EyesOn Design Car Show

EyesOn Design 2022 PosterEyesOn Design is one of America’s premier automotive events.

Each year the event attracts members of the transportation design community, collectors, and the public to celebrate and reflect on design.

35th Annual Celebration of Automotive Design: Sunday, June 19, 2022

The 35th annual car show will keep its usual venue, the picturesque and historic grounds of the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, as well as the theme – “"Designed for Speed" show will feature the design and beauty embodied in race cars through the years

Honorary Chairman: Jack Roush, Roush Enterprises

Ed Tillrock, Ed Tillrock Art 2022 poster artist will be on hand to sign this year's commemorative poster

EyesOn Design at Ford House

Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022
10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35 per person. Children under 12 free w/adult Active Duty Military free w/ID

Private Eyes Brunch

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Reservations required: $85/per person, $25/Children under 12
Includes admission to Sunday car show

Automotive Design Exhibition 

Sunday, June 19, 2022
10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

For more information about the EyesOn Design car show, click here

For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact Cyndy Doherty at (313) 515-9050.

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An innovative format 

This unique EyesOn Design show differs from other car shows, in that it celebrates design in all vehicle categories – from pre-war classics, sports cars and exotic foreign makes to muscle cars, hot rods, customs and motorcycles. In addition, the show is completely focused on the design. It does not focus on vehicle restoration, provenance, rarity or vehicle dollar value. Instead, automotive designers choose the theme, play a role in the selection of vehicle categories, plan each of the sub-events and approve poster art, graphic design and other aspects of the show’s format.

EyesOn Design features

EyesOn Design Car Show

In addition to the main car show, EyesOn Design features several related events and programs both before and during the event weekend including:

Vision Honored

EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award presented to Peter Brock
Friday, June 17, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
M1 Concourse, Pontiac MI
Remarks from Stu Reed, Bill Warner, Ralph Gilles
Master of Ceremonies: Jason Stein
Ticket: $225 per person - reservations required
Designer chic/black-tie optional

New for 2022 Design Symposiums

Saturday, June 18 GM Design Dome, Warren MI

Symposium I
9:00-11:00 a.m.
"The Influence of Strother MacMinn"
Tickets: $50 per person

Symposium II
1:00-4:00 p.m.
"Stingray Racer to C-8, from a Design Perspective"
Featuring the Kings of Corvette Design: Peter Brock, Randy Wittine, John Cafaro,
Tom Peters, Kirk Bennion
Host: Michael Simcoe, vice president of design, GM Design; Moderator: Werner Meier
Tickets: $100 per person

Judging and awards

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Vehicle judging is conducted exclusively by automotive designers from original equipment manufacturers from around the world. The exterior of each vehicle is judged using professional design criteria, including emotional appeal, execution, artistic excellence, and design character and continuity. In addition, the interior of each vehicle is evaluated according to a number of criteria, including appearance, functionality, use of color and materials, and compatibility with the vehicle’s exterior.

Vehicle entries are eligible to win several awards, including one that is judged and presented by visually impaired adults, members of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology’s Adult “Visionaries” support group. For this award, visually impaired and blind men and women wear white gloves and select, strictly by touch, a winner. This aspect of having visually impaired judges at the event continues to make EyesOn Design a truly unique car show.

Display vehicles

Vehicles displayed at EyesOn Design are by invitation only. If you have or know of a vehicle you would like to have displayed at EyesOn Design, please contact the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology at (313) 824-4710. You can also go to EyesOn Design Car Show and fill out a form to nominate a vehicle.

Poster sales

Each EyesOn Design Car Show features a distinctive poster commissioned by an automotive artist. Copies of the poster are sold during the show, and proceeds benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. Previous year posters are also available for purchase from the DIO.

Sponsors and volunteers

All EyesOn Design events provide financial support and raise awareness for aid to the visually impaired through the work of the Henry Ford Health Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the research education arm of the Department of Ophthalmology. There are also many opportunities for volunteers at the EyesOn Design Car Show, including staffing tents, driving shuttles and vans, helping out with logistics or volunteering at the Friends of Vision Raffle.

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