This division of the BCA was formed in 2003 by Keith Horsfall, BCA 21432. It was created to foster the acceptance of modified Buicks in the BCA and to provide a place where these modified Buicks would be welcomed. There are many different types of modified Buicks from the mild to the wild. From removing emblems and changing wheels and tires to full chopped and channeled customs. We encourage the use of Buick engineered engines in the cars, especially in pre 1979 models. During our judging we do have a mandatory 100 point deduction for engines never used in a Buick on the assembly line.
We held our first judging of Modified Buicks at the 2005 BCA National meet in Batavia, New York. Since that meet we have judged over 150 modified Buicks at the National meets except in 2008 in Flint as there was no judging.
Wendy and I along with many volunteers have handled the judging of the many beautiful Buicks at these shows, (we had to miss Danvers and Springfield due to Wendy’s illness) and we thank Bob Starzyk and John Dyke among others who stepped up and did a great job.
We have issued over 185 memberships over the past 12 years and currently we have 53 active members. I have not had the pleasure of meeting most of the members of the division due to distances. The members I have met over the years have become friends and still support the division, and I thank them for that.
In 2017 at Milwaukee, WI, Bob and Bonnie Starzyk will be taking over the modified judging at National BCA Meets. They had to step up early in 2015 as Wendy and I had to turn around and head for home. I know they will do a great job as Wendy and I step away while we can.
We publish 3 newsletters a year depending on articles from our members about their Modified Buick.
You must be a member in good stead of the Buick Club of America to join the division. Ownership of a Buick is not a requirement. Membership in the BMD is not a requirement to have your Modified Buick judged at a BCA Meet.
Should you wish to join the division, please download the application from this site (click here) and forward it to : Keith Horsfall, BMD #1, 15 Malibu Manor, Alliston, Ontario, Canada L9R2B9. Make your check payable to the Buick Modified Division. For more information contact us at buicklover@rogers.com
Thanks for the support,
Keith