Graphic CarSkins Competitions are BACK - Design a Rally Fighter CarSkin for IMTS
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McLean, Va. ... In preparation for the building of an automobile on the show floor at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012, show management and Local Motors announce the Feb. 7 start of the IMTS 2012 Rally Fighter Graphic CarSkin Competition. IMTS takes place Sept. 10-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place and features the most advanced manufacturing technology in the world.
To highlight the current and future impact of collaborative manufacturing, two Rally Fighters will be showcased at IMTS. One will be built at the Local Motors micro-factory in Chandler, Ariz., in March, where it will be wrapped in the winning Graphic CarSkin and will travel to various events on its way to IMTS in September. The other will be built live by the Local Motors team on the actual IMTS show floor as part of the Emerging Technology Center (ETC).
The Rally Fighter is the world's first open source production vehicle, designed and developed by a collaboration between a global community and Local Motors, a new American car company, at www.local-motors.com. This interactive manufacturing experience allows customers to actually build their own Rally Fighter with professional supervision. The process is efficient and sustainable at 10x faster development and 100x less capital intensity than traditional models.
The winning skin from this competition will be installed on the Rally Fighter being built in March. Another CarSkin competition in June will determine the skin for the IMTS Rally Fighter being built on the show floor in the ETC.