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Eyes on Design – Lingenfelter Collection Open House
June 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
One of the top-rated car collections in the world will open its doors to the public. The Lingenfelter Collection is the private collection of Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter. More than 200 distinctive vehicles, comprised of Corvettes, Muscle Cars and Exotics, fill the large facility in Brighton.
Donations are accepted at the door!
Design Inspiration and Influences is the theme for the 31st EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition.. This popular EyesOn Design fundraiser will take place Father’s Day weekend, June 15 – 17. Nearly 300 invitation-only vehicles from all over the globe will be on display to showcase Influences in automotive design. Festivities also include a tour of the world-class Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton and a black tie gala and auction. Money raised from the events support the work of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of Henry Ford Health System. The DIO helps the visually impaired and blind of southeastern Michigan and organizes two leading world research congresses.
EyesOn Design features special exhibitions and concept and production vehicles which debuted during the previous year’s auto show circuit, including ones which were awarded at EyesOn Design at the North American International Auto Show.
Although the main exhibition will open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 17, enthusiasts may begin automotive browsing and education by attending any or all of the events listed below. Proceeds from all of the activities will benefit the Henry Ford Health System’s Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).
Friday, June 8 Women in Design
3:00 – 5:00 pm The Peacock Room – Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit
A conversation with author Constance Smith and GM Designer (1950) MaryEllen Green, moderated by GM’s Director of Design User Experience, Liz Wetzel. Registration is not required, but seating is limited to 50guests.A minimum contribution of $25 will be accepted at the door for this event, with all proceeds benefitting EyesOn Design and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. Society of Automotive Historians members may attend at no charge.
Friday, June 15 Vision Honored: Black-tie Gala and Silent Auction
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm College for Creative Studies—General Motors Auditorium, 201 East Kirby, Detroit
A black tie event to celebrate the accomplishments of Ed Welburn.
Called “the man who brought beauty back to GM,” Welburn was just the sixth head of design for General Motors. He was also the first to lead the division on a global level, placing him in the same company as such design legends as Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell.
Reservations: $195/person; $1700/table of ten. Contact Judi Dara at (313) 824-4710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 16 Tour the Lingenfelter Collection
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Lingenfelter Collection, 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI
One of the top rated car collections in the world will open its doors to the public. The Lingenfelter Collection is the private collection of Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter. More than 200 distinctive vehicles, comprised of Corvettes, Muscle Cars and Exotics, fill the large facility in Brighton.
Donations accepted at the door
Sunday, June 17 Automotive Design Exhibition
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
Tickets: $25 per person. Children 12 & under free w/adult, at the gate
Sunday, June 18 Private Eyes Champagne Brunch
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Front Lawn, 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores
$85/person; $800 table of 10; $25/children under 12 with adult (includes admission to Sunday car show). Reservations: www.eyesondesign.org or (313) 824-4710,
About The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO): As the research education arm of the Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) is committed to assisting and educating the visually impaired, helping them to maintain independence and dignity, while learning how to live a satisfying and productive life in a sighted world. The DIO also is a world leader in facilitating collaborative research related to the eye. More information on the DIO can be found at: www.HenryFord.com.