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by RogerDetroit
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard Plant - Demo and Build New Strategy
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Packard Plant - Demo and Build New Strategy

Current owner is moving away from rehabbing and will demo buildings for new build to suit. Here are links to the two Detroit Newspapers. Detroit News: Grand plan to redevelop Packard plant is scrapped; eyesore goes back on market https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busi ... roit-scrapped/6076466002/ D...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Former Packard Plant Owner Dies
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Former Packard Plant Owner Dies

This is a sad story. Dominic Cristini, former owner of the PMCC Plant on EGB has died from cancer at the age of 61. Attached is an article from the Detroit News. Dominic fought the City of Detroit and won in court, but then lost it all. This all began in the mid-1990s. Dominic was buying the PMCC bu...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Determining value and selling
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Determining value and selling

Hello Bruce, Hagerty Insurance has a valuation tool you can see here: https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1946-packard-clipper_six Says that a done, driveable car is worth $16,200. Now deduct all the costs, parts, labor (not yours labor costs, but that of a shop) and time to get it ot a done...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 41 transmission does'nt want to go into 1st or reverse
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: 41 transmission does'nt want to go into 1st or reverse

This is a common problem with the 1940-41 and 42 models. And maybe a separate issue from your OD. You need to read these threads: http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0 and http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0 Lots of parts in the shifter l...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Bill Robinson - Briggs/Packard Auto Designer
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Bill Robinson - Briggs/Packard Auto Designer

Hello All: YouTube videos of Bill Robinson have been posted on YouTube in the past few days. Bill was an auto designer with Briggs Body Co. in the early/mid 1950s and created many design studies for Packard. Some of you may have met Bill at the PAC National Meet in Columbus in 2018 were he gave a le...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1941 Front Bumper Guards
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: 1941 Front Bumper Guards

Hello Dr. JR: Well, yes and no. I own both a 1941 Super 8 Convertible Sedan and a 1941 120 Business Coupe. The two parts, both front and rear, are different between the two models. The senior cars have horizontal bars that are round and solid, with the bottom bar (front only) impressed with either "...
by RogerDetroit
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Passing of Don Sommer
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Passing of Don Sommer

A Day of Remembrance for Don will be held on Sunday, August 11 from noon to 4:00 PM at the Packard Proving Grounds. The family invites all his friends to attend this open-house event to celebrate his life, share stories and have dish of ice cream. If you have a Packard or other collector car, then s...
by RogerDetroit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Passing of Don Sommer
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Passing of Don Sommer

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Don Sommer. He passed away earlier this afternoon, Monday, July 15. Don stood tall in the both the Packard community and old car hobby in general. He had numerous accomplishments in his life. He was the President and founder (1972) of American Arro...
by RogerDetroit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1905 - 09 Michigan Packard Car Co. license plate
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: 1905 - 09 Michigan Packard Car Co. license plate

Hello Mr. Gibby:

I sent a PM to you.
by RogerDetroit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Richard P. Kughn
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Richard P. Kughn

It sad to announce the passing of Richard P. Kughn during the early hours of June 8th. He was 89 years old, pre-deceased by his wife Linda and will be missed by many. More than anyone else, he is responsible for saving the Packard Proving Grounds. Dick was very active and personally involved in the ...