Watch a Rally Fighter Car Being Built at IMTS 2012
May 24, 2012 -McLean, Va. ... IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 Rally Fighter car will be on display at stops along the route of the Gumball3000 cross-country rally starting in New York City on May 24 and ending in Los Angeles on May 31. The Gumball 3000 is considered one of the world’s most exciting events for car lovers because it includes beautiful and rare vehicles not typically showcased elsewhere.
The IMTS Rally Fighter will be on display at Times Square in New York City until noon on Friday, when it gets loaded on a trailer and begins its trek. Stops along the way include:
●Niagara Falls (checkpoint): May 25
●Toronto: May 25
●Detroit: May 26 (1-3 pm at GM PERFORMANCE headquarters)
●Indianapolis: May 26-27 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
●St. Louis (checkpoint): May 28
●Kansas City: May 28
●Santa Fe: May 29
●Checkpoints at Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam: May 30
●Las Vegas: May 30
●Los Angeles: May 31
The car’s progress can be tracked on rallyfighter.com, which will be showing its exact location on the road and enthusiasts are welcome to meet up with the Local Motors team to see the car. The contact is Buddy Crisp of Local Motors at (909) 935-5096.
The Rally Fighter is the world’s first open source production vehicle, designed and developed by a collaboration between a global community and Local Motors, a new American car company, at www.local-motors.com. This interactive manufacturing experience allows customers to actually build their own Rally Fighter with professional supervision. The process is efficient and sustainable at 10x faster development and 100x less capital intensity than traditional models.
To highlight the current and future impact of collaborative manufacturing, two Rally Fighters will be showcased at IMTS. This one, built at the Local Motors micro-factory in Chandler, Ariz., this past March and the other which will be built live by the Local
Motors team on the actual IMTS show floor as part of the Emerging Technology Center.
To learn more about IMTS 2012, visit IMTS.com.
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2012 will run September 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 82,000 visitors from every level of industry and over 119 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. www.IMTS.com
Local Motors is a new American car company setting an exciting and sustainable course to design, manufacture, and sell cars for niche markets. Local Motors co-creates new purposeful vehicles and components with its community of 14,000 designers, engineers and enthusiasts using open source principals. Anyone can join the Local Motors community at www.local-motors.com to assist in designing and engineering of new, innovative, vehicles, and anyone can help choose which vehicles are produced and available for purchase. Local Motors shares all vehicle data to allow easier modification, home builds or creation of new components to fit existing vehicles. Local Motors does not sell kits. Customers get to build their co-created vehicle at the Local-Motors Micro Factory with professional assistance. The build is completed during 2, 3-day build weekends. Local Motors has been recognized for its groundbreaking approach to automotive development, appearing in articles in Popular Science, Wired and Popular Mechanics and was featured on the Discovery Channel. Now any individual, company or organization can co-create vehicles, parts and accessories through Local Motors’ co-creative challenge-based platform called “The Forge”; email Email Contact for details.