EyesOn Design 2012
102-year-old owner to show award-winning 1930 Packard.
Andy Bolig - May 15, 2012 02:06 PM
Margaret Dunning and her 1930 Packard.
Among the many 200+ exhibitors at the 2012 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition will be Margaret Dunning and her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster.
Dunning, who will be 102 by the time the June 17 Father's Day show rolls around, and her 82-year-old car - with its cream-colored body, black fenders and red leather interior - are crowd favorites.
Dunning, a retired businesswoman who belongs to several car clubs, has been a major benefactor of the historical museum in Plymouth, Michigan, where she lives. Her beloved 1930 Packard was the very first car to be awarded a perfect 100 points by the Classic Car Club of America - back in 1949.
Best of all, Dunning still drives her Detroit-built, stick shift, rumble-seated roadster several times a year. She is scheduled to exhibit her car and participate in the awards ceremony during the annual Father's Day EyesOn Design event.
The annual show, which showcases the best in vehicle design, will exhibit more than 200 automobiles this year, with additional featured displays of vintage hydroplanes and motorcycles. The show and preview will take place at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.
EyesOn Design is a major fundraiser for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) in Grosse Pointe Park. The DIO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to assist and educate the visually impaired, help preserve vision by public and professional education and support research related to the eye. For more information, visit www.eyeson.org
Click here for a cool video of Margaret and her Packard.