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Packard "catwalk cars"
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I posted the photo I'm sharing here in a Facebook group I belong to about railroad history.

Another member commented that the reason the Packard automobile appears in this photo is that the catwalk cars in the NYC Lincoln and/or Holland Tunnels in the early 1950's were MADE by Packard!

I know a fair amount of Packard history, but this is news to me (if true). I've searched Google and not found much of anything.

Does anyone out here in Packardland have any information about this? Thanks!

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Posted on: 2019/8/9 15:40
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Re: What would you purchase? Pros and Cons
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1947 Packard TWO-DOOR. I wouldn't care which Packard, as long as it only had 2 doors. One of the loveliest post-war Packards of all, IMHO.

Posted on: 2018/5/25 16:40
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Re: PMCC annual model car styling contest - does anyone have any information about this?
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Thank you, RogerDetroit and Leeedy for your responses!

Posted on: 2018/2/14 19:12
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Re: PMCC annual model car styling contest - does anyone have any information about this?
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You know, I wondered if he might post here. and have read many of your posts here, Leeedy!

Mal, thanks for the link. It didn't occur to me.

Posted on: 2018/2/13 19:20
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Re: Mal's '50 Packard Eight Touring Sedan
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Well, Mal, shows that I should be here more often and pay more attention. I would never have thought that you and the '41 would part ways.

Congratulations on your 'new' Packard!

Posted on: 2018/2/13 19:18
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PMCC annual model car styling contest - does anyone have any information about this?
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I was reading the latest post from Hemmings Motor News in their daily blog.

In the comments section of the post regarding the GM Fisher Body model car competitions, I ran across the following quote from a Mr. Leon Dixon...

..."What I would like to know… and something I wonder about… Packard Motor Car Company also had an annual car styling model contest. I have no idea of how many years this ran, but I know awards were distributed to winners via a ceremony at Cranbrook Academy north of Detroit at least one year. I have at least one or two press photos. Anybody know about this one and how many car models survived from this venue?"

As a Packard fan and model car fan, I would like to know the same things!

I intend to do more in-depth searching on this site when I have time (and am not at work), but I thought I'd put this out here tonight.

I'd love to see any existing models, and learn any stories behind them!

Any info out there about this? Thanks!

Posted on: 2018/2/13 18:32
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Re: What is the most unusual bit of Packardiana in your collection?
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This is not mine, and I have no picture of it, alas, but friends have a brass ashtray that was awarded to a salesperson for meeting or exceeding sales goals at a Packard dealership.

If memory serves me correctly, it was awarded in the 1940s.

DISCLAIMER: I did not realize the age of this thread! I posted almost the same comment on it in 2013, about the same item! You're experiencing deja vu...

Posted on: 2017/12/11 18:46
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Re: The Demise of the Independents
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When all is said and done, the demise of the independents comes down to a three word phrase:

Economy of scale.

The Big 3 became dominant in the industry by the 1950s. And the independents, try though they might, simply could not compete.

Would the merger proposed by George Mason and others have worked? Maybe. We'll never know. I suspect that even if that merger HAD occurred, the organization might have lacked the enormous amount of capital needed to compete with the Big 3.

Having said that, their efforts TO compete and differentiate themselves from Ford, GM, and Chrysler are interesting to me, and I never tire of learning more about them!

Posted on: 2017/4/3 18:13
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Re: Happy Birthday Big Kev
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Happy birthday, BK! And thanks once again for all that you put into this website!

Posted on: 2017/2/6 18:50
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Re: More Packups
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Is the coupe express for sale? I WANT ONE!

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