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Click the image above for a gallery of pics.

We were finally able to check out how the clay model of the Mazda Design Challenge winner was coming, and after two days of milling and scraping, Mallory McMorrow's design was beginning to materialize. Her vision of the 2018 Mazda3 began to look like an obvious choice considering how Mallory incorporated many of the "Flow" design elements that Mazda has debuted in concept form over the course of the last year, particularly the sweeping lines flanking the sides, the gaping grille and the tapered ducktail rear end.

The crew of designers and modelers toiling away at the full-size concept still has another seven days to complete the project, but we've already made the trek back to our respective homes. If you make it out to the last few days of the show and have pics of the finished product, send us tip so we can check out the results and share them with the rest of you.

In the meantime, you can head on over to our previous post about the winning design and peruse the gallery below.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      i think making the full scale clay model of a design concept that was originally 'on paper' is one of the funnest things a car designer can do. I mean, it's like they give you a big clump of clay and says, "make me a life-size clay model car", lol.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it takes Mazda 10 years to take a car from concept to production, they need to be looking for engineers instead of designers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you're totally missing the point. The idea isn't that this will be an actual production car, just that it incorporates forward looking design themes. It's a car that COULD be made for 2018.