GSX Reunion at the 2009 BPG Event

Discussion in 'Buick Performance Group' started by Duane, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Duane

    Duane Member

    OK guys,
    One of the things we have been working on are ways to make the BPG Nationals special for each year. The idea is if we offer something unique we can change them from being a regular Buick race/show event into a "must attend" event that people will want to both see and be a part of.

    With this in mind we joined forces with Mark Macoubrie of the GSX Registry and created an event within an event. I will post both a Word file, and the text for the file below for those that cannot open it.

    I hope you will be as excited as we are about this, and come to our event and join in the fun. Thank you.



    We want your X’s………not your ex-wives or girlfriends but your GSX’s.​

    The BPG, in conjunction with the GSX Registry, is planning a GSX reunion. This one time event will be held on Saturday August 1st during the 2009 BPG Nationals at National Trails Raceway outside of Columbus Ohio. Our goal is to have 50 plus real GSX’s on display. This would be the largest gathering of GSX’s since they were first built, and may generate national coverage.

    This will be a non-judged event and we are looking for everything from a Concours show car to something that looks like it just got pulled out of a barn. Regardless of the condition of your GSX, if it’s got 4 wheels and is a real GSX then we want it on display. Bring your GSX and celebrate one of the most powerful and stylish muscle cars to ever drive down the streets of hometown America.

    We will be handing out a commemorative license plate to each and every owner that has a vehicle in this special event. These plates will be similar to the ones given out at shows like the “Concours de Elegance” and can either be put on the cars, or would be suitable for framing. These plates will not be sold, and will ONLY be available to those that bring a car to the event. (Trust me you are going to want one.)

    All GSX’s in attendance for the reunion will be displayed in a special place of honor on both sides of the entrance road just outside of the Car Show area. For those that also want their cars judged we will have two options, they can enter them in the Concours Class (400 point judging), or they can be entered in the Street/Driven Class (100 point judging). Both of these classes will also be positioned outside of the show area, so all the cars will be displayed together.

    This type of event may never come again, so come on out, bring your car, and enjoy the party. The following people have confirmed they are attending, and more will be added to the list as we hear from them;

    Troy Acton, 1970 Saturn Yellow 455 4-speed
    Engie Bauza, 1970 Apollo White Stage 2 equipped 4-speed
    Brad Conley, 1970 Pearl White GSX Prototype
    Brad Conley, 1971 Black Stage 1 automatic
    Jeff Fortner, 1971 Platinum Mist 455 automatic
    Richard Garland, 1971 Cortez Gold 350 automatic
    Larry Gibson, 1970 Saturn Yellow 455 automatic
    Duane Heckman, 1971 Stratomist Blue Stage 1 automatic
    Bill Lagna, 1970 Saturn Yellow Stage 1 4-speed
    Mark Macoubrie, 1970 Saturn Yellow 455 automatic
    Bill Sales, 1970 Apollo White Stage 1 automatic

    To get in on the fun contact Duane Heckman @ 610-544-6776 after 7:30 PM EST and get your name added to the list. The only cost associated with the reunion will be the entrance fee to the BPG Event. GSX owners will not be required to be BPG members but will have full access to enjoy all the other awesome activities at the show, race event, swap meet and clinics. More information will follow as the event approaches. See everyone at the track.

    Duane Heckman & Mark Macoubrie

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  2. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member

    As Duane and I have talked about I am super stoked about this event. I have only dreamed about getting as many GSX together in one spot as possible and having the GSX show up at another All Buick event makes it that much sweeter for all the owners. This will be coming out in the GSX Registry update at the beginning of the year and I hope to talk to everyone in the registry about coming.

    If you own a GSX, this will be the one event that you will want to have your car at and the one event that we really want you to be at with your car. You have almost a year to so start planning now.

    If there is one car I am passionate about, this is the car and this will be "THE EVENT" for every GSX owner.

    Mark Macoubrie
  3. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    I am sad to say member 1988 will not be there . What is the connection of the BPG that all events are always in Ohio ? Perhaps there would be a better turnout if it was in the middle like say Dallas:laugh: . I could even live with Arrowhead Stadium. Mark twist someones arm will ya,

    location not withstanding, sounds like an awesome time and idea.

  4. Duane

    Duane Member

    You have almost a whole year to decide, plus maybe you and James could caravan.:laugh:
  5. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member

    Try to keep it open and start saving now? I was really hoping for a Texas Convoy to join. There are a few of you down there to make the trip. Looks like a 16 hours from Dallas. At least its not Oregon.

    What would be cooler than parking your car next to another Cortez Gold GSX that is going to be there?

  6. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    yeah right. I tried following his trailer to BG, ask him what happened...:3gears:

  7. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    That means I would double the mileage on my car :shock: . We'll see maybe I can call 1 -800 -rent- a- trailer or something. :idea2:

  8. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member

    You will see something in Ohio that you will never see in Oregon...

    A whole lot of GSX :3gears:


    CUSTOMD1 Well-Known Member

    Mark,i Should Have My 72 Gsx Done Before Then,so Count Me In.
    Ohio Is Not That Far.
    Allso DarrEl Arment Is A Old Friend Of Mine,he Is A Free Lance Photo/journalist For All The Majore Car Mags And Hes Right Here In St.louis.
    Ill Forward This Info To Him,and Your Contact Info Its Alright If Not You Can Contact Him Directly Threw His Web Site. If He Hasnt Already Comitted To Another Show Im Sure He Would Cover It.
    Hope To See You There.
    Don Nolen
  10. CUSTOMD1

    CUSTOMD1 Well-Known Member

    I Copyed The Add You Have Posted And Forwarded It To Him.
    It Has Your Contact Info In The Post.
    Would Be Neat To Have Some Ink And Photos Of All The Gsx Cars.
  11. Duane

    Duane Member

    We appreciate your spreading the word and seeing your car at the event.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  12. buickgsman

    buickgsman Well-Known Member

    For professional enclosed shipping to and from this event from anywhere on the East Coast, contact Northeast Cargo Carriers. Brian is the owner and he does a great job every time. Call 860-463-0127.
  13. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member


    It would be AWESOME to get a 1972 GSX to the show and your color combo is so unique it will be cool to see. I am sorry I have not made it over to St Louis to check out the car. I have been working tons of OT this summer. It would also be very cool to have Darrel at the show and to get national coverage of the event.

    Looking forward to seeing you there,

  14. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    Duane and Mark,
    This is really an awesome idea and I will be sure to attend, so put me down for it. Mark pm me and I will fill you in on details. Thanks Mike:TU: :TU:
  15. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    Good idea guys, but it's not a new idea. I tried to hold a "20 Year GSX Reunion" down here at the Texas Motorplex back in 1990 in conjunction with the Lone Star Chapter GSCA annual event. I think we had 4 X's show up, including mine. I just hope yours has much better attendance! :TU:
  16. GSX-PKV

    GSX-PKV registered user

    We'll try to bring our GSX, even though, after that awful GS Nationals experience at Nationals at National Trails Raceway, I swore I'd never, ever go there again. Paul
  17. 1970gsx

    1970gsx Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great idea! I should be there.
  18. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member


    I think one advantage we have that you were missing is the popularity of the intranet and the v8buick board. I have also been able to grow the GSX registy to over 200 owners in the last 10 years by carring on the concept you orginally started in the 80s. Both of these styles of media will really help get the word out.

    It is going to be AWESOME ! ! !

  19. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member


    I know how passionate you are about these cars. I sure hope you can overcome the obstacles that presented themselves last time and make it to the event. You have a gorgous car (coming from a GSX junkie) and it would be great to have both you and the car at the event.

  20. gsxnut

    gsxnut Well-Known Member


    It will be great to have you and your car attend. As far as I know, I have never seen your car and would be excited get the opportunity to see it. Please contact Duane so we can get you added to the list.


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