When this photo in the PPG Vault collection caught my eye, it triggered a childhood memory. I’m sure I had seen this wondrous building, or something like it, many decades […]
About Hilary Davis
I have a passion for history and architecture, which sometimes gets me into situations that are at first way over my head but often end up having rewarding and satisfying outcomes.
Entries by Hilary Davis
For Women’s History Month, I thought it might be interesting to search the PPG Vault for photos of women with Packards. I was pleased to find that women did more […]
Driving a Packard through the wilds of Western Canada in 1924.
Packard, Bob Hope, and the 1949 Michigan State Fair
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake lasted 10 seconds
Packard reworked the former Tank Building into an Engineering Test Laboratory
What kind of tanks were tested at the PPG during WWII?
How much fun this test driver must have been having driving around the sand pit at the PPG!
Two intriguing shots of a Packard building in England in 1945.
Now I am a volunteer at the PPG, giving tours, working on restorations, serving on committees, writing articles. The site is in good hands and its future is bright.
The Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site is owned by The Packard Motor Car Foundation & is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is funded by foundation grants, individual & corporate contributions, service groups & events. All donations to The Packard Motor Car Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Where to Find Us
Packard Proving Grounds
49965 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, MI 48317
(586) 739-4800 – Site