Returning to California – Time to go Racing!

Designer Night at the Races™ June California events presented by Lacks Enterprises are now open for registration.  Over 11 years and 60+ events, the teams at Lacks Wheel Trim, Lacks Trim Systems and Plastic Plate have supported Competition, Camaraderie and Charity!  To learn more about the events, please read on!

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And we have a winner! Designer Night at the Races #61

Editor’s note – Thanks to Eve Pickman for writing up this week of activities.  It was nice to actually spend time with everyone instead of spending my evening writing notes.

Another Record Setting Night at Kart2Kart – With the support of our great partners,  ABC Group, Autodesk and Lacks Enterprises, this year’s Spring Designer Night at the Races™ helped to raise over $1,000 on our final night at Kart2Kart in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  We’re proud to say YOU set new charitable donation records every single night we raced, bringing the three-day total to almost $2,700!   That’s a real testament to the spirit of competition, camaraderie and charity. Thanks to all of you, we’ll be making a sizable donation to benefit Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, in support of Pediatric Oncology Research.

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GM Takes the Lead: Designer Night at the Races #60

Editor’s note – Thanks to Eve Pickman for writing up this week of activities.  It was nice to actually spend time with everyone instead of spending my evening writing notes.

Karting at Kart2Kart – The second evening of the Spring 2017 Designer Night at the Races™ series found the group at Kart2Kart, located in Sterling Heights Michigan. Gasoline powered karts, a larger track, with longer straights and trickier corner combinations brought out some new faces, repeat offenders and more female participants. “It’s a blast!” exclaimed Jamie from Autodesk. “The joy of the speed and being so close to the ground…The older I get, the more I love it.”

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Kicking Off the 2017 Competition: Designer Night at the Races #59

Editor’s note – Thanks to Eve Pickman for writing up this week of activities.  It was nice to actually spend time with everyone instead of spending my evening writing notes.

Going Electric at JD Karting – The 11th year of Designer Night at the Races™ kicked off on Monday, May 8 at JD Racing Indoor Karting in Novi, Michigan. For some, the allure of racing electric karts, with all their torque right off the line made the Novi facility their track of choice, for others it was their home track or the track closest to home. Whatever the reason, teams from FCA, Ford, GM, Nissan, Rivian, and Toyota Calty Design turned out for a fun filled evening of competition, camaraderie and charity.

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Spring means its time to go Racing! (and Car Show)

Designer Night at the Races™ May 8-10 presented by Lacks Enterprises are now open for registration.  Over 11 years and 60+ events, the teams at Lacks Wheel Trim, Lacks Trim Systems and Plastic Plate have supported Competition, Camaraderie and Charity!  To learn more about the events, please read on!

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Detroit Crowns a new Sketchmaster!

The past two years have seen the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ organically grow from a small underground anti-black tie event to a design party so fun and over the top that even Jalopnik shows up to live stream!  Hundreds of people came to The Garden Theater on Woodward and helped raise over $6,000 for charity as they watched 17 designers battle head-to-head over 3 rounds for the title of Sketchmaster!

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Sketchbattle Updates and Audience Participation

ITS TODAY! #MSBEXP 

As the entire Sketchbattle team is working hard to get the new venue setup and ready for tonight’s festivities, we have a ton of IMPORTANT last minute news.  First and foremost the list of competitors has been updated as typical last minute work priorities get in the way of fun.  The most exciting part however is that 2015 Champion Sketchmaster Darby Barber has been given a past-champion’s slot in the competition.  Second, there are a tons of ways for the audience to participate and enjoy the party that include going home with some awesome prizes.  To learn more read on…..

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