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1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:02 am
by Dave Czirr
Although I had always intended to buy a copy of Ed Blend's The Magnificent Packard Twelve of nineteen thirty four, I never did but with his passing just a few days ago I borrowed a copy from a local Packard collector and have enjoyed every minute of reading it. If your interest includes the true Classic era and includes the Twelve, it is still a wonderful read and a great resource despite it's publication date (copyright 1977).

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:17 am
by Steve_Mack_CT
Dave, if I am corrrect this book is still available, as recent ads from Ed Blend list it. He also did another book a couple years ago entitled "One Man's Family" which is a collection of short stories, probably 75% Packard related, others equally interesting, that is hands down my favorite Packard book. First hand recollections of collecting over at least a 50 year span. If this is still available, I would highlye recomend it. Mr. Blend was an excellent author and clearly knowledgeable on all Packards.

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:05 pm
by ted
Dear Dave and Steve,
I believe that Eds widow,Trudy,still has copies of the Magnificient 34 twelve, and also the shop manual he made up. I don't know the book of Packard stories,will have to call Trudy about it. She is in the CCCA directory.
Happy Packarding,
Richard Gross

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:18 am
by john_sharisky
Hello,

I'm very much interested in purchasing a copy of the book: "The Magnificent Packard Twelve of Nineteen Thirty Four" by the late Ed Blend. If anyone could help - it would be most appreciated.

Thanks!

John
Marlborough, MA

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:45 am
by Rosenwasser
I have been looking for a copy of this book for quite some time and finally found it at an antique book collector i deal with. It is a wonderful work and essential for anyone owning a 1934 Packard 12. I will look into having this book reprinted and will check with the publisher. I have copy #332 signed by Edward Blend. I attached 2 pictures of the book.

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:40 am
by Dave Czirr
Yes, it's a great book for 34 Twelve owners. You might check with Mr. Blend's widow, until recently she was still selling the book. I'm no expert on copyright protection and she may be involved in that as well.

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:13 am
by DPeeler1937
Does anyone have a copy of this book they would like to part with? I'm intrigued by the '34 Twelves and would really like to read this one. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks, David dpeeler5@carolina.rr.com

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:31 am
by David144
two articles about the Packard Liberty engine-powered racer of fame and John Parry-Thomas' attempt to regain the land speed record from Sir Malcolm Campbell. I haven't heard a word about Babs since then until this article surfaced in today's New York Times Automobiles Section. The article on digging up the remains of Babs was a reprint from a Saturday Evening Post article by famed auto write Ken Purdy, and the photo was courtesy of Road and Track, 1969. The author of the 2nd article was none other than Richard Langworth.

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:45 am
by Dave Czirr
Hi David, and welcome to the forum. You might want to browse this thread (below) if you've not already seen it. Rather than jumping in on a thread about Ed Blend's book, perhaps your current post would be better placed by adding to that one rather than where it currently is. You can repost your comment there and then delete it from it's current location if you wish. It just helps keeping things tidy and easy to find for future readers. We look forward to hearing more from you.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2700&p=12076&hilit=Babs#p12076

Re: 1934 Packard Twelve

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:46 am
by Packard1934
Dear Packard 12 Friends,

I share Ed´s passion for Packard 12´s and reprinted his book
“The Magnificent Packard Twelve of 1934”.
The reprint is a hardbound and features the Packard advertisements in colour.

You can find the book at http://www.packard-reprints.com/1934/Th ... hirty-four
Description and many pictures are provided.

If you are interested in receiving a copy, you can pay by paypal. It is USD 195 for the book + USD 20 for shipping.
You can contact me at sales(at)packard-reprints.com

Best Regards
Packard Reprints