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Rip Van Winkle Buick Awakens Collector Interest Walter Zemple of Manawa, Wis., was a careful, frugal man who lived in a home without modern utilities. However, Mr. Zemple took exceptionally good care of a 1951 Buick he owned. When he passed away last year, the black Buick Special Deluxe two-door Riviera hardtop was found...

Car of the Week: 1912 Buick Model 43

Patrick Hopkins had been around his grandfather’s spectacular 1912 Buick his entire life. The car was, as the cliché goes, just another member of the family. He had even been warned that the car would be his when his grandfather finally decided he had owned it long enough.

Still, when the day came...


A few weeks ago I was called upon to do an appraisal on a 1951 Buick Special Riviera hardtop. The car was located just a few miles from my new shop Gunner’s Great Garage in Manawa, Wis. I was told that the car belonged to a local resident who had passed away. I was...

Car of the Week: 1959 Buick LeSabre Convertible

When Jim DiGregorio gushes about how much he digs his sparkling, and rare, 1959 Buick LeSabre convertible, you know the car must be special. It has some big tracks to follow in DiGregorio’s garage, but a totally original 1959 ragtop with just 32,000 miles and über-rare, three-on-the-tree is certainly something to get worked up...

Buick club brings 'em in

One of the greatest car shows in the Twin Cities area is the Spring Extravaganza on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn. I don’t praise the event because it’s early in the show season and we Upper Midwesterners are begging for a decent meet. I call it one of the greatest because...

Car of the Week: 1953 Buick Skylark convertible

If they handed out a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for loyal attendees of the Iola Old Car Show in Iola, Wis,, Glenn Barnett would be high on the short list of deserving candidates. And his stellar, and rare, 1953 Buick Skylark convertible would certainly be on the list of biggest crowd favorites at the show.

Car of the Week: 1909 Buick

It’s only been several years since Bill Brunkow died, and Ken Ganz, one of Brunkow’s car buddies and best friends, still thinks about him pretty much every day. And not only did Brunkow leave his friend with a lot of great memories, he also left him a lovely 1909 Buick.