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These are a little bit late, but here are some photos from the EyesOn Design Show, held on Father's Day, 2013.
The setting is the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

This year's theme was "Revolution over Evolution", recognizing vehicles that represented a significant departure from the existing designs of their day.

Of course, there are always special categories, including this year's Chris-Craft category!


This year's Poster Car; the 1948 Tucker:








The "Tailgate & Beds - Custom Trucks" category:









Remember the Dodge Deora Concept car? It was here, too!
This became the best selling Hot Wheels car of all time:








To be continued....
 

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A portion of the "Hot Rods and Customs" category:





Mike Alexander owned the "Alexander Brothers" custom shop with his brother Larry.
He appeared with the "Little Deuce Coupe" that was built by his shop and ultimately adorned the cover of The Beach Boys' 4th album in 1963:





The "Baby Boomers" category; revolutionary compacts, made in America:





From the "Collector's Circle", an eclectic group of vehicles chosen by the individual collectors for exhibition this year:

The lady who owns this 1930 Packard 740 Roadster will celebrate her 103rd birthday in July!









Ever heard of "Moxie"? It's kind of a 1930's version of Red Bull.
John Wissink re-created the Moxie promotional vehicle based on his memories and research; the vehicle is operated from the saddle!





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Some shots from the "Classic Era Design" category...

1911 Oldsmobile Limited (HUGE vehicle!)








1923 Kissel Gold Bug Speedster:





A portion of the "Classic Chris-Crafts" category:











Some of the "Extreme Makeovers2 - Revolutions in Design 1953-1971" category:





STILL more to follow!
 

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Here's my 68 GTO!





"The Muscle Cars - A Spotlight on Change" category included my friend's 67 Impala SS 427, 4-speed convertible...with A/C!



and these beauties:







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"The Cars of Jackson" category showcased vehicles that were built in Jackson, Michigan.
I've never seen a Jackson before; there were SIX of them here!













I didn't realize the Kaiser Darrin was built in Jackson!





There were two stunningly beautiful cars in this special class "Preserving the Vision":

1929 Auburn Boattail Speedster:



1930 Pierce Arrow Sport Phaeton:



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From the "Upper Class Reunion - Evolution/Revolution of American Luxury 1955-1969"" category
Probably the single most photographed car all day...
The owners hit a deer en route to Michigan from near Toronto.
The car was driven to the show!





A 1950 Crosley Hotshot in the "Sports Car revolution" category:





And a few Morgans, too!









One of the coolest things about EyesOnDesign is the tactile design reviews done by the special guests who are visually impaired.
I happened to be near my car when they came by to feel my car:





There are a few categories I didn't photograph, but you get the idea.
It was a great show and I was honored to have my car invited.
 

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As you should be, thats up there with the Cranbrook show, congratulations. Company i managed used to do the license plates in front of all the cars and all the awards, i went for a few years, very eclectic and some amazing cars...:cheers
 

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As you should be, thats up there with the Cranbrook show, congratulations. Company i managed used to do the license plates in front of all the cars and all the awards, i went for a few years, very eclectic and some amazing cars...:cheers
Thanks!
I have been volunteering at this show for several years; it's always a marvelous day.

I was really surprised when they asked me to display my car. Apparently they could not find a car that was ready to be shown that met their criteria.

All they really needed was a stock appearing hardtop WITHOUT a vinyl top.

Maybe there were a lot of folks who didn't want to commit to an all-day event on Father's Day...

I certainly enjoyed the day.

I even got to meet Bill Porter, who did the initial design work (at GM Design Staff) on the 68 GTO!
 

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WHAAAAA. A Tucker car...

Had a chance to purchase a '48 Tucker from the original owner back in the late '70's for about $400! No rot! Sat in it and started it up. Couldn't cough up that kind of cash back then. Begged my mom for the cash. "I'm NOT buying you a damned old Tucker car- you'll never find parts for it!" HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
 
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