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1928 Packard race car being checked on track
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8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1928 Packard race car being checked out by three men, driver behind wheel. Inscribed on photo back; Packard Motor Car Co. Proving Grounds 2.5 mile concrete speedway, Utica, Mich., inauguration ceremonies 14 June 1928; Leon Duray, 91-cubic inch front drive Miller special #4, set closed course one lap record of 148.17-mph, thus did proving ground track become the world's fastest speedway, a title held until the opening of Monza in Italy after WWII.

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Photo courtesy of the Detroit Public Library, National Automotive History Collection and used with permission.

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 Re: 1928 Packard race car being checked on track

Posted: 2010/11/5 15:39  Updated: 2010/11/5 15:39


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Miller cars had nothing to do with Packard, other than Leon Duray's use of the Proving Grounds. Here's a more recent picture of Leon Duray's Miller 91 front wheel drive car:

 Re: 1928 Packard race car being checked on track

Posted: 2013/10/16 8:01  Updated: 2013/10/16 8:01


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Packard Cable (a division of General Motors) was a sponsor of the beautiful Miller race cars. This where the confusion comes from, Packard Cable not Packard Motor Cars.


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