Sad News

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Roberta, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    Sad news our friend and Buick GS owner Joe Guzek passed away yesterday please keep his wife, Mary in your prayers
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  2. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Rest in peace my Buick brother
    My condolences to the family
  3. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Sorry to hear of his passing.

    Always sad to hear about the passing of someone in the Buick community.
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  4. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

  5. Fred Hickey

    Fred Hickey Founders Club Member

    Condolences to those that knew him. Sounds like an amazing man. It’s so sad when we loose someone with all that knowledge.

    Beautiful car, can anyone shed some light on the wheels to this noobie?
  6. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 STAGE 1 & 2

    Spyders , aftermarket from the 1960’s, Google them, most were 14 inch but some 15’s are available from time to time and the center caps are tuff to find.
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  7. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    Joe worked for Motor Wheel, so that was his specialty, also many of the Buick wheels we still love today!
  8. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    RIP Sir.
  9. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I am glad folks made his car restoration happen.
    RIP, Joe.
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  10. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member


    STAGE III Lost Experimental 455-4 Bolt Main Block.

    Joe died? That is crushing.
    I cannot even count the endless hours we spent on the phone together.
    He introduced me to Dennis Manner who later confirmed the provenance of the experimental X- block during my early years of ownership & then invited me nearly every year to hang out with him and Dennis at the same hotel they were staying at,but I never could afford the trip back in those days.
    We have lost a wonderful,kind, and very knowledgeable Buick brother beyond words sorry for his families lost.
    Good bye my friend,rest in peace.

  12. bballsam

    bballsam SoCal Gran Sports

    R.I.P. Joe
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  13. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Always sad to hear another great person is gone. RIP Joe.
  14. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    He was Buick’s ‘guy’ at Motor. He designed the Spyder and custom built a set in 15x8 for his own car. He also designed the GN wheel for ‘86-‘87 (by using centers from the Riviera T Type and Chevy 15” rims.) He held patents for several wheel designs. Motor built all of Buick’s rally wheels, too.
  15. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm thinking about it!

    RIP, Amazing story and it sounds like he will be missed.
  16. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    Very sad news, Prayers to his Family. R.I.P
  17. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Sad new , was able to see him and his car at MCACN in 2019
  18. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Very sad to see all these people die needlessly when there is a prevention. RIP!
  19. 67 Post GS

    67 Post GS Well-Known Member

    RIP Joe.
  20. Duane

    Duane Member

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at the Nats when he and Denny would come down and was glad to help with his car, even though it was in a very small way.

    The fact that his buddies got together and restored his car, is a testament of the type of guy he was.

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