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#557678 - 03/02/19 02:59 PM These guys really get it
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Wonderful fun these boys are having in their Packard Nationals - a new model to me.

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#557686 - 03/02/19 03:34 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Great find Rich, I really enjoyed that. Not sure I would like to drive one on todays roads though.
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#557703 - 03/02/19 04:26 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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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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#557728 - 03/02/19 05:49 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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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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#557730 - 03/02/19 05:53 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Richard Wood]
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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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#557731 - 03/02/19 06:20 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: lowebird]
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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.

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#557743 - 03/02/19 07:22 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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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 πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ
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#557744 - 03/02/19 07:33 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Northernmorgan]
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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 πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ


That would be a wild exposed ride woohoo but heaps of fun.
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#557746 - 03/02/19 08:14 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Richard Wood]
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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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#557755 - 03/02/19 08:59 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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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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#557780 - 04/02/19 07:45 AM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
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.


Funny you should mention that Rich, the most uncomfortable boat trip I ever experience was taking a power boat ( a Sealine I think) around the Isle of Wight at 45 knots. With the bows up and bouncing off the waves, it was not a pleasant experience.
The subsequent sail on a Nautor Swan 43 was far more my cup of tea.
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#557785 - 04/02/19 08:17 AM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Stewart S]
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan

Imagine doing the hill at Prescott in that πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ


Similar motors do run the hill smile

Originally Posted By Stewart S
...it makes you want to don a white overall, get some goggles on and race a 1920’s car

There are some TM members with white overalls. grin2
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#557791 - 04/02/19 09:06 AM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Great film. Thanks for posting.
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#557802 - 04/02/19 10:14 AM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Brilliant film, thanks so much for posting it Richard.
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#557875 - 04/02/19 04:17 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Northernmorgan

Imagine doing the hill at Prescott in that πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ


Similar motors do run the hill smile

Originally Posted By Stewart S
...it makes you want to don a white overall, get some goggles on and race a 1920’s car

There are some TM members with white overalls. grin2


There are! Just need to unpick the Morgan badge off the back and find an Austin one πŸ™„. Anyone want a large embroidered badge....only β€œraced” a couple of times? rofl
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#557899 - 04/02/19 06:08 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: Northernmorgan]
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just what I have been looking for, for my white overalls.

Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Northernmorgan

Imagine doing the hill at Prescott in that πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ


Similar motors do run the hill smile

Originally Posted By Stewart S
...it makes you want to don a white overall, get some goggles on and race a 1920’s car

There are some TM members with white overalls. grin2


There are! Just need to unpick the Morgan badge off the back and find an Austin one πŸ™„. Anyone want a large embroidered badge....only β€œraced” a couple of times? rofl
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#557911 - 04/02/19 06:34 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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You are very welcome to it Steve. It is about 9” long and gold thread on dark green. It owes me nothing...it was given to me by John Worrall years ago.

Send me a PM if you want it.
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#557944 - 04/02/19 08:07 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Yes that was nice and again, Richard thanks for the post. A little gem of a video.
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#558258 - 06/02/19 02:16 PM Re: These guys really get it [Re: +8Rich]
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Sadly, far to many early cars collect dust in museums and in private collections. I would certainly drive a 100+ year old car myself on the open road, but I am probably an exception and to young to realize how foolish it would be.

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