One of the annual events at the Art Center: http://www.artcenter.edu/carclassic/index.html
Hopefully I'll go and bring a camera!
"About Art Center and the Transportation Design Program
In a recent feature article on Art Center’s Transportation Design program, the New York Times wrote, “The Art Center College of Design is generally considered the top school for car designers in country” (August 8, 2003). Ken Okuyama, alumnus and recent Chairman of the Transportation Design Department, now currently the Creative Director at Pininfarina, positions the college as a “think tank for industry” while another alumnus, Freeman Thomas of DaimlerChrysler thinks of Art Center as “the spiritual home for the best car designers in the world . . . The Art Center has been the most stable forum for aspiring designers, a place where you can debate your ideas and be challenged.
No educational institution has had a greater impact on the automobile industry than Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. For more than seven decades, Art Center has been educating the automotive designers who have provided outstanding leadership for the industry and created some of the most memorable cars of yesterday and today. It is estimated that more than half of the world's car designers are Art Center graduates, and alumni of the college currently hold the top design positions at the studios of Pininfarina, Ferrari-Maserati, Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volvo, Nissan, Aston Martin, Hummer, Mazda, Toyota/Lexus and Volkswagen North America, among others.
Art Center's Transportation Design faculty are keenly focused on providing the automotive industry with the leaders it has come to expect from the college by preparing students for what the industry will look like ten and twenty years from now.
Art Center College of Design is an independent, non-profit, four-year college specializing in professional education in art and design. The faculty is made up of more than 350 full-time and part-time instructors, most of whom are also practicing professional artists and designers. Approximately 1,500 full-time students attend Art Center, with more than 37 foreign countries represented. Art Center offers a bachelor of fine art or bachelor of science degree in nine majors: Advertising, Film, Fine Art, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, Product Design and Environmental Design. The graduate program leads to a master of fine art in Film, Art, Art Theory and Criticism, and Media Design, or a master of science degree in Industrial Design. ”