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  • #16
    I thought of you when I first saw the pictures, Bob. As bad as this is, the good news is that Leland is not without another Packard. He's had this beauty for some time:



    I know he's heartsick over this incident, but I know him well enough to know he'll be back!
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    • #17
      I know that can happen without being at fault, I had a motor home almost push me into a concrete abutment on 75 South . He loss control in a construction site and came onto my side of road . Person behind me said he couldn't have put his hand between us. Glad no one was hurt and sad car was damaged so badly !
      Randy Wilkin
      1946 M5 Streetrod
      Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Studedude View Post
        I thought of you when I first saw the pictures, Bob. As bad as this is, the good news is that Leland is not without another Packard. He's had this beauty for some time:



        I know he's heartsick over this incident, but I know him well enough to know he'll be back!
        That's a sweetheart, Dave; a 1954 Clipper Panama.

        Fairly rare, too: They only made Clipper Panamas 3 model years, and his 1954 is the rarest, one of 3,618 built.

        1955 went up to 7,016 Panamas, but by 1956 (like my Panama), production was down to 3,999.

        By 1956, they were also downplaying the Panama sub-name. Early 1956 literature calls the 1956 Clipper Super hardtop a Panama, but that script appears nowhere on the car, as it did in 1954 and 1955.

        By mid-1956, they simply identified the car as a Clipper Super hardtop, pretty much ignoring the Panama name.

        Anyway, Leland's two-tone green example is certainly nice. Please give him by regards. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #19
          I called Leland today to check up on him. Other than the car, all is well... no unanticipated soreness, etc.

          More good news... he is insured by Hagerty. They towed his car home for him, and he is waiting for a call from the adjuster.

          I have found a possible replacement for the car, in case it is totaled. He wants nothing older than a '53 or '54.

          MORE GOOD NEWS! He plans to attend the North Central Zone meet in McPherson next week end. (He thinks Momma might be more comfortable if he tows the Panama this trip.... she plans to ride along.)

          'Told ya he'd jump right back in the saddle!
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Studedude View Post
            That is feasible. Very heavy rain, and wind gusts likely, as the storm front was just rolling in. No witnesses, but with poor visibility, that is understanding. It is apparent, when looking at the passenger side of the car, that light contact was made between the two vehicles.
            Possible empty trailer + wet road + sudden gust of wind would definitely be a cause of it. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind Leland was 'being careful out there'; especially in those conditions. I'm glad he's alright, and I hope his Packard can be rebuilt.

            Craig

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            • #21
              Poor old Leland he sure has his troubles. One day after a rain he was going to get on his aluminum trailer when it was wet his feet came up and he set down pretty hard.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ST2DE5 View Post
                Poor old Leland he sure has his troubles. One day after a rain he was going to get on his aluminum trailer when it was wet his feet came up and he set down pretty hard.
                Yep, but ya gotta admire his determination to carry on!

                Are you going to the McPherson meet, Carl?
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                • #23
                  We will be there if nothing happens.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ST2DE5 View Post
                    We will be there if nothing happens.
                    I'm going to enter a post in the North Central Zone Talk forum, asking Chris and others to keep us posted on possible severe weather Fri. and Sat. in Kansas.

                    You might want to follow that thread, and I'm going to recommend that Leland watch it, as well... we don't want to run him completely out of Packards!!

                    Looks like we have a threat of severe weather in our area, to include strong winds, large hail, and a possibility of tornadoes on Friday.

                    I've never let wind, heavy rain, sleet, or snow flurries stop me from traveling in the Stude, but I do draw the line at black ice, deep snow, tornadoes, and large hail.
                    Last edited by Studedude; 09-30-2013, 05:50 PM.
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