07/15/2007 ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN'S 7TH ANNUAL CAR CLASSIC
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Published on Mon, May 28, 2007
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
DREAM MACHINES: IMAGINATION GONE WILD WHAT: See 100 world-class vehicles, representing classics, sports cars, exotics, hot rods and custom, and concept cars, all displayed in Art Center's Sculpture Garden. Hear influential car designers speak in depth about key aspects of their work and view some of the vehicles they have designed. Two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. View Vintage Race Films being shown throughout the day. Attend the design award ceremony that includes 12 coveted awards, hand crafted and designed by a top Art Center transportation design student. View exciting Transportation Design studios where students are currently designing a future IndyCar for IRL and a new Bugatti concept to be built on Peter Mullin's rare Type 64 chassis. Tour Art Center's facilities, including design studios; the school's Technical Center; galleries featuring student work; as well as students from numerous design disciplines at work on their projects. WHO: Meet top automotive designers from around the world and hear legendary figures in the automotive word as guest speakers. Featured is Luigi Colani, whose extraordinary design career has produced everything from cameras to furniture to visionary studies of airplanes, high-speed trains and fuel-saving cars that have achieved land-speed records. Emcees for the day are Dave Kunz and Barry Meguiar. WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:00 am-4:00 pm WHERE: Art Center College of Design Hillside Campus 1700 Lida Street Pasadena, CA 91103 TICKETS: General admission is $55; Art Center alumni admission is $25. Admission is free for children 12 and under. INFORMATION: For general information or to become a sponsor: Visit: http://www.artcenter.edu/carclassic E-mail: [email protected] Call: 626-396-4216 ABOUT CAR CLASSIC During the past six years, the Art Center Car Classic has carved out a unique niche among the hundreds of annual automotive events taking place around the country. As many of the traditional concours d'elegance and car shows continue to grow larger and less personal, the Art Center Car Classic remains a focused and very special experience for the approximately 3,000 car collectors, automotive designers, Art Center alumni and design students who participate. The Art Center Car Classic celebrates the very best in automotive design and affords the opportunity to showcase Art Center's strong ties to industry and honor many of our noteworthy alumni. Past events have featured such sought-after speakers as alumni Chris Bangle, Peter Brock, Henrik Fisker, Chip Foose, Syd Mead, Shiro Nakumura, Ken Okuyama, Chuck Pelly, and Frank Stephenson, plus other noted designers like Reeves Callaway, Dan Gurney, Steve Moal, Gordon Murray and Patrick le Quement. ART CENTER BACKGROUND For over 77 years, Art Center College of Design has been a global leader in art and design education whose graduates have inspired changed in society by solving problems through design. Art Center offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience. Art Center College of Design is located in Pasadena, California, with classes held at both its Hillside and South campuses.