Buick Performance Group
Are you looking for reliable and helpful
information about your Buick? Information
that will help you improve and maintain the performance and
appearance of your car? Information
that is available to you in a variety of media formats including a
printed newsletter, a website, and an electronic bulletin board?
How about a club that is governed by its members through
elected representatives? A
club that is accountable to its members and encourages open
participation and interaction between its members?
A club that supports and promotes the reproduction of parts
for your cars?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then on behalf
of the members and directors, I would like to introduce you to the
new Buick Performance Group (BPG).
Information about this exciting new club is contained below.
Please take a few moments to read the information and learn
who we are and what we offer. Also,
please keep in mind that the BPG’s primary focus and
responsibility is our members and their Buick powered automobiles.
is the Buick Performance Group?
The Buick Performance Group is a non-profit membership organization
dedicated and devoted to the performance, preservation, maintenance,
restoration and racing of Buick powered performance cars.
The BPG offers a member focused, family oriented community
and encourages and promotes the sharing of information, development
of new products, and open participation and interaction between all
is the Buick Performance Group?
The BPG was established by a large group of
Buick owners to serve the needs of its members and their cars.
The BPG is governed by a board of directors elected by the
members. Our diverse
membership includes many familiar Buick owners, vendors and
restorers with extensive Buick knowledge, skills and related
does the Buick Performance Group offer?
The BPG offers members a number of things, both tangible and
intangible, all of which we believe are important.
BPG has a variety of informational products that include a
bi-monthly newsletter titled "The Build Sheet;"
a website and an Electronic Bulletin Board to post and
responds to questions, items for sale, parts wanted, etc.; and a
National Buick Event that offers racing, tech seminars, restoration
information, parts vending, a show, and more.
Participation – Members are entitled to
vote for the individuals that will serve them as officers and
directors to run the BPG. Members
may participate in all club events.
The BPG encourages member opinions and inquiries.
Members should express their opinions and ask questions
freely without fear of censorship or reprisal, provided that
appropriate standards of decor and professionalism are maintained
(we are a family oriented community).
Members are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter (The
Build Sheet), the bulletin board, and the website.
We believe that the sharing of information and member
involvement creates unity, builds friendships, and strengthens us
all as a group.
Professionalism - The BPG will be accountable
to its membership, both financially and otherwise. Use of club funds
will detailed in financial statements prepared and presented to the
membership on an annual basis. The BPG is responsive to member
requests and inquiries. The BPG and its staff will conduct
themselves in a professional manner, including in all dealings with
members, non-members and commercial organizations.
- The BPG membership and staff are diverse and offer
a variety of experience in different areas.
Our members include event coordinators, Buick restorers,
Buick parts vendors, racers, car owners, enthusiasts, engine
builders, professional mechanics, body shop and paint professionals,
GM Parts Professionals, and many others.
We believe ALL members are important and value their
Helpful Information - The BPG will conduct
parts comparison tests and publish the results without changes or
tests will be conducted accurately and equitably to ensure fairness
and the results will be published as they occurred.
NO favoritism to vendors will be shown.
The results will speak for themselves.
The BPG also will be documenting restoration projects and
providing restoration tips along the way.
The BPG also will be publishing various technical,
specification and other information to assist members with the
maintenance, repair, preservation and restoration of their cars.
- The BPG will support the reproduction of Buick
parts through a variety of means to ensure that our members' cars
can be preserved and maintained with quality reproduction parts that
will be available at a fair price.
Advertising - Members will be entitled to
post free personal ads in the club media publications.
Businesses owned by club members will receive discounted
rates on their commercial advertisements.
cars will be covered?
The BPG is an inclusive, as opposed to
exclusive, club. As
such, membership is open to all Buick owners and enthusiasts.
However, the primary focus of the BPG is on Buick powered
performance cars such as the Gran Sports and other V-8 powered Buick
Models (such as Wildcats, Skylarks, Specials, etc.) and the Grand
Nationals (including the Turbo Regals) and Pontiac Turbo Trans Ams.
We expect that our membership will primarily be divided among
the V-8 powered Buicks and the Turbo Buicks.
We believe in fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of
this club, equal coverage in terms of articles and information will
be given to both types of cars.
does it cost?
Membership in the BPG is $35 for a one year or
take advantage of multiple year discounts. 2 Year $65.00, 3 Year
$90.00 and our lifetime membership at $500.00 Members receive
their official Membership Packet that includes a new member
introduction letter, a high quality laminated membership card, 10
free personal BPG cards that can be handed out at shows and events,
and a club sticker.