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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 to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month...

Bill Harrah’s legacy in pictures

“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.

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 four working O-gauge tracks set against modular backgrounds depicting the golden...

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 Van Bogart Several Detroit-area locals lamented the fact that collector vehicles...

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 entertainer Al Jolson, and a unique 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six...

Vanderbilt Packard found… again

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...

Car of the Week: 1925 Packard limousine

Sometimes, when in doubt, just go big. That was certainly the strategy Ken Chartier subscribed to when he entered the car hobby back in 2004. Chartier admits he’d never even been in an old car when he took possession of his amazing 1925 Packard limousine.

Car of the Week: 1941 Packard Woodie Wagon

There was more than a little irony at work when Denny and Kim Harms pulled the trigger and bought themselves a rare and stunningly original 1941 Packard 120 woodie wagon. The Harms are big woodie fans and run a business restoring old wood-bodied Chryslers, but they wanted nothing to do with...

New event started at Packard Proving Grounds

Even though I’m a die-hard Cadillac guy, I have much respect for Packards and the historic Packard Proving Grounds. Check out this new event to be held there this year, and since its being head under the direction of Don Sommer, founder of the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, it’s sure to...