If you're in the Metro Detroit area this weekend, here's an event that you'll enjoy. A first-class car show on Father's Day!
EyesOn Design is a Concours type event that celebrates automotive and vehicle design. The show is a fund-raiser for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).
Each year, a wide variety of vehicle exhibition categories are selected and vehicle participation is by invitation only. This year's categories are:
100 Years of Dodge
50th Anniversary of the GTO
50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang
1964 New York World's Fair - 50th Anniversary
"Working Class" of 1928
Color, Chrome and Fins
Military vehicles - From War Torn Roads to Off Road
Movie & TV Cars
Pure Michigan - Made in Flint
Personal Luxury Coupes
Stock to Rock
There will be approximately 290 vehicles on the show field.
The show will take place on Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 10:00am to 4:30pm at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. General Admission is $20; children under 12 are free (with adult admission).
Hope to see you there!
About EyesOn Design and the DIO:
The Theme for EyesOn Design 2014 is: Automotive Designís Influence on Popular Culture
Show date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Location: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
About the Show:
Vehicles are chosen based on the yearís theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 vehicles are at the show on Fatherís Day. In addition, EyesOn Design features special exhibitions and concept and production vehicles which debuted during the previous yearís 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.
EyesOn Design was founded in 1987 with the support of design heads of GM, Ford, and Chrysler as an automotive exhibition judged exclusively by automotive designers. Today, we celebrate design with an ever-increasing group of designers, collectors, manufacturers, suppliers, and the general public.
About the cause:
EyesOn Design has raised over $4 million for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of the Henry Ford Health System Department of Ophthalmology. The DIO supports the visually impaired and blind of southeastern Michigan and organizes two leading world research congresses. The DIO congresses bring together competing researchers to share their findings, critique each otherís work, and go home with new approaches.
The Eye and The Chip, organized with Harvard Medical School, encourages collaboration between efforts to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind.
The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto improves our understanding of the relationship between vision and the safe operation of vehicles, in an attempt to reduce fatalities.
The DIO also operates support groups for adults and seniors who are visually impaired.
More information is available at the DIO and EyesOn Design websites:
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The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology Detroit, Michigan (MI) - Henry Ford Hospital