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JO ?DUMARS GRAND MARSHAL OF 1993 'EYES ON THE CLASSICS'

 GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball superstar Joe Dumars has accepted the position as Grand Marshal for the 1993 "Eyes on the Classics."
 "Eyes on the Classics" is the only major automotive show in the U.S. focusing on design and designers. Event proceeds benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a nonprofit organization conducting programs in research, education and services for the visually impaired.
 The event will be held Sunday, June 27, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature approximately 200 privately owned classic, historic and specialty vehicles. Other highlights of this event include: a special display of Buick concept cars, including the 1938 Y-job, the car company's oldest concept vehicle, and a 1948 Buick Super Sedanet, the production car that evolved from its design; concept vehicles from ASC Incorporated, Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation; artwork by design students; and art exhibit and sale; a car design "Studio of the Future," and a raffle with a 1993 Buick LeSabre as grand prize.
 Dumars, a leading player and starting guard for the two-time world champion Detroit Pistons, began his career with the team eight years ago. The team scoring leader for the past three seasons, Dumars has proven to be a great asset to the Pistons. He has four times been a member of the NBA All-Star and All-Defensive teams. He was also named Most Valuable Player of the 1989 NBA Finals and is often considered one of the NBA's best guards.
 Dumars is involved with several charitable causes, including the Cornerstone School Program, WJBK-TV2's Safe Kids Week and the Joe Dumars Celebrity Tennis Classic benefiting Children's Hospital of Michigan. In addition, he is a board member of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
 "I am honored to be chosen as the Grand Marshal of 'Eyes on the Classics,'" said Dumars. "Events like these can greatly assist the community of Detroit," added Dumars.
 Born in Natchitoches, La., Dumars, 30, is married to wife, Debbie. They have a 2-year-old son, Jordan.
 General admission tickets for "Eyes on the Classics" are $10 ($8 if purchased in advance). For more information about the event's activities or sponsorship opportunities, contact the DIO at 313-824-5554, 15415 East Jefferson Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. 48230.
 Due to a personal conflict, Carroll Shelby, previously announced 1993 "Eyes on the Classics" Grand Marshal, is unable to attend the event this year.
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 /CONTACT: Renee Burke or John Love of Event Management Corp., 313-886-6750, for "Eyes on the Classics"/


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