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Reynolds Racers Return for 95th Anniversary

Reynolds Buick-GMC-Isuzu celebrated its 95th Anniversary with a very special Open House featuring entertainment, prizes, burgers, and two very special guests- legendary Reynolds Buick race cars which travelled across the country for the event. It was an opportunity for our employees and our customers to come together with their families and share food, fellowship, and some rare glimpses into Reynolds Racing lore.

We won't pretend that we didn't have our doubts early in the day. It drizzled. It rained. It poured at times. And then, in the early afternoon, it stopped. The skies cleared and our hearts lifted. It was going to be a beautiful evening for the Open House. As the parking lot dried, an army descended to set up the event. By early evening, guests were arriving and everything was exactly as we had hoped it would be.

As has become a Reynolds tradition, guests were serenaded by the Michael Peters combo. Some even got up and danced under the moonlight sky. Dinner  was provided by the legendary In-n-Out truck, whose annual visit is always eagerly welcomed. After dinner, door prizes were awarded.

Some very special guests this year arrived by trailer. Two very special Buick drag racing cars that were very successful for Reynolds Buick were remembered this year with a very special display.

Jack Mancini of North Kingstown, Rhode Island brought his specially prepared 1965 Reynolds Buick Gran Sport Tribute Car. This beautiful dragster is a recreation of the 1965 Gran Sport that Pop Kennedy raced so successfully, and is an exact replica in every way of the actual car. It was created by Mancini's shop, American Muscle Car Restorations, and stands as a three dimensional tribute to Reynolds Buick and their rich racing legend. Jack and his wife Karen attended the event along with renowned Buick GS expert Jimmy Shiels who assisted in the restoration of the car.

Another very special guest was the actual 1970 Reynolds Buick GS 455 Stage 2 race car that was feared by all who raced against it. On display was the actual car, which has been restored by owner Guy Parquette of Mosinee, Wisconsin to the exact specifications of when Pete Reynolds. Pop Kennedy and Jim Bell ran 10.89's at 126.85 MPH. There were more than a few goosebumps when the car was unloaded from the trailer and fired up in our back lot, almost 40 years from the day it first arrived here. We were thrilled to have the car home for a visit and would like to sincerely thank Guy and his wife Colleen for bringing it.

Please enjoy this photo collage of our 95th Anniversary Open House- we had a wonderful time socializing with our customers, our employees and their families, and admiring some very special racing Buicks.

Reynolds Buick GMC Isuzu
345 North Citrus Avenue
West Covina, CA
(626) 966 4461