Designer Night at the Races #20 – Frankfurt at tha IAA

NEWSFLASH! Going to the IAA in Frankfurt next week? Interested in proving your skills on the track against some international automotive designers?  Then join us for our 20th Designer Night at the Races(TM) (and our first International one).   This event is going to be a bit more informal than our past events as we do not have a sponsor, but it should be fun anyway.  It is open to any design staff from the automotive industry including suppliers and contract agencies.  In addition to this event, events #21 and #22 are currently being scheduled for California for November 21st and 22nd during the second week of the LA Auto Show.  If you work for an Automotive OEM and want to be added to the invitation list be sure to let us know (email details are on the flyer).  FEEL FREE TO SEND THIS INVITATION TO ANYONE IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY.  More details after the jump ……………

Details for the event in Frankfurt as follows:  We are anticipating about 30 minutes of track time hopefully with a ten minute practice, qualifying and race session and there will not be an endurance race.  We expect the cost per person to be around 35 euros (without a sponsor we all have to chip in for track time – unless a sponsor jumps in at the last minute hint-hint).  Registration opens at 8pm and karting starts promptly at 9pm.  And before I forget, the first round of drinks are on me!  Since this event is being planned with such late notice, be sure to register so we can keep in touch if things change.  And if you cannot attend on Wednesday night the 14th but want to do some karting on a different night let me know at the email above and we will try to work something out.

The events in California are being planned as we speak.  Since our favorite facility and staff at Dromo1 are gone it looks like we are going to have to convert to electric karts.  Another unfortunate result of the electric karts is that we will be losing our team endurance race.  But, to make things more convenient we will most likely have an event convenient to the southern studios on Monday night and to the northern studios on Tuesday night.

About Frank Schwartz

Frank Schwartz is the founder of and Advanced Automotive Consulting Services, partner in The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment and serial entrepeneur. A long time automotive enthusiast, Frank started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and has spent 30+ years working inside the automotive industry. In his spare time Frank races with the Sports Car Club of America, spends time working on his numerous project cars and supports many local charities.
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