screen shots of an all text data base as the before and then an updated stylized screen shot including a thumbnail of the data image and relevant infoPhil Cunningham

Volunteers Wanted

In my world there is nothing better than shining a car, then standing back and admiring your work.
Side View of 1933 Packard "Fifi"Bruce Blevins

Meet Fifi- Part 2 of Why People Name Their Cars After Women

My 1933 basketcase Packard "Fifi"
Part of a Packard Straight-Eight ThunderboltKelin Lee

Learning How to Repair and Maintain a Packard Car

We began to work on troubleshooting a straight-eight Thunderbolt with low compression
Sherman Tank in PPG Tank Building 1943Packard Motor Car Foundation

M4 Sherman Tank at the Packard Proving Grounds in 1943

What kind of tanks were tested at the PPG during WWII?
Packard car testing in the PPG badlands sand pitPackard Motor Car Foundation

Test Driving Packards at the Proving Grounds - Fun or Work?

How much fun this test driver must have been having driving around the sand pit at the PPG!
Leonard Williams & Co Ltd Packard building in England 1945Packard Motor Car Foundation

Vault Gems - V2 Rocket Attack

Two intriguing shots of a Packard building in England in 1945.
photo of the lodge building after some restoration work had been done, and Hilary Davis is standing in front with a proud smile at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic SiteHilary Davis

Serendipity - Part 11

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.
black and white image of the north east curve of the test track taken in 1998 at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic SiteHilary Davis

Serendipity - Part 10

Soon the enormous task of bringing the site and buildings back to their former glory was underway.
black and white PowerHouse building in disrepair taken in 1998 at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic SiteHilary Davis

Serendipity - Part 9

It was easier and more profitable to sell land scraped clean of obsolete and decrepit buildings.