Techno Classica in Essen.
In Spring, the time comes to take out of the garages the most loved cars of all times: the vintage and classic cars. After the winter rest , there are quite a few international events that car collectors and “the business” opportunities cannot miss. The Italian 1000 Miglia and Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, in may, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June but it is the Techno Classica Motor Show that opens the season in March.
This event, not as glamorous the ones just mentioned is the most relevant in the Old Continent where the first motorcars were born.
Indeed. Techno Classica it said to be the world’s largest and most important gathering on vintage, classic and “modern” contemporary classics. It attracts more than 1,250 exhibitors from 30 countries and last year some 193.400 visitors from 41 nations were registered in the five days of the event.
Vintage and classic cars certainly mean automobile affection, passions, history and culture to anyone. They also mean a lot more for carmakers: the brand identity, image and business.
Car Design schools: Undergraduate & Master programs.
An open letter to all those who aspire to become automotive designers.
I am receiving too many questions about Master programs in Car Design schools with a particular attention to the real opportunity to become car designers once you got your Master degree.
Some of you complain about personal experiences that did not turn out exactly as you expected, and some others ask to be reassured that getting the prestigious Master degree will really open every door in car design studios.
Let me tell you, as I already wrote about it, to become a car designer is one thing...to implement your educational career with a Master degree is another thing!
Luciano Bove is born in Nocera Inferiore Italy in 1963, at the age of 19 he moves to California to start his adventure to become a car designer with the objective to be accepted by Art Center in Pasadena. In 1989 he got the Bachelor in Human Science in the field of Transportation Design at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, California.
Luciano Bove in November 89' starts to work at the FIAT Design Center where he remains for 12 years making an incredible instructive experience, one of the most important projects at Fiat are: the Fiat Seicento design & management 1995/98 & Fiat Stilo management 1998/99; in January 2000 he moves to Renault Design Center becoming Senior Design Manager at Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France where he still works today as R&D Design Manager.