M . O . R . E .


Marquette Owners Registry for Enthusiasts

Issue # 4 March, 1998

Spring Is Here

Well it looks like I broke my New Years resolution of being more timely with the newsletter, but here we go anyway.

With spring several new cars have joined or rejoined our ranks.     In April, I was driving to Spring Carlisle on PA route 34 and just inside the town of Carlisle, I stumbled across a Marquette Sedan for sale right there on that very road!     It is a very solid and mostly original (save for paint and interior,) model 37 sedan.     I was able to meet the owner Bob Highlands and his entire family and take a large number of photos of his car .     I want to welcome him aboard and thank him again for his hospitality.     It is amazing to know that you have driven by that very spot for 15 + years and right there sat a car I never knew existed.     Bob has the History on the car including that it was sold by Black Cadillac Buick right there in Carlisle and that it had always been garaged (see photo on for sale page.)     He is selling his car after years of not being able to find parts for his Marquette.     I hope that someone will be able to help Bob in this matter.

The very next day it was off to an auction in Bethlehem, PA where a very presentable model 37 was sold off the block to a happy new owner Chuck Chase!    To say the least it was about the best buy I have seen on a clean car.     If I only had more room I would have had to add this car to my collection, side mounts wire wheels and all.     This car had a photo featured in the Oct. 1981 issue of MARC when the previous owner had the car.

I have also located a model 30 owned by Tom Brzeczkowski of North Townawanda, NY and a hardy welcome aboard to new member John Swanson with a model 37, from New London, MN.     It is great to come across this many new owners.     From several reports at flea markets there has been an increased interest in the Marquette.     I hope this format is helping in some way.

Good News

The Marquette Owners Registry for Enthusiasts has been accepted as a non affiliated organization with the Buick Club of America.     Hopefully this will help get the message out there.

Once again I hope to have a meeting of the Marquette Owners during the AACA National Fall Meet at Hershey PA.     Last year John Aucoin was nice enough to furnish a location/resting place in the chocolate field.     I hope to have more information on this in the June (ha) issue.

In Fond Memory

A couple of weeks ago I received the sad news that a very active member of our registry has past away.     Bill Wood of Hudson Falls, NY will always have a special place with this editor.     Bill had been working with a local casting company on reproducing several parts for our cars including running board step plates, outside door handles and was attempting to reproduce wood wheel hub caps.     Even though I never met Bill in person, I was often in contact with him and will miss his calls and enthusiasm.     Bills wife is currently looking for someone to finish his Model 36.    Anyone interested please contact me directly and I will pass the information onto her.

Thanks Don

Members on the internet

Don Holton (model 36) topsdown@stny.rr.com
Gordon Berg (model 37x Australia) bergg@knoxy.agvic.au
Eric Bloch (Model 37) bloch@execpc.com
Dan Myers (Model 37) dan-myers@kalama.com
Doug Bushnell ( Model 36S) dougB0317@aol.com
Ron Deblois (Model 34) rdeblois@erols.com

For Sale

Bob Highlands has a very straight and complete 1930 model 37  Owner has history on car   $10,000 or Best Offer  2520 Spring Road,  Carlisle,  PA 17013-8707,  (717) 243-8705, rehigh@juno.com

Sal Canzoneri has rough cast, reproduction headlight/throttle levers (cast in bronze).  Sal's address is 3957 Beechwood Place,  Seaford NY  11783-2026   Phone (516) 221-9551.   Sal also has the front bumper clamp cast for anyone interested, and has for sale a set of reference and specification books and a radiator emblem.

Joe Krepps has a reproduction front rubber floor mat (appears to fit any closed car)  that if we can get at least 10 orders he will reproduce for us!   His address is 2486 Pacer Lane South,  Cocoa,  FL.   32926 buicknut@aol.com

Brian Flaradeau is selling his complete collection of Marquette's Inc. the literature and parts to go with it:  1929 model 36 (apart with a mechanically restored chassis), parts of a model 36S including wire wheels welled fenders, a lot of literature including approximately 150 ads, manuals etc.   $15,000 or Best Offer. (248) 360-2208

George Rowley has a mostly restored model 34 For Sale,  581 S.E. Maffet Rd. Corbett,  OR  97019.   He is selling this due to health reasons!

2 head gaskets $50 ea.   R.  Donald Williams  2642 Brotherton Rd.,  Burlin,  PA  17530 Phone #  814-267-3250  Late afternoon and evening.


John Aucoin is looking for a speedometer driven gear so he can have it reproduced for the group.   If anyone has one already out so John and his father in law donít have to disassemble theirs please contact him.   His address is 27 Westland Avenue,  West Hartford,  CT 06107,  860-521-8935 If you are looking for this part please let him know that you are interested.

Anyone knowing of any reproduced parts please contact me so I can list them in the next issue of M.O.R.E.

Thanks again, Don

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