Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: USA vs Germany…

Many of our readers were shocked by Germany's big win in the Door Panel Edition of the Junkyard Build Quality challenge, with an Audi 80 beating a Lexus ES250 and a Buick LeSabre. Today's challenge: Speedometers! » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

1966 Buick Riviera, Plus Bonus Buick Poll

When we saw the '73 Buick Riviera in this series a couple months ago, some of your comments indicated that many of you prefer the pre-boattail Rivs. That's no problem, because (in spite of Alameda having something of a vintage Buick shortage) I was able to find this nice '66 parked within a block of the 1972 Plymouth… » 4/22/08 9:00am 4/22/08 9:00am

Four Engines, All Wheel Drive, 100% Bad Ass: Riviera Wagon Master

You have to be a certifiable maniac to dream this big. Take four, 425ci Buick engines, two drive axles, a custom Buick station wagon body and a truckload of ingenuity and what do you get? Tommy Ivo's "Riviera Wagon Master". By all accounts it was kinda slow, running the quarter in the 8's - on gasoline, did we say slow?… » 2/20/08 12:20pm 2/20/08 12:20pm

1973 Buick Riviera

We've already seen the ad for the '73 Riviera, so now it's time to take a look at the car itself. I'm trying to get caught up on Buicks, since we've only had four of them prior to today, with the most recent one just a few weeks back. This Buick is special, since its daring "boat-tail" styling was one of the few bright… » 2/13/08 9:15am 2/13/08 9:15am

Detroit Auto Show: Buick Riviera Concept Makes US Debut

We already knew the 2007 Buick Riviera Concept would be here for the Detroit Auto Show, but the China born concept made it's US debut here last night. Originally unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2007, the Buick Riviera Concept was shown off to press by Ed Welburn and the gang at the Max M. Fisher Theater ahead of the show. We … » 1/11/08 10:30am 1/11/08 10:30am

Poll Time: Who's The Misogyny King, '64 Riviera or '68 Mustang?

Watching old car ads, we tend to be most struck by how styling has changed (for the worse) and mechanical goodies have changed (for the better). But, every so often, we run across an ad that makes it clear how much the world around the cars has changed. The 1960s really aren't that far back in the rear view mirror,… » 1/09/08 11:15am 1/09/08 11:15am

1973 Buick Riviera: Now With EGR And Huge Bumpers!

Rather than brag about the knockout styling of the '73 boattail Riviera, GM's ad agency decided to push some more questionable "features" in this infomercial-length ad. Like, for example, the new-for-'73 version of EGR, which slashed power while doing very little to reduce oxides-o-nitrogen emissions; when you throw…

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Shanghai Auto Show: Buick Riviera Concept

Live from Shanghai, it's "not East, not West...it's Buick." We kid you not, that's one of the opening bullet points for the press release on the new concept car from the Woodsian brand of the General. Actually, it should be "whether East or West...it's still a Buck." Ok, actually this gullwinged concept's a wee bit… » 4/20/07 9:42am 4/20/07 9:42am

New Boattail? Buick Riviera Concept Coming to Shanghai

Comprehension of cuneiform lettering is above our pay grade, so all we know about this Buick concept destined for the Shanghai auto show is its name in English. That is, the Riviera, a gullwing'd prototype sports coupe that could redefine the public perception of Buick around the world. It may also confuse the hell out … » 4/14/07 11:32pm 4/14/07 11:32pm