Car Design Competitions
German weblog ChopStars by AutoBild is focused on fake images of tuned vehicles and publishes works made by readers. It has announced a contest that will start at the end of May.
The 2007 edition of the Interior Motives Awards is focused on the 'paradox' theme. The competition is open to design students from all over the world. The submission deadline is 30 April 2007.
BMW, the official sponsor of the event, has released the complete list of the concept cars that will be on display at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. One of the highlights is the Maserati GS Zagato, which will celebrate its world premiere.
Chevrolet has teamed up with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) for a HHR Panel's 'Wrapper' Design Contest. The winning design will be displayed at the New York Auto Show.
The winners of the 2007 World Automotive Design Competition, sponsored by Autodesk and hosted by the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS).
The Citroen C-Metisse Concept has won the 2006 edition of the Louis Vuitton Classic Concept Award, that goes to the best working prototype of the year. The ceremony will take place at the Geneva Motor Show.
DesignerTechniques has announced its second car design competition. The futuristic theme of this edition is a moon recreational vehicle and the submission deadline is 30 April 2007.
Peugeot has annouced the winner of the 2007 Design Contest. The first prize goes to the Flux Concept by Mihai Panaitescu.
BMW has announced the 2007 edition of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. It will take place at Cernobbio, near Como's Lake in Italy, on 21-22 April 2007.
Car Design News has announced the winners of its Car Design of the Year Awards. The Saab Aero X has won the Concept category, while the Alfa 8C Competizione has placed first in the Production class.
Peugeot has annouced the 10 winning entries selected by visitors of the competition website. The winner will be revealed at the end of February 2007.
The Flux concept is a fun-to-drive compact sporty roadster with an hydrogen powerplant and plastic body panels. The exterior design is based on flowing surfaces with transitions between hard and smooth lines.
The Peugeot 910 is a three-seater compact vehicle with a panoramic glass roof, an exterior design with rounded-shaped volumes and transparent surfaces for maximizing visibility.
The Liion Concept combines car and motorcycle design: it is a three-wheeler sporty vehicle, with a rear in-wheel electric motor and powered by Li-ion cells.
Online community Product Design Forums features a "Finished Project" section with many entries submitted to the 2007 edition of the Peugeot Design Contest.
Automotive Design & Production magazine selected the 2007 Saturn Sky (exterior) and 2007 GMC Yukon (interior) as the winners of the 2007 Excellence in Automotive Design Awards.
Fiat has announced a car design competition open to eight international design schools: the goal is to stimulate new ideas and proposals for the Group's future models.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary Daihatsu has launched a car design competition, open to university students in their final year of study. The theme is "Small Cars for Years 2030 to 2050" and the registration deadline is 30th November.
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