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The Pasadena to Monterey drive has been canceled

Designers and design-worthy new and classic cars to drive Pasadena to Monterey

What: Designers and design-worthy new and classic cars to drive Pasadena to Monterey
When: August 12-13, 2012
Where: Pasadena, Ca to Monterey, Ca
Registration: mswig@californiamille

The second annual California Mille-Art Center Pasadena-to-Monterey drive, scheduled for August 12-13, 2012, will spotlight several dozen unique cars and a number of designers who created them.

The drive is timed to coincide with Monterey’s weeklong homage to classic automobiles, but will include new as well as historic vehicles, the criteria being that each be “design-worthy.”

What’s “design worthy?” Organizer Martin Swig says, “I like to quote our legendary friend David E. Davis, Jr. who said it best: ‘ I like everything---except boring cars!’ ”

“We’re looking for cars that set new standards, created excitement in the industry and among buyers, and have or are likely to have design merit that will stand the ages,” revealed Stewart Reed, Chairman of the Transportation Design Department of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. “Many Art Center graduates were responsible for automotive design breakthroughs and we’re inviting them to join us on this drive.”

Plans call for participants to meet at the Art Center’s Hillside Campus at 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, at 8:30 AM on August l2, for a departure orientation and breakfast. The group will then caravan north some 507 miles to Palmdale, Gorman, Frazier Park and Taft, arriving for the night at the Paso Robles Inn about 5:00 PM. The next morning, August l3, the tour will continue on back roads to Monterey by way of Bradley, Coalinga and King City, ending the drive at the Baja Cantina in Carmel Valley.

The entry fee is $200 per car with a $500-$1000 tax-deductible donation to Art Center’s Transportation Design Department’s scholarship fund.

For applications and further information, contact: Martin Swig, Amici americani della Mille Miglia, at l45 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael, California, 94903, mswig@californiamille. com or 415-479-9950.