2005 Anniston Spring Gathering

April 8-10, 2005 

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The weather for this spring's Anniston Packard and Imperial Gathering was quite possibly the finest it's ever been.  The green leaves of spring and blooming wisteria provided the perfect background for a gathering of fine cars and fine folks.


The folks at the Lincoln Club MUST have heard about how much fun we have, because several of them showed up this year.  It was great to have some new faces join the crowd, and they brought some fine cars for everyone to enjoy.  Also in attendance for the first time was a nice 1968 Imperial LeBaron in formal black from North Carolina, as well as a 1964 Imperial LeBaron recently rescued by Frank Rush.

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

1937 Packard
1942 Lincoln

with a mighty impressive V-12

Dale Baker's 1951 Packard
1955 Lincoln Capris
Mark Harris' 1956 Packard Patrician

with just over 30,000 original miles

Donald Taccone's 1956 Packard Patrician
Donald Taccone's 1956 Imperial Sedan
John McCall's 1956 Imperial Southampton
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
1959 Lincoln Premiere
Frank Rush's recently-acquired 1964 Imperial LeBaron
Robert Soule's 1965 Chrysler New Yorker Four Door Hardtop
Neal Herman's 1966 Imperial Crown
1967 Lincoln Continental
Ed Buitenwert's 1968 Imperial Crown Convertible

Below right, Elijah Scott demonstrates the correct posture for removing the #7 spark plug from Ed's Imperial

Dudley Morrison's 1968 Imperial LeBaron
Ed Noble's 1969 Imperial LeBaron
Elijah Scott's 1971 Imperial LeBaron
1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III
Ed Jones' 1974 Imperial LeBaron with the Crown Coupe Package
Ever seen a water pump BREAK?  This water pump had been on Ed Buitenwert's 1968 Imperial Crown Convertible.  Luckily for Ed, he was in his driveway when it "expired."  Note the aftermarket impeller, which indicates that the pump had been rebuilt at some point in time.

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