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Early Packards

A friend of mine was fortunate enough to acquire these photographs recently, and has kindly allowed us to share them here. These are 1903 Packard model F’s, inside the garage at the Farragut Hotel at Rye Beach, New Hampshire. The hotel, built in 1883, replaced an earlier one that burned. The cars look new, and…

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Mohawk Trail

The Mohawk Trail is terrain we have covered before on The Old Motor. This view of a 1913 Packard touring on the trail in 1916 gives us not only a look at the owners and their well appointed chauffeur, but the “lay of the land.”  What a road; what an adventure. Photo courtesy of Alan…

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A Parade Packard And German Beer

This 1911 Packard Model 30 is all decorated in flags, possibly for a parade in an unknown location. The early Packard experts that have looked at this photo have determined that this car has a non-standard Packard body which is interesting. The sign on the building behind the Packard gives it the appearance of being a…

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A Most Attractive Packard

Packards 1905 Model N was a very up to date automobile by a company that at this point in time was quite progressive and building very high quality cars. In 1904 they establish-ed the distinctive Packard radiator shape, that would be their trademark until the end in the fifties. This model was a lightweight but…

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The Seal Cove Auto Museum

We here at The Old Motor are very pleased to announce that the Seal Cove Auto Museum has joined us as a partner. They are going to be sharing some of their photographs that were collected by founder Richard Paine with us. We hope that if you can you will support them and plan a visit…

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