Packards at 2017 NSRA Nats in Louisville, KY

My brother and I attended the NSRA 48th Annual Street Rod Nationals, in Louisville, KY, August 3-6, 2017.  I drove my 1937 Packard convertible from Chapel Hill, NC, 624 miles and Henry drove his 1932 Buick Victoria from Wilson, NC, just over 700 miles.  It was an uneventful trip until Wednesday afternoon when Henry’s Buick quit in a construction zone on I-75 in London, KY.  As we were diagnosing the problem, a dump truck driver named Tim, wearing a “Red Neck Mechanic” t-shirt stopped to assist.  Soon we determined that the problem was the electric fuel pump.  Tim rode with me in the Packard to the nearest Advanced Auto to pick up a new fuel pump and within two hours we were back on the road.  It really made us appreciate some help from a local mechanic who knew where to find the fuel pump.

Thursday morning we went to registration, picked up our packets, and headed to the Kentucky Expo Center.  After we found a parking place, we went to the flea market area.  I was looking for a 15” mopar wheel for my current project, a 1968 Dodge Charger.

As we walked the grounds, I looked for the Packard street rods.  I spotted eleven Packards out of the 10,132 registered street rods.  I know there were more Packards there but I could not cover the entire show area.  Following are the Packards that I got pictures of.

Wade Davis, Chapel Hill, NC, 1937 Packard
Henry Davis, Wilson, NC, 1932 Buick Victoria

Steve & Margie Fowler, Payson, AZ
1935 Packard 4-door, pearl white/silver fenders

Carl Wooldridge, Wilburton, OK,
1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible

Dickie Stevens, Isola, MS
1931 Packard, Silver/Gray

Pat & Dave Stickler, Indiana
1934 Packard

Billy & Kay Pape, Raymond, MS
1940 Packard 160 Sedan

Jim & Linda Davis, Jacksonville, FL
1936 Packard 120 Touring

Mike Parks, Reidsville, NC
1955 Packard

The next three Packards were for sale.

For Sale–1953 Packard–$27,500

David Tilley, Garland, TX
1948 Packard Convertible

Don Mathews, Roodhouse, IL
1937 Packard 4 door–$17,900

460 Ford motor, automatic, power steering & disc brakes.                        Tilt wheel, air, heat, stereo, billet wheels.

And for those who think they have seen everything, here is an amphibious car/boat?

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