EyesOn Design and the DIO Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend in Iconic Style


Grosse Pointe, MI – June 16, 2010 – EyesOn Design and their partners will host their final two events in support of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology this weekend. Now in its 23rd season, the EyesOn Design Car Show weekend roars to a wonderful conclusion with Vision Honored on June 18th and the legendary EyesOn Design Car show on Father’s Day this Sunday.

Earlier this year, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology announced that Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Design and Brand Management, Nissan Motor Company Ltd, has been elected as the 2010 Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner for the EyesOn Design Automotive Exhibit. The DIO also announced that Bill Warner, Founder and Co-Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance, will be the Honorary Chair. Both of these automotive icons will be participating in the upcoming weekend events.

Vision Honored – will take place this year at the historic Roostertail Restaurant on June 18th. This year EyesOn will be honoring Shiro Nakamura of Nissan Motors as he will receive the coveted Lifetime Design Achievement Award for the 2010 year. This years event will feature food and appetizers while accompanied by musical entertainment from the Motor City Horns. The Black Tie, optional, affair starts promptly at 6 p.m this Friday.

EyesOn Design Car Show – EyesOn Design and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) will host its annual EyesOn event on Father’s Day, June 20, 2010 at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. This year’s theme is The Evolution of Automobile Design. The annual event is a celebration of world-class design in areas such as automotive, aviation and furniture. Proceeds from the event support the DIO’s research initiatives and the Sunday show is a wonderful family event for all ages that starts at 10:30AM and concludes at 4:00PM.

EyesOn Design and its supporting events focus on the design process which has many influencing factors-including movies, architecture, music, graphic arts, urban design, and product design. What makes EyesOn Design judging unique is that all EyesOn Design Awards are distributed on the basis of design integrity by a panel of designer peers from auto manufacturers and transportation design program academics.

Since the very first EyesOn Design show in 1987, judges have been selected exclusively from the design world so that the vehicles judged would receive awards based on design rather than on qualities of restoration, rarity and provenance or even vehicle popularity. This year the EyesOn Design Awards will be led by Jeff Godshall.

For more information on EyesOn Design events or purchasing tickets, please call (313) 824-4710 or visit www.eyesondesigncarshow.com.

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