That is the trouble with those Packards. They use too much gasoline.
"pass anything but a gas station" har har har
Wayne, I always figured Packard gas mileage by the gross ton mile . . . that way, it looks pretty good !
Ask the man who owns one !
I had a memorable event occur in Granby. Got a motel there one
night and the next morning got up early to head for Leadville. As I
pulled out of town, I saw this guy in the far distance running down
the street, waving his hat, as if to catch my attention. The street was
deserted. Thinking perhaps I had left something at the motel or similar,
I turned around to see if he was waving at me.
As we got close, this poor old guy about had a meltdown. It was
about the car. I was driving my DeSoto. He was so excited. Like a
little kid, just bursting at the seams. He said he wanted one of these
SO bad when they were new. He knew all sorts of obscure details about
them, including the production number of 474. It was pretty cute to
see someone so enthralled with my favorite car. I slid over and asked
if he wanted to give it a drive. He was stunned and tripped all over his
tongue, asking if I was serious. We drove in a big loop through Granby.
The town isn't very big. I looked over and tears were streaming down
his cheeks. This was really a big deal for this old man.
We came back to where we started and had some goodbye words, then
headed off for Leadville. He was still standing in the middle of Main Street
as we finally dropped out of site. It was really awesome to make someone's
day like that.