Playing around with graphics…

As a ROA member (ROA = Riviera Owner Association), I receive the “Riview” magazine every two months. This magazine (and of course the membership in the ROA Club) is a MUST for every die-hard “Rivian” and generally for every Riviera lover.

In response to a request from RAY KNOTT – the publisher of this cool magazine – I had already the chance to publish a few articles as a series on the restoration of my own ’65 Buick Riviera.

Every year the ROA organizes an international meeting and attaches a cool flyer to the magazine.
The meeting will take place this year (2020) in Kalamazoo in June 22 – 25 and this is the original Flyer:

I loved the poster straight away! Specially the perspective of the 65 Riviera and wanted to scan it for further processing… Today I finally had time and edited the flyer a bit – colorize, revert, etc..
I have to admit that I want to use this design for my personal purposes – into a T-shirt, a cap and a coffee mug! 😉

Service Manual for the Buick Riviera 1965

Hi there!

Many of you, myself included, have been looking for this “Bible” after you bought this awesome coupe. In fact, without some fundamental instructions, many of you may have to make assumptions on repairs or restorations to keep this wonderful car in shape, right?

Automatically, it pulls you to ebay or similar online platforms, which can provide the necessary information but mostly for an unjustified sum. Sure, with people who are passionate, you can make a lot of money! This bothers me…

I bought this service book… and now, I want to make it freely accessible to you all! You will find the content pages as PDF files wich is downloadable in a single zip archive.

Download the whole thing here (550 MB)

Content of the Download file:

In this PDF you will find a lot of very useful plans and graphical descriptions & instructions:

If it helps you to solve your issues or just make you feel better to have it for possible reparations, please let me know! I am happy about your feedbacks!

The others who want to criticize me for this free download, and actually want to make money with this, I will like to ignore.
Have fun and good luck to you all!!!


1963 – Commercial

What does it take to be a Buick? Here a 1964 Riviera.

Riviera Gran Sport – What you should know about 65 GS Rivs

An absolute great video for people who don’t know that much about that car… well done, exactly all the infos you need to fall in love with this car! Well, I actually am since many years… Wow, this car is soooooo damn cooool!!!

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Mother of all Rivieras, the Buick Riviera Silver Arrow

Concept Car at The Sloan Museum
Buick’s iconic 1963 Riviera luxury sport coupe actually began as a Bill Mitchell concept attempting to marry the high-end sporting character and passion of an Italian Ferrari to the shear-edged luxury look of a British Rolls-Royce.
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Why I’m doing this?

Hello everybody

This is my very first article…
Recently I decided to set up a website with several themes around my ’65 Rivi.
You may ask why again a website, there are so many out there!?! For me this had various reasons… On the one hand, I am always asked what I’m doing on the vehicle and if I have some pictures of the restoration. Well, since I like to document my work steps, I thought this could be a good opportunity to put all that stuff online so that anyone who is interested can see it. On the other hand, some people also like to know how I have made certain works, where I got the parts or what tricks or hints I’ve used to do it. This questions are often asked to me in forums, or is directly requested by mail… (eric[at]

But the main reason to build this site was – some month ago (that was January 2017) – that Ray Knott, the the publisher of ROA (Riviera Owners Association), asked me if this could be possible for me to write some articles about my t in the ROA magazine “Riview”. Ray hadn’t a hard work to convince me for that project! I felt very honored about that request and since that time, every two months and together with his great graphic artist Michelle, we fill up a double page for the “Review” as long as I have some material to publish (and they want me to publish it of course).

To be able to publish my work and share my knowledge with people who loves Rivieras is such a great honor and gives me a lot of satisfaction because it is for me a great opportunity to give something back to the community who helps me that much!
If you stuck in troubles with you Riviera, the ROA forum “Buick Riviera – Riviera Owners Association” is the place where you will get answers!

At this point I must say that as a mechanic I neither have know how, nor I’m specially gifted for craft work… I just have fun to screw on cars and I’m learning by doing. If I need any special informations, I consult Google or the ROA forum.


If you are interested in my work, stay tuned it would be a great pleasure and honor to see back again!