World-Renowned Aerospace Engineer Burt Rutan to Deliver Keynote Address
Art Center College of Design will host Car Classic ’09, a gathering of the world’s top automotive designers, collectors and enthusiasts. This year’s theme, “ By Air, Land and Sea,” celebrates vehicles that push the boundaries of design. To reflect the broadening scope of Art Center’s Department of Transportation Design, Car Classic moves beyond the automobile to showcase the best of all types of transportation. The historic and fruitful relationship between aircraft and watercraft design and the automotive industry will be explored in an exhibition featuring more than 100 rare and exotic vehicles, including classic, sports, and custom cars, hot rods, motorcycles, aircraft, watercraft and more. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to meet leaders in transportation design—many of whom are alumni of Art Center College of Design, and tour the school’s design studios and galleries.
In keeping with the event’s expanded theme, the keynote address will be delivered by Burt Rutan, the aerospace engineer world-renowned for his designs of the record-breaking aircraft Voyager and SpaceShipOne, winner of the 2004 Ansari X-Prize. Rutan is currently preparing to launch the Virgin Galactic spaceline with Sir Richard Branson.
Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Sunday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Car Classic ’09 tickets are $60 at the door or $50 online. Art Center alumni can save $20 by purchasing tickets online at http://www.artcenter.edu/carclassic.
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