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Re: Packard Museum in New Zealand; Packard Memorial in Warren, Ohio
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Updated with additional information courtesy of George Hamlin.

Posted on: 12/3 9:27:25
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Packard Museum in New Zealand; Packard Memorial in Warren, Ohio
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A Packard Museum in New Zealand covers most years of Packard production, up to and including a Packard Hawk.

"The Undertaker", who is also a "Gear Head" has a model of the James Ward Packard Memorial in his office and sent us photos of it as well as the link to the actual Memorial in Warren, OH.

https://56packardman.com/2019/12/03/ge ... packard-memorial-in-ohio/

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Posted on: 12/3 5:06:34
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1934 Packard Twelve at "Disaffected Musings" blog
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Check this out and weigh in with a comment.


https://disaffectedmusings.com/2019/11/24/most-valuable-packard/

Posted on: 11/24 9:31:54
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Re: Self-Parking '34 Packard
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I think the '53 Cavalier mentioned above is seen in this video. I think this is the same car that was shown on the Today Show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki9otMeiRP0

Posted on: 11/6 21:39:20
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Re: Self-Parking '34 Packard
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My mistake on the year! I got an e-mail from another reader who identified the car as a '30. Be that as it may, I (ahem) SHOULD have realized that the car isn't a '34.

I edited the year out of the post. Thank you for calling attention to my error!


Posted on: 11/5 7:53:18
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Self-Parking '34 Packard
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Auto historian Alden Jewell provided us with a video of a self-parking pre-war Packard. The inventor lived in Piedmont, CA in the hills above Oakland. He tried again after World War II with the device installed in an early '50s Cadillac and in a '53 Packard Cavalier. The Packard was seen on NBC's Today show.

We also feature today Bruce S.'s home brew '64 Studebaker Commander R4.

https://56packardman.com/2019/11/05/ge ... studebaker-commander-r-4/

Posted on: 11/5 3:18:05
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Re: Mystery Packard dealer from late 1955
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Thank you, Guscha - and Alden thanks you, too!

You are an amazing fount of knowledge for this site. Thank you for all you do!

Posted on: 10/6 18:48:57
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Mystery Packard dealer from late 1955
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Does anyone recognize this Packard dealer, photo taken at the end of the '55 model year/beginning of the '56 model year? I see several '55 Clippers in the showroom and at least 4 '56 Packards.

This image is in the collection of Alden Jewell, who is well-known as having an extensive collection of auto literature. He would like to know the identity of this dealership so that he can put it in the proper dealer file. Respond below or PM me if you can identify the dealer!

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Posted on: 10/6 17:37:20
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Re: '58 Packard Hawk at the SDC Event at McClellan Park, CA last weekend
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One of the Studebaker Hawks at the meet had a license plate frame from Atran's in Arbuckle, CA. The frame boasted that Atran's was Studebaker's oldest continuing dealer. Indeed, Atran sold Studebakers from 1910-1964.

From 1954-1958, Atran was also a Packard dealer. (Given the tiny size and remoteness of Arbuckle, I wonder if they ever actually sold a Packard.)

Arbuckle is 60 miles northwest of Sacramento on I-5, but seems like it is 600 miles from nowhere.

Somehow Dutch Darrin of Packard-Darrin fame, found Arbuckle upon his discharge from the U.S. Army flying corps at the end of WWI and operated a crop dusting service there until he relocated to Southern California to begin his car customizing business which yielded the Packard-Darrins.

Visit the blog post for an added photo. (For some reason I can't get it to attach here today. Six attempts ... I give up ... )

Posted on: 10/2 18:24:02
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'58 Packard Hawk at the SDC Event at McClellan Park, CA last weekend
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A very nice '56 Packard Hawk was among the cars at the Studebaker Drivers Clud event at McClellan Park northeast of Sacramento, CA last weekend:

https://56packardman.com/2019/10/01/ge ... bakers-at-mcclellan-park/

The owner of this Hawk is also restoring a Packard-powered '56 Golden Hawk.

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Posted on: 10/1 13:01:38
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