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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
(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.
HEART OF TEXAS PACKARDS
REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
(Contact Bill York at 918-226-2093. Price is $50,000 FIRM)
(The Texas Packard Meet does not endorse this business. We do accept paid advertising on this web site.)
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