The Most Comprehensive Free Online Reference for Packard Owners
Become a member of Packard Motor Car Information, right now! (it's free)


remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who's Online
58 user(s) are online (47 user(s) are browsing Packard Forums)

Members: 2
Guests: 56

Alvin14, packardguy53, more...

Packard Proving Grounds - Ask the Woman Who Lived There
Home away from home
2007/12/11 17:31
From Detroit, MI
Posts: 971
Hello All:

Back on May 22, 2019 I posted a notice under “Shows and Events” that the Packard Motor Car Foundation was hosting an Ice Cream Social the day before our Cars-R-Stars show where we would introduce some special guests to our visitors.

When Packard opened the proving grounds in 1928 it was also the home of the Manager of the Test Track, Charles Vincent and his family – wife Lucile and three daughters, Dorothea, Cornelli and the youngest, Roberta. We were lucky to have Roberta (Bobbie) visiting us along with two of her nieces Karen and Mary (Cornelli’s daughters) that weekend. The last time Bobbie visited her first home was back during the PAC National Meet in 2006.

During Bobbie’s visit we were able to spend some time with her and record an oral/video history of some of her remembrances growing up at the PPG.

Thought you would want to see an early version of what was recorded. There will be more to come.

Please let me know what you think.

Posted on: 2019/7/3 11:31

1941 Model 160 Convertible Sedan
1941 Model 120 Business Coupe

My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my "toys" at the price I told her I paid for them.
Ain't no such thing as a lonely widow that inherited a barn full of old cars
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer

Re: Packard Proving Grounds - Ask the Woman Who Lived There
Home away from home
2008/3/4 2:53
From Magnolia, TX
Posts: 455
Great video. Thanks for your leadership at PPG.
Mike Grimes

Posted on: 2019/7/3 14:01
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer

[Advanced Search]

Recent Photos
Random Photo
Helping Out
PackardInfo is supported and funded by user donations. If you would to help out by either donating content, or funds to help with the upkeep and hosting of this site please EMAIL ME or click on the donate button.