Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site
Bruce became interested in Packards when he & his Uncle Jim’s 1934 convertible coupe at the age of 8 and fell in love with the front end styling. As he read about Packards, he became impressed with the company and its cars. He bought his first Packard at age 18, a 1933 sedan. Since then he has owned a total of 7, all 1933 models. He has been a member of Packard Automobile Classics and Motor City Packards since 1980, and also the Classic Car Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America and Packards International. After visiting the Packard Proving Grounds, he realized that it was a "gem that needed to be saved, and joined the Board of Trustees of the Packard Motor Car Foundation approximately 20 years ago. He has served as Treasurer for the last 15 years and has been pivotal in on-site organizing and monitoring the restoration of the Proving Grounds. Retired from his precision machining business, he has recreated accurate copies of many items for the Packard Proving Grounds and Packard collectors in general.