The annual EyesOn Design fundraiser to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology will highlight past, present, and future automotive design and will feature nearly 360 classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles from top collectors around the world. The show will be held on June 19 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Special collections this year include tributes to military vehicles, vehicles made in Michigan, and early American motorcycles. A rare 1953 Supercharged Chevrolet Corvette and a Test Mule 800HP 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will both be on display by Brighton-based The Lingenfelter Collection.
“Unlike other shows where cars are judged on restoration and/or authenticity, the exterior of each vehicle at EyesOn Design is judged using professional design criteria,” says Kathy Lightbody, event chairman. She says criteria include emotional appeal, execution, artistic excellence, and design character and continuity.
The design exhibition includes a public open house on June 18 at the Lingenfelter Collection, where historic automobiles ranging from classics to muscle cars, as well as exotic brands and vintage trailers, are on display.
“This show has always been one of the highlights of our year, and we are very pleased to bring additional attention to the exhibition and increase donations to the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology by opening the doors to our collection,” says Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
The EyesOn Design weekend fundraiser will begin with a black-tie gala on June 17 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, with events following the rest of the weekend.
More information on the fundraiser and tickets can be found here.