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SPECIAL EVENT: Sloan's 2024 GM Partnership Concept Car Unveiled

A Special Q & A with Renowned Automotive Designer, Kip Wasenko

Designer of the 1985 Buick Wildcat Concept Car

Friday, March 15, 2024
at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

LOCATION:

Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $10 per person | $8 for Students with valid student ID.

Join us for the exciting unveiling of our newest concept car, a 1985 Buick Wildcat! Featuring a special Q & A with renowned designer, Kip Wasenko, Automotive Designer and designer of the 1985 Buick Wildcat Concept Car.

Tickets are available online, at the door, or by calling 810.237.3450.

Kip Wasenko

Meet the designer

Kip Wasenko began his long Design Career at General Motors in June 1968. During this time his career included the U.S., Europe and Australia. At GM Design, Wasenko was Chief Designer of Saturn, Chevrolet Studio, Oldsmobile Studio, Cadillac Studio and several Advance Studios, and was Director of Design of the GM Performance Division and Specialty Vehicles. In 1973 Wasenko received his first Design Patent on the Two-Rotor Mid-Engine Corvette Concept Car which is now on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Kip also designed many Indy 500 and Daytona 500 Pace Cars.

In February 2005, Motor Trend magazine recognized Wasenko's contributions on their Top 50 Power List, saying "He's made Cadillacs cool again." The most exotic was the Mid- Engine Buick Wildcat with its exposed Indy 500 Engine by Buick. This Mid-Engine Wildcat, designed in 1984-85, was a true Supercar Concept that would rival today's million dollar Supercars. Guests at this special Sloan car event will get an up close look at the Wildcat before it is installed in the Durant Vehicle Gallery as GM's featured concept car. Wasenko will be available to answer questions about his design process and his illustrious design career.

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