A Tale of 2 Bananas – Designer Night at the Races™ #35

Since we already let the cat out of the bag with a teaser report on the overall winner, we should probably take a moment to explain the following picture. If you want to know more, read on after the jump.

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And the Fastest Design Studio in the East is…….

Before we tell you that, we should tell you that the Detroit Area Auto Design Studios raised $720 over two nights to benefit cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.  And many thanks to our sponsors for helping make that happen, especially Title Sponsor Lacks Trim Systems, Lacks Wheel Systems, Plastic Plate, JAC Products, Philips Lighting, Recaro, F1RCLab and Middlecott Design.  So without further ado…………..

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Designer Night at the Races™ Registration Opens

Designer Night at the Races™ returns to Detroit in May.  The event is still a two night schedule (thank you to Lacks Enterprises).  Unfortunately that does not mean you get to race twice, only that we have two evenings available so if one date doesn’t meet your schedule, the other one likely will.Designer Night at the Races Detroit May 2014

 

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How does a Better Wallet = Better Car Design?

So what is a automotive designer supposed to do when they discover they cannot find the perfect wallet?  Before answering that question, let me digress a bit.  The best part of my passion for automobiles hasn’t been the many, many projects I have worked on over the years.  The best part is the fantastic people I have met. And in the case of my consulting business and this blog, I have met a ton of awesome and talented auto designers.  Every now and then they even let me hang out, and the ensuing conversations always turn to passion.  Passion for the job? sure, but usually the discussion turns to passion for solving some other problem.  Which brings me back to the wallet…….

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Geneva 2014 does Daniele

As promised yesterday, there was much more to the Geneva Auto Salon than new production and concept cars.  Shape and Form are elements of design, and since we tend to be a design-centric blog, we would be remiss not reporting on every shape and form we run across.  Actually, DaniPhotoDesign ran across these shapes and forms and was kind enough to pass them along.

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Daniele does Geneva 2014

Each year I pencil the Geneva show into my plans.  And why not? Geneva is only 275km from where I grew up and I still have family in the area.  But then the winter of Detroit gets on my nerves and by January I am itching for some sunshine.  So decision time comes, Geneva or a beach in the Caribbean.  Guess what I chose?  The good news?  When I don’t go the Geneva you guys get to skip my amateurish and out-of-focus photos and see Daniele Maida’s awesome ones.  So, with limited interruption, here are some awesome shots from Dani Photo Design.

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And the Winner is……… Designer Night at the Races™ #34 Carlsbad

What is better than racing karts 2 nights in a row?  Duh, racing karts 3 nights in a row!  The third and final night of Designer Night at the Races™ moved south from Irvine to Carlsbad.  An intimate group of designers came together for an evening of competition, camaraderie and charity to finish out the week and generate almost $500 for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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