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Breaking: Sinkhole opens at National Packard Museum

Sink Hole Opens at National Packard Museum

Warren, Ohio: A guest at the National Packard Museum discovered a sink hole in the north parking lot of the museum and brought it to the staff’s attention. Upon investigation, the staff discovered a beautiful 1938 Packard Twelve convertible victoria had fallen into the abyss. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the 1938 Packard Twelve was actually a 1/43-scale die-cast model and not a full-sized Packard. The museum gift store was promptly notified and retrieved the model with no damage and hence there will be no need to file an insurance claim. Sadly, the museum does not expect a spike in admissions revenue as the National Corvette Museum experienced last year, however there is some discussion about selling sinkhole dirt in the museum store for the summer.

A sinkhole opened up in the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. Thankfully, only this scale model was found inside.

A sinkhole opened up in the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. Thankfully, only this scale model was found inside.

“We understand there is quite a profit margin on sinkhole dirt” stated Mary Ann Porinchak, the museum’s Executive Director.

City officials were notified of the hole and immediately came to examine the issue. Full-size wheel barrows should arrive soon to fill in the void and thereby avert potential disaster or damage to other Packards or vehicles.

The area around the sinkhole has been secured per emergency procedures as promulgated by the National Association of Automobile Museum’s by to avoid further damage to person or Packard.
Please be advised while traveling Packard Park and the museum’s north parking lot this weekend that this area is restricted for the safety of patrons.

The National Packard Museum is open Tues. – Sat. 12:00-5:00 pm and Sun. 1-5 pm. Regular Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (65 and older) and $5.00 for children (7 – 12), children under 7 are free. Cameras and flash photography are welcome. For more information visit or PHONE: 330-394-1899.


Read about other discovered and uncovered Packards in "Lost and Found" Volume 2

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