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JoeThePop

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I went to a wedding at the old Packard Motor Car Company Proving Grounds (Shelby Twp., MI) and a short walk across a courtyard was a building full of old Packards. The older gentleman who worked their gave us a little history about the place and I asked him what was underneath the cover. He pulled it aside to reveal Gar Wood’s Miss America X (10th version) that Wood’s raced on Lake St. Clair in the early 1930s. Powered by 4, V-12 Packard engines of 1,800 hp each. Wood and his copilot sat at the extreme back (stern) of the boat in what to me looked like a couple of kitchen chairs. By far my favorite vehicle in the building. F2A7E979-3518-4897-85E0-55F038E3F8E7.jpeg
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Mike Gibson

Junior Member
Living on a gravel road I don't drive a nice low slung car. :) More of a working pickup. Sage has the entire back seat area unless someone is riding back there. Then she grudgingly shares it. I built her a better bed than what is shown. I removed all the badging as the phony belt buckle on the side was very hard to clean around.

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Mike Gibson

Junior Member
I went to a wedding at the old Packard Motor Car Company Proving Grounds (Shelby Twp., MI) and a short walk across a courtyard was a building full of old Packards. The older gentleman who worked their gave us a little history about the place and I asked him what was underneath the cover. He pulled it aside to reveal Gar Wood’s Miss America X (10th version) that Wood’s raced on Lake St. Clair in the early 1930s. Powered by 4, V-12 Packard engines of 1,800 hp each. Wood and his copilot sat at the extreme back (stern) of the boat in what to me looked like a couple of kitchen chairs. By far my favorite vehicle in the building. View attachment 27662
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When I was young I was a devout unlimited hydro fan. Always cheered for Slo Mo boats and Hawaii Kai. When the turbine boats came out I lost interest.
 

MikeyFresh

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Staff member
it was a 1967 912....with all records going back to 1974 when it had been imported from Europe
Wow that's really cool.

My 6th grade teacher had a red 1965 912, all original/mint. His daily driver was a BMW 2002, but once or twice that year, on a perfect weather day, he would bring in the 912 and we were allowed to go look at (but not touch) it at lunchtime.
 
quite nice....I loved it but eventually needed more power especially in the city....hence the 1981 911sc in Pacific Blue....I love this car and also have its history though not all....but it is a blast to drive....
 
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