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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
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!
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.
black and white image of the Carriage Garage building in terrible disrepair at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic SiteHilary Davis

Serendipity - Part 6

The Section 106 review puts a halt to demolition while a site is being investigated. 

Events

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2020 North Oakland Mopar Muscle Car Show

23rd Annual Car Show & Swap Meet