2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

Michelin has challenged budding car designers to come up with the next iconic American vehicle, referencing past greats like 1968 Ford Mustang. Here’s a gallery of our favorites.

Each photo in the gallery has a description of the concept below it. Our favorite is the Soft Private Vehicle, although we’re a bit worried about getting our privates stuck in the zipper-cum-door. Next year’s theme is “Electrifying.” Think Chrysler will enter?

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

2009 Michelin Challenge Design Searches For Next Iconic American VehicleS

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