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CCS STUDENTS WIN MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA DESIGN CHALLENGE AWARDS

 TROY, Mich., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from the Center for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit were honored Thursday, Nov. 11, for their talents by top automotive design experts. Michelin North America, in cooperation with CCS, developed the competition which judges students on unique vehicle and tire designs.
 Elements of the 1993 contest focus on automotive safety. The students' challenges were to design a luxury performance sedan and a family minivan-type vehicle as well as tires for both.
 Senior automotive design executives including Jack Crain, chief designer-advanced packaging at Chrysler Tech Center; Chris Ito, chief designer at ASC Incorporated; Tom Scott, director of international design at Ford Motor Company; Donald Schwarz, director of truck design/product & exhibit design at General Motors Tech Center; and Pierre Menendes, director of product engineering of Michelin North America judged each entrant on originality, appropriateness and professionalism of execution.
 Under the direction of John Mack, General Motors designer, and Carl Olsen, CCS transportation design chair, CCS students entered sketch drawings and scale elevation drawings. Winning vehicle sketches will be displayed as part of the Michelin exhibit during the 1994 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The winning tire designs will be created into a real, full-size tire also displayed in the Michelin exhibit. At the show, student designs will receive exposure to over 600,000 people including auto industry executives, designers, engineers and journalists worldwide who will be in attendance.
 "There are so many talented individuals from CCS that bring fresh ideas to the automotive industry," said Horst Klingmann, executive vice president and general manager, Michelin Automotive Industry Division. "We're proud to give these students the opportunity to expose their talents to a large, influential audience at the 1994 North American International Auto Show," he added.
 In addition to the exposure, students will receive $12,000 in scholarships from Michelin. The tire company has sponsored the event for the fourth consecutive year along with CCS. Michelin is also a contributor to the school.
 Winning student designs in the luxury performance sedan and family minivan-type vehicles and tire design categories for the 1993 contest are listed below. Students are listed by name and hometown.
 LUXURY PERFORMANCE SEDAN
 Placement Winner's Name Winner's Hometown
 1st Place Jim Fleming Chesterfield, Mo.
 2nd Place Therese Tant Dearborn, Mich.
 3rd Place Mark Allen Vancouver, Wash.
 FAMILY MINIVAN
 Placement Winner's Name Winner's Hometown
 1st Place Jim Fleming Chesterfield, Mo.
 2nd Place Therese Tant Dearborn, Mich.
 3rd Place David Gillespie Troy, Mich.
 TIRE DESIGNS/LUXURY PERFORMANCE SEDAN
 Placement Winner's Name Winner's Hometown
 1st Place Chris Young Wincote, Pa.
 2nd Place Jelani Alyiou Nigeria
 3rd Place Steve Collins St. Clair, Mich.
 TIRE DESIGNS/FAMILY MINIVAN
 Placement Winner's Name Winner's Hometown
 1st Place Aaron Lenhardt Galena, Ill.
 2nd Place Steve Collins St. Clair, Mich.
 3rd Place Mike Smith St. Petersburg, Fla.
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 /CONTACT: John Love or Renee Burke of Event Management Corporation, 313-886-6750, for Michelin North America/


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