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Is It Me Or the Car?
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Had a great week building up to the Easter holiday driving the 55 Clipper! Put new tires on it on Friday and was out cruising around when I remembered that every Friday evening beginning in the spring there is a car cruise at the local shopping center. It is the usual Ford, Chevy, MOPAR 60's and 70's muscle car lineup. But, these are iconic cars that have been shown the proper amount of love and upkeep and I think they are great as I am a child of the 60's and 70's but I was kind of disappointed in the reaction to the Clipper. The reaction was no reaction!? I pulled up to see what was going on and it was early so not a lot of cars had appeared yet but there was a group of about 8 or 10 guys standing around that did not even wave to acknowledge my presence. There is a place to get coffee adjacent to the show area so I parked and got out to get a coffee. I went into the store and was looking out the window to see if anyone would stroll over to look at the Clipper but it didn't happen. I left the store got back into the car and contemplated making an attempt to start a conversation but again, no one even acknowledged my presence so I left.

In my travels people love to wave and give me the thumbs up and I'm always being engaged by someone who wants to know more about the car. So, I get around a group of car guys and all I heard was crickets! I'll stop whining now but I just wanted to pass this along to get some feed-back. I've also developed an animas now for the so called "Kruze Events" and the folks that participate, at least locally.

Posted on: 2012/4/8 19:52
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Week End Ramblings
#32
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Spent the last two days driving through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside in my 55 Clipper and 52 200 Sedan! The weather was great for touring and the Clipper is a real race car! Gobs of power and the Torsion Level suspension is a big difference when compared to the 52. Need to give the Clipper a little more TLC. Along the way I dropped in to visit Ross at the Speedwell Garage meeting a new friend and talking shop with Ross. All in all it was a great way to spend the weekend. Hope other Packard owners had as good a time as I did!

Posted on: 2012/3/11 17:53
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Re: Happy Holidays Everyone!
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Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your Packards safely during the coming year!

Posted on: 2011/12/24 19:17
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Re: Two Packard Family
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Ozstatman,
Thanks for the reply! No malice was intended, just a feeble attempt at humor on my part. I feel that the registry is a valuable tool in keeping track of our beloved Packards world wide. It is a valuable record and research resource and I give you credit for keeping everyone on track. Regards!

Posted on: 2011/12/4 13:35
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Re: Two Packard Family
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Ozstatman and Randy,

Thanks for posting your replies! Oz, I did not want to be banished from Packard heaven by not updating the registry! Again, thanks.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 9:57
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Two Packard Family
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Just picked up my second Packard today! 1955 Clipper Constellation. Purchased from the same person I acquired my 52 200 from, my good friend Gary Unfried. Now I have two in the garage only because of the good graces of my wife! The torsion level suspension is a whole new world for me and I like it. Will post photo later, don't have one yet. A special shout out to Ross for the advice on the shimmy, problem fixed with topping off the power steering pump with the proper amount of fluid! I plan on many hours of happy motoring!

Posted on: 2011/12/3 20:03
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Re: Adventures with a 1955 Clipper
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JW, Car looks great! Wish I could be in Leander. Used to live in Killeen and I know the area. Weather looks just like it should, a great Central Texas day for driving a Packard!

Posted on: 2011/10/4 17:45
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Re: PACKARD CLIPPER 1953
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William, very nice car! Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy driving your Clipper and happy motoring!

Posted on: 2011/8/27 18:20
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches
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BigKev, thanks for the kind sentiment! My place lies right in the path of the "cane", hopefully all will be well.

Posted on: 2011/8/27 9:09
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Re: Fun with used cars
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Ross,
Great shot of your car and the garage! Artfull photo of the car with the headlights on.

Posted on: 2011/8/10 8:32
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