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Designer Night at the Races #43 – Hyundai/Kia Roars Back

Yesterday’s post channeled Douglas Adams, today its Richard Petty as the 43rd Designer Night at the Races™ races into the history books.   The track in Irvine is tighter and a bit slower, but no less fun as another 20+ … Continue reading

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Sweet Song, Designer Night at the Races™ #33 Irvine

For most of the designers who race at the Designer Night at the Races™ events , a week of karting is awesome as they only get a chance to race once.  For the sponsors and AACS staff it likely means physical … Continue reading

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The Fastest Design Studio in the West is ….. Designer Night at the Races™ #28

You have to read all the way to the end to see who ended up winning the Fastest Design Studio in the West as we are not going to spoil it with a comment here.  The Sponsors came into the … Continue reading

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Kind of Like Clockwork – Designer Night at the Races™ #27

Other than a late start due to many late arrivals we had our first event that went off without a hitch last night at K1 Speed in Irvine.  It was also our largest event of the week as 37 racers … Continue reading

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Disaster Averted – Designer Night at the Races™ #26

Thanks to the folks at K1 Speed in Torrance we had a much better night of race management.  And thanks to some observant racers we intervened before the races started with the wrong groupings.  So on evening number two, BMW … Continue reading

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The 24 Hours of Thousand Oaks – Designer Night at the Races™ #25

What felt like 24 hours was really only 3 and a half as an evening of computer timing software glitches failed to spoil a great evening of racing.  On a windy Monday evening in April, BMW Designworks, General Motors 5350 Design Studio … Continue reading

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California Registration Opens

Designer Night at the Races™ registration is now open. Details are on the flyer and after the jump below.

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Speeding your Product Development Process

With Designer Night at the Races™ only 27 days away, getting things done quickly takes on increasing importance.  If your work isn’t finished on-time you have to worry that management won’t let you come out and race.   Purple Platypus, the … Continue reading

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Designer Night at the Races™ announces 2013 Schedule

Since its inception in 2006, more than 500 designers from 15 different studios (Acura, BMW, Fisker, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen ) have participated in Designer Night at the Races™ in California, Michigan … Continue reading

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Designer Night at the Races™ #23 – Two in a Row

After being absent for the past few years, we held our second Designer Night at the  Races™ in two nights this past weekend.  Over 120 Design Staff signed up for one of the two nights of go-kart racing and while there … Continue reading

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