A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 29, 2013
Big Ugly Import Car Killer (Buick backronymic nickname)

Buick is a luxury vehicle brand of General Motors that began in 1899. Buick has been given the backronym (back acronym) of “Big Ugly Import Car Killer” since at least 1996. The backronym “Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer” has also been cited in print since at least 1996.


Wikipedia: Buick
Buick /ˈbjuːɨk/ is a luxury vehicle marque of General Motors (GM). Buick models are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and Israel. Buick holds the distinction as the oldest active American make. Buick models share some architecture with other GM brands.

Google Books
Car Crazy:
The Official Motor City High-Octane, Turbocharged, Chrome-Plated, Back Road Book of Car Culture

By Dean D. Dauphinais and Peter M. Gareffa
Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press
1996
Pg. ?:
Buick Big Ugly Import Car Killer

HumourNet (24 October 1996)
BUICK
Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer

Google Books
A Bawdy Language:
How a Second-Rate Language Slept Its Way to the Top

By Howard Richler
Toronto, ON: Stoddart
1999
Pg. 124:
BUICK: Big, Ugly Indestructible Car Killer

Google Books
Street Smart Secrets to Auto Care You Can Trust
By Joe Sanfellipo and Andrea Glass
Carlsbad, CA: White Tiger Press
2001
Pg. 121:
BUICK Big Ugly Import Car Killer

Urban Dictionary
Buick
Buick, also know as B.U.I.C.K. (Big Ugly Import Car Killer) is a fine luxury automobile that has a reputation for crushing or mutilating any vehicle that comes in its path, due to its heavy constuction of thick sheet metal and heavy metal parts.
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