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Main :  1928 Packard race car being checked on track

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1928 Packard race car being checked on track
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SubmitterBigKevMore Photos from BigKev   CategoryPackard Racing on Air, Sea and Land   Last Update01/23/2010 15:22
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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.

Item # EB01e902

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

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Turbopackman327
Published: 11/05/2010 16:39  
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Joined: 05/29/2006
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 Re: 1928 Packard race car being checked on track
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: Resized Image
JWL115C
Published: 10/16/2013 9:01  
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Joined: 02/16/2008
From: Santa Fe
Comments: 5394
 Re: 1928 Packard race car being checked on track
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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