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Elizabeth Kessler, Lecturer, Art History

Elizabeth A. Kessler earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has held fellowships at Stanford University and the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum. Her first book, Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime (University of Minnesota) was published in 2012.

The View through the Windshield: Cars and the American Landscape

Jon Summers, Consultant

Jon Summers is an automotive historian, researcher and consultant. A Roman Historian by training, Jon is embedded in the concours and museum communities, serving as a VIP/Sponsor show field tour guide, judge or M/C at various concours, including Pebble Beach. Highly engaged with the museum community, Jon interned at the National Motor Museum in England, has been a Docent at the Blackhawk Museum in California for nearly a decade and has advised the newly re-opened Petersen Museum. As a committed story teller, Jon is an autoblogger, new car road tester, and has television / film production experience, both in front of camera, appearing on both National Geographic and Discovery Channels, and as a producer/writer for the acclaimed Mullin Automotive Museum. Jon's work emphasizes the breadth of the motoring world, and displays a deep love of the motoring experience as an expression of freedom and independence: Valentino Rossi, motorcycle racer extraordinaire, famously said “For me, the line is a poem” - Jon takes that a step further – for him, the open road and a willing machine is the poem.

Tales to Design Cars By, Tales To Design Cars By

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