2003 Anniston Fall Gathering

September 19-21, 2003

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The Fall 2003 Anniston, Alabama, Packard and Imperial meet was held the weekend of September 19-21, 2003.  The meet was again hosted by the North Alabama Packard Club and held at The Victoria, a victorian-style home that has been restored as a bed & breakfast with 44 additional rooms added  in the rear of the property in the style of the original home.  Donald Taccone and Debbie Brown host this event and always make it a real success.

The fun began Friday around 7:00 p.m. with the welcome/cocktail party hosted by Donald Taccone and Debbie Brown.  This is always great fun with wonderful food and spirits!  We all enjoyed welcoming new folks to the gathering and greeting old friends.

Saturday morning we gathered in the hotel parking lot and the Packard & Imperial Motoring began!   There were around 20 cars and everyone had a great time! There's no better way to spend a weekend than driving great old cars and enjoying talking with other car "nuts."  We had a wide range of cars this year, with everything from a '53 Packard Clipper to a '75 Imperial LeBaron Crown Coupe, with a Hudson Hornet and a '60 New Yorker to fill in the blanks.

On Sunday, the weather was bright and sunny, and we all enjoyed a morning of Imperial fun.  Our weekend's entertainment included everything from a late night admiring the glow of taillights in the parking lot to an excellent bagpipe serenade!

Everyone had a GREAT time, and we can't wait for our next gathering!  Several folks even flew in from as far away as Washington D.C., which is a testament to just how much fun these meets are!  So if you haven't attended this event before, be sure to make plans to attend in the fall!

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Bart Tarpley's Hudson Hornet

1954 Packard Clipper

Dave Knight's 1956 Packard Clipper

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1956 Packard Clipper Deluxe

Donald Taccone's 1956 Packard Executive

...and Donald's 1956 Imperial Sedan

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Ava -- John McCall's 1956 Imperial

Wiley and Judy Snaveley's 1959 Imperial Crown coupe

Ed Jones's 1960 Chrysler New Yorker

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Mark Harris' 1962 Imperial Crown

Jeff Carrothers' 1964 Imperial LeBaron

Robert Soule's 1966 Chrysler 300

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Melissa Graham's 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom Sedan

Ed Noble's 1969 Imperial LeBaron

Elijah Scott's 1970 Imperial LeBaron

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Greg Waggoner's 1973 Imperial LeBaron

Ed Jones 1974 Imperial LeBaron Crown Coupe

The Incomparable View

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Imperials after dark . . . yes, Imperial owners march to a different drummer -- or is it a different bagpiper???

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Pac_ImpFall03 027.jpg (194689 bytes) Wiley and Judy Snaveley drove their 1959 Imperial Crown Coupe all the way from Tulsa, OK, to Anniston, AL!  They had just had an A/C unit installed in the car, and it worked great!
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Robert Soule's 1966 Chrysler 300 is in great condition inside and out.  The original bucket seats add to the sporty feel of the 300.

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The interior of Melissa Graham's 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom Sedan is immaculate.

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