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

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      07-22-2011 01:37 PM #71
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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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      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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    3. 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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      07-22-2011 06:30 PM #76
      V12 version of the Roadster.

      Wow.



      not quite sure where that fits in the model lineup or year though

      Seems they quit making the V12 in '39
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      07-22-2011 08:58 PM #77
      Everything about this story is really nicely presented and delightfully told.

      Sweet old gal with some energy about her that comes thru in the video and the photos



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      07-22-2011 11:00 PM #78
      The 30's. Packards.

      Interesting time and interesting vehicles

      Bigger than life in a lot of respects

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      07-23-2011 02:41 AM #79
      Does anybody know if Clark Gables's Duesy is the one I saw at Imperial Palace back a while back? There can't be too many of those around.
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      07-23-2011 07:39 AM #80
      Gable had at least 2 Model Js, with this Bohman and Schwartz-bodied car being one of them. Also, when his wife, Carole Lombard, died in the plane crash I mentioned earlier, a grief-stricken Gable gave instructions that this car, which was in Canada at the time, never be brought back to the US again during his lifetime, so that he would not have to see it again, since apparently the car had a great deal of importance to both him and Lombard.

      Clark Gable's other Duesenberg Model J was his "hotrod" SSJ, one of only 2 such short-wheelbase, lightened models built, the other belonging to his friend and fellow enthusiast, Gary Cooper.

      Gable with the JN roadster:



      Gable's SSJ roadster on the left, and "Coop's" SSJ on the right:



      Good picture of the 2 Duesy-buddies together; Gary Cooper on the left, Gable on the right. Legends driving legends:

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      07-23-2011 11:07 AM #81
      thanks, Larry.

      Great shot of the two stars and their cars.


      This Packard article coincides with the National Packard Museum Car Show in Ohio happening this weekend.



      SALEM - History will roll into town on Friday, July 22.

      As part of the 22nd Annual National Packard Museum Car Show this year the National Packard Museum has planned a stop on its annual celebration tour in Salem.

      The NPM show runs from July 20-24 in Warren, the home of Packard.

      This year's event is called "Packard for the People."




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      All of the rust, bondo, and patchwork done with old street signs gives them the crash safety of a cake decoration.

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      07-23-2011 01:44 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post

      Good picture of the 2 Duesy-buddies together; Gary Cooper on the left, Gable on the right. Legends driving legends:

      Thanks for that post, Larry....

      wow....

      What a great shot!

      Wonder what the firepower is and what they were after....

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      07-23-2011 01:47 PM #83
      You don't see too many men hunting in dress pants and a tie. Snazzy hunters.
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      07-23-2011 02:21 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      You don't see too many men hunting in dress pants and a tie. Snazzy hunters.
      My guess would be that the photograph is a studio publicity shot, and they were most likely shooting skeet or target shooting or something like that, if even shooting at all. Cooper in particular was a very casual person, and probably would never wear a tie while actually hunting (who would? ). He was a superb horseman, btw, and always did his own riding and stunts in the many western movies he made. It's fun to me to know a little bit about these larger-than-life figures who originally owned the iconic automobiles we cherish today.
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      07-23-2011 05:05 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by TopDown_ View Post
      Wonder what the firepower is and what they were after....

      Dames, all of them.

      My guess is probably skeet or trap shooting.
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      07-23-2011 07:03 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      He was a superb horseman, btw, and always did his own riding and stunts in the many western movies he made.
      Nice...

      Now, of course, I want to see a Gary Cooper film in the old west setting

      Speaking of horsepower





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      07-23-2011 08:34 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Terandyne View Post
      Nice...

      Now, of course, I want to see a Gary Cooper film in the old west setting

      Speaking of horsepower





      One of the reasons why I'm such a big Cooper fan is because I've become addicted to great western movies. He made so many terrific ones, but "High Noon" is perhaps a good place to begin one's Gary Cooper fan-dom. It's one of the all-time classic films of any type; here's a teaser:

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      07-23-2011 10:05 PM #88
      Compelling story from start to finish



      Thread even more interesting now that Larry gives some sidebars on Cooper, legends and fun stuff



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      07-24-2011 01:56 AM #89
      Show moved to St. John's from Meadowbrook.

      Shot of a 740 Roadster at Meadowbrook a while back in the sunlight.

      Stunning



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      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      07-24-2011 07:13 AM #90
      That orange roadster is a textbook example of what constitutes genuine Classic Era design. As someone who studies such things, it has long astounded me how automobile manufacturing, as a whole, internationally, seemed to absolutely LEAP, in just a few years' time, into this golden age of fine design. All the way throught the 1920s, automobiles had remained primitive looking and "spindly", retaining way too much of their horseless carriage-days design traits, with poor proportions, crude detailing on all but the most expensive cars, and an overall unappealing look of "a bunch of parts thrown together", at least IMO.

      Then, in a flash, it seems everything began to change greatly. I'll even name the year...1928. Harley Earl was hired by GM to "style" (it was a brand-new term coined by Earl) the 1927 LaSalle, which he did, and created a whole new look for automobiles. The '27 LaSalle borrowed a few cues from current Hispano Suizas, but Earl took design to a new level of sophisticated proportioning, integrated elements, thoughtful detailing, and most importantly, a look that said "modern", even to our eyes almost 90 years later. Compare these two cars; one a typical "Roaring 20s" design, to the 1927 LaSalle. This was the turning point for automotive design to enter the Classic Era, of which the orange Packard above is so emblematic:

      1926 Chrysler. A fine automobile, but it still looks "horse and buggy"-ish:



      1927 LaSalle. Earl himself at the wheel. Notice the "sugar scoop" fenders, and the overall feeling of fully-evolved proportioning, along with the careful placement of the lighting elements, etc. This was the first car of the Classic Era, and it looks nearly as current as any car built years later. It left the horseless carriage era behind, and the rest of the industry followed suit.

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      07-24-2011 11:47 AM #91
      Much appreciated, Larry.

      Artfully described as to why I often "feel" the lines and style of a car works wonders but can't quite put my finger on the particulars as what it is that pulls it off so well.

      You give me a chance to focus in on what is making the statement so well. And, of course, the life and times of people involved just make it all the mo' bettah.



      Keep it up. And yes I know that you've described some of these elements in previous threads, but it's always nice to hear it stated in a fresh approach to the environment of that era.

      Looks like St. John's is gearing up for next weekend.



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      The hood ornament of a 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Sport Phaeton during media preview of the Concours d' Elegance of America held at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
      From the sublime to the just strange.

      What the hell?



      Joe Bortz jumps the ropes to show the crowd details of his 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne at the Concours d'Elegance of America at Meadow Brook on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Sunday,July 25, 2010.
      Sez it's a '55 Biscayne.... really? On what planet?

      I mean somebody's got some explaining to do here. And yes, I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to some of these one off or concept/prototype cars
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      07-24-2011 11:49 AM #92
      Joe Bortz collects prototypes, mostly salvaged from Warhoops scrap yard, where they were supposed to be crushed.
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      07-24-2011 11:53 AM #93
      Dang, Barry. That was quick.

      Faster than I could google Bortz and Biscayne



      Yep... wow


      Joe Bortzs 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne




      Motor Trend Classic readers know Joe Bortz. He’s the Chicago-based restaurant mogul and car collector who has been buying and restoring concept cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s for nearly four decades. I’ve been fortunate enough to drive five of Bortz’s cars and write about them for Classic. His 1953 Buick Wildcat I and 1954 Pontiac Bonneville-Special GM Motorama cars were on the cover of Issue 5. His 1955 Chrysler Falcon, 1957 Chrysler Diablo and 1966 Duesenberg Model D, all Ghia-built Virgil Exner designs, were in this summer’s Issue 10.




      All Motorama cars would have been crushed or drawn-and-quartered, if not for the crafty purveyors of Warhoops, the junkyard about 10 miles north of GM’s Tech Center, where the concepts — “dream cars” in ’50s vernacular — were to be destroyed.; All except the ’54 Bonneville; Bortz proudly calls the Pontiac the “most original” concept extant. It was titled to a GM employee after it made the showcar rounds, and Bortz bought it from that employee 30-some years ago.

      The Buick Wildcat wasn’t so lucky. Bortz’s long-time car handler, Paul Peterlin, told me in 2006 that he could find only three of the car’s original roto-static hubcaps (they remain steady, the Buick logo stays upright as the wheels turn). A fabricator took two years to make the fourth out of a Weber grill cover.



      That’s the way one- or two-off dream cars are restored. There are no parts cars, although many production pieces can be used. The Wildcat and Bonneville-Special are powered by production Buick and Pontiac engines, and the Chrysler Falcon and Dart have production Hemis.



      Same with Bortz’s latest re-creation, the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne. It was designed to show off Chevy’s new small block, and it’s now powered by a 265 cubic-inch V-8 from a vintage production car. Warhoops had to cut the Biscayne into three parts; the top and front clip were in separate pieces. Bortz’s son found the car at Warhoops in 1988. It wasn’t until GM sent original blueprints for the car in ’96 that Bortz had Hopperstad Custom of Belvidere, Illinois, begin restoration. They had to build a chassis for the fiberglass body, and add structure inside.

      It looks great.

      The Motorama Biscayne is far from the most handsome concept ever built. The bugeye headlamps point skyward when the hood is opened, of course, while the denture-like maw below it lacks the cuteness of the Austin-Healey Sprite that debuted three years later. The Biscayne’s side scallops hint at the ’56 Corvette’s, though they’re reversed and run from the front door back.

      The 2+2 four-door hardtop (the ’55 Buicks and Oldsmobiles introduced this bodystyle, but Chevy wouldn’t get it until ’56) has frameless suicide doors, one particular area where Hopperstad had to add structure. While the Biscayne has a front-mounted V-8, its tail also hints at the 1960 Corvair.

      Bortz showed the reconstructed, but unrestored Biscayne at the Pebble Beach Concours a couple of summers ago. Last weekend, he unveiled the fully restored, mint green-on-mint green Biscayne at the Concours d’Elegance of America, at Oakland, Michigan’s Meadow Brook. He called his display a “mini-Motorama,” featuring the Buick Wildcat I, Pontiac Bonneville-Special and 1953 Pontiac Parisienne.



      Ed Welburn, the sixth and current GM design chief, was pretty excited to see the 55-year-old Chevy, and he showed his weakness for Buick, asking Bortz if he could sit in the Wildcat. Welburn is busy getting GM design in order. He’s made great strides with Buick by referring to its past — especially its early ’50s heyday — without going retro. The Chevy Cruze owes nothing, as far as I can see, to the Motorama Biscayne. Except, as analyst Jim Hall pointed out to me, this: it’s a semi-premium compact Chevy. There’s nothing in the Biscayne’s design that suggests the compacts Detroit would introduce in the following decade should be priced below full-size deluxe models.



      Read more: http://blogs.motortrend.com/joe-bort...#ixzz1T2RlNBBH
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      He's tried to buy my car a couple of times. It's fun to say no.
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      He's tried to buy my car a couple of times. It's fun to say no.
      Hot damn!

      That's great



      Might as well bring back the feel of a previous era with some great big band music.

      Meadowbrook 2010 and the Bortz-mobiles



      Wonder who is playing??? Love the drum intro and the trumpet at the end to bookend the whole flavor of the sound

      Snazzy!

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      07-24-2011 01:54 PM #96
      Another shot from the preview for the St. John's show

      It's a (gasp) Cord!

      (but don't tell Larry.... heh.)





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      07-24-2011 02:05 PM #97
      The Biscayne was saved by one of the true heroes of automobiling, Joe Bortz. He's a miracle worker; simple as that. Warhoops saved the carcasses, to their everlasting credit, and Bortz resurrected them. God bless'im.

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      07-24-2011 02:06 PM #98
      Hero? Hardly. He's a businessman, nothing more.
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      07-24-2011 02:12 PM #99
      You know all these people and circulate amongst them, Barry. I only have my fantasies. Don't take them away from me.
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      07-24-2011 02:30 PM #100
      Sorry, Larry. Heros, IMO, must have some degree of altruism. I just don't see that.
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      07-24-2011 03:49 PM #101
      Let's split the difference, then. If Bortz hadn't, for whatever reasons known only to him, resuced these cars and invested in their restoration, they wouldn't be around to appreciate and celebrate at all. He did enthusiasts a service, even if unintended.
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      Let's split the difference, then. If Bortz hadn't, for whatever reasons known only to him, resuced these cars and invested in their restoration, they wouldn't be around to appreciate and celebrate at all. He did enthusiasts a service, even if unintended.
      Agreed, saving those cars was a public service in my opinion.
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      07-24-2011 04:13 PM #103
      If that helps you sleep at night, Larry, so be it. To me, the people that deserve praise are the people that literally bring these cars back from the dead, the people that have learned the old skills. Those are the people that have kept these cars available for the public to see.

      The people that are truly heroic are the ones that contribute their hard work to bring about a show like Concours of America, Pebble or Amelia Island. Most are 501 (c) (3) charities that pass through most of the proceeds to needy organizations or venues. Having served on car and art selection committees and boards of directors for various Concours I can tell you, first hand, that there's an incredible amount of volunteer work that goes on behind the scenes, starting the day that the previous show ends. On show day there are hundreds of volunteers that guide us to our spots and cater to our needs. Those are the car heros, all.
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      Diane Herdade, and Mike Malley, both of Troy stand beside a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Town Car during media preview at the Concours d' Elegance of America held at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.


      Owners drive their 1929 Duesenburg Model J Town Car during media preview at the Concours d' Elegance of America held at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.


      A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Town Car, left, and a 1929 Lincoln Convertible during media preview of the Concours d' Elegance of America held at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
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