Shelby Charter Township in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Packard Motor Car Company
Packard is remembered and celebrated
by people around the world. No company sold more luxury cars between 1925 and 1942, and the distinctive tombstone-shaped grill was a company trademark. The Packard Motor Car Company was originally founded in 1899 by brothers William D. and James W. Packard in Warren, Ohio. But by 1903 Detroit was becoming the "Motor City," and the brothers moved the company to a new factory complex on East Grand Boulevard. The company produced fine automobiles there until June 1956. The Packard Proving Grounds were the primary testing facility for one of the greatest American automakers.
You Auto Know
Packard merged with Studebaker in 1954 and the last Packard automobile was produced in South Bend, Indiana in 1958.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1956.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49965 Van Dyke Avenue, Utica MI 48317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vincent Family (a few steps from this marker); Base of Operations (a few steps from this marker); Packard Proving Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Packard Motor Car Company / Packard Proving Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); In Times of War (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Packard Takes Flight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Extreme Testing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Made for Speed (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelby Charter Township.
Also see . . . Packard. Wikipedia article about the car company. (Submitted on August 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.