The Most Comprehensive Free Online Reference for Packard Owners
Become a member of Packard Motor Car Information, right now! (it's free)
Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who's Online
66 user(s) are online (56 user(s) are browsing Packard Forums)

Members: 3
Guests: 63

Oldrookie, DavidM, ptv, more...





Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/12/11 17:31
From Detroit, MI
Posts: 973
The Detroit News posted an online photo essay of Gar Wood's boat racing highlights over this past weekend.

https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-ga ... dboat-superstar/31490071/

Gar Wood's last race boat, Miss America X, is now on display at the Packard Proving Grounds courtesy of her current owner Henry Mistele.

Gar Wood has a long history with Packard and breaking world's records. His Miss America IX, with 2 Packard engines, was the first boat to reach 100 mph and Miss America X, with 4 Packard engines, was the first boat to reach 120 mph - eventually setting an all-time record of 124.91 mph.

Attach file:



jpg  Miss America.JPG (738.37 KB)
436_5d5aa4c6b2f8c.jpg 2048X1536 px

Posted on: 2019/8/19 6:31
_________________
-

1941 Model 160 Convertible Sedan
1941 Model 120 Business Coupe

My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my "toys" at the price I told her I paid for them.
Ain't no such thing as a lonely widow that inherited a barn full of old cars
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2016/4/1 11:26
From MIlmay, NJ
Posts: 85
Bet that puppy use some fuel!

Posted on: 2019/8/19 13:28
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/12/11 17:31
From Detroit, MI
Posts: 973
Quote:

wjames wrote:
Bet that puppy use some fuel!


It was a long distance racing boat and had a 300 gallon fuel tank.

Posted on: 2019/8/20 2:50
_________________
-

1941 Model 160 Convertible Sedan
1941 Model 120 Business Coupe

My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my "toys" at the price I told her I paid for them.
Ain't no such thing as a lonely widow that inherited a barn full of old cars
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Home away from home
Joined:
2016/3/13 15:24
From Coalmont, B.C., Canada
Posts: 754
Does look like a rum-runner would have liked to have gotten his hands on it though!! Love those classic old wooden boats. Sail or power, there is sure a mystique to the age of wood. Chris.

Posted on: 2019/8/20 12:02
_________________
'If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!' Henry Ford

1939 Six, Model 1700

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/index.php?Action=view&ID=1823
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2015/5/22 13:23
From Lake Lanier, Georgia
Posts: 20
I've long admired the boats Gar Wood built for public consumption. A double cockpit runabout from the late 30's to early 40's is on my bucket list. If the Chrysler inboard is missing I thought it would be neat to find a Packard marine S8. I don't think a triple will ever be in the cards for me but they were incredible boats.

Posted on: 2019/8/20 15:52
_________________
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Gar Wood - Packard Powered Boats
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/2/16 15:39
From Santa Fe
Posts: 5302
The annual Keels & Wheels show in Houston (Clear Lake near NASA) provides and excellent opportunity to see some outstanding wooden hull boats. Oh, and there is always a nice display of motor vehicles too. JWL

Posted on: 2019/8/22 9:56
_________________
Packards Owned -
37 Six (115C) Convertible Coupe (1089) - Now in Belgium
47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

We move toward and make happen what occupies our mind. (W. Scherer)
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer







[Advanced Search]


Search
Recent Photos
no title (2020/2/10)
no title
McNeer Nash Company (2020/1/12)
McNeer Nash Company
McNeer Nash Company (2020/1/12)
McNeer Nash Company
McNeer Nash Company (2020/1/12)
McNeer Nash Company
Reid-Ward Motor Company (2020/1/9)
Reid-Ward Motor Company
Random Photo
1909 Packard 30 Model UB limousine, three-quarter front view, left side
Helping Out
PackardInfo is supported and funded by user donations. If you would to help out by either donating content, or funds to help with the upkeep and hosting of this site please EMAIL ME or click on the donate button.