2007 Anniston Fall Gathering

September 22-24, 2007


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The weather for this fall's Anniston Packard and Imperial Gathering was fantastic, with plenty of shade under the trees providing the perfect background for a gathering of vintage cars and fine folks.  Several cars that were new to the event made an appearance at this meet, much to the delight of all who attended.

Special thanks go to Donald Taccone for organizing this event and providing delicious food and spirits!

Tim Stout's 1938 Packard
1947 Packard Coupe
Mike Bamberg's 1955 Lincoln Capris

Sadly, Mike Bamberg passed away the weekend following the Anniston event.  He will be missed by those of us who enjoyed his conversation at these and other events.  Following is his obituary:

Michael William Bamberg

BAMBERG, MICHAEL WILLIAM, age 65, of Birmingham, formerly of Knoxville, TN, died September 30, 2007. Michael was an active member of the Ashville Road Church of Christ in Leeds, AL. He was the South-Regional Alabama Manager of The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Ashville Road Church of Christ, Leeds. Burial will be Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. Survivors: brother, Walter L. Bamberg (Rosemary) of St. Louis, MO; nephews, Richard Maser (Jayne) of Atlanta, Ga., Robert Bamberg (Chris) of New York, Michael Gregory Bamberg of St. Louis, MO; great nephew, Brandon Bamberg of St. Louis, MO; great nieces, Miranda and Mackenzie Bamberg of Columbia, MO, Rachel Maser of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Kilgroe Funeral Home Leeds directing.

Donald Taccone's 1955 Clipper Super
Mitch Parker's 1956 Imperial


John McCall's 1956 Imperial

Barry Ayers' 1958 Imperial Custom Sedan

Bob Copestake's 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

Robert Soule's 1962 Chrysler 300
Kelly Harwood's 1966 Imperial Crown
Mark McDonald's 1968 Imperial LeBaron

Don Nonweiler's 1968 Imperial Crown Convertible
Ed Noble's 1969 Imperial LeBaron

Kevin's 1972 Imperial LeBaron

Daniel Topping's 1990 Chrysler Imperial
For some of us, the "show" started before we even got to Anniston!  As Elijah and Nicole drove from our home near Ringgold, GA, to Anniston, we spotted some vintage Mopars along the way.
First was this 1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe, which we noticed along route 27 in Summerville, GA.  Sadly, it had seen better days, but spotting the car was still a fun side trip.
Next, we found this 1948 Chrysler Windsor near Piedmont, AL.  What were the chances of spotting two Windsors in one day???  This was a neat old car, right down to the dice on the door locks and the valve stems. Finding these cars sure made the trip even more fun!

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