June 14, 2012 3:52 PM
Father’s Day annually brings together families for a day of
food, gifts and reminiscences with dear ol’ Dad.
This year, you can add a little eye candy to the mix.
The all-new 2013 SRT Viper GTS show car will be on display Sunday,
June 17 at the 2012 EyesOn Design automotive exhibition at the
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Tickets are $20.
Sunday’s event marks the first time the fifth-generation
Viper will be on display for the Metro Detroit public to see and
enjoy. The flagship model of Chrysler Group’s Street and
Racing Technology brand will be on hand with the 1993 Dodge Viper
GTS Concept, the 2000 Dodge Viper GTS that led Viper Team Oreca to
victory at the 2000 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 2008 model that
set a record on the track at Nürburgring, Germany.
“EyesOn Design is a Father’s Day tradition, not only
for people in Michigan but also for attendees and car collectors
all over America,” said Frank Valdez, general chairman of
2012 EyesOn Design. “The event has something not only for
dad, but for the entire family.”
Regarded as one of the most important annual classic car events,
more than 250 vehicles will be judged by designers on the basis of
design merit. The event was founded with the support of long-time
Chrysler Design Chief Tom Gale and his counterparts at General
Motors and Ford.
Chrysler Group is proud to support the event and the cause behind
it, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. The DIO is an
internationally recognized not-for-profit that accelerates the
development of "artificial vision,” technology that will one
day allow some visually impaired persons to regain vision to see
the world around them, including seeing the design of automobiles.