The winner of IMTS 2012’s Rally Fighter Graphic CarSkin Competition is Heather True, marketing assistant/graphic designer at Big Kaiser Precision Tooling (Hoffman Estates, Illinois).
Ms. True’s IMTS Rally Car design
was chosen from 32 entries by 2012 show management and Local Motors, which designed what is said to be the world’s first open-source production vehicle through a collaborative process with a global community. She received $1,050 along with highlighted status on the The Forge, an open-source community of car designers and fabricators, and exclusive Local Motors winner’s gear.
The Rally Fighter featuring Ms. True’s design will be built at the company’s Chandler, Arizona facility and will travel to various events on its way to IMTS in September. Another model will be built live by the Local Motors team on the show floor of IMTS’ Emerging Technology Center (ETC).
“It's thrilling to see this type of connection and collaborative development happen at near warp speed,” said John B. Rogers, Jr., President, Co-Founder & CEO of Local Motors. “The implications are enormous and will change not only the way we pursue design, but also engineering development and manufacturing at large.”
For more information, visit imts.com or local-motors.com.
A Case for Trade Show “Extras”
While it is important to just walk the show floor to see what new technology is available, make sure you are checking the show for lunches, knowledge bars and other opportunities to learn.