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Re: 2022 PAC National Meet
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The swap meet will be in the banquet hall at the hotel, from Sunday (set-up day) to Thursday (break-down day).

See you there!

Posted on: Yesterday 12:16
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Re: The Greatest Packards of Them All
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The 1955 and 1956 Packards were pure-Packard-designed, -built, and -sold. Nothing to do with Studebakers at all. The 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawks would not have happened without Packard's purchase of Studebaker (it was not a merger).

Something else to consider are the 1956 "standard" Studebakers. Before Packard took over Studebaker, Raymond Loewy’s studio designed a very General Motors-like body for the proposed 1956 Studebakers. James Nance and his team “had soured on the Loewy studio’s daring and elegant 1953 models,” wrote historian Richard Langworth in 1992. “Harold Churchill [a Studebaker lifer, whom Nance named as general manager of the Studebaker division in August 1955] told Loewy designer Bob Bourke that, for 1956, ‘setting trends in the face of styling saturation established by GM, with its pronounced adherence to high, blunt hoods and straight fenders’ would be ‘a calculated risk.’” but Nance “was not sanguine about an expensive outsider like Loewy controlling so much of his styling. So, he told his own design chief, Bill Schmidt, to ask other stylists to submit ‘acceptable renderings.’” Vince Gardner, a freelance designer who worked in the past for Raymond Loewy, was hired (for just $7,500) to design the 1956 Studebaker sedans and wagons.

“As bodies go,” Langworth related in his article, “the Loewy sedan shell was still modern.” Gardner squared off the front and rear ends, and created sedans that fitted perfectly into the mid-1950s idiom. The interior design was headed by Studebaker’s Duncan McRae, head of the design team in South Bend, whose “cyclops-eye” speedometer dominated the instrument panel. If the 1956 Studebakers had a fault, Langworth wrote, it was that “the body looked a bit narrow, the ‘B’ pillars were too thick, and the lineup cried for a hardtop and four-door wagon.”

The 1957s and 1958 are a different story.

As Ross wrote about Dwight's book: "Expensive? You bet..." but worth it in my opinion. Your mileage may vary...

Posted on: 6/25 10:12
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Re: packard 180 1942
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A 1942 180 limousine by LeBaron will be featured in the next issue of The Packard Cormorant magazine (3rd Quarter 2022 - which is now being printed), but it's not for sale, as it is owned by the King of Norway.

Posted on: 6/22 10:38
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Re: Jay Leno's 56 Caribbean Convertible
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Originally delivered in Pittsburgh, Penn., the car has been in Illinois for many years. It is 1 of at least 15 painted "VMV" -- Corsican Black / Dover White / Corsican Black. It features a special-ordered all-leather interior.

Posted on: 6/16 14:10
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Re: Clipper Custom Constellation
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A very nice car - and a rare one with overdrive.

Posted on: 6/2 12:31
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Here are some photos, taken in 2008, of Howard Hughes' all-original 1955 Caribbean when it was on display at the Automobile Driving Museum in Los Angeles.

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Posted on: 4/17 20:53
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Re: carforce number one
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I'm Stuart Blond, editor of The Packard Cormorant magazine. Craig Handley is the editor of the Cormorant News Bulletin.

Ivar wrote the article on the 1942, which was translated by John Hempel. It will appear in the 3rd Quarter 2022 issue, around September.

Posted on: 4/4 14:49
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Re: carforce number one
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Look for this very Packard (and HRH) to be featured in an upcoming issue of The Packard Cormorant magazine...!

Posted on: 4/3 12:50
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Re: Great Packards at Auction, PLEASE READ
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That 1954 Caribbean looks pretty good.

Posted on: 3/27 21:10
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Re: Publication of my book: Detroit Steel Artists
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Thanks, Matt. Looking forward to seeing the book. What will the price be?

Posted on: 3/20 18:34
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