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EyesOn Design 2011

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0700

The schedule for the 24th annual EyesOn Design car festival has been announced. As can be expected, the extended Fathers Day weekend show will see the usual concoction of design related events, interspersed with collections of rare cars as well as exotica.

Taking on the theme of ‘designing for the future', the 24th running of the show will take place on Sunday 19th June, the climax of four days of events, all in aid of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).

The four-day event begins with a designer specific evening that has been tailored to the design community, which sees a celebration of design greatness from past, present and future.

Saturday June 18th will see ‘The Lingenfelter Collection' be unveiled in Brighton, Michigan. Named after Ken Lingenfelter, the Honorary Chairman for EyesOn Design 2011, CEO of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and an avid collector of classic cars. The collection will be made up of over 150 Chevrolet Corvettes, muscle cars and rare exotics which will join forces for a private showing, the proceeds of which, will go to the DIO.

Topping off the previous events, on the Sunday will be the EyesOn Design car show in the grounds of Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Another extensive catalogue of over 200 invited vehicles and special exhibits have allowed the show to become globally recognized for its creative focus of design themes. This year sees such high-end machinery as the Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Reventon and Ferrari Enzo being displayed, alongside a more subdued display of vintage tractors.

This year will also see Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen Group Design, receive the 2011 Lifetime Design Achievement Award for his accomplishments and contributions to the design community.

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For more information and pricing for 2011's many events, see the EyesOn Design website:
EyesOn Design 2011

By John O'Brien