Registration Opens – Designer Night at the Races™

The last Designer Night at the Races™ events for 2014 are open for registration.  And as usual there are a ton of questions to be answered (like where and when and can I bring a guest).  But perhaps the most important questions are:

  1. Can Chrysler defend its title as the Fastest Design Studio in the East?
  2. Will the two bananas be racing again?  
  3. Who will be the next racer to break a kart frame?
  4. Am I going to be stuck with a bunch of ____ in the Plastic Plate Enduro?   (fill in the blank yourself)

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Not your Average Car Show – Car Battle 2014

The last few car shows I have attended were all pretty much the same flavor (and trust me, few is an understatement, I have been to a bunch).  I say “flavor” because for most shows the ingredients are the same; a nice venue, good weather and a static parking area of cars on display.   The Dream Cruise is a nice change as you can sit and watch them pass you instead of walking through a grass field.  But in the end, its like a TV show – it happens at a distance and if you are lucky the cars stop near you so you can check them out.  If not? good luck with the traffic.  “Enough” said the innovative mind behind the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™, lets have a bonafide Car Battle!

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The First Annual Summer Intern Showdown™

On the last weekend before returning to school, automotive design students from around the world gathered to celebrate the end of their summer Detroit intern experience and enjoy an afternoon of pizza and speed at the state of the art facilities of Kart2Kart.

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Designer Night at the Races™ SoCal Event Registration Opens

Registration for the SoCal Designer Night at the Races™ events is now open.     As with past events, racing space is severely limited so register early (link after the jump).

Designer Night at the Races #37-39 California July 2014 final

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Iconic Anniversaries

Are you happy it finally feels like summer in the D?  Need to spend an evening with some awesome cars?  Do GT40’s, Maseratis, Mustangs, Porsches, and the letters Z06 get your blood boiling?  What about hanging out with some awesome people?  If so read on after the jump …… mainsummer Continue reading

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Interiors Get Their Due – WardsAuto Interior Conference 2014

Get a bunch of guys in a room and invariably the subject of movie quotes will come up.  Stay long enough and it will eventually get around to Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  Such was my adventure trying to get to the 2014 edition of the Ward’s Auto Interior Conference.  Fly from San Jose? = No Problem.  Land at Chicago? = Not so Easy (#MajorThunderstorms).

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A Clean Sweep, Designer Night at the Races™ #36

While the racing on Monday night was close, Tuesday was an entirely difference story as one Studio took the bull by the horns and had their way with the rest of the field.  But the Competition isn’t the only story as the final tally showed $720 raised for Charity and Camaraderie abounded.  Read on for details of night #2…..

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