EyesOn Design Events


Revolution Over Evolution

Revolution over Evolution
Car design has evolved through time due to many reasons, transportation needs, technological advancements, economic conditions and social stature, but styling has done more to change the look of the automobile than any of the above. It was the desire to turn the automobile into a fashion object that went out of date to entice people to buy the latest creation that caused cars to get longer, lower, wider. The changes came in two types, evolutionary or revolutionary. Most changes were evolutionary, freshening the product on a yearly basis. Some would argue that the first of a series was the best only to use the second and third best designs for succeeding years. Others may say some cars improved over the course of two or three years. But either way the time would come for a major body change. These were opportunities for revolutionary changes. This was the chance to push the vehicle into the future. Only to start the evolution over again, but with new proportions, new themes or new style.

The 2013 EyesOn Design wants to highlight the revolutionary changes that caused car design to leap forward. To show the revolutionary changes compared and contrasted against the evolutionary changes.

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Showcasing the theme “Revolution over Evolution,” the commemorative poster for the 2013 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition was unveiled Tuesday at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan.

By noted automotive artist Steven Macy, the poster shows a revolutionary car, a green 1948 Tucker, in front of the gatehouse of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. This year’s car show - the 26th annual - will be held on the mansion’s grounds on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16.

Speaking at the unveiling was Macy, John Tucker (grandson of the Tucker company’s founder) and Jack Telnack, retired global VP of Design at Ford Motor Company.

“Preston Tucker is a prime example of how thinking outside the box can create something truly revolutionary,” said Tucker of his grandfather and the theme of this year’s show.

Even the 2013 poster is revolutionary. While illustrating a classic car and a historic mansion, it also offers the latest in technology — an Augmented Reality feature that allows viewers with a smartphone to access brief remarks about the artist, the car and the home.

Chairman Bob Grosscup,
EyesOn Design Committee

Honorary Chairman Kevin Hunter

Kevin Hunter President,
Design and Studio Operations,
Calty Design Research
Toyota Motor Corporation,
North American Design Studio

Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient Wayne Cherry

Wayne Cherry,
Vice President of Design (Retired)
General Motors Corporation
Award to be presented
to Mr. Cherry by Bob Lutz


EyesOn Design Week

EyesOn Design Week is a series of events the week leading up to Father’s Day honoring the art of transportation design. Attended by members of the transportation design community, executives, professors, collectors, the media, and the general public, these events celebrate the creation and collection of “rolling sculptures.”



Vision Honored

Friday, June 14, 2013  

6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

GM Heritage Center — Sterling Heights, Michigan


A prestigious black tie event for all celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of Wayne Cherry, 2013 Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient which will be presented by Bob Lutz.

$175 per person / $1,500 table of 10. Black Tie.
Reservations required by June 11.


Garage Crawl

Saturday, June 15, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lingenfelter Collection — Brighton, Michigan


Join us for the 3rd Annual EyesOn Design Crawl. The Lingenfelter Collection is one of the greatest personal car collections in the United States. Not typically open to the public, this stunning group of cars includes Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics.

$15/Person - $20/Combo Ticket (1 Admission to Lingenfelter Collection on Saturday June 15 & 1 General Admission to EyesOn Design Car Show on Sunday, June 16, 2013)
No tickets mailed after June 10, purchase day of at the door.


EyesOn Design Car Show - Private Eyes Champagne Brunch

Sunday, June 16, 2013                           

11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House — Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan


An elegant champagne brunch on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Includes admission to the car show.

$75/Person, $25/Children 12 ans under, $750/Table of 10.
Reservations required by June 11.


EyesOn Design Car Show

Sunday, June 16, 2013                           

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House — Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan


The 2013 theme, Revolution Over Evolution, is sure to provide a feast for the eyes with over 240 spectacular vehicles on site.

$20/Person. Children 12 and under free with adult. Active duty military free with ID.
No tickets mailed after June 10, purchase day of at gate.



EyesOn Design Weekend

Friday, June 14, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013


A Benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology


To purchase tickets

Call (313) 824-4710