Friday, July 15, 2016

EyesOn the Prize: EyesOn Design Named Top 20 Car Show by USA Today

By Nancy Lockhart, Axalta Coating Systems Color Marketing Manager

USA Today named EyesOn Design, “one of the 20 best car shows” in the United States.  And you can help determine its next accolade.  You have until July 18 to vote for the Readers’ Choice 10 Best.  You can show your support and vote for EyesOn Design today! 

Why should you vote for EyesOn Design, you ask?  Because every year Detroiters, automotive designers and car collectors admire specially-picked, invitation-only vehicles at the EyesOn Design automotive design exhibition.  This exciting event is for a great cause as it supports Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology’s efforts to raise funds and awareness for the visually impaired.  And if that is not enough, it is held at the famous Edsel & Eleanor Ford House located at Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.  Lake St. Clair and the House are a perfect backdrop for this event where the bright blue water and blue sky compliment the colorful vehicles. 

1955 Cadillac Eldorado

There was no shortage of blue rides at this year’s show, which should come as no surprise.  Blue has been the most popular automotive color in North America 19 times since Axalta’s inaugural Global Automotive Color Popularity Report in 1953.  The hue also made the top five favorite color 50 times.  The 2016 EyesOn Design exhibition showcased, perfectly, how blue has changed throughout the years on vehicles and highlighted the evolution of color trends.

1964 Chrysler 300K

1964 Cadillac Eldorado

1966 Shelby Mustang

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 

We, at Axalta, are proud to sponsor such a premier event that focuses on the detail and importance of automotive design and helps such a great cause.  Vote for EyesOn Design in the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best today!

Photography by Stan Horvath