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Rare prototype antique cars on display at Fall Hershey

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HERSHEY, Pa. – The 57th Annual AACA Hershey Fall Meet and Car Show, hosted by the Hershey Region, will be held October 10-13 on the Hersheypark Grounds in Hershey, PA. This 4 day event features a flea market with over … More »

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Car of the Week: 1925 Packard Holbrook coupe

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A few Packards intended for the American market in the 1920s were actually shipped to far away shores, and at least one particularly special 1925 Packard went as far as “Down Under.” More »

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Classic car show features ‘Packards Abroad’

The Natonal Packard Museum welcomes Packards like this 1938 Six, photographed at a Toronto dealership, to its annual Classic Car Show July 20-22.

National Packard Museum to host 23rd annual Antique & Classic Car Show July 20-22 WARREN, Ohio – The National Packard Museum will present its 23rd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show  July 20-22. This year’s theme is “Packards Abroad.” Three … More »

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Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Michigan, the birthplace to many of the collector cars we cherish, has introduced legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles … More »

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Bill Harrah’s legacy in pictures

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“In the Harrah culture, there were organizational standards for all aspects of daily operations throughout departments to ensure the best business practices…the days of Bill Harrah are now rooted in history.” We salute what would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Harrah with photographs of his legacy. Enjoy. More »

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Packard Museum presents ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’

WARREN, Ohio – The National Packard Museum, the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club and the Flying Aeros Association proudly present “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” This exciting exhibit opened Oct. 8 and runs through Dec. 29. “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” features … More »

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Million-dollar Packard tops RM at St. John’s

Formerly part of the late Frank Kleptz Collection and referred to as the “ghost car,” this auto show-display, plexiglas-bodied 1939-’40 Pontiac Deluxe Six sedan sold for $280,000 at the RM at St. John’s auction.   Story and photos by Angelo … More »

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101-year-old changes her Packard’s oil and spark plugs

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RM to sell celebrity Packard and ‘Ghost Car’

The “Al Jolson Packard” – 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan (Shooterz.biz © 2011 courtesy RM Auctions) RM Auctions will lift the curtain on a famous 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan, purchased new by American … More »

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Vanderbilt Packard found… again

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With the last name “Vanderbilt,” Grace Wilson Vanderbilt couldn’t be seen in anything less than a Packard. The family of her husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, had built its fortune on transportation — first ferries, then railroads — so moving and shaking was in the family blood. By Grace Vanderbilt’s lifetime, the shaking evolved to hobnobbing with high society and royalty, and the moving came courtesy of Packard.

Several photographs from the 1910s and 1920s show Vanderbilts at the running boards of contemporary Packards, so Grace didn’t need to ask a man who owned one when she went car shopping in the late 1930s. More »

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