Local Motors 'Design Our Car' competition opensThu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Local Motors has opened its first-ever ‘Design Our Car' competition, which encourages collaboration within the manufacturing community.
The open-source automaker is providing two of its Rally Fighter cars, one of which will be built at the company's micro-factory in Arizona while the other will be built live in the Emerging Technology Center at September's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Ideas from the design and engineering community are being sought to help design and select a skin for the Rally Fighter that will be built by the Local Motors team this spring.
The winning design will be seen by thousands of people around the USA as the Rally Fighter tours the country before stopping at the IMTS, where the winner will also receiving $1,050, highlighted status on The Forge and exclusive Local Motors winner's gear.
Participants have two weeks to send in their ideas, with voting for the top three designs to start on the 22 February. The winning design will then be announced on 5 March 5.
To enter and to find more information on the ‘Design Our Car' contest, visit the Local Motors Forge website.
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By Rufus Thompson