Saturday, December 31, 2011

Packard Museum Post # 5

Still more pictures from the Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio in the days ahead. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Packard Museum Post # 4

This was a framed picture at the museum that I thought was pretty cool. It shows the Packard assembly line.

The volunteers at the museum were very knowledgeable. My father and I spent some time talking with them.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dayton Packard Museum Post # 3

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Packard Museum Post # 2

 My father checking out a cool Packard speedster.

 What is an Austin Healey doing in a Packard Museum you ask? This little "bug" was shipped from Hawaii and had just arrived the day we were there. Apparently the museum is going to restore it for someone.
Man....check out the "tires" on this old Packard log truck! That had to be a spine jarring ride! And how about the sweet Shell gas pump and globe in the foreground!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dayton Packard Museum Post # 1

 After our visit to the Taj Ma Garaj banquet facility, my father and I drove down the street and stop to take a tour of the Dayton Packard Museum. The Packard Museum is housed in a downtown building that actually used to be a Packard Dealership. The collection is located in two separate buildings, and for a mere $5.00, you can visit and spend as much time as you would like. I'll be posting picture from our visit over the course of the next week or two. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Taj Ma Garaj Post # 6

 When is the last time you saw a restored VW Thing?

 A cool slot car track that was housed upstairs in the "office space" of the Taj Ma Garaj.
 The upstairs also housed a cool game room with a full bar, pool tables, vintage pinball and video games, and a pop-a-shot.
 Some of the participants in the Open House even drove their Porsches and VWs.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Taj Ma Garaj Open House Post # 5

This was an actual restored, factory built "training chassis" used by Porsche to train assembly workers and mechanics.