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Re: Bill Robinson-Designer-gone-at 96
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Leeedy is correct in his assessment of the Autoweek article – well written, with a few errors, but still well worth the time to read it.

Many auto designers have given Bill high praise, including Richard Vaughan, director of design quality at EV producer Rivian. Vaughan says, “…Robinson’s influence on car design cannot be overstated as every automaker today has designers who studied under him.”

Embedded in that article is a YouTube video, filmed at the Packard Proving Grounds, where Bill discusses his life’s work – you get to hear him tell his own story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dubmHG2SBkk&t=14s

Several years ago, Bill donated thirteen of his Packard, 1950s-era renderings to the Packard Proving Grounds. We recognize them as one of our most historical treasures. Some of those renderings will be on display at his memorial service March 4 at the Kirk In The Hill Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

I hate losing a good friend such as Bill. May he rest in peace.

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Posted on: 2/19 13:49
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Re: 1941 super 8 spark plug number needed
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Hello 29 Tons,

Owen Dyneto is right and the AC M8 is what I prefer. The M stands for Marine use and has a black coating which is period correct. Others are cadium plated and not what you would see in 1941.

Available at most auto shops and I think the same price as AC 104. Why not get the correct one?

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Posted on: 2/9 20:52
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In Memoriam - MaryEllen (Green) Dohrs
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MaryEllen (Green) Dohrs – Designer of the 1955 Caribbean interior.

MaryEllen was born September 20, 1929, and passed away January 10, 2022, at the age of 92. After graduating from Hollywood High School, she enrolled at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, while still only 17 years old. Upon graduation in 1950, she was the youngest person ever to be hired at General Motors Styling. At age 20, she too young to legally sign her own contract – her mother had to vouch for her until she could sign her own contact a few months later. One of her first assignments was to design the pleaded leather seats for the latest Cadillac convertible.

After GM She was hired as an Industrial Designer at Sundberg-Ferar, where Dick Teague recruited her to design the interiors of the 1955 Caribbean and Packard 400s. The ergonomic design she created was called “Posture-Perfect” seating.

If you attended the Packard National Meet in 2013, you may recall MaryEllen presentation during a luncheon at the Packard Proving Grounds. She mentioned her excitement walking toward the Packard design studios and hearing the clickity-clack sound of her high heels echoing off the walls.

This past September the EyesOn Design show selected MaryEllen as their “Designer of Distinction” and planned a tribute for her. Regrettably, she was not able to attend the show because of health issues. Hoping that she would recover, the Packard Proving Grounds also planned a tribute to her during our October Open House. However, plans were set aside when it became clear that MaryEllen would not attend.

Her attitude was summed up when she told a Women in Design conference in 2019, "I still resist calling me and my type as women designers… unless writers preface others as men designers."

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Posted on: 1/20 10:24
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Re: Small Packard Dealer Items and Sales Awards
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To r1lark,
Like you I was skeptical of the description of the second ring as being from the 1930s as it appears nothing lilke the first ring. And the first ring has the look of a pre-war ring.

But the link provided by acolds definatively shows your ring was a post-war design - at least 1951. That PDF scan is a great find, sory I missed it when it was originally posted. Thanks.

Posted on: 1/19 13:56
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Re: Small Packard Dealer Items and Sales Awards
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Sorry, but in my earlier post I said the ring sold for $1,900 before fees. I confused that with another ring that sold. Your version sold for $1,600, or $1,890 after fees.

Here is more information for only the Packard items from the sale last weekend https://www.proxibid.com/Check-the-Oil ... chloc=true&ipp=100&sort=4

Check out the going rates for some of these items. Frankly some of the items were sold at lower prices than I thought. Look at Lot # 186 – a bronze paper weight that was cast circa 1919. Normally these things sell for about $500, but the auctioneer never mentioned the description on the reverse: J.G. Vincent. I know who bought the paper weight and it is being donated to the museum at the Packard Proving Grounds.

The same sponsor of this auction is holding 4 more auctions in the next 3 months.

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Posted on: 1/18 21:02
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Re: Small Packard Dealer Items and Sales Awards
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Sorry, but in my earlier post I said the ring sold for $1,900 before fees. I confused that with another ring that sold. Your version sold for $1,600, or $1,890 after fees.

Here is more information for only the Packard items from the sale last weekend https://www.proxibid.com/Check-the-Oil ... chloc=true&ipp=100&sort=4

Check out the going rates for some of these items. Frankly some of the items were sold at lower prices than I thought. Look at Lot # 186 – a bronze paper weight that was cast circa 1919. Normally these things sell for about $500, but the auctioneer never mentioned the description on the reverse: J.G. Vincent. I know who bought the paper weight and it is being donated to the museum at the Packard Proving Grounds.

The same sponsor of this auction is holding 4 more auctions in the next 3 months.

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Posted on: 1/18 21:00
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Re: Small Packard Dealer Items and Sales Awards
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You are a very lucky guy! Your dad left you some nice items.

A ring very similar to yours sold at auction this past weekend for $1,900 and auction fees brought the total price to $2,240.

Posted on: 1/18 16:53
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Re: Rear Fender for 1940 180 club sedan
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nivek123 wrote:
2600 for 1 right fendor ,but there is no hole in it for the gas tank fill pipe ,thats odd?


Filler cap is on the left side - check the photo below.

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Posted on: 2021/9/9 19:42
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Re: Eva Peron parade Packard
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Hello All,

The thread that Guscha posted about the Juan / Evita Peron car was dated 2013. Maybe it is time for an update.

This article, dated October 9, 2017, cites the car (LHD) was put up for auction by Carol Plaster, widow of Ray Plaster of Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Also notes the car was the subject of an article in The Packard Cormorant in 2004. https://journal.classiccars.com/2017/1 ... ade-car-going-to-auction/

This undated listed (assumed to be post 2017) show the same (Plaster) car on consignment and later sold by Mark Hyman of St. Louis. It gives more detail about provenance, but no sales price. https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/6312-193 ... kard-super-eight-phaeton/

Hope this is helpful.

Posted on: 2021/4/11 20:33
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Re: Where Was Packard Center Co. Dealership Located?
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Ok, seems to be a little confusion regarding 2 of the 4 Packard dealerships in Seattle shown here: https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... ld=Country&Type=&pos=3200 Hope we can clear this up.

I am talking about;
1. Seattle Automobile Co. listed at 4242 Roosevelt Way. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/dealer/View.php?ID=2375
2. Snyder Packard listed at 4522 Roosevelt Way. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/dealer/View.php?ID=3353

When you click onto the descriptions for each dealership they seem to overlap. The Seattle Automobile Co. description mentions Packard Center, “…Other U-Dist. dlrs were Snyder @ 4546, Roosevelt Way 1947, then The Packard Center 1951-1954 and University Auto Center1957-1958”.

Getting back to the photo in question, the General Insurance Co. of America (now called Safeco and part of Liberty Mutual) was located in the Brooklyn Building at the NE corner of 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue in the University District of Seattle. Notice the taller building next to it – the one with the ‘cake-layer top’ and a mast with 4 squares.

I went to Google Earth and searched for 4546 Roosevelt Way. As I zoomed in I turned to the southeast and noticed a building with a ‘cake-layer top’ now known as the Graduate Hotel – Seattle. This cinched the location it for me.

The Packard Center Company was located at 4522-46 Roosevelt Way from 1951 to 1954. They were preceded by Snyder Packard and succeeded by University Auto and today by University Mazda.

Kevin is this something you can clean up for the Dealership Section?

Thanks, --Roger--

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Posted on: 2021/2/26 15:33
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