Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Activities of 2011 for The Leland Chapter

May 2011: Historic Dossin Maritime Museum,www.detroithistorical.org a luncheon at the historic Detroit Yacht Club, www.dyc.com speaker: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press automotive columnist/topic: 'Trends in Automotive Technology & Design'. We extended our invitation to local car clubs, auto hobbyists. John Northup became our 'Official Photographer'.
July 2011: gathering only held at Piquette T-Plex www.tplex.org museum in Detroit for the Reception of The Fashion & The Automobile-An Exhibit In 10 Eras.
October 2011: Formal meeting & tour of the new Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum: www.mimths.org. A new museum dedicated to portraying and preserving the story of Michigan civilian & military personnel in 20th Century conflict. The agenda included a brief look into the Mike Davis book: 'Arsenal of Democracy'. Our guest speaker: William Porter/retired GM Pontiac Design Studio Director/topic: 'Birth & Design of Jeep'
December 2011: Close the year with a Holiday Party at the beautiful Stahls Automotive Foundation museum. www.stahlsauto.com Guest speaker: member Brian Baker and students from College for Creative Studies www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu Topic: Harley Earl and the digital revolution of design at GM. Brian is The Adjunct Faculty For Design History at CCS and National Development Consultant/AACA Museum Hershey, PA www.aacamuseum.org See below for pictures of the event.