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LIFE and Times: Packard’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

This festive collection sports double the photos for each year the PMCC was celebrating!
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LIFE and Times: Packard Party in Detroit

Remember when big parties were a thing? If you’re a Packard fan, Google Arts & Culture can help jog your memory!
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LIFE and Times with Packard Motor Car Company

Discover a treasure-trove of Packard photos, all available online.
Phil Cunningham's StoryPhil Cunningham

How I Got Involved With Packard Proving Grounds, Part 2

I was about half way up the hill when my heart just stopped
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.
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.
black and white image of the entrance gate at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site in 1998Hilary Davis

Serendipity - Part 8

We went to the township government officials to see if they could acquire the property in order to make it a local historic attraction.
black and white woods area where the rough roads paths were once located at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic SiteHilary Davi

Serendipity - Part 7

At the end of the week, Ron wrote a comprehensive and glowing report on the PPG underscoring the historic importance of the whole site, not just the airplane hangar.