Automotive

Cool cars for a cool dad: Celebrate Father’s Day at EyesOn Design

EyesOn Design is one of America’s premier automotive events. It is the only show that focuses on design. Each year, the event attracts members of the transportation design community, collectors, and the general public to celebrate and reflect on design.

Visually impaired judge judging car design by touch at EyesOn Design

Vehicles are chosen based on the year’s theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 vehicles are at the show on Father’s Day.

In addition, EyesOn Design features special exhibitions and concept and production vehicles which debuted during the previous year’s auto show circuit, including ones which were awarded at EyesOn Design at the North American International Auto Show. EyesOn Design receives its support from both domestic and foreign vehicle manufacturers, as well as automotive suppliers and other loyal companies. Judging is facilitated by active and retired exterior and interior designers from leading automotive and supplier companies. Each year at the show a panel of visually impaired judges also picks their design winners by touch.

In its twenty-fifth year, EyesOn Design is a benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, an internationally-recognized non-profit which accelerates the development of “artificial vision” — technology which will one day allow some blind and visually impaired persons to regain the vision to see the world around them, including seeing the designs of automobiles.

The Location

One of America’s most magnificent estates, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan serves as the perfect venue for EyesOn Design. Designed by celebrated landscape designer Jens Jensen, the Ford House grounds beautifully frame the automotive design. Tours of the house and grounds are available during EyesOn Design. For more information, please go to fordhouse.org.

EyesOn Design Car Show Tickets

Sunday, June 17, 2012
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
$20 – A Benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

• Purchase Tickets Online

• Call (313) 824-4710

• Get Them at the Door

 

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