Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site
Mark bought his first Packard in 1994 after a practice consultant suggested he pursue an "outside interest." Seeing a photo of a Caribbean on a magazine cover, he decided to buy a 1953 which he later restored. He later discovered that his grandfather’s dealership sold Packards before dropping that line at the direction of Chrysler for whom he was the local Dodge dealer. His father regularly bought Packards from his grandfather, but switched to Chryslers and Dodges when Mark was too young to remember. He now owns several 1931 Packards, in addition to 3 post-war models. In several automotive clubs, he is most active in the Packard Club, where he and his wife have organized a National Meet and a Henry Joy Tour. A retired cardiologist, he volunteers in a low-cost clinic providing medical services to uninsured patients. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Packard Motor Car Foundation for about 20 years, he began a term as its President in January, 2019.