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They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – If That’s The Case This Coverage is Worth a Gazillion

Bill McGuire at Mac’s Motor City Garage has been keeping close tabs on the situation at the Packard plant in Detroit and has shown the video above made by Harry Arnold of Drone Detroit/ITV with his amazing remote control helicopter cam. We last reported on it it eleven months ago and since that time not much has happened other than an auction last week to sell the plant and grounds. This auction result is still up in the air but you can learn much more about it at The Detroit Free Press. You should also view Special report: The Packard Plant: Why it has to go, and see another interesting video about the situation at the plant here. Visit with Bill at Mac’s to see his excellent coverage.

We wanted to bring our readers up to date on the developments and show you some of the new videos and photos we have found, even though all of this coverage is quite sad to view. You can view many more of Marchand and Romain’s photos  as seen below at the Denver Post.

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  • A Packard Plant photo above by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre from their book “The Ruins of Detroit“ and a photo of a Fisher Body plant below.Fischer

4 responses to “They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – If That’s The Case This Coverage is Worth a Gazillion

  1. Reminds me of Ayn Rand’s “20th Century Motor Company” from her tome “Atlas Shrugged.”

    One wonders how many John Galts have made their way elsewhere to what other obscurity, either self imposed or situational. Such a waste! And we are all the losers.

    And who in the 1950s when “Atlas Shrugged” was published would have ever imagined that within the span of one lifetime that life would so closely follow art?

    • Packard abandoned the plant in 1955 and it was used for smaller companies for years. Times and auto manufacturing have changed as they alway do. Unfortunately the once proud plant has out lived it’s days and change was not kind to it.

      • Change wasn’t kind but neither is our culture. Moto Guzzi’s plant is still alive and getting a new life. Not exactly an apples to apples comparison but it’s a shame even a portion the place that built such beautiful autos could not be retained. The old world doesn’t have thousand year old structures by accident

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