Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change

Alfa Romeo Milano

Art Center School of Design (Pasadena CA), Oct 23 2011 - Southern California has long been the center of the automobile style universe. Over the last century celebrity, wealth and creative personality meshed perfectly with an army of former war machine workers able to make metal dreams come true by hand. Those builders of tanks, truck and airplanes turned their skills onto personal motorcraft - with dramatic effect. Art, design and expression in automobiles soon grew into a whole big industry.

With industry comes a need for trained workers - those special people that make the wheels of commerce turn. Car design is a pretty narrow business - today there might be only 100s of new car models produced every year from xx manufacturers. It doesn't pay to design cars everywhere - best to focus where the talent is. That would help explain why success can be found in a place like the Art Center College of Design.

With pedigree alumni - many of the top names in car design, the Art Center has the chops to promote itself. In one big wheelie event - Car Classic '11, the College of Design offers a chance to show off the hillside campus, their history, and the results of their being. Oh - there were cars there too!

Celebrity, wealth and creative personality are alive and well in this town. The Art Center used all to great effect to provide a quite amazing show. The afternoon surely provides a lot of deserved sponsorship revenue to boot.

1923 Ford T Bucket Tweedy Pie

1923 Ford T Bucket Tweedy Pie

The campus lawns provide a comfortable, rolling theater for showcasing the subject matter - art and design in automotive history. The organizers did a pretty masterful job of representing many genres, eras, styles and types of cars. Almost all of the best expected example models and brands could be found in perfect condition.

These words and pictures don't compare to watching out of your own eyes. The $60 admission can be considered a good value for the millions of dollars of car candy witnessed. If there is one car show to attend in future that covers all the bases - plan for the Car Classic every year. http://www2.artcenter.edu/carclassic/

by Randy Berg 

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Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change
Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change
Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change
Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change
Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change
Art Center Car Classic 2011 CA Design Influencing Change

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