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14 Sep, 2010

1936 Buick Standard

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1936 Buick Standard

Owner/Driver Len Harpenau of El Cajon, California USA

Navigator: wife, Gloria Harpenau USA

Engine: Buick Straight

Displacement: 233 cubic inches

Horsepower: 93

Transmission: 3 speed manual

Top speed: 90mph

Original cost: $885

Text & Photos by Rich Suddick

Yellow Buick Roadster

Owner/Driver: Dennis Schlecta. Grapevine, Texas USA

Engine: Buick Straight 8

Displacement: 320 cubic inches

Horsepower: 120

Transmission: 3 speed manual

Top speed: 85mph

Original cost: $1565

In 2002 I was especially lucky to live in San Antonio, because our beautiful city was the site of the beginning of the 20th running of “The Great Race”. On Saturday morning, June 15, 2002, I showed up at San Antonio’s historic Sunset Station, camera in hand, ready to take pictures of some of the great old cars that had entered this event, and hoping that some of them would turn out to be Buicks. Wow, was I surprised. Buick was the second best represented marque among all automotive manufacturers with entries in the Race. Here is one of the most spectacular Buick entries, a 1937 bright yellow four-door roadster. – Text & Photos by Rich Suddick