FrontRunners: Everybody Loves Raymond

  • Photograph courtesy The Nethercutt Collection
    Photograph courtesy The Nethercutt Collection
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Many

consider the 1934 Packard 12 to be the best car that the company ever

made. Raymond Dietrich designed the vehicle, giving it a raked back, wide cowl,

long hood, and tall radiator. Dietrich began his career in 1913 as a delineator

(a maker of full-size car renderings) and went on to establish his own design

firm in Detroit. On October 28, a 1934 Packard 12 will make an appearance among

hundreds of other collector vehicles at the first Concours d’Elegance Las

Vegas (www­.lasvegasconcours.com). The event will take place

on the 18th fairway of the TPC at the Canyons golf resort.

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The 1972 Maserati Boomerang and 1950 Bugatti Type 101C Coupé Antem are pieces of automotive mastery…
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Of the 219 cars that competed at Pebble from 16 countries and 29 states, here are our favorites…
The five-seat performance vehicle, scheduled for release in 2016, is Jaguar’s first-ever SUV…
The September 6 event near Paris on will feature an abundance of classic cars and culture…
Crafted from aerospace billet aluminum, the explosive motorcycle boasts 200-plus horsepower…
Guests high-tail it through the desert in a Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche…
A Red 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Wins the Quail’s Highest Honor…
With enhanced horsepower and a weight under 2,500 pounds, this racer is ready to rumble…