EyesOn Design is one of America’s premier automotive events. Each year, the event attracts members of the transportation design community, collectors, and the public to celebrate and reflect on design. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 

1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Vehicles are chosen based on the year’s theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 vehicles are at the show on Father’s Day. In addition, 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.

EyesOn Design receives its support from both domestic and foreign vehicle manufacturers, as well as automotive suppliers and other loyal companies. Judging is facilitated by active and retired exterior and interior designers from leading automotive and supplier companies. 

One of the rare concours to focus on design rather than collectibility.
— New York Times

Ralph Gilles Shares overview of the 2015 EyesOn Design Auto Show.


Event Information


Media & Public Invited to

EyesOn Design 2016 Poster Unveiling

Site: Stahls Automotive Foundation 56516 North Bay Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051, (586) 749-1078
Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 10:00 am

The original artwork which will be featured in the 2016 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition commemorative poster will be unveiled Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Stahls Automotive Foundation in Chesterfield, MI.

Featured artist Jay Koka

Featured artist Jay Koka

The media and the public are invited to attend.

The painting is the work of internationally
 renowned artist and Automotive Fine Arts Society member Jay Koka. Weather permitting, he will travel from his studio near Toronto to attend the unveiling. A limited number of posters will be available to attendees.

In addition to the poster, the artwork will also set the tone for the highly-collectible event program for the annual EyesOn Design car show to be held Father's Day Sunday, June 19, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI.

John Lauter, automotive historian at Stahls, will make brief remarks regarding the vehicle featured in the artwork, and the vehicle itself will be on site for viewing and photographs. More than 80 cars are on display at Stahls, including Oldsmobile, Locomobile, Oakland, Ford, Chevrolet, Cord, Duesenberg, Graham, Hupmobile, Packard, Cadillac, Chrysler, Willys and more.

Most vehicles are not behind ropes and visitors are encouraged to look inside and see the interiors and controls.

Stahls Automotive Foundation
56516 North Bay Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051, (586) 749-1078

General information: Judi Dara at (313) 824-4710jdara@dioeyes.org
Media inquiries: Kathy Lightbody at (313) 587-6677kathylightbody@hotmail.com
Sponsorships: Cyndy Doherty at (313) 515-9050cyndy@fulkersongroup.com

Thank you to our sponsors:
Bridgestone, Hyundai, SRG Global


Lingenfelter Garage Crawl

 The Lingenfelter Collection

 The Lingenfelter Collection

Site: The Lingenfelter Collection 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI 48116
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 11am – 4pm

Tour the Lingenfelter Collection. Home of more than 150 cars that make up one of the greatest personal collections in the United States.

Tickets: $15/person; $30/combo ticket
(Lingenfelter tour plus Sunday car show)

Proceeds benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
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automotive design exhibition

Site: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

Date: Father’s Day, June 19 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25 per person. Children 12 & under free w/adult. Active duty military free w/ID. 
              Car show tickets may be purchased at the gate beginning at 10am.

Theme: Powered by Design—featuring classes that exemplify automakers’ unique styles, and celebrate the design leaders and staff who create them.

2016 Chairman: Kathy Lightbody, Director of Brand Communications, Automotive News

Honorary Chairman: To be announced.

Grand Marshal: o be announced.


Private Eyes Brunch

Site: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Front Lawn, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

Date: June 19, 2016

Time: 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. full brunch

           1 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. light refreshments and specialty beverages

Tickets: $100/person; $850 table of ten; $25/children 12 & under

Brunch tickets must be reserved in advance and space is limited.
To order your tickets, complete the Ticket Request form or call Judi Dara at (313)824-4710 or email jdara@dioeyes.org

               $20 afternoon only – purchase at Brunch tent entrance


Raising Money to Support Vision


A benefit for Henry Ford Health System's Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, EyesOn Design is 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 System



Photos courtesy of the DW3 Photography and the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).


For 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 


For 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 


For 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 


Photos courtesy of the Don Wood and the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). See more of Don's awards photos here and HFHS photos of the show here