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 shaking evolved to...

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 restoring this Packard....

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 be a winner!...