The Buick Motor Company was founded in 1903 by David Dunbar Buick. Not yet a part of General Motors, Buick’s own invention, the overhead valve engine, would later drive the success of the company. Unfortunately, Buick wasn’t much for corporate management, and he sold the struggling company in 1904. Under the management of William Durant, Buick quickly became the largest carmaker in America, allowing Durant to make the series of acquisitions that would form General Motors.
In recent years, Buick has been the car of choice for grandmothers and grandfathers worldwide. The company has started to change that perception, releasing models like the LaCrosse and the Enclave with styling and power the rest of us might enjoy. Buick has a long road before they’re back to the glory days of the Electra and the Skylark, but at least they’re looking in the right direction.
Reviews and Features
May 30, 2012
If you're in the market for a compact luxury sedan, you needn't look any further than the impressive 2012 Buick Verano.
June 7, 2011
The 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo proves just how hard Buick is working to revitalize the brand. Will a turbo be enough to bring in the young professionals? It just might be.
Sites worth visiting
The official Buick site has all the links you should expect from your carmaker. Build your own Buick, finance the car, and check out your warranty coverage. They also have some great shots of legacy Buicks for the old-school fan in you.
Buick on Wikipedia
The Buick page on Wikipedia offers a more comprehensive history than Buick’s own website. With pictures of Buicks from nearly every era, this page should give you a great sense of the brand. They also have an interesting look at Buick around the world. Who knew they’d be so popular in Taiwan?
Around the Blogosphere
Buick on Autoblog
As Buck continues to revitalize the brand image, you’re sure to get the latest updates at Autoblog. Check out the most recent sales numbers on the all-new Enclave, or get the latest some unfortunate plant closings.
Matt’s Buick Restoration Blog
Classic car brands breed restoration fanatics and Buick is no different. We love that these guys all seem to have a blog out there we can follow. Matt’s site design may be simple, but he uploads a ton of pics for his 1941 Buick Century restoration. Nostalgia within – you may want to bring some tissues.
Buick Club of America
Founded in 1966, the Buick Club of America is dedicated to preserving and restoring Buicks of any kind. They’ve got a nice forum and an events calendar booked through 2008.
Even though these guys are in desperate need of some site design, they’ve got all the content we love to browse. From engine tune-up charts to wiring diagrams, their model index has gobs of information for your restoration. They’ve also got forums with posts on just about everything Buick.
You may not associate Buick with the muscle cars of today, but there are plenty of ponies under some of the old hoods. This forum is dedicated to the beauty of a Buick V8 with thousands of posts dedicated to fine tuning all that power. Introduce yourself, get some tips, and share your own little pearls of wisdom.
How Super is the Super?
In an effort to put a little kick in their driving experience, Buick released the Super tag, a premium engine version of several models. Can the cars live up to the name? Read on for more.
Beware the 80 Dollar Buick
When a North Charleston car repair shop picked up a Buick for just $80, they got a little bonus – the cremated remains of Izetta Dickerson. What else can we say? The Post and Courier has the full story.
The Buick Enclave: Limited Edition?
The name ‘Buick’ doesn’t exactly go hand-in-hand with exclusivity. That is, unless it’s the Buick Enclave. GM is limiting production of their new CUV to keep interest and prices high.