Today its old yellowed pages are an infinitesimal microcosm of what was a great company at the height of success, more valuable than the sterile if luxurious sales brochures. The last page of the last issue showed a majestic Deluxe Eight, pictured front-on, a testimonial to Packard integrity. Beneath it was a two-line statement that summarized the work of those who had created the finest automotive house organ in history: “This magazine reaches you as another evidence of our interest in your Packard ownership.’’
The Q&A column ended with a confessional: "After this severe mental strain the Query Editor is working on the higher mathematics and differential calculus as a mild form of relaxation." And that was the whole idea, wasn't it? The Packard was a celebration—of all that was best in a young, dynamic company. The grand marque couldn't have had a better champion.