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 upcoming 2015 EyesOn Design Auto Show.

Event Information


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: House Style—featuring classes that exemplify automakers’ unique house styles, and celebrate the design leaders and staff who create them.

2015 Chairman: Kathy Lightbody, Director of Brand Communications, Automotive News

Honorary Chairman: Ralph Gilles, Head of Global Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Grand Marshal: Kathleen Mullins, President & CEO, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House


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 from 2014 EyesOn Design

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

2015 Sponsors

For 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 

2015 In-Kind Sponsors

2015 EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show Sponsors