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12Allan Hill, last resident of Detroit's iconic Packard plant may get pushed out [w/video]

The old Packard Plant in Detroit is one of the city's icons. All at once, it represents the vibrant history of the Motor City, its rocky past decades and the chance for something new to spring up. Despite the Packard buildings sitting empty for years, there's still life there. Among other things, it's a common spot for artists to practice their work, including Banksy several years ago. However, recent demolitions might bring a final end to the famous spot as we know it and threatens to make the

20Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age

A Look Back At The Reactor-Fueled Optimism Of The '50s and '60s

In the 1950s and early 60s, the dawn of nuclear power was supposed to lead to a limitless consumer culture, a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens all powered by clean energy. In Europe, it offered the then-limping continent a cheap, inexhaustible supply of power after years of rationing and infrastructure damage brought on by two World Wars.

58Watch this guy explore Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant on dirtbike

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.

24Peruvian developer bids to turn Packard plant into upscale go kart track

The last time a car was made at Detroit's infamously derelict Packard plant was in 1958. Though it's been used for a variety of purposes since, these days it stands empty, an icon of urban decay. But that doesn't mean nobody's trying to do anything about it. The county recently put it up for auction, the winning bid placed by a doctor from Texas who quickly emerged as a quack. Talks with the second highest bidder have apparently fallen through as well, so now officials are moving on to the third

3On The Road To Pebble Beach In A 1939 Packard

We took one through twisty Pacific Northwest back roads, heading for Pebble Beach

One by one, the engines of 22 classic cars come alive. Some cough with a ragged wheeze, some need coaxing and some hum with European precision. Whatever their personality, they all start. This is the first miracle of the road trip.

111934 Packard convertible takes Best In Show at Pebble Beach

Hard decisions have been made, score sheets have been tallied and a new car now reigns over the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The 2013 Best In Show winner here at Pebble is the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, NJ. We'll give you a second to memorize that name.

29Detroit's infamous Packard plant headed for auction block

Crain's Detroit Business reports Detroit's abandoned Packard plant is set to come up for auction this September. Wayne County officially foreclosed on the property this year due to tax delinquency. The owner owed around $975,000 on the 43 parcels that make up the old manufacturing site, and bidding is expected to start at that figure. All of the parcels will be sold together as a bundled property, but if the plant fails to sell, Wayne County will put it up for auction again in October at a bundl

40Detroit Free Press delivers in-depth report on city's biggest eyesore, the Packard Plant

Even if you don't know Detroit, odds are you know the city's derelict Packard plant. A go-to source of urban decay porn, the plant has become a haven for graffiti artists of every caliber, arsonists, the homeless and scrappers looking to gut the structure of its steel for cash. Detroit's firefighters won't even enter the structure to put out blazes for fear of injury. The Detroit Free Press took it upon itself to investigate why the structure continues to be an issue for the city. As it turns ou

475102-Year-Old Woman Still Drives Her 82-Year-Old Car

She's held her driver's license for 90 years

Most classic car owners are accustomed to the unusual looks other motorists cast toward their relics on the road. But when Margaret Dunning is behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, she draws more attention than her vehicle.

36Detroit's infamous Packard plant to be razed. Finally.

Despite its various and sundry dangers, urban spelunking has become something of a rite of passage for adventuresome types living in and around Detroit. And while Corktown's legendary Michigan Central Station is probably illicit explorers' favorite quarry, the derelict 3.5-million square foot Packard Plant is likely a close second.

63Renowned street artist Banksy tags Detroit, ignites controversy

Banksy's graffiti before it was removed from the Packard plant – Click above for high-res image gallery

53Detroit still hunting down Packard plant owner

Detroit may be one step closer to wiping the old Packard automobile plant off the face of the map for good. For years, the structure has stood derelict as a symbol of the city's decay as lawmakers fought to figure out who exactly owns the property. Supposedly, the plant is currently owned by a company under the name of Biosource, Inc, and the only person on that company's books is Dominic Cristini. Cristini is currently serving a prison term in California on drug charges, leaving the local gover

18VIDEO: Fun, frolic and destruction with a dump truck at Detroit's Packard plant

This dump truck is going to take a dive - Click above to watch the video

5Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Pre-WWII rides for the rich

Pre-WWII luxury at Meadow Brook Concours 2009 - click above for high-res image gallery

4Pebble Preview: Gooding tests the market with Phil Hill's Packard and a prince's Duesenberg

Gooding & Company star cars for Pebble Beach 2009 -- Click above for high-res image gallery

31eBay Find of the Day: 1999 Packard Twelve concept car

1999 Packard Twelve concept - Click above for an image gallery

18Manhattan Project's "Los Alamos Limo" found

Click above for a gallery of the 1941 Packard "Los Alamos Limo"

22Wanna buy a Packard, or rather the Packard?

Click above for more pics of the Packard prototype

1Warehouse Wonders: Lyon's pride and joys

Click above image for huge high-res gallery of our visit to the Lyon collection.

4Otis Chandler Collection going up for auction

When Otis Chandler passed away back in February, he left a lot more than a legacy of publishing prowess. Sure, during the 1960s he had transformed his family's newspaper into the world-renowned Los Angeles Times that we know today. But when he wasn't in his office, Otis liked to drive. And hunt. But more about the hunting later. It was his love of cars that brought him into our field of vision. Chandler was passionate about cars in the way one might say Jay Leno is. He had a whole warehouse of c

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