Author Archives: Frank Schwartz

About Frank Schwartz

Frank Schwartz is the founder of CarFriend.me 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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Who is the newest Sketchmaster? Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit 2018

Many people consider Detroit the center of the automotive design universe because for all practical purposes it was invented here.  There are those who argue that California may now be the center of advanced design considering how many studios are … Continue reading

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NAIAS 2018 – Where’s the Engagement?

EDITORIAL – As soon as I hit the floor Monday morning, I could tell something was off at this year’s NAIAS (North American International Auto Show).  Initially, I thought it was just my typical pre-event exhaustion, as the team at … Continue reading

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Meet the Themes – Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit 2018

In the beginning, boxing fights continued until one fighter quit or was knocked out.  Brutal but effective.  In the 1920’s 15 rounds was adopted as the norm for championship fights. Still brutal.  It was reduced to 12 rounds in 1982 … Continue reading

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Meet the Judges – Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit 2018

Professional and student sketch-battlers will be vying for the title of World Champion Sketchmaster when the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ presented by BASF comes to Detroit.  The “Fight Club of Design” party features a live sketching competition, great music and greater … Continue reading

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Meet the Contestants – Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit 2018

Perhaps the greatest mix of design talent the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ has ever assembled will fight to the death on the main floor of world famous St. Andrew’s Hall Tuesday night January 16th.  And while we do not expect any … Continue reading

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Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit moves to the historic St. Andrew’s Hall

There is no better place for a Sketch-battle, than a building made famous by rap battles, St Andrew’s Hall.   On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, designers from around the globe will compete against last year’s returning champion and the Las Vegas … Continue reading

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