Request for media credentials are due by noon today, Friday, October 23. All other requests will be processed the day of Car Classic on Sunday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. Please park at the Rose Bowl (Lot J-West) and take the shuttle up to the Hillside Campus where we will check you in at the registration area.


Since its inception, ArtCenter Car Classic has examined automotive culture and vehicle architecture through the lens of design. Today and moving forward, ArtCenter seeks to cultivate relationships with journalists who are not only interested in a vehicle’s appearance and performance, but the individual behind the design—and ultimately the students who will become the designers of the future. As the College expands its curriculum to further impact the evolution of the mobility industry and the broader field of transportation, we are more than ever looking to collaborate with journalists interested in telling a compelling—and sometimes complex—ArtCenter story.

This year’s Car Classic provides several unique story opportunities, including:

Visualizing the Future: Explore the world of legendary visual futurist and ArtCenter alumnus Syd Mead.
On the Right Track: ArtCenter meets the needs of the automotive industry and offers students the opportunity to specialize in Alternative Transportation and Vehicle Interiors.
What’s Past is Prologue: Find out what inspires future transportation designers and discover the paradigm-shifting innovations these passionate individuals plan to pursue.
A Self-Driving Future: As self-driving vehicles become a reality, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them.
Romance Returns to the Sky: The future of light aviation allows consumers to travel when they want and how they want through the design of an autonomous light aircraft and network of air taxis.
The Future has Arrived: Experience a fictional and non-fictional future through the collective imagination of ArtCenter knowledge makers and artists.
Cruising into the Future: Explore a new category of narrow commuting vehicle and the vehicle sharing program of tomorrow providing consumers with more car when they need it, less when they don’t.
The Road to Success: ArtCenter’s Graduate Transportation Systems and Design students and faculty create sustainable solutions and vastly improved consumer experiences to move around our city, region and the world.
Bridging the Gap: Major car collectors support the next generation of transportation designers through philanthropy.

Media credentials are for qualified media representatives of print, broadcast or online media outlets. To obtain credentials for Car Classic, please complete and submit the request form. All requests will be considered, keeping at the forefront our focus on those journalists and media outlets that can best foster our needs.

Please feel free to contact Media Relations Director Teri Bond with any questions at or 626.396.2385.