A return engagement of “The Packard Story” has been scheduled at The Summit of Uptown, 10 N. Summit (at Touhy), Park Ridge, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1:30 p.m. when John Maxson will present “Seven Men: The History of the Packard Motor Car Company.” There is no charge for this program.
Come see this lifelong classic automobile enthusiast and former director of Packard’s of Chicagoland while enjoying a root beer float at The Summit. Maxson will speak from the perspective of the automobile manufacturer’s seven presidents as he tells the story of this independent maker of premier luxury automobiles. Including more than 150 slides, the presentation chronicles the Packard car business as well as its manufacture of engines during World War II for aircraft like the famed P-51 Mustang fighter and marine engines for PT Boats. Packard motor cars will be on display outside, weather permitting.
For further information or reservations—which are required by Tuesday, Sept. 24—call 847-825-1161, ext. 129. Those who attend are eligible for the Summit Guest Rewards Program which offers opportunities to earn rewards and prizes such as lunch or brunch for two at Summit, or VISA gift cards.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay late for tours of the newly renovated retirement community. Parking is available in the City’s central parking lot and the Uptown lot across the street. For a list of other entertaining events at Summit, visit www.summitofuptown.com.