'53-'54 Buick Skylark Club

Info Plate



1953 MOD.


53 MOD. 76 X, ’54 MOD. 100



53 4767 SX

53 / 54



G ________




66 B OR W




















NOTE: The information above was copied from a ’53 Skylark information plate.

The information plate is located on the left side (passenger) of the firewall in both the ’53 & ’54 Skylarks.

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About Us


Welcome to the official website of the '53-'54 Buick Skylark Club. If you have found this site you are likely: an antique car enthusiast, interested in Buick automobiles, or more specifically the rare 1953 & 1954 Buick Skylarks.

The '53-'54 Buick Skylark Club was formed in 1978 by Vin De Peppo, John Garratt, and Jim Robertson for fellowship, fun, and the appreciation-preservation of these special carc. The Club has been recognized by the Buick Club of America as a division of the BCA. Today we have over 210 members located across the United States as well as in England, Norway, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, and Spain.

This site has been developed to share the history of the '53-'54 Buick Skylarks, articles about our members, technical editorials on preservation, and as a resource for those who are interested in obtaining, maintaining, or restoring a '53-'54 Buick Skylark. I'm happy you stopped to visit. I invite you to join our Club and connect with a group of people who enjoy these magnificent automobiles.


Still Skylarking,

Vin De Peppo

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2017 Annual Meet - Nashville

 2017 Annual Skylark Meet
By Lillard Walker



This year's meet will be held from September 13th through September 16th just outside Nashville in Franklin, TN.  The meet will be hosted by club members Lillard Walker and Bob & Elaine Fritz.  

Nashville has long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World” and the center of country music, earning it the nickname “Music City, U.S.A”.  Located on the Cumberland River the city is in central Tennessee with excellent access via the interstate highways (for those of you bringing your Skylark – you are planning on bringing your Skylark?) or by air.  According to the official visitor’s website – “Nashville is a city that resonates with life and vibrates to the beat of every kind of song.  It’s a town that harvests American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine, and a boundless spectrum of nightlife”.  If you arrive early in the week there is a plethora of sites to see that we do not have time to visit during our meet; The Ryman Auditorium, President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage home, the Parthenon, RCA Studio B, the Johnny Cash Museum, or the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum to name just a few.  You can learn more about the rich history and attractions in Nashville at www.visitmusiccity.com.

The host hotel for the meet is the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin, TN.  The Drury chain is family owned and operated.  The Franklin Drury is the only hotel to receive 11 consecutive J.D. Power Awards for guest satisfaction.  The hotel is conveniently located just off I-65 (exit 67) and is a short 25 minute drive from Nashville International Airport.  Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and referring to the Skylark Group number of 2304254.  Reservations must be made by August 13th to receive the discounted room rate!  A daily hot breakfast and free hot food with cold beverages every evening are included in the room rate, along with many hotel amenities.  Full hotel details and directions may be found at www.druryhotels.com.

Wednesday, September 13 is arrival day.  We'll have the Hospitality Room open and stocked with food and beverages.  Stop by to pick-up your meet packet, and greet all your old and new Skylark friends.

Thursday morning we'll depart by chartered coach to downtown Nashville to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  We'll tour the museum in the morning, and be served a classic Southern “meat and three luncheon” at the museum.  After lunch, we'll be treated to a special songwriter’s performance before returning to the hotel.  The hospitality room will be open and members with items for the swap meet are welcome to set up shop at this time.  Thursday night will be our annual Skylark Club sponsored pizza dinner and auction to benefit the club.

Friday morning we'll take the back roads to view the private 120 car collection of Willis Johnson.  Mr. Johnson is the founder and chairman of CoPart, Inc.  After viewing the collection, we'll enjoy a BBQ lunch in the “Diner” at Mr. Johnson's 47,000 square foot facility.  From there we'll drive to the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens to tour the 30,000 square foot house and 55 acre gardens.  Built in 1929 by John Cheek (one of the founders of what became Maxwell House Coffee), Cheekwood is considered one of the finest surviving examples of an American Country Place Era Estate.  Friday evening will be free for those who wish to sample the local cuisine or entertainment options.  You may want to visit the Lower Broadway clubs downtown known as the Honky Tonk Highway, where they are experts at serving up cool drinks and hot country music,

Saturday morning we will have a morning tech session, lunch is on your own, and then we will drive to the Lane Motor Museum.  The Lane Museum features over 150 unique cars from all over the world with a focus on European micro-cars.  The museum is housed in a re-purposed bakery building from the 1950's.  We'll also get a special tour of the private basement collection to view cars undergoing restoration, which are not on display, before returning to the hotel.  The Saturday evening banquet will be catered by the Granite City Restaurant and served in the hospitality room.  We will have a business meeting and installation of officers immediately following the banquet meal.

Sunday is departure day, time to say goodbye to Nashville, our old and new Skylark friends. 

I hope you can all attend, and please bring your Skylark.  The registration form is included in this newsletter, and can be reprinted from the Club website at www.skylarkclub.org.  Please complete the registration form and return it with your check to Lillard Walker, 6375 Chickering Circle, Nashville, TN  37215.  Please note; it is important that we receive your entrée selection for the dinner Saturday night.  See you in Nashville!!!


Contact Us

The '53-'54 Buick Skylark Club was formed in 1978 by Vin De Peppo, John Garratt and Jim Robertson. The club was incorporated in the State of New York in 1992 as a non-profit corporation. The club was formed for fellowship, fun, and the appreciation - preservation of these special cars. There is no judging or competition of any kind at any '53-'54 Skylark Club Meet.

The '53-'54 Buick Skylark Club has been recognized by the Buick Club of America as a division of the BCA. The Board of Directors of the Skylark Club urge all members to join and support the BCA:

Membership in the ’53-’54 Skylark Club is open to anyone who has an interest in these historical automobiles.  Yearly membership dues (in U.S. currency) are $25 ($30 outside the United States) payable to the ’53-’54 Skylark Club and mailed to Marvin Pickens - Treasurer.  The Club had two annual meets during the year and publishes a Club newsletter each quarter.

Items for the '53-'54 Skylark Club Newsletter should be sent to:


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