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Kip Wasenko XLR Cadillac Chief Designer to attend the 2022 XLR Allante Invitational Owners Meet in Grand Rapids Michigan Aug 24-27th.

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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 Dates are August 24th- 27th 2022 Go to the website to book your hotel rooms 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 Dates are August 24th- 27th 2022 Go to the website to book your hotel rooms www.allantexlrinvitational.com
Steven R. Schrier
A tremendous automotive engineering guest for the 2022 Cadillac Allante-XLR Invitational. Probably the closest successor to GM's legendary designer Harley Earl. This should be a great presentation!
 

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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 Dates are August 24th- 27th 2022 Go to the website to book your hotel rooms www.allantexlrinvitational.com
I can hardly wait; I’m literally counting the days!
 
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A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE KEN LIGENFELTER EXOTIC CAR COLLECTION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE 2022 Allante-XLR INVITATIONAL OWNERS EVENT ! A tour of the Lingenfelter car collection has been added to the this years 2022 Allante-XLR Invitational owners events with a chartered bus to tour his exotic collection. The tour is private and not open to the public. The Lingenfelter car collection is the 2nd largest collection of exotic and muscle cars in the country to Jay Leno. Visit the Invitational event owners web site to register www.allantexlrinvitational.com
 
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August 3rd last to register for the XLR Invitational Owners Meet August 25th-27th Located in Grand Rapids Michigan All prices after August 3rd are subject to change. Get your registrations in to Meet and Kip Wasenko Cadillac XLR Designer. and a private Tour of the Ken Lingenfelter Private Collection. Web site for more information www.allantexlrinvitational.com
 

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BLUEBEAST and Cathie and Paul were so glad to have been able to attend some of this weekends events. Kip Wasenko was a very impressive speaker, very informative. Was interesting/entertaining to see and hear how the design of our very unique XLR's came about. We hope that Denny and Monica can come up with another interesting speaker for next year. Hope to see the return of all who took advantage of this years activities be able to come next year. BLUEBEAST
 

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BLUEBEAST and Cathie and Paul were so glad to have been able to attend some of this weekends events. Kip Wasenko was a very impressive speaker, very informative. Was interesting/entertaining to see and hear how the design of our very unique XLR's came about. We hope that Denny and Monica can come up with another interesting speaker for next year. Hope to see the return of all who took advantage of this years activities be able to come next year. BLUEBEAST
We’ll be back!
 
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Enjoy this video from the 2022 Invitational Saturday Car Show.
Enjoy this short video by Ross. The official 2022 Invitational video taken by 616 Media of Grand Rapids Michigan will be ready in late September or early October. Please check back for the posting. or watch our web site.at www.allantexlrinvitational.com


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