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2023 XLR Allante Invitational Owners Meet And Kip Wasenko XLR Designer Dates Are Set For August 24th-26th Grand Rapids Michigan

Denny Allante -XLR

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May 9, 2018
Holland Michigan
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The 2023 Owners Invitational Meet will return for the 7th time held in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dates are August 24th-26th This years headliner will be once again Kip Wasenko Cadillac Chief Designer of the XLR and North America Award Winning Design of the Evoq Concept . Keep watching as we post more information. You may visit the Invitational web site for updates at www.allantexlrinvitational.com
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KIP WASENKO recently retired from General Motors Design with a 40-year Design Career in the U.S., Europe and Australia will be guest speaker at this year's 2022 Allante XLR Invitational Owners Meet in Grand Rapids Michigan. Throughout his career at GM Design Staff as The Chief Designer of Saturn, Chevrolet Studio, Oldsmobile Studio, Cadillac Studio and several Advance Studios, including the GM Performance Division, Kip is credited with several significant designs. These include the Buick Wildcat Mid-Engine PPG Indy Series Pace Car, the Two-Rotor Mid-Engine Corvette Concept Car where he received his first Design Patent, and many Indy 500 and Daytona 500 Pace Cars.
**Kip was best as Cadillac's Chief Designer and is best known for the Design of the Cadillac EVOQ that was named “Best Concept Car at the 1999 North American International Auto Show."
This design initiated the Art & Science Design Direction which was recognized as a Design Renaissance for Cadillac. The EVOQ was sold to the public as the Cadillac XLR and XLR-V two seater performance sports car Kip felt Cadillac needed.

Kip applied the same Design Philosophy to the CTS-V, STS-V and the Cadillac LMP Race Car, developed with Riley & Scott, that raced LeMans. In addition, he designed the winning CTS-VR World Challenge Cadillac Race Cars by Pratt Miller. These race cars and the technology learned from Cadillac’s Racing Programs have contributed to the success of the world respected Cadillac V-Series Performance Cars. In February 2005, Motor Trend magazine recognized Kip’s contribution on their Power List, Kip continues on the track racing today ! Kip will also be judging the Car Show at the Invitational Owners Meet Grand Rapids Michigan. www.allantexlrinvitational.com

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