Skip to comments.Watch this guy explore Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant on a dirt bike.
Posted on 01/21/2014 10:00:39 AM PST by nascarnation
Packard gave up on its automotive plant in Detroit in 1956, but the 3,500,000-square-foot complex of reinforced concrete remains - if only as remains. It is perhaps just as famous for being ruins as it was when it built cars, still attracting plenty of attention from entrepreneurs, paintballers, vandals and urban spelunkers.
Creative types love them some Packard Plant, too, evidenced by the short film produced by Cantini Pictures when they wanted to test out a homemade motorcycle and an aerial drone. The result is a few minutes of "motocross meets the monument."
Check it out in the video below. And in case it isn't obvious, you probably shouldn't try this at home... nor at the Packard plant. For a more traditional history with lots of photos, a piece in the Detroit Free Press can fill you in.
(Excerpt) Read more at autoblog.com ...
THE PACKARD NAME IS STILL WIDELY KNOWN AND RESPECTED AROUND THE WORLD
PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY is a registered Arizona Corporation and is the registered owner of the Packard Name Trademark for automobiles and parts. The Company licenses various companies to use the Packard name, and the Company also manufactures and markets Packard branded automobile parts.
I understand China is also buying into Detroit. (Re; FOX Business News)
Detroit sits astride the busiest trade corridor on the continent and its crossing is the second busiest freight crossing on the continent after Laredo.
That’s not going to change and its something conservatives should want to gain control of.
My personal opinion on this new model of Packard is...YUCK.
I hate the look of almost every car out in the past 35 years or so. The one of a handful in this period that I do like is the Ford Mustang. Also the VW Bug, until the most recent year or two when they’ve flattened them out, as opposed to the classic VW “bubble” shape the retros originally had.
I’m not sure I’d go in there without my own personal team of Navy Seals, LOL.
That’s a 4-stroker my FRiend.