|Graphic Car-Skins Competition - Design a "Rally Fighter" for IMTS Chicago|
In preparation for the building of an automobile on the show floor at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 - show management and Local Motors announce the Feb. 7 start of the IMTS 2012 Rally Fighter Graphic Carskin Competition. IMTS takes place Sept. 10-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place (USA) and features the most advanced manufacturing technology in the world.
To highlight the current and future impact of collaborative manufacturing, two Rally Fighters will be showcased at IMTS. One will be built at the Local Motors micro-factory in Chandler (Arizona) in March, where it will be wrapped in the winning Graphic Carskin and will travel to various events on its way to IMTS in September. The other will be built live by the Local Motors team on the actual IMTS show floor as part of the Emerging Technology Center (ETC).
The Rally Fighter is the world's first open source production vehicle, designed and developed by a collaboration between a global community and Local Motors, a new American car company, at [ LOCAL-MOTORS.COM ]. This interactive manufacturing experience allows customers to actually build their own Rally Fighter with professional supervision.
Entrants will have two weeks to submit their ideas from today on (Feb. 7th). Voting by the community for the top three designs will begin on Feb. 22, with the final design choice of those three being made by IMTS show management.
The designer of the winning skin will receive $1,050 along with highlighted status on "The Forge" and exclusive Local Motors winners gear. Designers can join the challenge by creating and entering a car graphic skin, or by collaborating with other designers via comments and votes.
2012/02/07 | 21:07 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/LOCALMOTORS