102-year-old woman cares for an 82-year-old car

September 21, 2012 12:00 AM

Margaret Dunning, a 102-year-old Michigan woman, has no problem doing her own vehicle maintenance or taking care of an oil change on her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster. In fact, Dunning has been caring for her car since she bought it in 1949.

The Michigan native has been legally driving since she was 12 years old, but her love of cars started even before then. Though she dropped out of school during the Great Depression, Denning had successful banking and retail careers that allowed her to continue collecting and restoring cars.

In the 63 years Denning has owned the car, she restored the vehicle to mint condition. According to Yahoo!, the Roadster was the first vehicle to ever be awarded a perfect score by the Classic Car Club of America.

The motor enthusiast and her Packard has been making the rounds at car shows. The New York Times reports that she showed off her vehicle at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and at a classic car show in Canton, Ohio. At both auto celebrations she and her car were a hit.

Even after all of that action, Denning shows no signs of slowing down - in life or on the road.

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