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Name : Andrew Zamiska
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PostSubject: Something you don't see too often...Car Day '09   Something you don't see too often...Car Day '09 EmptyThu Sep 03, 2009 12:51 pm

Hi everyone,

Every year my family (of 4) gets the cars all together to get pictures, and coincidentally, they're all Buicks! happy ...anyway...

I figured you all could appreciate something like this and seeing a bunch of different vehicles in the same place. Here's some highlights but the full 'album' is at the link at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

Uncovering the collection and letting them out of their various caves...
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Starting to line them up. We were waiting for two more cars to 'get home' wink
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Here they are all together now. I'll list them so you know what you're looking at exactly
From left to right:
-'73 Century GS 455 Stage 1
-'86 Regal T-type
-'87 Regal Limited with 455 Stage 1 swap
-'88 Lesabre T-type
-'89 Lesabre T-type
-'89 Reatta
-'95 Riviera
(in the back)
-'04 Regal GS
-'07 Rainier
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One of my favorite shots...
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This was after we took some video of each car going down the road. Got some good footage that I'll share later.
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My dad with the '73...
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Hope you liked the show! I wasn't posting this to show off, it's just that I know you guys (and occasionally gals) can appreciate this kind of thing smile . Thanks for checking it out! Video to come later...

-Andrew Z

(full album) http://www.zamiska.net/z/carday
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thats freakin awesome!
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Wow, those are great! I love the "Buick" vinyl on the gray Regal with the 455. The Regals look brand new, and those T-Type LeSabres are in great condition!
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sexy, i love the Black with the SLP spoiler. :Humping Dance: want to add another one to the collection
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Thanks for the compliments guys - we're pretty proud of our collection. And we use them too! They don't always just sit around.

Corey - As cool as it would be to have a Supercharged LS, I don't have the room, as you can see smile .
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I agree, that's a nice collection. Will you be at the Cecil County Raceway buick meet in october?
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Nice '73. I think we have some 2010 calendar material here!

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agree
THAT’S FREAKIN AWESOME!
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That’s a VERY nice collection!
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Z-type wrote:
I don't have the room, as you can see smile .
It looks like, from the first picture anyway, your garage is plenty tall enough for some lifts! You could put four storage lifts in there and double stack them … room for FOUR more!?!
I’M JEALOUS!
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Deekster - I'm actually not in THAT Cecil wink ...Heck if I was you know I'd be there.

Thanks AA - That'd be nice to have a picture or two in a calendar! Take what you want and be sure to check out the full album link...

And I'm way ahead of you 99Rivman happy ...My dad and I thought of that when we picked out the building we were going to use. There IS room for lifts, but it would be difficult to open doors for the bottom cars once in place. Unfortunately, there's not as much room between cars as we'd like because of the land we had to use.

But hey...who's to say it can't be done? I humbly agree - more room BEGS more cars wink .
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Nice collection of Buicks Andrew. But even more cool is that you get together and do that. thumbsup
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Deekster - I'm actually not in THAT Cecil wink ...Heck if I was you know I'd be there.


ohhhh you're in PA. Hey, I'm thinking about making the trip from Boston, you could definitely get there from Pittsburgh! And with all those Buicks to choose from... wink It's mostly GNs and GSs that race there. I'll probably be one of very few Riv's if I do go. My brother will be bringing his '69 Special too.
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you have a very nice family who takes pride in there cars and the family...awsome!
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WOW JUST AWESOME
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nice quality cars, hmmm which one shall I drive today! I'm jealous
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Thanks everyone! We like our rare cars and take good care of them - a few of those cars are one of a kind, believe it or not, so we have to be careful, but we take them for a spin regularly during the snowless months. They're all great cruisers, but that Regal T-type is SCARY. It's only lightly modded but it shows no mercy. Neither does the gray 455 Regal. Heck...all of them are pretty fast, even the Lesabres and Reatta for what they are. But like I said, we baby them smile .

Which one am I going to take to drop off packages at the UPS store today... wink

I'll have the video I took uploaded soon. I took a separate clip of each car passing the driveway a few times and it's nice footage - some sweet exhausts on these cars and a decent supercharger whine from the Riv!
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Hey everyone,

I finally have MOST of the video uploaded. As I'm typing this, they're uploading to my server so if you click on one and it doesn't work, give it like 10 minutes and try again.

I took the first few videos then my dad took the last half. Mostly because we know how to make certain cars perform the best and wanted decent clips. Let me know if there's any trouble viewing the videos and I'll put them on youtube. If anyone prefers them on Youtube, I'll cater to that as well. Enjoy!

The Reatta and Rainier (sister and mom) leaving for errands:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/001ReattaRainier.mpg

A few random shots:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/002random.mpg
http://www.zamiska.net/z/003random.mpg

Starting them up to warm them up for the road shots:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/004startingcare.mpg

The '73:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/005GS.mpg

'86 Regal T-type - my FAVORITE clip:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/006RegalTtype.mpg

'87 Regal Limited with 455 Stage 1 swap. Check out the front end when the car downshifts in the second scene!
http://www.zamiska.net/z/007GrayRegal.mpg

'88 Lesabre T-type - I designed the exhaust on here, let me know what you think!
http://www.zamiska.net/z/008LesabreTtype01.mpg

'89 Lesabre T-type:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/009LesabreTtype02.mpg

The Riviera - amazing the noise it can make with just a K&N drop in!
http://www.zamiska.net/z/010Riviera.mpg

'04 Regal GS - traction control kicking on and off at the beginning:
http://www.zamiska.net/z/011RegalGS.mpg
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