(www.stagecoachsalado.com) Telephone Number: 254-947-511

38th Texas Packard Meet-Early Report (4/12/15)

The weather man was wrong, wrong, wrong (thank God!). We did not get the prdicted rain. We did not get the thunder storms. Some mild fog and an occasional light mist was about it. Unfortunately, a lot of people left their Packards at home, so the number of cars was down. Nevertheless, there were some great Packards on display. The tour went off without a hitch and most everyone seemed to have a great time.


We are looking forward to the 39th annual Texas Packard meet in 2016. Here are some details:

The 39th Annual Texas Packard Meet will occur April 1-3, 2016.  As always, it will be held at the historic Stagecoach Inn in Salado (254-947-511), just 50 miles north of Austin on I-35. This is the largest and oldest regional Packard meet in the country. Depending on weather, there are usually over 200 participants from more than 20 states and as many as 66 cars. Participants enjoy an "early bird" tour, swap meet, seminars," peoples choice" competition, and an awards dinner. For info contact meet registrar Jeannie Clark at 210-497 6836 or email her at clarkwc@aol.com.   





Hotel/Motel Accommodations

Please, please, please make your reservations early. The Stagecoach Inn books up quickly. The Inn is not fancy, but it is so convenient! There are a few other places to stay in Salado and they fill up quickly as well. The Best Western Plus Salado Inn is a close alternative. It is a new and decent motel and has a free breakfast as a plus. Belton and Temple have plenty of motels, but they are from 9 to 15 miles from Salado.

Registration for 2015 (2016 Information will be posted later)

(Information & Registration Form for 2016 will be available later.

This information [2015]will give you a feel for a typical meet.)


Meeting Information (2015) Download (click here)

Registration Form (2015) (click here)

Don't wait on making motel reservations as the Stagecoach Inn fills up quickly, then the few surrounding motels get full. If you wait, you may have to commute from Belton.


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John Lawrence's e-Letters

April 2014 e-Letter

June 2014 e-Letter

October 2014 e-Letter

December 2014 e-Letter


Tommy Baccaro's Reports

Tommy Baccaro's Report on the 2014 Meeting (Click Here)


Jim Hill's Publications (The Stagecoach, The Source List)


Jim Hill's Tips


Historic Photo from 2006 Texas Packard Meet

(Courtesy of Bob Supina. Photo taken by Gail Supina.)

Photo shows the late Warren Packard, Jr., Bob Supina and the late Roger White in front of

Bob's 1937 Packard Super Eight LeBaron All-Weather Town Car.

Warren and Roger were direct descendants of the founders of Packard Motor Car Company.






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Photos from prior meets:

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Photos from 2004, click here

Photos from 2013, click here. 

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Photos from 2014, click here. (I am looking for my 2014 photos and will post when and if I find them. Feel free to send yours to me for posting)

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