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13th Annual Designer's Night motors off with impressive models

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The 13th Annual Designer's Night event took place inside the Bankle Building in Detroit.

by Pete Bublitz

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DETROIT -- Crowded into the Bankle Building at 2944 Woodward Avenue, attendees were treated to vehicular-themed festivities Monday as part of Designer’s Night 2010. Hosted by Autodesk Art & Development, Inc., along with several other sponsors, the evening coincided with the ongoing North American International Auto Show.

The venue was host to a mix of auto industry representatives and, at least according to Patty Hughit, those of relation to artists with work still on display. “We knew Buck Mook, who has a lot of art here,” she said.

On hand to provide entertainment and concession was a jazz group headed by Chris Carden, at least two impromptu, and a food table that was nestled off in an adjoining wing of the main gallery.

Covering portions of the building's lower floors, Designer’s Night served as a display of several impressive car designs from the past and the present. The most significant of these was a well-preserved Grand Prix car from renowned racer John Surtees’ team during the mid-1960s. According to one photographer at the event, the red-coated racer weighed in at 1,600 pounds and a horsepower of 670.

On the opposite side of the gallery area, elevated behind one of the bars, was a dark-toned Fiat 500 which had an antique preservation about it, similar to the Team Surtees racer.

In the next room behind the main gallery, on display were a red Ferrari Porsche and a Daytona 345 C.I. (signified by overhead signs). Down a ramp leading into a setup tent outside were a yellow Saleen (complete with vertical-opening doors) and a grayish-silver Rossion Q1.

Despite the packed nature of the gathering, eventually leading to comments of “Watch where you’re going!” by some guests, the Designer’s Night event signified the Auto Show’s stature as a cross-the-street celebration both locally and internationally.

 

This page was last updated on Tue, January 12, 2010 10:24 PM

 

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