Auto City Speedway
See "Where the Thunder Rolls" at one of the Midwest's most exciting and friendly asphalt speedways�
East Lansing Kart Track/ Driving School
Beginners and experts from age 5 to 65 rub tires at this kart track for the whole family...
Flat Rock Speedway
Short-track racing zooms into the 21st century at this newly-remodeled speedway...
Galesburg Michigan Speedway
This race track is the original home of school bus racing!
How fast is fast? Discover who holds the fastest lap record of 10.746 seconds at this 3/8 mile high banked paved oval track.
Kart 2 Kart Indoor Karting/Driving School
Can you do a lap in 30 seconds?
Michigan International Speedway
The home to Michigan NASCAR racing, this track has seen all the great drivers. Now you can too!�
Milan International Dragway
Experience the place where Shirley Muldowney holds a track record of 306 MPH in her top fuel dragster...
Engines roar and rubber burns all summer long at this track just outside Owosso
Engines roar at "The track the Stars Call Home," just south of Lansing�
US 131 MotorSports Park
Street cars race down the smooth quarter mile track...
Waterford Hills Raceway
Amateur road racers flock here to squeal around Bluff Bend and Skeethouse Turn before speeding to a photo finish�
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.