Due to the July 4th holiday, there will be no club meeting next month. Meeting will resume in August. Thanks, enjoy the start of the summer!
With many events and meetings this year affected by rain, we hope you can join us for a cruise to the Planes, Trains & BBQ show in Tavares on Saturday, April 30th. This unique event starts at 10am to 5pm at Wooten Park on Lake Dora and will feature a car show, train rides, live music and air show!
Specific details on our cruise to the show will be coming soon. For more details on the show go HERE
Unfortunately, due to the forecast of rain through the weekend, we just received word that we will be cancelling the cruise to the Daytona Spring Show. Please pass the word along to any members who may not have access to the internet. Thanks
Don’t miss the Spring Daytona Turkey Run on Saturday, March 26th on the infield of the Daytona Speedway. Our club will meet up at gate 70 on turn three at 8:45am, then head into the show by 9am.
See hundreds of vendors, thousands of show cars and large car corral. For admission prices and info go to http://www.turkeyrun.com
Come on out to Orlando Speedworld on Friday, Feb. 26th for a club track night. Members can run their car or just spectate to support the club. Admission is $12 add $13 to race. Gates open at 6pm, staging lanes close down at 10pm. Speedworld is located on East Hwy 50 near Bithlo, FL. For track info check out www.raceosw.com/dragway/
As a designer for a toy company, I’m fortunate to attend the annual International Toy Fair in New York city. This toy industry trade show offers sneak peeks at upcoming products.
One product I noticed last weekend was a new 1:43 scaled Grand National in the Fast and Furious lineup by Greenlight collectibles. The rep allowed me to shoot a picture of the prototype for our club.
Greenlight is excited to do this diecast as they have had many requests for the GN. The scale will be about 4 inches long (larger than the 1:64 scale common to Hot Wheels)
Keep watching their web site for upcoming details on it at www.greenlighttoys.com
With the current trend of keeping Turbo Buicks stock appearing or bone stock, a couple of options for upgrading the stock radio or installing a stock appearing, modern unit have surfaced. First, you can modify the stocker to add an input plug to play your ipod, the ‘do it yourself’ instructions are at the bottom of the page HERE. The second option is to install an 80’s style retrosound stereo available HERE. As always, the club is not responsible for any products or services we make members aware of. We recommend you research any product or service to decide if it will be right for your setup.
GNX #224 (above) just sold at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee for $108,000. This GNX had all the goodies such as documentation, GNX Jacket, GNX diecast etc. and only had 98 miles on the clock. For all of the auction results head over to Mecum.com
Be sure to check out our pics page to see many of the Turbo Buicks owned by our members.