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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Son offers $10,000 reward for car | pictures, video

Tony Denny pays $10,000 to discover the 1949 Packard that stopped Newcastle lifeless in its tracks.

  • Beauty: An American-made Packard car. Tony Denny has offered a $10,000 reward to find the 1949 blue and grey Packard owned by his great grandfather.

    beauty: An American-made Packard car. Tony Denny has provided a $10,000 reward to find the 1949 blue and grey Packard owned via his brilliant grandfather.

  • Search: Trish Farrell remembers her grandfather's 1949 Packard used to stop people dead in their tracks as it made its way through Newcastle streets in the 1950s.

    Search: Trish Farrell remembers her grandfather's 1949 Packard used to cease americans useless of their tracks as it made its way via Newcastle streets in the Fifties.

  • Salesman: Tony Denny made his millions buying and selling cars in eastern Europe for more than two decades before returning to Australia.

    Salesman: Tony Denny made his hundreds of thousands buying and selling cars in jap Europe for greater than two decades before returning to Australia.

  • Memories: Businessman Pat Farrell with granddaughter Trish in the 1950s, and in a photo after he returned from the Boer War.

    memories: Businessman Pat Farrell with granddaughter Trish in the Nineteen Fifties, and in a photo after he lower back from the Boer warfare.

  • Collection: Just one of the 35 Ferraris featured in Tony Denny's Gosford Classic Car Museum that opens on May 28. Ferraris are

    assortment: only one of the 35 Ferraris featured in Tony Denny's Gosford classic vehicle Museum that opens on might also 28. Ferraris are "a work of art", Mr Denny said.

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    basic vintage automobile museum opening in the Hunter by means of Tony Denny, Australia's richest man you've got never heard of | photos, video

    IT became the automobile that "stopped individuals useless in their tracks" when it made its stately growth through the streets of Newcastle within the Nineteen Fifties – a blue and grey 1949 Packard owned with the aid of admired Hunter businessman and trees merchant Patrick J Farrell.

    Now the late Mr Farrell's exquisite grandson is providing a $10,000 reward to find it, as a present for his mum.

    "It's simply very special for her. If it may be observed, and any circumstance can be favored, i would be very satisfied. besides the fact that it become in a terrible circumstance i would beginning the lengthy method of restoring it," said Tony Denny, whose mother Trish Farrell was raised by her grandparents at Bar seaside.

    She changed into eleven when her grandfather bought the brand new Packard from the united states.

    "It was a pretty vehicle. The excellent component about it changed into anytime we went out within the automobile people would just cease dead and view it," Mrs Farrell said.

    "They couldn't consider their eyes. I feel it turned into the motor vehicle of Newcastle, to be fair, on the time."

    Mr Farrell started PJ Farrell Pty Ltd, a trees merchant and sawmill company, in 1939 with bushes homes in Thornton, Gloucester and Dungog, and a sawmill at Clarencetown. From the Farrell house in Bar seaside Avenue, Mr Farrell's granddaughter Trish had the sweep of Newcastle beaches as her playground.

    "He became a good looking man. A darling. when I went to are living with them he changed into 60. He changed into mad about horses and we used to experience collectively. He had a grey Arab horse and that i had a golden palomino pony," Mrs Farrell, who reclaimed her family identify in later life, remembered.

    Her grandfather turned into additionally mad about vehicles.

    "He would buy one each year. He had just a little of a contest with one more renowned businessman down the highway and they might both purchase pleasing automobiles, regularly from the united states, but he truly adored the Packard," Mrs Farrell stated.

    Her son is also mad about vehicles and has made a fortune from them, via purchasing and selling, on his estimates, 1.5 million cars in japanese Europe over two decades until his return to Australia in 2015. His mother joined him in Prague for four years and ran a retail company, whereas additionally helping her son's car business.,

    On may additionally 28 Mr Denny, who made Australia's listing of the proper 200 richest americans in 2015, with a fortune estimated at $320 million, will open his Gosford traditional car Museum at West Gosford.

    His collection of greater than four hundred traditional and antique cars and bikes contains 35 Ferraris – "they're a piece of art" – generations of Lamborghinis, a 1974 Zill stretch limousine as used via the Politburo in Russia – with 25 extra communist-period cars on the way – and Australian motoring classics.

    As of this week the assortment additionally includes a 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud convertible with numerous slanting headlights, after a Hunter man pulled into the museum and requested Mr Denny if he wanted to buy it.

    "I purchased it instant. I've always wanted this motor vehicle and when it came in, in hour of darkness blue, I just about cried. i love about 100 of my vehicles equally, like you love your little ones equally, but as a result of I've handiest had the convertible for 24 hours i'd ought to say it's my familiar," he noted.  

    His seek his high-quality grandfather's Packard all started with his mom's memories of sitting in the automobile in her childhood in Newcastle.

    "It's just some thing very particular for my mom so I'm providing a $10,000 reward to find it," he noted.

    "We've searched everywhere for it."

    the hunt has blanketed traveling to a NSW property with tons of of traditional vehicles, including Packards, however no longer the 1949 blue grey Packard once owned via PJ Farrell.

    Mrs Farrell noted she has seen her grandfather's Packard twice given that the Fifties when it turned into offered. the first time changed into whereas crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the second time, might be 7-10 years ago, in the Hunter, somewhere in the Toronto area.

    If the Packard is found Mr Denny talked about it could be restored and proven at the museum.

    "I see splendor in automobiles. Some americans love art, some people love pottery or opera. i like cars. i really like to study them, to scent them, to pressure them."

    Mrs Farrell referred to she asked her son to discover her grandfather's vehicle because it was "surprising".

    "There wouldn't be too many individuals in Newcastle nowadays would had been there in the 1950s, but I believe any individual who become there and noticed it would bear in mind it," Mrs Farrell stated. 

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