Auto restaurants, inns, and shopping
Auto Zone Collectibles
Find gifts for the car buff who has (almost) everything�
Where can you get homemade root beer and the best chili dogs in town? Right here at Bill's of course�
Chick Inn Drive-In
Since 1954, guys and dolls alike have cruised in to enjoy some of the best chicken and shakes around�
GM Renaissance Center
Tour Ren Cen
Irish Hills Dairy Bar
What goes better with ice cream than a choice of more than 50 toppings?...
Where do you go to get the absolute BEST homecooked food in Saginaw County?
Mexicantown Restaurant District
Head south of the border for some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine without leaving Detroit�
Ortonville A&W Drive-In
Good old fashioned, ice cold, A&W root beer is on tap at this drive-in�
Stop shopping around and come to the source for the coolest Detroit-themed apparel�
Rock Bottom's Cruise Mania
The Woodward Dream Cruise lasts all year at this source for Cruise souvenirs�
Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Sidetrack Bar abd Grill
The Bomber Restaurant
Come hungry - this historic restaurant is famous for its B-24 Bomber sized breakfasts and burgers�
The Clinton Inn
Step back in time to the era of stage coaches as you enjoy good food and lodging in this Inn along historic US12.
The Dearborn Inn
Enjoy fine accommodations at the world's first airport hotel designed by none other than Henry Ford...
The English Inn
Spend a restful evening or two at an elegant bed and breakfast where time stands still...
The Inn on Ferry Street
Located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, each room, in the four beautifully restored 19th century mansions offers an invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy�
1950's Designing Women of Packard By: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/Researcher Images: Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection
One of the most rewarding things about being an Automotive Historian is that you can always find historical research from the past that somehow today becomes a new, relevant, yet exciting story to share in the present. As a historian, I had some knowledge of Mrs. Dorothy Draper and how she helped create new ideas and fashion trends for the 1952 Packard automobiles. However, I had no idea who Mary Ellen Green was. Hopefully, this story can take us back to a place in our automotive heritage where we can remember two very talented women who were able to express their ideas and creativity on paper and impact Packard's automotive styling.