Can you design a future-looking Dodge? – Detroit Free Press
What will a Dodge look like 30 years in the future?
If you’re a high school student who likes to draw cars, Mark Trostle, the head of performance, passenger car and utility vehicle design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — North America, wants to see what you think.
Trostle and his design team are promoting the 2017 Drive for Design contest, a chance for U.S. students in grades 10-12 to show off their designs and possibly win a $50,000 scholarship to Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. The deadline to enter (details are at www.fcadrivefordesign.com) is April 28. Entries are judged by the FCA U.S. Product Design Office on four categories — craftsmanship, design quality, illustration and originality.
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Trostle, who honed his owned car-design skills while he was a high school student in the 1980s, said he has high hopes for the winners, some of whom have also secured internships at FCA in the past.
“I would love nothing more than for these students to make it in the car design world,” Trostle said.
In addition to the scholarship for the first-place winner, awards for all three winners include two-week summer automotive design courses at Lawrence Tech.
Awards for the Drive for Design contest, which in past years was affiliated with Detroit’s Autorama custom car event, will be given out at a black tie event and silent auction June 16 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The event kicks off a weekend of events connected to the annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition, an annual auto show June 18 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Syd Mead, whose designs have been used in iconic movies like “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens,” designed the poster for the 30th annual EyesOn Design event and is to receive the 2017 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award.
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