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.

Spring means its time to go Racing! (and Car Show)

Designer Night at the Races™ May 8-10 presented by Lacks Enterprises are now open for registration.  Over 11 years and 60+ events, the teams at Lacks Wheel Trim, Lacks Trim Systems and Plastic Plate have supported Competition, Camaraderie and Charity!  To … Continue reading

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Detroit Crowns a new Sketchmaster!

The past two years have seen the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ organically grow from a small underground anti-black tie event to a design party so fun and over the top that even Jalopnik shows up to live stream!  Hundreds of people came … Continue reading

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Sketchbattle Updates and Audience Participation

ITS TODAY! #MSBEXP  As the entire Sketchbattle team is working hard to get the new venue setup and ready for tonight’s festivities, we have a ton of IMPORTANT last minute news.  First and foremost the list of competitors has been … Continue reading

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Judges announced for the Detroit MSBE 2017

18 contestants will be vying for the title of World Champion Sketchmaster when the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ returns to Detroit tomorrow night, Tuesday January 10th.   The $2500 top prize by BASF will be awarded to the lone survivor of 3 … Continue reading

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Contestants Announced for the Detroit MSBE 2017

The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment is billed as “THE Fight Club of Design” so it only makes sense if we start with some iconic Joe Louis images.  Covering 3 rounds of competition, the 18 contestants will be fighting head-to-head to earn … Continue reading

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A New Venue for The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Detroit

After many years of fantastic events at The Tangent Gallery, the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ in Detroit moves to a new location for 2017.  While we will miss the fantastic support we received and the perfect industrial vibe the Tangent provided, the … Continue reading

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2016 LA Sketchmaster is Chosen – #MSBE

For the first time ever, the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ was held outside Detroit.  To coincide with the 2016 LA Auto Show and to be part of AutomobilityLA, the entire Sketchbattle Team made the trip to the west coast.  Brook, Judith, Frank, … Continue reading

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