This was done at the Puyallup Good Guys Show in 2008–pretty fun!
This one was done before the Forest Grove Concour last summer.
Love a road trip! Last summer’s adventure was driving back to Michigan with the Packard in it’s trailer, to attend the Good-Guys car show in Columbus, OH. It was a great year to drive across country, after spring rains to make everything green–including the Bad Lands. While in Michigan, my dad got to take a spin in the Packard. Love the picture!
A fun part of life is taking our 1926 Packard Boattail Speedster to car shows. The car was hand-built by Peter Portugal (www.peterportugal.com) in Eureka, California, and we found it at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona 3 years ago. Peter designed the car and built it around a ’26 Packard cowl–all steel, with mahogany & bird’s eye maple. The engine may get the most attention, however: a 10-cylinder Dodge Viper, with 505 hp. Peter hand-crafted front fenders a year after we purchased it. A friend suggested the license plate of “VIPARD.”
The photo was taken at the Fresno Autorama (“Blackie’s Show”) in March 2007. It’s an invitation-only show with some amazing vehicles–we were honored to be included.
More pictures and stories to come!