Geeky Daddy Visits The EyesOn Design Car Show At The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

On this Father’s Day, Geeky Daddy, Uncle Mike and Geeky Grandpa visited the EyesOn Design car show at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

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This year the show featured concept art by Syd Mead, who Geeky fans like myself know mostly as the concept artist for the movie Blade Runner.

There were a number of unique classics, as there usually is with this event.

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There were some rare models from 1941 such as the Chrysler Thunderbolt and Chrysler Newport.

 

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1954 Kaiser Darrin

This car from 1937 was crazy, but not as crazy as the controls on it’s dashboard!

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We saw a couple mint condition 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner’s with working drop tops!

My favorites are always the muscle cars from the late 1960’s and 1970’s.

Also, the Bella Mangusta (designed in Italy in 1966) was a true international automobile, being designed with an American engine, English brakes, French steering and a German transaxle.

The EyesOn Design committee do a terrific job of bringing in fresh vehicles and themes every year and this year was no different.

What really caught me attention this year was the Powel Crosley collection. Crosley specialized in the production of small cars prior to World War II, then switched gears producing prototypes of small scale Jeeps, motorcycles and tracked vehicles.

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Crosley motorcycle with a bench back seat

Believe it or not, this prototype (that looked like a walking tracked lawn mower) is actually an early snowmobile. The soldier would ride behind on a sled.

This next prototype was a small munitions transport vehicle.

Not all the vehicles on display were antiques either, there was a Lykan on hand as well, which is Saudi Arabia’s new entry into the supercar market.

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