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    Thread: Heads up, Larry~! 1930 birthdate for this Packard... 1910 birthdate for the driver....

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      07-21-2011 01:01 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post

      As far as this lady is concerned, I give her a lot of credit. I hope to meet her at St. John's in less than two weeks. Please, anyone that's going, please look me up. I'll have my '33 Continental Flyer in the show.
      Would love to see some more pictures of this lady and her car if you shoot some at the show.

      And, of course, pics of your '33 while you are there.

      Hope you get to meet her.

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      07-21-2011 01:08 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post
      Would love to see some more pictures of this lady and her car if you shoot some at the show.

      And, of course, pics of your '33 while you are there.

      Hope you get to meet her.

      I'm sure I'll meet her.
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      07-21-2011 01:56 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post

      A 101 year-old woman that does her own oil changes? Awesome.

      Before I read it, I was thinking she may be the longest licensed driver in the U.S., too. She got her first license about the time my dad was born!

      Something tells me this isn't a 4 quart oil pan for an easy change.

      Any idea on the oil capacity of a '30 Packard?

      We're gonna need a bigger pan underneath~!

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      07-21-2011 03:52 PM #54
      I'm guessing somewhere on the order of 10-12 quarts of oil on this thing

      4,250 lb car with 106 hp.... probably a boatload of torque.



      She got the optional dual mounted spares (classy)
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      07-21-2011 04:22 PM #55
      I really don't have anything to add — a great story, a beautiful car, and quite the character, by the sounds of it!
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      07-21-2011 04:54 PM #56
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      07-21-2011 05:15 PM #57
      The '40 Buick convertible in this event doesn't look too much different to me than the '48.

      http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2011110708047
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      07-21-2011 06:05 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I'm sure I'll meet her.
      aaaaand report back, please!
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      07-21-2011 06:06 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by mitcompressor View Post
      Something tells me this isn't a 4 quart oil pan for an easy change.

      Any idea on the oil capacity of a '30 Packard?

      We're gonna need a bigger pan underneath~!

      I'd say you're right on all counts. Dunno the capacity on something like that, but it's safe to say more than my Beetle, at 2.6 quarts.
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      07-21-2011 07:35 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      The '40 Buick convertible in this event doesn't look too much different to me than the '48.

      http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2011110708047
      Hey~!!!!


      That's you... and the Lady Wolk..

      Nice outreach.

      I was trying to embed it... but wouldn't work

      dang it...
      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
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      07-21-2011 08:24 PM #61
      Yeah, I did all the work and she got all the press.
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      07-21-2011 09:48 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post

      As far as this lady is concerned, I give her a lot of credit. I hope to meet her at St. John's in less than two weeks. Please, anyone that's going, please look me up. I'll have my '33 Continental Flyer in the show.
      looking forward to seeing shots of the '33 in the show



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      07-22-2011 12:02 AM #63
      nice little side story about how her friends got her an exact duplicate key created (just in case she lost the only original one she had)

      All these years Ms. Dunning has kept her Packard’s original key with its elaborate crest. For her recent birthday, some friends duplicated the prized key.

      “I was thrilled to death to have another one,” she said. “If I had ever lost the one I had, the locksmith would be out here for a week, and I still would not have that crest,” she said.


      Ms. Dunning has kept her Packard’s original key with its elaborate crest.
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      07-22-2011 10:02 AM #66
      Packard 740 Roadster

      A glamorous car for some Hollywood glamorpuss.

      Don't know what movie this is from or who was in it.


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      07-22-2011 11:34 AM #67
      These roadsters are absolutely gorgeous cars



      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      07-22-2011 12:19 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Powderkeg View Post
      Packard 740 Roadster

      A glamorous car for some Hollywood glamorpuss.

      Don't know what movie this is from or who was in it.

      The woman is Carole Lombard, who later married Clark Gable, and who was killed in an airplane crash into a mountainside near Reno, NV during WWII while on a USO tour. I don't know for sure who the guy is, but he looks like Dick Powell, a journeyman actor in the thirties and forties.
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      07-22-2011 12:40 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      The woman is Carole Lombard, who later married Clark Gable, and who was killed in an airplane crash into a mountainside near Reno, NV during WWII while on a USO tour. I don't know for sure who the guy is, but he looks like Dick Powell, a journeyman actor in the thirties and forties.
      Kind-a-sort-a off topic, but I was able to see Clark Gable's one-of-a-kind Duesy SJ (400+ hp) run flat-out through the quarter mile during the A-C-D fest last year. Later, I was able to stand less than a foot from the car and take photos. I still can't believe that happened.





      Clark Gable sat here...


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      Quote Originally Posted by Boxer2100 View Post
      Kind-a-sort-a off topic, but I was able to see Clark Gable's one-of-a-kind Duesy SJ (400+ hp) run flat-out through the quarter mile during the A-C-D fest last year. Later, I was able to stand less than a foot from the car and take photos. I still can't believe that happened.





      Clark Gable sat here...

      Was this car at Imperial Palace for a while? They have a pretty respectable Duesy collection and I thought for sure that car was there back in the 1990s.

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      07-22-2011 01:43 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      The woman is Carole Lombard, who later married Clark Gable, and who was killed in an airplane crash into a mountainside near Reno, NV during WWII while on a USO tour. I don't know for sure who the guy is, but he looks like Dick Powell, a journeyman actor in the thirties and forties.
      Hey... it's Larry!!

      Glad to hear from you in this thread.

      Another '30 Roadster in a movie

      Inscribed on photo back; 1930 Packard custom eight, model 740, seventh series eight, 8-cylinder, 90-horsepower, 140.5-inch wheelbase, 2/4-person roadster (body type #412). A scene actually taken in 'A Show Girl in Hollywood,' Alice White, star, in middle center greeted by John Milgan, her leading man. Hubbard Lee's 740 Packard roadster in center
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    23. 07-22-2011 01:58 PM #73
      Awesome story, thanks for posting this! Man, she's just great. I love at the end of the video she has that rag on the running board to step on. Outstanding!

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      07-22-2011 03:29 PM #74
      I've been trying to embed the video and finally got it to copy up.

      Absolutely facinating.






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      07-22-2011 04:43 PM #75
      Always glad to see your posts, Larry (and it does sound like you've got a full plate)

      Thanks~!

      Another beautiful 740 Packard similar to the one shown in Michigan

      106 horsepower, 140.5 inch wheelbase


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