Author Archives: Frank Schwartz

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.

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  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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SEMA 2018 – The First Halloween Sketchbattle

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NAIAS June 2020 – What You Need to Know NOW

NOTE! This is an editorial post and the views expressed do not represent the views of the staff, or the clients of AACS.  Also, please excuse the long-winded analysis.  I feel this is an important issue and needs to be properly … Continue reading

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Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment San Francisco

“The best part of the name Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, is the ‘Experiment’ part, because it allows us to do pretty much anything with the event” says founder Brook Banham.  Started in 2012, the event changed significantly when Frank Schwartz and AACS came on board in 2014.  Over the past few years the event has evolved […]

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Protected: NAIAS 2018 – Detroit, The Good, The Bad and The Details

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