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EyesOn Design

"A focus on the emotion and character of automotive design"

September 13, 2020

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Marques of Extinction: Significant Designs of Bygone Brands


September 13, 2020

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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
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Show dates changed from June to September

Official announcement:

The annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition, a Father’s Day tradition, is moving to September 13, 2020 – Grandparent’s Day.

Best of all, the 33rd annual car show will keep its usual venue, the picturesque and historic grounds of the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, as well as this year’s theme – “Marques of Extinction: Significant Designs of Bygone Brands.”

Honorary chairmen for the event remain as well: Moray Callum, vice president design Ford Motor Company; Ralph Gilles, head of design, FCA; Kevin Hunter, president, Toyota Calty Design and Michael Simcoe, vice president of design, General Motors Corporation.

Automotive legend Bob Lutz is this year’s grand marshal and renowned designer Peter Brock will be on hand to accept the 2020 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award. Among his stand-out designs are the Corvette Sting Ray and the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe.

With the change of date will come many enhancements to the show as well, including an automotive design symposium featuring Peter Brock. Michael Goettner, the 2020 poster artist, will be on hand to speak with guests and sign this year’s commemorative poster.

As in past years, more than 200 invitation-only vehicles, spanning auto’s earliest days to the concept cars of the future, will be shown on the grounds of the lakefront Ford House.

“We felt it was necessary to move the show date to protect our visitors, exhibitors, staff and nearly 300 volunteers due to Covid-19,” said Dr. Philip Hessburg, founder and medical director of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), which provides research, education and support programs for the visually impaired.

EyesOn Design is the major fundraiser for the DIO. It remains unique among auto shows because it celebrates vehicle design – not rarity, restoration or celebrity ownership.

Call (313) 936-1966 or visit www.eyesondesigncarshow.com to learn more.