Check It Out: Continuing the PPG Library Project

Our holdings include a diverse array of print publications, newsletters, magazines, and Packard-original documents that we plan to preserve and protect for the long term.
Vintage, early 20th century Singer sewing machine on display in the Lodge House at the Packard Proving Ground.Hilary Davis

Small-Scale 20th Century Design: The Singer Sewing Machine

A different kind of 20th Century engineering! Exploring the Singer sewing machine.
Black and white image of a man and a woman standing in front of a 1927 Packard 4-26 sedan in Brisbane, Australia.

Around the World in a Packard: Uncovering a Multi-Continental Trip

A patron's request for purchased images prompted an exceptional story from half a world away!

Gimme Five! A Volunteer's Unexpected Discovery on the Grounds

You never know cool things you'll find when you volunteer at the PPG!

LIFE and Times: Floating Cars and Magic Plastics

To pull off this trick, a 1954 Packard Clipper Super became a brave volunteer.

LIFE and Times: Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine Production

The Packard Motor Car Company didn’t just make luxury automobiles—they took great engineering to the skies too.

LIFE and Times: Packard’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

This festive collection sports double the photos for each year the PMCC was celebrating!

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.