Growing up in the Detroit area, and the fact that Tim and I both spent many years of our professional working lives working for companies related to the automotive industry and suppliers, means that we love visiting classic car collections and museums as we travel throughout the Midwest.
We hear a lot about the old abandoned Packard plant in Detroit, but did you know that Ohio has not one, but two different museums dedicated to the classic Packard cars in production during earliest years of the 1900s through the late 1950s?
Check out the story of those two museum visits in my latest post for the Ohio Tourism Division's blog.
Want to learn more about these classic cars and their Ohio background? Check out Packard Motor Car Company by Evan P. Ide or Packard: A History of the Motor Car and the Company by Beverly Kimes.
Check out Detroit's Spectacular Ruin: The Packard Plant by Theresa Welsh to find out about the company's plant and history in Detroit...where the building still stands (sort of), although the future of the building remains shrouded in doubt.
You can also check out the story I did about America's Packard Museum in Dayton at Midwest Guest last spring.
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