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These guys really get it #557678
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Wonderful fun these boys are having in their Packard Nationals - a new model to me.



Regards Richard

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Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich] #557686
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Great find Rich, I really enjoyed that. Not sure I would like to drive one on todays roads though.


Here for a good time not a long time!!
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Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich] #557703
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Reg, I got sent it by JTL it's a well presented video with a nice story. No a bit unwise on our roads these days.


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Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich] #557728
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Hearing of Packards reminds me of Garfield Wood who ploughed the fortune he made from his hydraulic dump truck invention into powerboat racing. This culminated in Miss America X.



Hearing of a British challenge to the powerboat trophy he had held for nine years, using a pair of more powerful Rolls Royce engines, he added a further two V12 1600 hp Packard Aero engines. Each inline pair were carefully timed to run as one V24 engine to avoid drivetrain issues. A little tweaking got the total output to nearly 7000 hp!

Needless to say he won in 1932 with a record speed of over 125 mph from the 39 foot long, 8 ton boat, and again the following year despite a closer British challenge.


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Re: These guys really get it [Re: Richard Wood] #557730
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Oh that's a beauty and what a monster, I can't imagine that speed on water, 45 knots was the fastest I've been and that was quite quick enough for me.
Just imagine the sound - wonderful.

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Re: These guys really get it [Re: lowebird] #557731
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Reg I got it off a 90 in April chap . Hell I should still be getting breast fed if he is so good at his age .



Originally Posted By lowebird
Great find Rich, I really enjoyed that. Not sure I would like to drive one on todays roads though.

Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich] #557743
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Originally Posted By +8Rich

Wonderful fun these boys are having in their Packard Nationals - a new model to me.



Imagine doing the hill at Prescott in that 🤓🤪


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Re: These guys really get it [Re: Northernmorgan] #557744
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By +8Rich

Wonderful fun these boys are having in their Packard Nationals - a new model to me.



Imagine doing the hill at Prescott in that 🤓🤪


That would be a wild exposed ride woohoo but heaps of fun.


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Re: These guys really get it [Re: Richard Wood] #557746
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Hearing of Packards reminds me of Garfield Wood who ploughed the fortune he made from his hydraulic dump truck invention into powerboat racing. This culminated in Miss America X.



Hearing of a British challenge to the powerboat trophy he had held for nine years, using a pair of more powerful Rolls Royce engines, he added a further two V12 1600 hp Packard Aero engines. Each inline pair were carefully timed to run as one V24 engine to avoid drivetrain issues. A little tweaking got the total output to nearly 7000 hp!

Needless to say he won in 1932 with a record speed of over 125 mph from the 39 foot long, 8 ton boat, and again the following year despite a closer British challenge.


Packard v8's were in our MTB's and MGB's during WW 2 , not a good place to be if hit by shells due to large petrol tanks.


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Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich] #557755
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It’s a super little YouTube vid
Thanks for posting
Full of atmosphere and it makes you want to don a white overall, get some goggles on and race a 1920’s car


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