Presenting one of America’s finest collector car shows: the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. Here’s MCG’s report on this past Sunday’s event with a giant photo gallery.
EyesOn Design is a Motor City institution. If it’s Father’s Day and you’re a Detroit-area car enthusiast, chances are excellent you’ll be at the show, which is held each year at the beautiful Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. One of the country’s top collector car events, EyesOn Design supports a very worthy cause: the research efforts of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. This year’s chairman is Kathy Lightbody, Director of Brand Communications, Automotive News, while the honorary chairman is Ralph Gilles, head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Where other car shows are known to focus on rarity or monetary value or collector status, EyesOn Design is all about one thing: classic automotive design—and in cars of every price class and category. This unique perspective makes EyesOn Design nearly unique among car shows. The theme on the show field for 2015 was House Style, showcasing the work of the legendary styling studio bosses: Harley Earl, George Walker, Virgil Exner, Raymond Loewy, and other famed design chiefs here and abroad. From the approximately 300 cars on exhibit this year, please find a very small sample in the gallery below.