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The quality of work
is clearly at another
level since I was
a juror a couple of
years ago.

The world is
watching this
competition.

Chris Chapman
Hyundai America
Technical Center


I am very surprised
by the quality of
the work.

The average level
is so incredibly high
for the number
of people.”

Joji Nagashima
BMW Groupe Design


There is a
phenomenal array
of creativity on
display. The quality
level, the thought,
the understanding
and the interpretation
of the technology
and how that folds
into the aesthetics
from a design
perspective from all
over the world is what
Le Mans is all about.”

Tom Peters
General Motors
Corporation


(My) first time on the
jury, and it’s quite
amazing…
a super high level
of talent, so I’m really
impressed with that.
There were 40-50
really, really amazing
proposals with a very
high level of
professionalism,
creativity and thinking.”

Gilles Vidal
PSA Peugeot Citroën


Many of the designs
took on a holistic
approach.

From the cars to the
racing suits to how the
cars pit and the
graphics that were
included.

They told a story.
It wasn’t just about
the race car.”

Craig Metros
Ford


I will tell you
it’s impressive.

Massive jobs they’ve
done and it was
impressive.

The subject is difficult.
I’m quite surprised at the
level some of them are
really reconsidering
the full race.
It’s ambitious.”

Bertrand Barre
Groupe Zebra


Michelin Challenge
Design is an insight
into what the
landscape of the
world is towards
some specific
automotive related
subject. Many of these
designs showed how
you could improve
the brand of racing
and look for alternative
ways. Part of the
spirit of competition is
the human aspect.
The enjoyment of
driving will never
go away.”

Dave Marek
Honda R&D Americas, Inc


What I like about these
entries is they didn’t
tell a long story.

They let the images
tell the story.”

Richard Plavetich
Nissan Design America


We as jurors all agree
that this year’s
entrants were the
highest quality and
the most exciting ever.

We were looking for
something super
creative and artful
and at the same
time something
that would draw in
new science that
would be relevant
for future car
development.”

Stewart Reed
Jury Chairman &
Art Center College of Design

The MCD 2017 Jury
Stewart Reed
Bertrand Barre
Chris Chapman
Dave Marek
Craig Metros
Damien Michelin
Joji Nagashima
Thomas Peters
Richard Plavetich
Gilles Vidal