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.

The Detroit and Cleveland Shows are Now Related

The following is an editorial and does not represent the opinion of any of our clients – the views expressed are mine and mine alone.  The Cleveland Auto Show has a new brother, the Detroit Auto Show.  I can no … Continue reading

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Here are your Themes for Sketchbattle 15

With the countdown clock under 12 hours, and tickets flying out the door, it is a great time to review the themes for the 3 rounds of tonight’s epic clash of design titans.  We are not billed as “The Fight … Continue reading

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What’s in the Basement – Sketchbattle 15

At Sketchbattle 12, the basement of St. Andrew’s was basically empty and used only for coat check.  What a difference a year makes.  For Sketchbattle 15 the famous Shelter, where Eminem had rap battles in the movie 8 Mile, is … Continue reading

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Meet the Judges for Sketchbattle 15

Professional and student designers will be fighting to the death for the title of World Champion Sketchmaster when Sketchbattle 15 presented by BASF returns to its home in Detroit.  The “Fight Club of Design” party has visited multiple cities including … Continue reading

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Meet the Contestants for Sketchbattle 15

As the Sketchbattle has expanded, the amount of potential contestants has grown exponentially.  For the first time ever, we are allowing you to choose one of the contestants via an online survey at http://www.sketchbattles.com.  Here are our 15 confirmed contestants … Continue reading

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Sketchbattle 15 – Expansion at St Andrews

Next week the best auto designers in the country are gathering at historic St Andrew’s Hall to determine who is the new Sketchmaster.  They will demonstrate their talents in the same place where famous artists have played like Iggy Pop, … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List 2018

In the midst of the current political climate where it seems the entire population of this country is split right down the middle (are you a carfan or SUVfan?), we thought it would be a good idea to publish a … Continue reading

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