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

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    Featured: Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age
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    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 ...

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    Video: Watch this guy explore Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant on dirtbike
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    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, ...

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    Report: Peruvian developer bids to turn Packard plant into upscale go kart track
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    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 ...

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    Monterey: 1934 Packard convertible takes Best In Show at Pebble Beach
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    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 ...

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    Report: Detroit's infamous Packard plant headed for auction block
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    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 ...

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

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    Report: Detroit's infamous Packard plant to be razed. Finally.
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    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 ...

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    Renowned street artist Banksy tags Detroit, ignites controversy
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    Banksy's graffiti before it was removed from the Packard plant – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's just a little graffiti, and yet its existence has caused a firestorm of legal wrangling as to who actually owns the work and the building that once housed it. Seems rather odd, until ...

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    Detroit still hunting down Packard plant owner
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    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 ...

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    VIDEO: Fun, frolic and destruction with a dump truck at Detroit's Packard plant
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    This dump truck is going to take a dive - Click above to watch the video
    In future Detroit, pushing a junked dump truck out of a fourth floor window at the old Packard plant might result in a swarm of gen-1 Taurus police cars surrounding the building, and, if you're particularly unlucky, ...

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    Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Pre-WWII rides for the rich
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    Pre-WWII luxury at Meadow Brook Concours 2009 - click above for high-res image gallery
    From the moment the world's first automobiles were built, the wealthy began demanding better transportation than the masses. Brands like Rolls-Royce, Lincoln Pierce-Arrow and Cadillac delivered big, beautiful ...

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    Pebble Preview: Gooding tests the market with Phil Hill's Packard and a prince's Duesenberg
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    Gooding & Company star cars for Pebble Beach 2009 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pebble Beach regular Gooding & Company will be bringing three special cars to this year's auction and the vintage rides are said to carry not only the requisite pedigree, but are expected to be ...

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    Separated At Birth: We find the 2000 HP twin brother of Leno's tank car
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    1946 Aero Packard Flyer "Dream Rod" - Click above for a high-res gallery
    We thought a vehicle like Jay Leno's Tank Car would be a one-off. After all, how many hot rods out there are thirty feet long and have a 1792 cubic-inch turbocharged V12 underneath the hood putting out 1600 horsepower? Well, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1999 Packard Twelve concept car
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    1999 Packard Twelve concept - Click above for an image gallery
    The Packard nameplate is one steeped in rich heritage, having produced its first automobile way back in 1899. Unfortunately, the Detroit-based builder of eminently luxurious and opulent automobiles hit dire straits in the years closely ...

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    Manhattan Project's "Los Alamos Limo" found
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    Click above for a gallery of the 1941 Packard "Los Alamos Limo"
    The car you see here may not look like much, but it helped carry us into the nuclear age. Or, at least some of the scientists who brought us there. This 1941 Packard Clipper limousine is one of three that are still known to exist ...

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    Wanna buy a Packard, or rather the Packard?
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    Click above for more pics of the Packard prototypeThere's plenty of pain and anguish surrounding the flameout of the Packard nameplate in the late 1950s. Had things transpired differently, the storied marque might still be around producing the luxurious and meticulously engineered super high ...

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    Warehouse Wonders: Lyon's pride and joys
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    Click above image for huge high-res gallery of our visit to the Lyon collection.A little while back, a very special invitation was dropped in our laps. As part of a celebration for one of our friends, the doors to the Lyon private collection were being swung wide open. The name might not be ...

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    Otis Chandler Collection going up for auction
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    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. ...

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    Lawyer pays $350K for Batman Forever Batmobile
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    John O'Quinn is a lawyer. A rich one. He made his money in a tobacco lawsuit settlement, and disposable income is no longer a problem for him. He demonstrated this at this past weekend's Kruse International auction in Indiana, where a $1.3 Million shopping spree left his bank accounts a little ...

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