From GTO to Mustang and World's Fair to Movies & TV, EyesOn Design delights on Father's Day.

May 12, 2014, Grosse Pointe Park, MI - The vehicle categories for the 27th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition have been announced. The car show will take place on Father's Day Sunday, June 15, from 10:00am - 4:30pm at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. 

The vehicle categories invited to exhibition at this year's event have been chosen to complement the2014 theme: Automotive Design's Influence on Popular Culture. Design has been the underlying force that has propelled specific cars to become part of our pop culture. These vehicles have influenced how we eat, how we meet, what we wear and what we do in our free time. Songs are sung about them, TV and movies have featured them, books have been written about them. This year's EyesOn Design theme is meant to evoke a nostalgic reflection about cars that have, through their design, affected the popular culture of their day.  

Monkeemobile owner Mel Gutherie describes what it feels like to drive this piece of pop culture. Courtesy Hagerty Classic Cars

 

The 2014 EyesOn Design week begins with a press preview at the Ford House at 9:30am on Tuesday, June 10 and concludes with the exhibition of more than 300 vehicles on Sunday, June 15.

For additional details on this year's EyesOn Design events, see the 2014 Fact SheetPeter Schreyer - Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient press release. 

DIO Contact: Judi Dara (313) 824-4710 jdara@dioeyes.orgMedia Contact: Kathy Lightbody (313) 587-6677 kathylightbody@hotmail.com

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: KIA Motors Corp., Calty Design Research, SRT, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Axalta Coating Systems, Hyundai Design North America, Katzkin, Michelin, Nissan Design America, Saleen, ASC Incorporated, Autometric Collision, SRG Global, Inc., Roush, ABC Group, Johnson Controls, Inc., Toyoda Gosei, GST Autoleather, Dassault Systemes   

In-Kind Sponsors: America's Green Line, Autoweek Media Group, Brophy Marketing Services, Car Design News, Color Tech Graphics, Detroit Historical Society, DW3 Photography, Graphinity, HOUR Detroit, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, London Chop House, Park West Gallery, Pointe Dairy, Reliable Carriers, Royal Transportation, Dick Ruzzin Design, Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI), WWJ Radio

EyesOn Design 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.