Camilo Pardo, Magnus Walker, April Wright, just to name a few of the guests coming this year to Auto Moto Detroit.
Magnus Walker will be out and about with us in Detroit all weekend, but you won’t want to miss when we screen his film Urban Outlaw along with a Preview of Camilo Pardo’s Fuel Injected then bring the two of them on stage for some discussion and audience questions. Friday May 29th at the Fillmore Detroit door open at 6pm.
About Magnus Walker:
The rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.
My love affair with PORSCHE began as a 10 year old kid, and a trip to the 1977LONDON motor show.
That is where I laid my eyes upon a 77-930 Martini TURBO!
As a kid growing up in SHEFFIELD-ENGLAND Porches were not a common sight. Sure I had the TURBO poster on my wall, lusted after one, and even wrote a letter to the Porsche factory!
Hey… They even wrote back!
Saying words to the affect “give us a call back when you are older”.
Fast forward a few years, and in 1986 at the age of 19 I moved to
America and started a new life in LOS ANGELES..
At the age of 25 in 1992 I acquired my first 911,
now almost 20 years later and over 40 -911 cars later I am living my PORSCHE dream. – Magnus Walker
About Camilo Pardo:
Born in New York city, Camilo moved to Detroit at the age of 10 and had by that age developed a fascination with 60s and 70s era sports cars and modern art. After graduating from Detroit’s prestigious design school Center for Creative Studies in 1985, Camilo was hired by Ford Design Center in Dearborn Michigan. His assignments included working in the Dearborn Advanced Studios, Ford of Europe- Torino, Italy Studio , and the Design Studios in Cologne Germany. After 15 years at Ford Motor Company, he took on what was for him the ultimate assignment … a state of the art re-design of the classic Ford GT race car. This project developed the 2002 Ford GT concept car.
As chief Designer of the Ford GT and the SVT Studio, Camilo’s team worked on the 2005 and 2006 production Ford GT . The GT became an instant suc- cess capturing the interest of car enthusiasts around the world.
At the end of the work day at Ford, Camilo continued to explore an additional avenues of art & design. With the integration of Design principles and the ab- stractions of Fine Art, Camilo explores alternative design solutions.
About Dennis Pittsenbarger
This towering, guy’s-guy is a walking encyclopedia of automotive history and fuel- powered folklore. Dennis knows the ins-and-outs of every make and model – and loves to burn rubber in all of them. He’s a racer, automotive industry expert and classic car restorer always hunting for his next great set of wheels.
Dennis was only 12 years old when his dad pushed a beat-up 1964 Chevy Bel Air into the backyard and told him he could keep it if he got it to run. Dennis hacked away at it until it turned over… then flipped it for a ’63 Impala 409. He flipped that for a ’68 LeSabre 430 and did it again to get his father’s ’81 El Camino.
All the while, he worked in local Portland area body shops and graduated in 1989 with his ASE certification. Then, Dennis got into racing…
Few other drivers can claim to have driven at Wisconsin’s Road America, Oregon’s Portland International, California’s Laguna Seca, New York’s Watkins Glen and in the Great American Stockcar Series. And Dennis loves to share stories about being part of the first funny car team to hit 300 mph at the NHRA Winternationals.
After working at everything from car dealerships to paint shops, Dennis’ booming voice and unparalleled passion for everything automotive helped him become one of the most respected names in the automotive industry. Dennis ran the automotive department of a 17-newspaper conglomerate, hosted three local radio programs and created/hosted SPEED AND RACING TELEVISION (SRTV) broadcast via 45 Comcast television stations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Here’s a great interview from the SEMA Show with our host for Detroit Dennis Pattsenberger interviewing one of Auto Moto featured artist and Detroit show art curator Camilo Pardo