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Shelby Charter Township in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

"Quality First"

The Packard Motor Car Company

 
 
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2019
1. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.686′ N, 83° 2.091′ W. Marker is in Shelby Charter
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - left image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of The Packard Motor Car Foundation.
2. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - left image
Golfing legend Gene Sarazen poses beside a 1932 Packard Twin Six convertible sedan at the Packard Proving Grounds. Packard quality and luxury was appreciated by world leaders, famous athletes and Hollywood celebrities.
Township, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on North Proving Grounds Boulevard west of Van Dyke Avenue, on the left. 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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - center image image. Click for full size.
3. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - center image
A 1940 Packard convertible sedan at the Proving Grounds.
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - upper right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of The Packard Motor Car Foundation.
4. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - upper right image
The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit, about 1915.
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - middle right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of The Packard Motor Car Foundation.
5. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - middle right image
The first Packard automobiles were built in an area of this Packard Electric Company building in Warren, Ohio.
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - lower right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of The Packard Motor Car Foundation.
6. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker - lower right image
James Ward Packard driving the Model E in 1902.
"Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2019
7. "Quality First": The Packard Motor Car Company Marker
This marker is the one on the right, next to the gate on North Proving Ground Boulevard.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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