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JUL 23, 2020 | Photos Courtesy EyesOn Design

Eyes On Design Show Turns Into A Sunday Drive To Ford Estate

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House EyesOn Design Sunday Cruise

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. – Although the Coronavirus Pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless automotive events around the world, one thing COVID-19 cannot do is to keep car enthusiasts from cruising in their prized possessions. This was exactly the idea behind the format change for the 2020 version of the 33rd annual Eyes On Design show, a charity event held each year to celebrate automotive design of the past and present.

Ford Model T in Green

This year, instead of walking a show field assembled on the grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan,  enthusiasts of all brands were invited to cruise the circle drive of the estate in the aptly named “Sunday Drive” event. There, they could have their photo taken in various locations on the Ford grounds all while practicing adequate social distancing. More than 200 vehicles were invited to be photographed in front of the historic Ford estate.

Ford Thunderbird red

To further the excitement, Eyes On Design judges who attended the drive selected their top 16 picks from the event. Then they held a head-to-head competition on the show’s Facebook page where fans could vote for their “Car I’d Most Like to Cruise In.” The winner took home the prize of being the People’s Choice Car for the 2021 Eyes On Design Car Show.

Shelby GT350 in red

The media team at Eyes On Design shared their full gallery with us for you to see here: (http://www.eyesondesign.org/?fbclid=IwAR2vIO72ldcq3X6jeCMY1x3O9qMS3lTgln4QE-8z4QkJo3i7ID3NOIGrGi4#2020-car-show-pop-up). All proceeds from photos sales go to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology which works to support the blind and visually impaired. We also chose some of our favorite Ford vehicles at the event, which can be viewed below:

1965 Mustang Convertible in Red

EyesOn Design Judges Tent

1960's Ford Thunderbird in red

Ford Mustang in Grabber Orange

Red Ford Thunderbird

Shelby GT350 in dark blue

Shelby Cobra Red with white stripes

Shelby Cobra at speed

Shelby Mustang at Edsel and Eleanor House

Convertible Ford Mustang in Orange

Ford Model T at speed

1970's Ford Mustang GT500

DeTomaso Pantera in Red

Shelby Cobra in Black

DeTomaso Pantera at speed

1970's Ford Mustang Convertible at speed


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