Coming next Sunday, June 19: One of America’s great classic car shows and a Father’s Day tradition in the Detroit area, the annual EyesOn Design Automotive Exhibition. Here’s our full report from this week’s media preview.
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, of course, and time for a Motor City tradition: the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition at the beautiful Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Point Shores. This year’s show, which will feature an expertly curated group of around 360 classic vehicles, will once again benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
Unlike many annual car shows, EyesOn Design never goes stale, because each year the organizers create another flock of interesting new vehicle categories focused on automotive design. A few of the 25 intriguing vehicle groups for 2016:
+ Streamliners by Design: Automobiles of the great streamline era that started with the revolutionary Chrysler Airflow and Lincoln Zephyr and spread across the American auto industry in the 1940s.
+ Hurst Performance Vehicles: George Hurst created the hot rod shifter industry, then expanded his company into the OE upfitter business with exciting cars like the Hurst-Olds 442 and AMX Super Stocker, the focus of this category.
+ Speedsters: Evolution of the Speedster Body. This class will celebrate the boat-tail speedster bodied cars of the classic era, as exemplified by this year’s EyesOn Design poster car, the Stalls Automotive Foundation’s 1931 Cord L-29 Le Grande Speedster.
…and nearly two dozen more categories exploring the rich variety of automotive history and design. It’s going to be another great show and naturally, we’ll have our usual full event coverage here at Mac’s Motor City Garage. In the meantime, below are a few vehicles from the media preview. We hope to see you there.
EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition; Sunday, June 19, 2016; Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan; 10AM to 4:30.
1950 Dodge Power Wagon Woody — Mark and Leondia Walchle
1931 Cord L-29 Speedster Le Grande — Stahls Automotive Foundation
1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan — Gary Klindt
Lingenfelter C6 Z06 Corvette Z067 — Ken Lingenfelter
1936 LaSalle Crown Coupe — Linda and John Bertalone