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Howdy. As we head into the new year, I am pleased to announce we have new officers installed effective January 1, 2018. Elections were held at the November 2017 chapter meeting. 

Tony D'Amelio is now the chapter Director
Al Patnode retains his position as Assistant Director
Ken Malette continues on as chapter Treasurer
Rosemary Durso Malette is our new chapter Secretary

Congratulations to all

For a complete list of who is in charge of what, click on the CONTACT US link at the top left of this page


The 2017 Northeast Regional was held September 29 – October 1. Hosted by the Upstate New York chapter and sponsored by Goldstein Buick/GMC, it was held at the Homewood Suites in Clifton Park, NY, about 40 miles north of Albany. Participants enjoyed barbecue, great cars and a scenic drive through historic upstate New York.

Friday’s arrivals had the opportunity to tour the Saratoga Auto Museum at a discount rate. Opened in 2002, the museum features two floors of displays, the upper one being dedicated to cars manufactured in New York State and racing history in the Northeast. The lower floor is a changing collection of cars sharing a common theme. A few years back the Buick concept cars were featured. Friday evening saw many folks tour the local back roads to one of the local barbecue drive-ins to enjoy great barbecue chicken and ribs.

Saturday was cool and rainy, not ideal weather for a car show. This did not deter many people and 75 cars were on display on the show field. Ages ranged from 1925 to present. There were cars from as far away as Canada, Ohio, and even Illinois! Peer judging was used, with three Outstanding in Class awards given in nine different classes. There was also a town Supervisor’s Pick, which went to Simone Zalewski and her 1972 GS455 HT. A Longest Distance Driven award was also handed out, and this went to Ray and Kathy Vrablic from Mokena, Illinois who drove 814 miles to join us. The day also featured a DJ, food vendors, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Inside by the hospitality room was a display of Buick related collectibles and a special raffle to win a $150 gift certificate provided by Coker Tire. Proceeds of the raffle were for the benefit of the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

The Saturday evening banquet was held at the Hilton Garden Inn, a sister hotel to the Homewood Suites situated just across the parking lot. Attendees enjoyed a choice of chicken, salmon or beef. The food was excellent. About 75 people gathered for the banquet.

Sunday was get away day for some, but for others a driving tour of Southern Saratoga County and Northern Rensselaer County was in order. It was a beautiful fall day, with temperatures climbing enough to encourage the tops to be dropped on convertibles. This approximately 90 mile round trip included stops at some historic sites, such as the Canfield Casino in the city of Saratoga Springs. The city is famous for its thoroughbred horse racing but at one time was a big gambling mecca, drawing some infamous names to its borders. Another stop was the Saratoga National Park, site of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War. The nearby Saratoga Monument was constructed to commemorate the battle. The monument has 188 stairs, which some were brave enough to climb.

After a quick lunch stop, it was off to the Tomhannock Reservoir for some scenic backdrops for photos. Photo opportunities were everywhere and we tried just about all of them. We finished the tour with a quick stop at the Cohoes Falls, then it was back to the hotel to say our final goodbyes.

Many thanks go out to Greg Goldstein of Goldstein Buick/GMC for his generous support of our show, the staff at the Homewood Suites who couldn’t do enough for us, and to all our goody bag donors, advertisers and volunteers who helped make our show a success.

The 2018 Northeast Regional is scheduled for September 20-22 in Leighton, PA and is hosted by the  "Free Spirit" Chapter.
Go to Upcoming Events for links to show flyer and registration form.

Here is a LINK to pictures of the show, courtesy of Bob Martino

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Past Events (updated 12/18/16)

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Like Buicks? Want to meet like-minded individuals? Then consider joining the Upstate New York Chapter of the Buick Club of America. We are based in the Capital District area but have members in the surrounding communities as well. We even have a member from the state of Vermont! We enjoy driving our cars so a lot of our activities include a driving tour of some sort. Past driving tours have taken us north to Plattsburgh, over to Stockbridge, MA, and into the mountains of Vermont. We also hold an annual cruise-in at Goldstein Buick in Albany. We use it to kick off the summer and open it to any and all cars, as it is a fundraiser for local charity. We hold a summer picnic and Christmas party with little or no cost to attending members. Our meetings are generally held in the winter months, usually the third Sunday of the month, and we try to hold them at interesting locations. Our quarterly newsletter, Upstate Update, goes out to all chapter members. And, oh yea, you will usually find some of us at the local cruise-ins in the summer. Like I said, we like to drive our cars.

If we sound like the club for you, check us out. Contact one of the officers for further information.


 2017-  2018


NOTE: Due to Valentine's Day, the February meeting is being 

moved up one week to February 7th. Please make a note of it.

October 11
November 8
December 13
January 10
February 7
March 14
April 11
All meetings  are held at the Route 7 Diner, 
1090 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY, 
across from the Keeler Motorcar complex. 
Meetings are Open to the Public
For further info contact:
Ed Allmond - 518-456-8909
  Car Shows
   List of Weekly Cruise-Ins
            To see a list of upcoming car shows, visit

Also check out

now sponsored by the Upstate NY Chapter
 May 6,
Rhinebeck Show and Swap
May 4-6, 2018

We are again planning on caravaning down Sunday 

for the show, and will have Buick only parking

as in the past. It will be on the track near

the grandstand. To park there, note "Buick Club"

on your registration application or when you

arrive at the show. Caravan details will be

posted as soon as they are finalized.

                Link to Rhinebeck Show Web Page

May 12, 2018

Buick / Cadillac Lawn Show
May 12, 2018  (NO RAIN DATE)
Saratoga Auto Museum 

Open to all Buicks, Cadillacs & La Salles
50/50 Raffle
Food Vendor on Site
Top 5 Awards Each for Buick & Cadillac/LaSalle
Dash Plaques to First 50 Registrants
REGISTRATION:  $10 Pre-Registration
                      $15 Day of Show
Register online at

Or check back for a printable registration form to be

available soon.

May 20, 2018

MAY 20, 2018

The club is organizing a pre-show meet-up so all club 

member can park together. Those3 interested will meet by

8am at the Geyser Road Elementary School, 61 Geyser Rd,

 Saratoga Springs.

It is a short drive to the museum from there.

Please contact Tony D'Amelio at or

518-330-5450 if you have questions.    

June 9, 2018
3p - 8p


June 9, 2018
Cook Park
Colonie Village NY

Can you believe it's been 10 years since we started this?
 Everything is the same this year except we are
 moving it up a week to allow for those members driving
 to the BCA Nationals enough travel time. 
Please see the flyer for all the details

 June 19-23, 2018

Denver, Colorado
BCA Nationals
June 16-23, 2018

Go to for complete details

 August 25, 2018


Chapter Picnic
Sharon Pavillion
Cook Park, Colonie
Mark your calendars for the club picnic.

 Check back later for details



Sep 20-22, 2018  

Lehighton, PA
Northeast Regional
September 20-22, 2018
Hosted by the "Free Spirit" Chapter



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last updated:March 25, 2018

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