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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1, with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two, loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011 issue of HOT ROD Magazine.





Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.





2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF Buick's been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that's because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it's true, the brand I wrote off for dead last decade is targeting younger buyers with designs imported from Europe and finding sales success. The Verano turbo shattered my preconceptions, but can Buick do it again? A brown Encore arrived one rainy morning to see if it was possible. The Encore isn't new, but neither is it an American rehash of a tired Euro model. Instead, it is "badge engineering" 21st century style. When I was a kid you knew a new Buick was coming when Chevy or Oldsmobile announced a new product. You also knew what to expect: the same sheetmetal with a Buick logo on the grille and some padded velour thrones. 30 years later Buick is up to the same old game with an important twist: Buick takes Opel models from Europe. Consequently you won't find a brother-from-another-mother running around with a Chevy logo. Like its sister-ship, the Opel Mokka, the Encore is a small crossover/hatchback closely related to GM's other small car offerings. Euro origins are obvious when you park the Encore in an American parking spot, this Buick is tiny. The Encore's tall profile further accentuates the Encore's 168-inch overall length, which is surprisingly 6-inches longer than a MINI Countryman. The Encore isn't a terribly expensive crossover starting at $24,950 and ending at $31,110 for a full-loaded AWD model. Despite the low starting price, the cabin makes extensive use of soft touch plastics lending a more premium feel to the cabin than vehicles like the MINI Countryman, Acura TSX or Lexus CT. Speaking of MINI, the Countryman, (like the rest of the MINI lineup) is a mixture of trickle-down BMW technology, great switchgear, high-style, cheesy plastics and chintzy headliners. Of course MINI's biggest asset is brand perception while Buick's brand is more of a liability in some demographics. That's really a shame because the Encore has not only a quality feel but a very uniform feel as well. While MINI's cabins are full of highs and lows, everything in the Encore is consistently a notch above the rabble. Equipping the Contryman and Encore as closely as possible reveals the Encore is about $1,500 cheaper once you add to the MINI the features standard on the Encore. Comparing the top-trim of the Encore to the MINI the difference grows to $3,800 in the Encore's favor. Want AWD? The difference grows by about three-grand. The Encore may be small, but the interior is spacious thanks to the tall profile, stubby nose and upright seats. Taller folks will have no problems getting into or out of the front or rear seats thanks to large door openings and a low step-in height. I grabbed a few willing tall people for lunch and successfully (and comfortably) took two 6'5" passengers, one 6'2 gentleman and myself (6') on a 50 minute trek to the prefect burger joint without a single complaint. Because the Encore shares seat frames with GM sedans, there are a few compromises. The lack of a power recline mechanism seems odd, especially considering the 2-positon memory seat found in our tester. Using the sale seat frames and rails as a sedan or coupé meant creating some unusual "platforms" in the floor stamping so the seats could be mounted high to get an SUV-like seating position. Consequently the rear footwells might be a problem for big-footed passengers on long trips. A manual front passenger seat is standard, but most models on dealer lots have the optional power seat The Encore uses the same 1.4L four-cylinder engine as the Chevy Sonic and Cruze. Producing 140 HP at 4,900 RPM this mill isn't targeted at speed addicts. On the bright side, thanks to a turbocharger and some direct-injection magic, the engine manages 148 lb-ft of twist from 1,850-4,900RPM and under certain circumstances it will allow an "overBoost" to 163 lb-ft over the same range for up to 10 seconds. My opinion of the diminutive engine changed constantly during my week with the Encore. In the city the low-end torque provided by the turbo and the low first gear make easy work of 0-40 MPH traffic and the Encore effortlessly zipped into narrow gaps on busy expressways. Thanks to the way the throttle is mapped the engine doesn't feel out of breath cruising on the highway, until you need to pass someone as getting from 60 to 80 MPH takes a Prius-like 8 seconds. Load the Encore up with two people and some luggage and forward progress is noticeably stunted in all situations. However, every time I wished for more power I glanced down at my fuel economy and was reminded that more power consumes more gasoline. Music by Kevin MacLeod





Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim: "No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men, William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for the largest company in the world."





1970 "Slim" Chevelle SS on 22's and 1972 "Sherbert" Buick Skylark on 22's
Trey presents the kustom old skools 1970 Chevelle SS and the 1972 Buick Skylark.





1969 Buick Skylark Custom SOUNDCHECK
SOUND CHECK my Skylark got some new 'Hookers' and a header back Flowmaster 'American Thunder' System. Now it has an acceptable sound...





9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.





1970 Buick Skylark 462 burnout
Just a quick burnout





1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser
A 1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser that I shot at the Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruize In 2013....Who Hot Rods a Skylark....Bob's son did...very nice car...Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so you don't miss any of the other awesome videos I shot at this show!! My apparel provided by: http://www.etmotorgear.com Check them out!!





1995 Buick Skylark Custom V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1995 Buick Skylark V6. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





1972 Buick GS High School Nationals Milan Dragway
1972 Buick 455. All stock besides stage one heads, b4b intake, and a converter. Engine hasn't been touched in 18years 455 Buick GS Jackson Community College Our Goal at GotCoolCars.Com Is To Find: The UnUsual, Rare and UnBelievable... Thanks For Watching





American Muscle Cars Revs Tire Burnout Hard Acceleration Drag Racing! Dragsters and more.
Full-size muscle models 1962--1970 Buick Wildcat 1965--1974 Buick Riviera GS until 1972, then Riviera GS Stage1 models 1961--1976 Chevrolet Impala SS until '69, then any high HP-engined models 1958--1975 Chevrolet Bel Air 1958--1972 Chevrolet Biscayne 1965--1976 Chevrolet Caprice 1959--1975 Ford Galaxie 1962--1967 Mercury S-55 (1964 and 1965 badged as a Marauder) 1959--1974 Mercury Monterey 1960--1973 Dodge Polara Mid-size muscle models 1970--1971 AMC Rebel and Matador The Machine[31][47] 1968--1969 Buick Gran Sport 1970--1974 Buick GSX 1965--1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1966--1974 Dodge Charger 1968--1971 Dodge Super Bee 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona[48] 1966--1969 Ford Fairlane GT, GTA, and Cobra 1968--1974 Ford Torino (GT, Cobra, and Talladega) 1966--1972 Mercury Cyclone 1970--1971 Mercury Montego 1968--1971 Oldsmobile 442 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass "Ram-Rod" 350 1969--1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W-31 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350[49] 1967--1971 Plymouth GTX 1968--1974 Plymouth Road Runner[48] 1970 Plymouth Superbird 1964--1974 Pontiac GTO Compact muscle models 1969 AMC SC/Rambler 1971 AMC Hornet SC 360 1963--1974 Chevrolet Nova SS 1968--1976 Dodge Dart GT, GTS, Swinger, and Demon 1970--1976 Plymouth Duster 1964--1969 Ford Falcon 1970--1977 Ford Maverick 1964--1977 Mercury Comet 1974 Buick Apollo GSX 1974 Pontiac GTO 1974 Oldsmobile Omega S Pony car muscle models 1968--1970 AMC AMX 1968--1974 AMC Javelin and AMX 1967--1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 & SS 1970--1974 Dodge Challenger 1965--1970 Shelby Mustang GT350 & GT500 1971-1973 Ford Mustang 302 & 351 1967--1971 Mustang Cobra Jet 1969--1973 Mustang Mach 1 1969--1970 Boss 302 Mustang 1969--1973 Mustang Boss 429 1971 Mustang Boss 351 1969--1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 1964--1974 Plymouth Barracuda 1967--1979 Pontiac Firebird & Trans Am More news from supercar world 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes, Porsche,Jaguar C-X17, Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept, 2015 BMW i8, Opel Monza Concept, Brabus 6x6, Volvo Concept Coupe & A Lot More! Frankfurt Motor Show one of the busiest auto shows on record. Motor Show brought you more than 70 reveals from the center of the action, and are still finding and compiling a lot of other content with Frankfurt-origins as well. Part of the fun of doing this list is seeing what each individual staff member votes for. And since this is a point-based list, there are always a good number of cars that don't quite make the Top Five cut. Here's a look at the other things we liked from Frankfurt. Porsche 918 Spyder -- 19 points Jaguar C-X17 Concept -- 18 points Audi Sport Quattro Coupe Concept -- 16 points Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class -- 13 points Brabus B63S 6x6 -- 9 points Volkswagen Golf R -- 9 points Ferrari 458 Speciale -- 8 points Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept -- 8 points Lexus LF-NX Concept -- 7 points Infiniti Q30 Concept -- 6 points Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E racecar -- 6 points Volkswagen e-Golf -- 5 points Porsche 911 Carrera 50th Anniversary Edition -- 4 points Citroën WTCC C-Elysee -- 3 points Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG -- 2 points Smart Fourjoy Concept -- 2 points Peugeot 308 R Concept -- 2 points Ford S-Max Concept -- 1 point





JOHNNYLARK'S Stage-1 Buick 455 Skylark with "TA286-08H" Camshaft & 1.6 Rockers!!! 5-30-2013
This was a COOL DAY! I finally met "Johnnylark" of V8buick.com at the Home Depot Parking Lot MUSCLE CAR MEET. YOU MUST SEE THE "entrance" Johnnylark made with this Buick 455 Stage-1 Skylark's TA PERFORMANCE "286-08H" cam CHOPPING like crazy accompanied by his TA PERFORMANCE 1.6 ROCKERS! Johnny & his COOL son "John" made my day. In the video I recorded prior to this one ... I stated that there's NO Buick Muscle Cars attending ... and felt disappointed until I heard ... we ALL heard this Buick 455 Stage-1 chopping "Sinister-Like." This is a very similar cam to that I have in my '87 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal (currently at the Dyno Shop). The guy in the white wife-beater suggesting that Johnny "reverse it in," actually stated a few seconds before that ... "A car like THIS shouldn't be over there by itself." Classic! JOHNNY IS THE COOLEST!!!





1/4 Mile Public Race Days Hockenheim 2012
1/4 Mile Beschleunigungsrennen in Hockenheim





Hockenheim Public Race Days 2012
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1967 Buick Skylark GS: 9.430 @ 141.220
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1978 Buick Skylark : 10.261 @ 131.690
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1972 Buick Skylark GSX: 10.764 @ 117.000
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1970 Buick Skylark : 10.821 @ 122.230
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1964 Buick Skylark Hardtop: 10.995 @ 125.050
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1970 Buick Skylark GS: 11.050 @ 124.225
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1972 Buick Skylark GS: 11.340 @ 121.780
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1977 Buick Skylark : 11.380 @ 117.720
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1978 Buick Skylark : 11.848 @ 114.230
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1979 Buick Skylark : 12.017 @ 111.330
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1979 Buick Skylark Custom: 12.050 @ 113.010
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1972 Buick Skylark Custom: 12.235 @ 108.450
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1971 Buick Skylark chevrick: 12.412 @ 112.000
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1977 Buick Skylark 2door coupe / s: 12.530 @ 109.000
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1972 Buick Skylark GSX: 12.650 @ 112.000
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1965 Buick Skylark : 12.716 @ 105.010
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1965 Buick Skylark 2 dr hardtop: 13.102 @ 101.530
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1978 Buick Skylark S: 14.310 @ 102.500
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