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Eyes on Design Car Show at The Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate In Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (June 16, 2024)

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$40
Car in front of the The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Estate in Grosse Pointe Shores

(Updated: May 13, 2024) – On Father’s Day, June 16, 2024, the EyesOn Design Car Show, one of America’s greatest auto shows, will honor the design of more than 200 elegant classic show automobiles on the magnificent waterfront lawns of the historic Eleanor & Edsel Ford 87-acre Estate in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Unlike traditional Concours d’Elegance competitions, the judging at EyesOn Design is conducted by notable current and past automotive designers who use stringent professional design standards and do not consider authenticity, value, provenance, or rarity. This one-of-a-kind vehicle display is all about pure automotive design!

Car Show at The Edsel And Eleanor Ford 87- Acre Estate

The Eyes on Design Car Show Takes Place At The Historic Majestic Grounds Of The Edsel And Eleanor Ford 87- Acre Estate, Which Preserves A Fine Collection And Original Antiques From The Henry Ford Family.

This 37th anniversary will bring together thousands of auto enthusiasts from the transportation and design communities, as well as automobile collectors and members of the general public, to celebrate and reflect on design.

The theme for the 2024 EyesOn Design Car Show at Ford House is ‘Design Masters: A Lifetime of Design Achievement’.

The show will feature vehicles from designers who have received the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award over the past 39 years.

This award is given annually to individuals who have significantly impacted automotive design and is decided by previous recipients.

In February 2024, Tim McGrane, the CEO of M1 Concourse and Grand Marshal of EyesOn Design at Ford House 2024, announced that Professor Gordon Murray CBE will receive the 2024 award.


2024 Eyes on Design Full Schedule

EyesOn Design at Ford House (Car Show)
• Date: Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024
• Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
•  Location: Ford House 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
• Tickets: $40 per person. Children under 12 free w/adult Active Duty Military free w/ID
(BUY TICKETS HERE)

Private Eyes Brunch
• Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
• Tickets: Reservations required: $95/per person, $25/Children under 12
Includes admission to Sunday car show

Automotive Design Exhibition& Car Show

•  Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
•  Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
•  Location: Ford House 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
(Map To Location)


An Innovative Car Show Format
This unique EyesOn Design show differs from other car shows, in that it celebrates the “Design” of the vehicle. This year, car 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

Specialty Judging and Unique Awards
Vehicle judging is conducted exclusively by automotive designers from original equipment manufacturers 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 several criteria, including appearance, functionality, use of color and materials, and compatibility with the vehicle’s exterior.

Visually Impaired Judging the Classic Cars

Eyes On Design Is A Supporter Of The Detroit Institute Of Ophthalmology, Which Created A Specialty Category For The Visually Impaired To Judge The Classic Cars With Their Hands.

Visually Impaired Judges
Vehicle entries are eligible to win several awards, including one that is judged and presented by visually impaired adults, and 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.

This year’s Honorary Chairman Bob Riney, President/CEO, Henry Ford Health.

Eyes on Design with be presenting a Lifetime Design Achievement Award: to Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer, Stellantis

Between 200 and 300 vehicles are present at the event, which only accepts invitations and selects vehicles based on the year’s theme. Both domestic and international automakers, as well as automotive suppliers and other regional businesses, support EyesOn Design. Leading automobile and supplier firms’ active and retired exterior and interior designers serve as judges.

Quick Summary

  • Date: June 16, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tickets: $40 per person. (Available at the gate)
  • Theme: Designed for Speed (+200 Classic Cars)
  • Location: The Historic Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe Shore Michigan


The HISTORY of “EYES ON DESIGN CAR SHOW”

EyesOn Design was founded in 1987 with the support of the design heads of GM, Ford, and Chrysler as an automotive exhibition judged exclusively by automotive designers. The event celebrates automotive design with an exclusive group of designers, collectors, manufacturers, suppliers, and the general public.


 

Featured Artist Nicolas Rousselet

This year’s show theme will be focused on: “Design Masters: A Lifetime of Design Achievement”.  Artist “Nicolas Rousselet” masterfully captures the essence of speed in his 2024 EyesOn Design poster (below) , featuring the McLaren F1. Known as one of the fastest production road cars ever, the McLaren F1 is vividly brought to life through Rousselet’s dynamic abstract style, incorporating vibrant colors and paint splashes to evoke motion and emotion. This special piece will be unveiled on Father’s Day, June 16, at the prestigious event held at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. Rousselet, a French artist now based in metro Detroit, infuses the artwork with a sense of the car’s remarkable speed and engineering prowess. Artist “Nicolas Rousselet  Website

Featuring a painting of the McLaren F1 by artist Nicolas Rousselet, the 2024 EyesOn Design poster celebrates Gordon Murray, the executive chair of Gordon Murray Design. Renowned for engineering the McLaren F1, Murray will receive the 2024 Lifetime Design Achievement Award.


Venue: The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
The 87-acre waterfront Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate is located on Lake St. Clair ( Ford’s Cove) in Grosse Pointe Shores, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. Edsel Ford was the son of Henry Ford and an executive at Ford Motor Company. The estate’s buildings were designed by architect Albert Kahn, and its site plan, and gardens were designed by renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016.

historic 1920s Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Located on the 87-acre estate

The image above showcases the EyesOn Design Car Show set against the historic 1920s Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Located on the 87-acre estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, the event features classic automobiles displayed on beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens.

The 20,000-square-foot estate includes a man-made waterfront lagoon, a swimming pool with changing rooms for people, a squash court, and a children’s playhouse. Edsel Ford died in this house in 1943, and his wife Eleanor Ford lived there until she died in 1976.

It was her wish that the property be used for “the benefit of the public”. Today, the museum estate is open for events and tours. The historic estate is located at 1100 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Shores, northeast of Detroit, Michigan.


 

Schedule, Admission, and Event Highlights

  • Date: June 16, 2024
  • Venue: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Address: 1100 Lake Shore Rd. Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 (MAP)
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tickets: $40 per person. (At the Gate) (BUY TICKETS HERE)
  •   Children’s Admission is Free
  • Car show tickets may be purchased at the gate on, the day of the event.
  • Theme: “Design Revolutions”
  • Phone Number: 313-936-1966
  • Website: www.eyesondesign.org
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  • Year founded: 1986
  • Number of Cars on Display: 200-300
  • Charity: Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology


2022 Design Awards Went To….

Two cars that won last years awards went to a a 1956 Corvette High Fin SR2 and a 1959 Corvette Stingray

2022 Eyes on Design “Grand Marshall’s Gold Award” went to a 1956 Corvette High Fin SR2 owned by Irwin Kroiz and Honorary Chairman’s Gold Award, and Honorary Chairman’s Gold Award 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer owned by General Motors.


Henry Ford Health SystemsEyesOn Design has raised over $4 million for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of the Henry Ford Health System Department of Ophthalmology.

The Eyes on Design Car Show and Event directly benefits the Henry Ford Health System’s Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, For years, EyesOn Design has been a major source of funding for the DIO’s research, education, and support group programs for the visually impaired. The DIO is a division of the Department of Ophthalmology of the non-profit Henry Ford Health SystemDetroit Institute of Ophthalmology is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Date:
June 16
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$40
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Website:
http://www.eyesondesign.org/

Organizer

Eyes On Design
Phone
313-410-9307
Email
pchessburg@dioeyes.org
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Venue

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 United States
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Phone
313-410-9307
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