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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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Packard Assembly

This photo from the Packard plant reminded me of something that I read years ago about when Packard had to bring  a lower price car to the marketplace so that they could sur-vive. This was during the depression when they made the decision to bring out the one fifteen and one twenty models. Packard did…

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A Winter Front.

In the winter of 1928 a fashionable Lady prepares to board her Packard Sedan . The Packard is equipped with a Winter Front on the grille. The winter front controls the amount of cold air entering the radiator to aid in bringing the engine up to operating temperature. This was from the time before thermostats…

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