GM Wrestles the Trophy Back

Designer Night at the Races(TM) presented by Lacks Enterprises.  If there is one constant in the battle for the title of Fastest Design Studio in the East, it is the fact that if you wait long enough the title will revert to GM.  And so went the Spring 2019 evening of Competition, Camaraderie and Charity in Detroit – the 74th event since the original was held in southern California in 2006.  The GM Design Studio is the closest to the track at Kart2Kart, which probably means they practice while the rest of us are working.  But the real winner for the evening was the Zero Prostate Cancer Charity that was the beneficiary of the $820 raised by the designers, sponsors and staff.

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California Karting presented by Lacks

Do you have time to talk about the Five-C’s of Design?Competition, Camaraderie, Charity, Carting (pardon my spelling, but alliteration is cool), with a Car Show thrown in for good measure!  

Thanks to longtime partner Lacks Enterprises, the best design event in California returns to K1Speed in July.

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Designer Night at the Races™ presented by Lacks returns with a BANG!

Do you have time to talk about the Five-C’s of Design?Competition, Camaraderie, Charity, Carting (pardon my spelling, but alliteration is cool), with a Car Show thrown in for good measure!  

Thanks to longtime partner Lacks Enterprises, the best design event in Detroit and California returns to Kart2Kart and K1 Speed in June and July.

The first event on the schedule is in Michigan at Kart2Kart on Tuesday June 25th followed by 3 days in California in July!74th Designer Night at the Races June 25th 2019 Save the Date v3

 

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My Other Vehicle is Unmanned – Sketchbattle Pro 17 Chicago

Over the past 7 years, the Sketchbattle has evolved and grown from a small intimate cocktail party and sketching competition to a significant and critically important stop on the the North American Auto Show circuit.  Except for one event in the fall of 2014 where the “experiment” morphed into a graffiti battle, the previous 16 events were centered and focused on automotive design.  The Sketchbattle Pro event in Chicago as presented by AUVSI as part of the massive Xponential Conference broke with tradition and will go down in history as the first product-design oriented Sketchbattle (many more are coming and are in the midst of their planning stages).

IMG_4217So, for Sketchbattle #17, we present to you the theme “All Things Unmanned”.

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5th Avenue Death Match – Sketchbattle Pro #16 New York

Just when we think we have the “Experiment” part eliminated from our event title, we do something new and exciting.  In New York at the Jalopnik office we were presented with something that had never happened in 15 previous events – a tie.  And how we handled that will likely happen again, so we present to you our first “Death Match”.IMG_8964

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Today, Today, Today

In the midst of Manhatten  8 designers will come together in an epic clash of stress, drama and talent to compete for the title of Sketchmaster at the inaugural Sketchbattle Pro New York thanks to the support of Jalopnik and Gizmodo Media.  There are fewer than 20 tickets left so get them fast at Jalopnik’s website or ours.

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Big Apple, Big Deal, Sketchbattle #16 New York

We are pleased and proud to announce our first Sketchbattle Pro event in New York City timed to coincide with the New York Auto Show.  Can the news get any better than that?  How about we are doing the event in Jalopnik’s swanky Headquarters (full disclosure, never been there, have no idea if it is swanky or not, but you don’t either so let’s just run with it).  Details are below as well as a list of our contestants (which will be updated daily as we add new sketchers daily until full)….

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