Captain Lionel Melville Woolson in a suit, sitting with his arms crossed on his lap

Chief Aeronautical Engineer Captain Lionel Woolson

Born in Los Angeles, Woolson made his way to Detroit to eventually become an engineer for the Packard Motor Car Company. He developed aircraft engines that were used in several record-breaking speed planes.
A woman dressed in 1920s attire in a black and white photo

How to Dress 1920s

And here we are, deep into the New Roaring 20s – the 2020s, that is – and 1920s fashions are just as popular as ever, as many events like the PPG's Great Gatsby Gala Fundraiser have proven.
1932 photo of the Timing Tower at the Packard Proving Grounds with a Packard staged in front of it.

Packard Proving Grounds: Fulfilling the Need for Regulating Testing and Testers

Regulation of automobile testing and testers, along with the need to get off the busy streets of Detroit, led Packard to the Proving Grounds.
Lucille Vincent sitting in a lawn chair at the Packard Proving GroundsPackard Motor Car Foundation

Lucile Vincent mistress of the Packard Proving Grounds

Lucile Vincent, wife of the PPG’s superintendent, Charles Vincent, was busy raising her three daughters within the beautiful lodge built by Albert Kahn. But, what do we know about Lucile?

Rooms and Boarders: Staging the Lodge House

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Scott Gross

D.D. Gross Motor Sales: The Packard Era Comes to an End

The eleventh and final installment of guest blogger Scott Gross' series! The latter years of D.D. Gross Motor Sales concluded the Gross family's foray into automobile sales.

Packard Towing Dynamometer

The Packard Proving Grounds is in possession of a unique artifact of Detroit history, one that was a common sight at the Proving Grounds - the Packard Towing Dynamometer.

D.D. Gross Motor Sales: The 1952 Twin Packards

The tenth (and penultimate) installment of guest blogger Scott Gross' series! The story of two cousins who purchased "twin" 1952 Packards, refurbishing and customizing them to perfection.

D.D. Gross Motor Sales: Stories from a 1950s Packard Mechanic

The ninth installment of guest blogger Scott Gross' series! Scott's father, Roger, describes his time working at D.D. Gross Motor Sales beginning in 1950.