Matthew Jones21 January 2014

Video: riding around the Packard plant

Watch this abandoned factory turn into a dirt bike playground

Sometimes bikes aren't so bad. When people fit aeroplane engines to them, for example. Or stoke a fire with one. They're also pretty handy when it comes to exploring abandoned car factories.

Or so it would seem. This clip shows Detroit filmmakers Matt Cantu and Fabrizio Costantini ripping through the infamous abandoned Packard factory on a Honda dirt bike. The very same Packard plant that opened in 1911, closed in 1958, was left abandoned in the 1990s, then reportedly sold this month for $405,000.

Nice to see someone having some fun with the old place, don't you think? Though we'd have been tempted to ride one of these instead. 

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