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Early Packard mountain truck
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West Peterson
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I saw this on Shorpy.com.

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Posted on: 2011/5/31 8:07
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1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan
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I like the turntable.

Posted on: 2011/5/31 11:09
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I'm impressed with the lack of any guardrails, a truck full of passengers on the turntable, and the apparent absolute faith all have in the brakes or stopping device. Pioneers surely were made of sterner stuff.

Posted on: 2011/5/31 11:21
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Amen Howard!

I'm only 44 so Packard had passed before I arrived but part of the appeal of these old girls for me is the nod to those "simpler times". Guess it's an age-old question as to just how capable the population is in using common sense and just when the government needs to step in to protect us from ourselves with rules & regulations. Like most things, it's all about the right balance.

I do seem to stick my neck out more than most and have a fond memory of running a home delivery milk route one summer and coming down a neighborhood street to a bunch of kids begging for a ride in the truck. I ended up with a dog and 5 kids up front and another 3 swinging their legs as they sat on the back bumper. I ran up & down the block at 5 mph, no one died, and I hope some of those kids still enjoy that memory from time-to-time as much as I do.

That photo does appeal to the adventurer in me and I appreciate a good dose of that stern stuff that seems to be a little lost in this day & age.

PS: I've managed 2 smooth round trips in my Packard to Fresno from the Bay Area and will be sure to look you up on the next one.

Posted on: 2011/5/31 11:50

Proud owner of a '48 2272 but I really wanted a club sedan?
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saltydog wrote: I like the turntable.

So do I.

But wondering, because of it, if West can turn the pic so we can see the front of the Packard mountain truck?

Posted on: 2011/5/31 15:43

Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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