WORDS & PICTURES BY CRAIG CHALLY
CLC Member Southern California
2010 All-GM Show a Success
Angeles chapter of the Buick Club of America held its annual All-GM Car
Show at Woodley Park on Sunday, June 6, 2010. The show draws hundreds
of cars every year from all across Southern California, and this year
was no exception. Segregated by marque, the Cadillacs, Buicks,
Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, Chevrolets, and GMC trucks made for an impressive
display. From stunningly restored pre-War cars like a 1930 Buick
roadster to modern cars such as a mid-90s Olds 88, attendees enjoyed the
full spectrum of GM’s century-plus of car making.
Club added two new classes this year, both for modified cars. One was
for mechanically-modified cars, the other for cosmetically-modified
cars. Both categories were well-stocked, as was the ever-popular
“work-in-process” class. The latter was also divided into two awards,
one for best workmanship (so far), and the other for most ambitious
project. This was won by a 1951 Buick Estate Wagon, and by the look of
it, its owner will need more than ambition to restore it to its former
Region CLC again pitched our tent in the middle of a wide range of
Cadillac cars, and we were rewarded with a new member (welcome,
Brookes Treidler!). Sadly, no LaSalles came out to play. We were
fortunate, though, to have two 1931 Cadillac Town Sedans in attendance
(one owned by our very own Joel Friedman, which took second in
class), as well as Morgan Woodward’s stunning 1938 Sixty Special,
which took first in class. Interesting newer cars were there, too,
including a custom 1972 Eldorado station wagon in need of some TLC.
It’s a testament to how well CLC members care for our cars that all but
two of the Cadillac division awards went to CLC member cars.
thanks go to CLC member and BCA-LA Chapter director Steve Rostam
and his group for putting on yet another fine show. Plan to attend next
year’s All-GM Show. It truly is one of the best of the year.