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Pre-war vehicles needed for 2020 EyesOn Design exhibition

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For more than 30 years, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology has sponsored EyesOn Design, an annual international exhibition that celebrates automotive design excellence of the past, present and future. Held on Father’s Day at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, the show features a new theme each year.

 

The 33rd annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition will highlight " Marques of Extinction: Significant Designs of Bygone Brands." 

 

For the 2020 Exhibition, we are still seeking several pre-war vehicles for groups of "Companion Cars" and "Mid-priced Depression Era" categories. 

Vehicles should be pristine original or restored to original condition.

 

We are looking for the following:

 

1927-30    Erskine

1932-33    Rockne
1927    LaSalle
1928-31    Plymouth
1929-30    Roosevelt

1929-31 Viking
1931    Oakland
1931    Pontiac
1934    Nash Lafayette
1934-38    Plymouth
1936-38    Terraplane
1938-40    Graham
1939-40    Mercury
1940-41    Willys

 

If you have - or know of - a vehicle on this list, please send me a PM and I'll follow up with you.

 

More about the show:

http://www.eyesondesign.org/carshow

 

About the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and its services:
https://www.henryford.com/services/eye/dio


 

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corrected vehicle list...again (see edit history)

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Not trying to be snide, but you are going to have a hard time finding a 1926-29 Rockne, since they were only made from 1932-33.

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1927-30    Erskine

1932-33    Rockne

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4 hours ago, Buffalowed Bill said:

Not trying to be snide, but you are going to have a hard time finding a 1926-29 Rockne, since they were only made from 1932-33.

 

2 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:


1927-30    Erskine

1932-33    Rockne

 

Thank you both.

Not sure how I messed those up, but thanks for the corrections.

Original post has been updated to incorporate your input.

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This is a great show. It is one of the few shows that truly focuses on design and the vehicle classes are extremely well thought out. Highly recommended. 

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You might want to add this car, a friend of mine has it in Lansing.

 

Image result for 1932 Graham

1932 Graham Model 57 - 100% original car

 

Image result for 1933 graham most imitated car

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Interesting choices, would you share with us the criteria that brought you to select these particular makes and model years?

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41 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Interesting choices, would you share with us the criteria that brought you to select these particular makes and model years?

 

The listed vehicles are a partial list for 2 of the show's categories.

 

One category will highlight "Companion Cars" from 1926 to (approximately) 1934. It will include new brands and lines that manufacturers added to existing offerings in the pursuit of more "mid-market" buyers. This group includes the Rockne, Erskine, Plymouth, an early LaSalle, Marquette, Pontiac, Roosevelt and Viking.

We intend to include the Oakland because it was effectively displaced by its (Pontiac) companion offering.

 

The second category showcases significant or iconic designs introduced by defunct mid-market brands in the 1934 to immediate pre-WWII period.

 

Not all of the cars being displayed are included in my original post, because some vehicles have already been invited.

 

The specific list of vehicles was compiled jointly by the Vehicle Selection Committee Chairman and our Chief Judge, with additional input from me, the category leader.

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3 hours ago, Graham Man said:

You might want to add this car, a friend of mine has it in Lansing.

 

Image result for 1932 Graham

1932 Graham Model 57 - 100% original car

Thanks, that's a great suggestion!

I'll follow up with the Selection Committee.

Joe

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Thank you for enlarging on the criteria.  Only recommendation I would make is to include a 1934 LaSalle if you haven't already.   The '32-'34 Graham 'Blue Streak' are a highly influential, seminal designs as well. 

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I was at the Eyes on Design show several times and agree it is one of the best shows I have ever been invited to. Agree it is a must do at least once in your life if you can. Met 104 year old Packard owner Margaret Dunning there one year. Had a great time with Larry and Joyce Schramm with our early Buicks there another time. Dandy Dave! 

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On 2/3/2020 at 4:39 PM, 58L-Y8 said:

Thank you for enlarging on the criteria.  Only recommendation I would make is to include a 1934 LaSalle if you haven't already.   The '32-'34 Graham 'Blue Streak' are a highly influential, seminal designs as well. 

 

Thanks. We might still add one. It is a spectacular, iconic design.

We are trying to not over-represent the LaSalle brand.

An early 30s and an immediate pre-war Graham will both be included.

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The influence that both the 1927 LaSalle and the 1934 LaSalle exerted on the direction of automotive design in those years was well beyond the relatively modest number of each model year sold.  Having both included would present a clearer picture of major design initiators of the period.  

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3 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

The influence that both the 1927 LaSalle and the 1934 LaSalle exerted on the direction of automotive design in those years was well beyond the relatively modest number of each model year sold.  Having both included would present a clearer picture of major design initiators of the period.  

Agreed.

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Here's a one year only manufacturer sedan that does live in Michigan, a 1933 Continental, that looks like it may have already been shown at Groose Point Shores at some point.

1933 Continental.jpg

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Since the emphasis is on 'companion cars', Star should be added to your list.

 

Craig

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35 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

Since the emphasis is on 'companion cars', Star should be added to your list.

 

Craig

 

Craig; that's a great suggestion!

If you know of any examples, please send me a PM.

Thanks

Joe

 

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what is the average compensation per day for an owner of a antique car that is used in movie       ---have not read any dollar figure in the posts about this issue ?

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On 2/8/2020 at 8:36 AM, starlightcoupe said:

Here's a one year only manufacturer sedan that does live in Michigan, a 1933 Continental, that looks like it may have already been shown at Groose Point Shores at some point.

1933 Continental.jpg

 

Correct me it I'm wrong but this might be Barry Woelk's car?

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9 hours ago, dei said:

 

Correct me it I'm wrong but this might be Barry Woelk's car?

Barry Wolk, yes.

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The only restored Star I've seen recently is this Canopy Express.

 

Craig

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6 hours ago, nick8086 said:

Who is kathylightbody?

 

I get emails form her...

 

Kathy is the Chairman of the EyesOn Design show. She has held Media Relations and Leadership positions with EyesOn Design since 2000.

Her professional career position is Global Marketing Director at Automotive News at Crain Communications.

 

 

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Don't forget about Jewett, Paige's companion car.  

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