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1903 Packard Model F "Old Pacific" with Tom Fetch
Packard Motor Car Company

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Packard automobile--History

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8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of Tom Fetch with 1903 Packard Model F in dealer showroom. Inscribed on photo back: 1-cylinder, 12-horsepower, 88-inch wheelbase, 2-person roadster "Old Pacific." This car made the famous in the transcontinental crossing June 20th thru August 21st, 1903 from San Francisco to New York, driver E.T. (Tom) Fetch and passenger/photographer Marius C. Krarup, editor of The Automobile, and rear deck passenger from Reno to Colorado Springs only, N.O. Allyn. This model also participated in the First Annual Endurance Contest of the NAAM from New York to Pittsburgh 7-15th of October, 1903 as contestant #16 class D, driver E.T. Fetch and observer C.H. Lowe. Tom Fetch driver of "Old Pacific" on transcontinental trip snapped with "Old Pacific" during exhibition. In the background to the left is a 1924 Packard first series eight, 8-cylinder, 85-brake horsepower closed car and to the right a 1924 Packard 226 second series six 6-cylinder, 54 b.h.p., 126-inch wheelbase coupe.

1903 Packard Model F "Old Pacific" with Tom Fetch

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