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.

Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance Sketchbattle Pro #18 presented by HRE

While it is a mouthful, the event is easily digestible.  9 sketchers, 2 rounds of 30 minutes each. One winner, $2,500 Grand Prize.  At the Inn at Spanish Bay as an official part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance.  Presented … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Sketchbattle Pro – Meet the Contestants

To say we are excited about our first Sketchbattle Pro event Pebble Beach is an understatement.  The fact we are an official part of the week’s activities?  Blessed! Details are below for the event tomorrow, Friday August 16th at 5:30pm … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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