Hear from our Featured Motor Enthusiasts during our Weekend Seminars
Friday, October 4, 2019
Worshiping Concept Cars 11:00 am
Harley Earl, former General Motors Vice President in charge of Styling, was the first person to bridge the art world with the auto industry when he established the Art and Colour department at General Motors. Harleys grandson, Richard Earl will host Worshiping Concept Cars, focusing on design and engineering innovations which stem directly from Harley and his teams influence.
American Magic 1:00 pm
Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world. Team members will speak in detail about launching a campaign for the 36th America's Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing's premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the United States.
Ferrari in America 3:00 pm
Award-winning automotive journalist Ken Gross will moderate Ferrari in America, which will feature “Mr. Ferrari” Luigi Chinetti Jr.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Auto Design and Its Impact on the Public 1:00 pm
Moderated by famed car enthusiast Jay Leno, guests will include General Motors Vice President of Global Design Michael Simcoe, Stewart Reed, chair of the Transportation Design Department at the ArtCenter College of Design, and Pixar’s Jay Ward, who will share his insight from the Cars movie series on stage.
Fast forward 50 Years - Ford's return and victory at Le Mans 3:00pm
Join Jay Leno as he talks with Dave Pericak, Director of Enterprise Product Line Management - Ford Icons about the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969 and how Ford came back with the new Ford GT to win again in 2019. On stage with Jay and Dave, who as Global Director of Ford Performance, led the team that created the new Ford GT and brought it to worldwide racing success will be the very car that won for Ford at Le Mans this year. You're in for a thrilling and fascinating ride as you hear the inside story of this dramatic return.