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Glasscock Speedster

This custom Packard speedster is a 6th series (1929) creation known as the Thompson Special, and also as the Glasscock Speedster, named for its owner Major Glasscock (presumably the driver). Thompson was a custom body maker in California. Woodlites add to the futuristic look.                       …

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From pump jockey to wrench

Not long ago, we were treated to a rare photo of Chris Paulsen in a prior life pumping gas. Here is another photo of Chris, having been promoted to a hands-on mechanic. The car that seems to have him flummoxed is a 1905 Packard model N touring, with Wisconsin plate c. 1912-13. I am pretty…

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Take your pick

Here we have another interesting combination of technologies. The car is a Packard model 633 phaeton (1929) with the Graf Zeppelin looming above. The car beneath the zeppelin looks like another Packard, a club sedan.

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The Gray Wolf

This photo is showing the 1904 Packard “Gray Wolf ” that was driven by Charles Schmidt in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race which was held that year. Schmidt finished 4th in the race averaging 39.0 mph. The race was won by George Hearth in his French Panhard. Note that Schmitt who built this car, had the…

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1906 Packard

Mary C. Folwell at the wheel of the Folwells’ 1906 Model 24 Packard, the first car purchased by her husband P. Donald Folwell. P.D Folwell was an early car enthusiast who participated in the Philadelphia to Atlantic City Reliability Runs, served as a representative to the AAA Contest Board for many years, and was President…

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