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Last updated:    6//14/2019

"Feature Car"

Dave McCready

1937 - 2021 An ordinary guy with extraordinary cars.

1937 Model 1502 Touring Sedan




 Event Cancelations

Due to the global corona virus shutdowns, some tours and meetings into 2021 are modified in interest of keeping all of us healthy. The lemonade side of the situation is now we all have lots of time to tune and tweak our Packards. A 2022 calendar has been posted. At some point we'll be back in the swing of things. Please be patient, get your shot, keep your distance, wash your hands, and stay healthy.



 Club Meetings

Meetings are held with CCCA for the foreseeable future. The venue  Ernestos Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR. Next meeting will be Thursday,  April 7.  See the Calendar. 


SMS Upholstery Shop Tour

April 23. We'll visit SMS Upholstery and learn things you never thought to ask about the threads in your ride. Details are in the Calendar.


 2020 National Meet Presented by NorCal Packards

The National Meet has been postponed to 2023. 



 The 2020 Oregon Clipper

Featuring the year that wasn't.

Thanks John & Joe




2018 Packard Holiday Dinner


2018 Forest Grove Concours 




Is dedicated to the preservation and use of Packard automobiles; to provide a source and exchange of history, technical assistance and other material related to the car and to provide and regulate tours, events and exhibition of the Packard. Ownership of a Packard is not required for membership.

MONTHLY MEETINGS are open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM., At the Peppermill Restaurant , Aloha, Oregon

Come Join us!

Dinner & chit-chat generally start at 5:30 PM with the meeting kick of at 6:30 PM



Well, Packard made Packard of course!

Packard was one of the greatest marques in the history the automobile, projecting the aura, prestige and excellence unmatched by any other manufacturer in North America during the years between the two world wars.  Packard has been described as being the automobile that, “expressed a young America’s striving for elegance, a tradition, a heritage to match the centuries-old culture of Europe.”  Many consider Packard the only real competition that Rolls-Royce ever faced.

The Packard Motor Car Company produced 1,610,890 automobiles between 1899 and 1958.

Packard produced a famous advertising slogan that is still being used for other products and services today.  It was originated in 1901 by James Packard, who believed that talking about Packards was a waste of time, best left to the owners.  When his secretary asked him for a sales brochure to send to a prospective customer, Packard replied that they had no literature and to tell the customer to, “Ask the Man Who Owns One.”

In 1921 Warren G. Harding was the first American president to be driven in an automobile to his inauguration.  The automobile was a big, beautiful, Twelve-cylinder “Twin-Six” Packard.  In 1937 the first car to cross the brand new Golden Gate Bridge was a Packard.

Packard was also responsible for many automotive “firsts” such as:

-          First to use a steering wheel instead of a tiller

-          First to equip cars with balloon (pneumatic) tires as standard equipment

-          First to include front and rear bumpers as standard equipment

-          First to use the selective gear shift with the “H” pattern movement

-          First to introduce complete weather-conditioning in production cars

-          First to provide sun visors

-          First to provide a package (glove) compartment in the instrument panel

-          First American production car to provide four-wheel brakes as standard equipment

-          First company to build a 1,000 hp aircraft engine

-          First to develop and fly a diesel aircraft engine

-          First American company to offer an L-head, straight-eight engine

-          First American company to offer a V-type, twelve-cylinder engine

-          First automobile company to build a 24-cylinder engine

To find out more about Packards, go to which provides easy access to the Packards or Oregon Club and other resources on the Packard Motor Car Company.  An excellent reference is “Packard, A History of the Motor Car and Company,” by Beverly Rae Kimes.


Joe Munsch