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

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      07-29-2011 11:08 PM #202
      Barry:

      Love going thru your Packard photo library.

      Thanks for posting

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      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      07-30-2011 01:02 AM #203
      Loving all these shots. Barry has really seen a boatload of these amazing curvy creations.

      I'm not normally a fan of black cars, but this thing looks awesome from almost every viewpoint.



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      07-30-2011 02:01 AM #204
      Plenty of eye candy in here! Anyone out here on the other coast ought to try to make it down for the annual Packards International show held each January in Orange, CA.

      My favorites so far are the blue '34 streamliner and the following example (the split windshield really does set that design off!):

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      07-30-2011 09:27 AM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by Entwerfer des Audis View Post

      My favorites so far are the blue '34 streamliner and the following example (the split windshield really does set that design off!):


      Love hi res!!

      The blue '34 streamliner. This refers to the dark blue aero sport coupe below?

      Just trying to get the lingo right here as I couldn't find a car labeled "streamliner". Regardless of what it's called, gorgeous.

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      07-30-2011 10:42 AM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by Bodacious View Post
      Love hi res!!

      The blue '34 streamliner. This refers to the dark blue aero sport coupe below?

      Just trying to get the lingo right here as I couldn't find a car labeled "streamliner". Regardless of what it's called, gorgeous.

      The name of this car is 'Aero Sport Coupe", and it was bodied by LeBaron. I love the term "streamline", and it was coined in the thirties to give a name to all the new industrial designs that featured the new, teardrop-themed look. At that time it was generally accepted that a rain, or teardrop was nature's most perfect aerodynamic shape, thus what you see on so many products, and not just automobiles, of that era. It captured the public's imagination to the point that even to this day, decades later, many people still use the word "streamlined" when referring to anything that is sleek and/or aerodynamic looking.

      The famous industrial (and automotive) designer, Raymond Loewy, capitalized on streamlining in his work during the thirties. One wouldn't link aerodynamics with pencil sharpeners immediately, but somehow Loewy brought the two together to fine effect in 1933. Just one of the hundreds of streamlined products of the time:

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      07-30-2011 11:15 AM #208
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      07-30-2011 11:16 AM #209
      Please observe the way people are dressed in my Concours photos. They are very casual events.
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      07-30-2011 12:52 PM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Please observe the way people are dressed in my Concours photos. They are very casual events.
      Duly noted.

      Barry, this is great. I'm getting an online education in something I've always been curious about.

      Not the same as the real thing, obviously, but very helpful nonetheless.

      If you've seen one Packard... well, you definitely haven't seen them all



      The photographer in me wants to know what you were shooting the pics with and whether you were using any filters. Looks like somewhat difficult shooting in strong sunlight but that's when the show is happening and you probably shoot when you can.

      And you have shot an awful lot of Packards. Thanks!

      Love the red.

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      07-30-2011 03:17 PM #211
      Point and shoot Canon. That's the limit of my skills.
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      07-30-2011 03:18 PM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      The name of this car is 'Aero Sport Coupe", and it was bodied by LeBaron. I love the term "streamline", and it was coined in the thirties to give a name to all the new industrial designs that featured the new, teardrop-themed look. At that time it was generally accepted that a rain, or teardrop was nature's most perfect aerodynamic shape, thus what you see on so many products, and not just automobiles, of that era. It captured the public's imagination to the point that even to this day, decades later, many people still use the word "streamlined" when referring to anything that is sleek and/or aerodynamic looking.

      Thanks, Larry. Love the sleek look.



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      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      07-30-2011 05:40 PM #213
      Magnificent automobile and a really charming woman from the sounds of it.

      At 101, she pretty much lights up for the camera and storytelling.

      Delightful!



      Wonderful thread.


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      The picture made me remember the one time I was privileged to ride in a car with a rumble seat. It was a 1932 Chevrolet coupe that belonged to our neighborhood mailman, in the early seventies. The coolest part of that ride was when the owner's wife rolled down the rear window, and we could talk back and forth with them inside the car. Rumble seats are a bitch to get into and out of, but oh what fun to ride in!
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      07-30-2011 07:01 PM #215
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      07-30-2011 07:27 PM #216
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      Recognize this guy? He always has a beautiful, scantily clad, young woman on his arm.



      I just realized that I didn't take these pictures as I kept seeing myself as I looked for Packards. My friend Glenn took them. You may note that we have a different perspective.
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      Boy does that "cigarette cream" color work like a charm on such a machine. Jussssst riggggghhhhhtttt.
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      07-31-2011 01:22 AM #218
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      Blind judge.

      This really exemplifies the devotion and dedication to appreciating the art of the fine automobile better than 10 paragraphs of trying to describe it.

      Wonderful and compelling shot, Barry.

      You've really catalogued a mountain of cars and it seems to extend well beyond the Packard realm.

      I've always loved that era of Buick convertibles as well.

      Nice to see your archival work come thru in this thread.

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      07-31-2011 06:52 AM #219
      Nice observation about the blind car show judge.

      Someone earlier mentioned how they enjoyed the way a certain split windshield looked on a Packard model. It was a design by Ray Dietrich, and I too always notice his designs because of the particular and unique way he designed the windshields on his cars, with that distinctive V-shape and the larger glass area that's surrounded by a very thin border of chrome. Here is another Dietrich Packard coupe. It's stunning, and all the moreso because of that beautiful and unique windshield treatment:

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      07-31-2011 07:00 AM #220
      Barry, have you ever come across this car at a show? It's not an "original" vintage Packard in the sense that it was created in its era, but rather, a beautifully and faithfully executed customized 1951 Packard-based creation known as the "Dolphin". It was built IIRC in the nineties or early '00s by a designer named Peter Portugal, and is his beautiful conception of what a Pininfarina Packard from the early fifties might have looked like if it had been constructed. I think it's stunning, and shows not a sign anywhere of being from the modern era:



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      07-31-2011 09:14 AM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Barry, have you ever come across this car at a show? It's not an "original" vintage Packard in the sense that it was created in its era, but rather, a beautifully and faithfully executed customized 1951 Packard-based creation known as the "Dolphin". It was built IIRC in the nineties or early '00s by a designer named Peter Portugal, and is his beautiful conception of what a Pininfarina Packard from the early fifties might have looked like if it had been constructed. I think it's stunning, and shows not a sign anywhere of being from the modern era:



      Hi, Larry. Love the exploration out into the world of these vehicle designs.

      I am wondering, though, if the name "Dolphin", though applies to the car pictured above or is more referring to this other Peter Portugal vehicle below.

      (the one you showed actually looks a heck of a lot more like a dolphin than the woody creation, but the web seems to call the lower one that playful mammal.)




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      07-31-2011 09:32 AM #222
      I'm unsure of the correct car to call "Dolphin" too. Portugal's webpage doesn't really make it clear, but both cars are very well-done. Speaking of wooden Packards, here are two pretty notable ones. The first is a 1941 One-Eighty station wagon with a very special custom body. These '41 Packards were, btw, the very first automobiles to have factory air-conditioning available as an option.



      My favorite Packard woody is the postwar "pregnant elephant" 1948 wagons. The woodwork relieves these rather "fat" looking cars of some of their portliness, IMO, and they even look kind of sleek and sexy, at least from the rear. The first "sport wagon"?



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      07-31-2011 11:18 AM #223
      I don't know, Larry. Some of the views of the wood '48 wagon look nice enough



      But that pregnant elephant doesn't really quite get there by adding some grain to the body.

      Kinda looks like a piece of lumber that someone went crazy with using a rather wide router attachment.

      But opinions do vary





      I take that back. Once you close the lid on the dark colored one you pictured, it actually seems to pull it off well enough. (and put back on the fender skirts which were lacking in the green one)

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      07-31-2011 01:06 PM #224
      Listed as a 1952 Packard Pinin Farina Coupe

      (or as a '51 Packard Concept Car Pininfarina GT style

      Earned the Best 1946-1954 American Closed Car Award at the Greenwich Concours 2005 by Peter Portugal)

      Nice and low down.







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      07-31-2011 03:21 PM #225
      Another one off:

      Packard Panther. Personal car built for McCauley, Packard's director of styling in 1951.

      Super long rear deck

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