Margaret’s car will be one of around 200-plus vehicles at the 2012 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition June 17 (by which time she’ll be 102). I went to Eyeson Design several times while I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and it’s always a fascinating mix of amazing cars and bikes lined up on the lawn of the Ford Estate beside the Detroit river.
EyesOn Design is a major fundraiser for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. It’s a clever idea - a show about beauty to raise money for those with visual problems. The annual Father's Day event showcases the best in vehicle design, and this year will exhibit more than 200 automobiles, plus vintage hydroplanes and motorcycles.
Margaret, 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 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, she 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 EyesOn Design event. She says 'People ask me, 'have you lived in Plymouth all your life?' I say 'Not yet.' The lady has style.
See Margaret's YouTube interview
EyesOn Design June 17 at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. The event raises money for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) in Grosse Pointe Park. The DIO is a 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