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4 hours ago, Colin Spong said:

1936 Hillman Minx (British)

Thanks quite possibly he had same as all cars were 30s and remember hillmans. I used to drive them on starter , much to my dads annoyance when he came to start them and battery was flat ūüėĀ

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20 minutes ago, Tph479 said:

Pierce arrow. Interesting use of a sweep panel on a town car.

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Young Herman C. Brunn spent some time working in France at Henri Binder to broaden this coachbuilding training and experience before returning to join Brunn as their designer.  His deft handling of the sweep panel design was one of the benefits of that training.

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8 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

Last one... 

 

I know it's sacrilege to post anything Ford but the quality of the photo deserves a place here. Sorry, I'm a sucker for all panel trucks. 

 

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I second that..every panel photo I see I copy to my disk drive 

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34 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Young Herman C. Brunn spent some time working in France at Henri Binder to broaden this coachbuilding training and experience before returning to join Brunn as their designer.  His deft handling of the sweep panel design was one of the benefits of that training.


 

I believe the correct nomenclature is ‚Äúsweep spear‚ÄĚ and written by Brunn in an article in the 70‚Äôs. I don‚Äôt remember where it appeared. Anyone know the article?

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Ed: Sounds familiar, though I don't recall the name of the article either.  I do recall Hugo Pfau writings referring to the C-shaped low relief panel as the "LeBaron Sweep Panel".  Elegant design success has many fathers willing to take credit...  Whatever the term, it certainly enlivens a design.

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This photo of a Willys-Overland was posted earlier.  It appears to be a taxi model, suggested by the equipment on the roof.  The object at center-front on the roof appears to be what a TAXI sign should look like.

 

Willys-Overland Used Car lot cropped 05-05.jpg

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Mullins made the trailer, kitchen cabinets, and fenders for many of the smaller independents........Pierce Arrow was one of their customers for years.

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On 1/6/2021 at 10:34 PM, 30DodgePanel said:

RESIZE Packard Factory entrance

 

1936 Packard at the Packard Proving Grounds 1 NAHC RESIZED

 

 

The Packard bridge fell down a couple of years ago. 

 

The second picture at the Packard proving grounds still has the buildings to the right of the guard shack there, the area to the left of the guard shack where the track is has been sold off and is now a subdivision full of houses.   There is also an Amazon distribution center on part of the property.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Packard+Proving+Grounds+Historic+Site/@42.6620214,-83.0510925,2197m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8824e782a9e26c7f:0x413ed5082c919ce9!8m2!3d42.6618952!4d-83.0352299

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Thanks for the information Larry. I believe in the buildings to the right of the guard shack there is a historical display of Packard material? I visited here several years ago when I was still a member of the CCCA and attended their annual meeting. In the buildings to the right there should be a display of hundreds of Packard VIN tag plates that are part of the collection of Jim Balfour who is a great Packard guy and friend. WOrth the trip to see.

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I love the pictures that include the beauties if that time period.

I also liked the picture of two guys on a dirt track in the family's

Pachard Phaeton.  Good stuff, Thanks Ed.

 

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ED, that photo of the bi plane and the damsels taking a dip , reminds me of the Swatara Creek just north of Hershey Park Drive that crosses under Rt. 30 . Hummmm it would be a bit brisk to do that in the creek when the annual Fall meet is underway but I am sure would draw a crowd of vintage vehicle enthusiasts and the gals perhaps would be as photogenically appealing as the cars would be.

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