looking to rent or hire 1930s Packard

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looking to rent or hire 1930s Packard

Post by dazilka » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:04 am

Hi Tom

We are looking to rent or hire a 1930s vintage automobile for the Morris and Essex Kennel Club Dog Show. It is a one of the most spectacular and photographed dog shows in the world that takes place every 5 years in Somerset, New Jersey. This year's event will take place on Thursday, October 1st.

Every five years, starting in 2000, the elegance, glamour, style and high level of judging quality of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge’s original dog show held on her polo fields is brought back to life for a new generation. In its 1937 heyday, more than 50,000 dog-loving spectators descended upon sleepy Madison, New Jersey, and 4,104 dogs were shown. In the show's 2005 incarnation, a total entry of 3,619 dogs were presented in 160 different breeds. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, daughter of William Rockefeller and niece of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. was born into a privileged life during America’s “Gilded Age.” Geraldine grew up with a strong love of dogs, art, and a spirit of philanthropy. On April 18, 1907, Geraldine married Marcellus Hartley Dodge, and the couple was regarded as the richest young couple in America. She had a custom 1934 Cadillac built as a kennel car to transport her dogs.

The outdoor show features huge Renaissance tents flying the club’s orange and navy blue banners as well as 30 rings with 80 of the American Kennel Club’s finest breed judges. More than 100 breeds will hold national, regional and statewide specialties, and supported entries. As was tradition during Mrs. Dodge’s era, entries and judges are expected from around the world. Only conformation judging will be held, as was customary in Mrs. Dodge’s time as well. Many of the attendees take the time to dress in 1930s attire with vintage hats especially.

We are setting up a vintage tent and grooming area complete with furniture and Victrola record player. We would like to hire or rent a vintage 1930s automobile for the day to have it parked next to our vintage tent. It will be roped off and secured. We anticipate the owner to show up early in the morning to park the car and then be able to leave after the show ends in the late afternoon. A box lunch and refreshments will be provided. Dogs will not be allowed in or around the car.

Please feel to reach me via email at dazilka@aol.com

Here is a link to information about the dog show....... http://www.morrisandessexkennelclub.org/2015-show.html

Here is a link for more information about the Morris and Essex Kennel Dog Show ...... http://www.morrisandessexkennelclub.org/

Thank you

Regards, Daniel Zilka

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Re: looking to rent or hire 1930s Packard

Post by 5682-4775 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:05 am


I can't help you with the car, I can better identify Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge's cars in the photos:

The custom-built Kennel Car is based on a 1938-1940 Cadillac 60 Special sedan. 1938 was the first model year for the 60 Special, quickly became the most popular car Cadillac offered.

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge is setting on the front fender of a 1935 Lincoln Series K Convertible Roadster by LeBaron, Model 542. A total of 30 were built, selling for $4,700 each. She had good taste in cars!


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