Join us at the Fillmore when we discuss the iconic Ford GT 40 and modern Ford GT’s with Raj Nair and Camilo Pardo. This will be an interesting look into the DNA of one of the most recognized symbols of American racing engineering and design. Both of our guests have played key roles in the early development of this great car with Raj instrumental in delivering the latest, all-new Ford GT, first revealed at the 2015 North American Int. Auto Show in January.
Friday May 29th 6pm at the Fillmore Detroit.
Raj Nair is Ford Motor Company’s group vice president, Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, with global responsibility for all aspects of Ford Motor Company’s product development system and research & advanced engineering.
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.
Plus a Havana Motor Club screening, the breakout film about Cuban car culture and the Detroit muscle that still powers it. This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and recieved great reviews. This will be the 2nd public screening ever. We also brought some of the and Racers from the film direct from Cuba, so we can’t wait to see what they have to say about coming to Detroit.
And to Top it off Porsche evangelist Magnus Walker will talk about his experience and passion for all thing Porsche and how Detroit played a major role in his life.
All hosted by Dennis Pittsenbarger of Discovery Channel’s Highway to Sell.