like Greek to the uninitiated.

The Buick Century

The Buick Century

Throughout the history of auto making there have been a number of different models that have made multiple appearances after having been discontinued. One example of this would be the Buick Century, a car that was first introduced for the 1936 model year.

This was a very big year for the Buick division of General Motors. The company had been able to make a quantum leap forward on the engineering and design fronts and there was a lot of excitement about the 1936 offerings, including the brand-new Buick Century, a four-door sedan. These cars were very fast by the standards of the day, capable of speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. This oomph was generated by a 320 cubic inch in-line eight cylinder engine that was rated at 165 hp.