Ed Hendrick of Dearborn, MI. found his 1968 Buick Roadmaster when it was just a rusted out shell. He painstakingly restored the car after which he and his wife enjoyed it immensely. Hendrick recently passed away, and The Fast Lane Classic helped fulfill a wish of his by driving his Roadmaster all the way from Denver to Detroit using only 50s era roads.
Being a Michigan native, Hendrick knew about the Sloan Museum in Flint, which runs the Buick Gallery and Research Center. The gallery is home to 20 classic or significant Buicks at any given time, and Hendrick hoped that his car would be one day be cared for and looked after by the museum. TFLClassic’s Nathan Adlen, along with Sloan Museum Curator Jeremy Dimick, drove the car from Denver to the museum, just as Ed had asked, and also acquired a 2014 Buick Regal GS as a chase car.
Along the way, the pair stop at diners which were around in the 50s, seeing as they are only driving on roads which also existed during the time period, ruling out the I-70. It makes for an interesting yet long journey, the first part of which is shown in the video below. Check it out and check back to TFLClassic for part two when it’s released.