A friend sent me a clipping about this place. Looks like a must stop the next time I pass through the Dayton area.
Always loved the 20's vintage Packards.
There is actually a much better Packard Museum in Warren Ohio where Packard was 1st started.
I loaned my Packard TwinSix to this museum with excellent results. They have a very nice well rounded display of Packard's. They also have a nice collection of artifacts.
If I had loads of dough...
Nice place. But as I reflect on Henry,s ideas of how to make money selling cars I see that Packard made some very nice high end cars. But Ford selling Model T,s stayed in business. I think that Henry was thinking way ahead of the rest, Scott
Rolls-Royce also stayed in business...
Packard died for several reasons. One was failure to keep up with advances. My 1951 Dodge truck has electric wipers. In 1955 Packard still had those vacuum atrocities.
The Packard museum in Warren is a nice place and just under went renovation. I hope to get back soon.
The Packard Museum in Dayton is outstanding. I'm also a big Packard fan and own a 1939 Packard 120 in addition to my T. My favorite part of the Dayton museum is that they have service counter displays still in place, a 1937 Packard 1507 limo (my dream car is Jack Benny's 1507), and a number of other amazing vehicles. In addition to their superb collection of production vehicles they have arguably the most famous Packard of all time, the Jess Vincent speedster.
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My wife's 29 town sedan a a electric wiper.Bud.
GM was still using vacuum wipers in 1955.
Just think, Steve, if you had that blue roadster you toss your T model in the trunk for a spare.
Packard and Pierce if I recall correctly met a similar fate. Both were purchased by Studebaker.
The Packard brothers were from Warren, so it makes sense for the National Packard Museum to be there. It's near the road I take to Hershey, so I guess I need to take an extra day going or coming home next year and see both museums.
The VMCCA 1&2-cylinder tour this year visited the Packard museum in Warren. Neat place, but I seem to recall their hours are limited. Better call ahead rather than just pop in.
Many years ago there was a guy named Rod Blood in Newton, MA who had a collection that was about 95% Packards. All were unrestored, but all were stored inside and were in great shape. When he died (I'm guessing about 35 years ago), there was an auction at his huge barn (several stories with an elevator) and I am told that just about every serious Packard collector in the world was there. If you visit a great Packard collection, one of Rod's cars is probably a part of it. He did have a couple of Ts.