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Lone Star Packards was formed in the Houston area in 1964 and it is the third oldest region of the Packard Club in the country.  Since we were the first Packard club in Texas,  we laid claim to the Lone Star name and had members from all over the state.  Today we have three other regions in Texas so most of the  Lone Star Packards members reside in the Houston Gulf Coast area.  Our club welcomes anyone with an interest in Packards whether they own a Packard or not. We are a family oriented club and many of our children have grown up in the club and now bring their children to the meetings and activities.  One of the reasons for the success of Lone Star Packards has to be related to the many activities we offer through out the year.  Every month we have a meeting held in rotating areas of the greater Houston area. We have a Christmas party at an upscale facility, we have an annual  fall tour, and we have a huge contingent of our membership that makes the annual trek to the Texas Packard Meet in April in Salado.  In addition, our club does at least two public service activities each year.   We have a rich history of which we are very proud.  We are not only one of the oldest regions, we were the co-founders of the Texas Packard Meet.  We have hosted two national meets, one in 1984 and the other in 1998 and we were able to have James J. Nance (the last president of Packard) to attend and speak at our national meet in 1984.  We have been successful in establishing several national projects and we, along with the other Texas Packard regions, secured a WWII Packard PT boat engine for the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg.  Having an award winning quarterly publication, THE OWNER'S MANUAL, as well as having an informative website also contribute to our success.
If you have an interest in preserving Packards history as well as actual vehicles, you and your family are most welcome in the Lone Star Packards region of the Packard Club. Join us and enjoy the fun.  Print a Membership Application from this page. Happy Packarding!   
Featured Member Car

After 65 Years a Very Young 23rd Series Deluxe Eight Club Sedan

Jeff and Bailey acquired this Packard 23rd Series Club Sedan about three years ago. Other distractions prevented this beautiful car from getting its due attention until recently. When obtained the car was is overall great condition both mechanically and cosmetically. Even so, among the items recently addressed are buffing to a high shine the clear coat paint, which was in the original correct color, Cornet Blue, painting interior and trunk floors, renewing carpets and bench seat upholstery.

The 120 inch wheel base Deluxe Eight Club Sedan is powered by a 135 horsepower, 288 CID engine through a three speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Amazingly, after sixty-five years the car has accumulated only 28,000 miles since new. An examination of title records and maintenance documentation reveal the interesting history starting with the owner, Jane Stoughton Mathewson,who first received the car in Ohio. Jane Mathewson was the widow of inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson (1880-1925). In 1952 the car was titled in Pennsylvania. Jane Mathewson owned the car at her death in 1967 at the age of 87. Over the years the car passed through many collector owners. First Perne Miller. then Robert Woolmer and Natale Carbone. all of western Pennsylvania and then Bob Abbott of New Jersey. The accumulation, or rather slow accumulation, of mileage is illustrated by the following: March, 1967 service station tag from Bowersox Sunoco, Lewisburg PA with 16,000 miles; October, 1974 service station tag from Millers Atlantic, Irwin PA with 22,000 miles; ownership of Natale Carbone in 1981 with 26,000 miles; April, 2012 sold from the estate of Bob Abbott with 28,000 miles. And now in the hands of Jeff and Bailey, Lone Star Packards members, at that mileage.