August 21, 2014

Meet a Gem: 101-Year Old Woman and her 1930 Packard

classic car
Want to meet a real gem? She’s Margaret, a centenarian who’s still at the wheel of her 1930 “straight-8″ 740 Packard automobile!

In the video below she talks about the joy of revving the engine. She loves the “sense of horsepower,” a distinct sound signature she doesn’t get from new cars. She can change the oil and the spark plugs and polishes the fenders with real love. Check her out!

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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.