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@  dezldave961 : (01 May 2021 - 08:44 PM)

Yikes, well hope you guys get that resolved, so it stays active enough to remain viable.

@  WildGS : (30 April 2021 - 07:59 PM)

the sign in process is broke because the captcha is non-functional. That is why no new members.

@  dezldave961 : (28 April 2021 - 11:54 PM)

Somewhat true, but I'm not going to get too real about the demographics of Regal owners past & present. It'd be out of place on a Regal forum, and make people cross-eyed coming from a Regal owner. :blink:

@  Marchi1 : (28 April 2021 - 06:34 PM)

we are also hitting another round of buyers...and the group is again the young crowd and realizing that the older Regal is a bargin and normally better maintained than the GP of the saemarea.

@  dezldave961 : (26 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Hey, that's where I buy my top-of-the-line Spectre intake parts for my hotrod! (pre-turbo)

@  alemstrom : (26 April 2021 - 11:33 PM)

I'm here at Advance Auto

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

We're now in a preservation community that some may discover, but it's been spread thin and the traffic has shifted away from the initial sharing styles (Tim/Zoom discuss this on ZZP podcasts, when those 4cyl goobers let them talk).

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:20 PM)

The vehicles themselves dictate the demographic and activity level based on their following. GTP's drew the majority of the L67 crowd, including myself, and current 4/6/8cyl offerings of the last 15yrs are where 99% of our former peers and newcomers have shifted to.

@  Marchi1 : (21 April 2021 - 02:25 AM)

There are a few who come here for the info.....

@  dezldave961 : (19 April 2021 - 10:57 PM)

Ya, 3800/Wbody forums have cleared out. I hear there's some FB groups, but I'm ont on there and it sounds similar to the newbie-centric folks I see the last 1-2yrs on 3800pro & GPF.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

Man this thing used to be hoppin' on the daily. How times have chagned.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

LOL, someone chatted?!

@  dezldave961 : (17 April 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Just keeping the candle lit, as I mentioned on my only remaining local ClubGP chapter of the 3-4 I was very active on in my 20's

@  Marchi1 : (15 April 2021 - 07:00 PM)

nope...just us old timers

@  WildGS : (15 April 2021 - 03:56 AM)

are people still here?

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 09:46 PM)

Hey, chuggin' along. Just finished a big overhaul on my turbo build after 12yrs.

@  Nateteo : (12 April 2021 - 05:56 PM)

literally, the last time I logged in was 3 years ago hows everybody doing

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 04:43 PM)

Ya, they do open bracket at GS Nationals. I may go if I'm free, just to attend, even if there's no cage, yet.

@  Marchi1 : (12 April 2021 - 01:32 PM)

I am taking the SC car.I am sure it is a big event as it is in Bowling Green, KY so yeah will need to be fully copliant, but I think there is a bracket class. God I hope so

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:50 PM)

*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.


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I'm a born and bred Hoosier. I grew up in an entire family of racers. Even my Mother and Grandmother.

My father raced modifieds in the late 40's, early 50's. I grew up in family owned business', my first job at my dad's car lot as a "lot boy", and learned to drive about age 9. Man, the cars in those days, especially on the used lot... WOW. I fell in love with the Buick GS and the Daytona and Superbird.

 

My first S/C project was back in my SCCA days, '89 Thunderbird S/C. Did all I could afford to it, but in those days, parts were hugely expensive. After several thousand dollars (no suspension work at all) I got it into the low 14's, which was about as fast as either of my 2 '69 GTO's.

My first being a 1 of 5 color combo Campaign Gold w/White drop top, factory A/C and glass rear window, Ram Air III motor that I tweaked and ran as good as a stock Ram Air IV.

My second being a previously "body off restore", and was featured on the cover of Car Craft in the final year of their show in Indy. It sported a huge blower, wheelie bars and all. Mostly show. I bought it a couple years later after my buddy returned to almost all stock. It was one of 25 being fitted w/ a turbo 400 trans, but had been altered to a 4 speed. The stock Ram Air IV was bored and stroked, was about 430 cu. in. but all stock top end including original aluminum intake sporting the firing order.

 

In all I've owned well over 35 cars in my driving years. I had a '92 Cutlass Supreme, it was passed down eventually to my son, who sadly was murdered in 2004. The car was planned for a Vortec Turbo "Cyclone/Typhoon engine and all wheel drive mod, but a few years after he died, I just had to sell her.

 

My "bucket list" item of building another S/C car was fulfilled (at least the beginning) in late 2014 when I lucked into a 2000 Regal GSE, 1 owner, totally unmolested and in good condition for almost 15 years.

I chose the Buick over all others as the sleeper look, but yet, I feel it has a very "sport luxury" look when done right. Then, I found RegalGS.org...........
I'm still in the beginning stages, but god and work willing will have a mild 12 second daily driver when all said and done. The overall plan is to have it as well, a road course prep car. It may not be as competitive as a few newer sedans, but I'm sure I'll give a few a surprise.
Vanity plate shall read "GRCY GTR", and hopeto have enough cars behind me at the right time to read it.

 

The story will continue and photos from day 1 (purchase) through all mods will be posted as they come, at some point. As well, I hope to get a few ET slips of before major mods and after to post as well.

HUGE thanks to all on this site for SOOO much good info and help.


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