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Shelby Township, Michigan: Packard Proving Grounds

The 1927-1958 track and facility for testing Packard Motor Cars. Museum. Historical marker out front.

Packard Proving Grounds Gateway Complex

49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI
Packard Proving Grounds Gateway Complex. Van Dyke Ave. Between 22 and 23 mile roads. West side.
Free during scheduled events.
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Packard Proving Grounds

The Original Packard Proving Grounds is on Van Dyke Ave. North of 22 mile road. Recently turned over to the Packard Car Club of America; It is currently undergoing renovation. Of particular intrest are the original timing tower, the original Albert Khan designed lodge, a portion of the original test track, and many other out-buildings.

[Rob Garrett, 08/10/2003]

May 2020: Photo added.

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