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McLaughlin Buick Club of Canada

Welcome to the McLaughlin Buick Club of Canada, established in Oshawa, 1971. Thank you and enjoy visiting our offical website.



Dear members,

We are updating the club Roster which will be included in the Spring issue of the Accelerator.

We wish you all a very Happy and Healthy 2019.


Tentatively in late May, 2019. Watch this space.

Our focus is on McLaughlin, McLaughlin-Buick and Buick Automobiles.

Board Meeting

Hello from Alliston.

Your Board of Directors held their meeting in Belleville during our Fall tour hosted by Bill Bressmer and Carol Pierce, to whom we owe a big vote of thanks for stepping up once again to host a great event.

We invited all of the tour attendees to join us at the meeting as we had some important items to discuss. Only 5 members came to the meeting.

The first major item we discussed, after the general items (paying bills, etc.) was the inevitable closing down of the club for various reasons: falling membership numbers, lack of volunteers to host events, age and health of our directors (these are common items among all organizations).

We as a Board discussed the possibility to formally close the club in September 2021, which will be the 50th anniversary of the club, and the Board is working with lawyers to make sure the closing is done properly.

Wes Ebbs has been a Board member since the club was started in 1971. He has held many positions over those many years.

The second major item to be discussed was our extensive club library which resided in my basement. I have had the privilege of being the club librarian since 1994 with a couple of years off when Harold McQueen took over when Wendy and I stepped away from the Board. Personally, I have enjoyed my many years as librarian which allowed me to assist people from Canada, the USA and around the world with their Buick questions.

We have been looking for a good home for this collection of important information. We had discussed it with the Canadian Automotive Museum and with the Reynolds Alberta Museum. They both had an interest.

However we believe all this information should be in a dedicated Buick Library and contacted David Landow of the Buick Heritage Alliance (BHA) in Hershey, PA. They have accepted our donation and paid all expenses involved in the packing and shipping of the many, many books and files.

We will also donate all our material about Col. Sam McLaughlin to Parkwood to expand their collection.

Our Library is now closed. BHA contact information is provided at right.

We will consider. as the date approaches, a proposal to donate any and all of the clubs remaining funds to Parkwood.



Moving News

Dear members and friends of the McLaughlin Buick Club of Canada,

As mentioned at the left, we have closed our library and donated all the material about our favorite cars to the Buick Heritage Alliance (BHA) in the USA. All the material will be stored at the AACA Library & Research Center, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

We did consider keeping the materials in Canada and discussed this with the Reynolds Alberta Museum and the Canadian Automotive Museum. However the Board of Directors felt it belonged with a Buick organization.

The BHA paid all expenses to pack and ship over 15 boxes of books and information. All the material will eventually be digitized which will make accessing the information easier when questions are asked by people around the world about their McLaughlin Buick and Buick vehicles.

If you have questions about your McLaughlin or Buick car, please contact either of these two avid Buick enthusiasts and directors of the BHA:

Jeff Brashares - jeff.brashares@suntecktts.com
Jeffrey R. Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts,
555 Metro Place North, Suite 100, Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Phone: 614-791-3210 - Mobile: 614-361-7299 - Fax: 214-473-3709

John Fields - Iuvbuicks@gmail.com
189 East Schreyer Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43214
Mobile Phone: 614-296-5596

Please allow extra time for them to respond until the total library is on the shelves in Hershey, PA.




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In this issue

John Craig's 1909 McLaughlin-Buick

1990 Buick Reatta Convertible

President's trip to the Maritimes

2018 Fall Tour report

A McLaughlin Carriage

2018 BCA National Meet

and lots more