Margaret Dunning, an old car enthusiast from Plymouth, MI, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015 while participating in a week long automobile orientated charity tour in California. The photo above courtesy of Richard Michael Owen shows Margaret in 2012 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance driving her cherished 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Roadster onto the ramp while receiving an award.
She led a very interesting life and lived on a farm in Redford Township, MI. Henry Ford worked there as a young man running a steam engine on a farm. For years afterward he would come back regularly and visit the Dunning’s and others in the community.
Learn more about Margaret (below) in two videos about her life and the Packard. The first is courtesy of The New York Times an includes footage of her out driving the Packard. The second is an interview by Bob Dyer that covers her life at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering. This video is courtesy of Walter Herip and Herip Associates. You can also read a 2011 interview of her by Mary M. Chapman of The New York Times here.