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12Crazy Porsche Cayman wraps will win someone a free eduction

Porsche Italy has jumped into the art car scene with both feet by inviting young designers from the world over to come up with a vinyl wrap for the Cayman. The entries have already been pared down to 30 semi finalists, and registered users at DesignBoom.com can submit up to 10 votes for their favorite. The wraps vary from playful to the outright trippy, and to be honest, we'd have a hard time picking one look over the others. After voting wraps up on January 31st, the top four designs will enter

2Automotive X-Prize releases rules for 2009 race

Sister-blog AB Green just posted this story about X-Prize. Remember X-Prize? They were the organization that put up a considerable sum of money to reward the first person to successfully go into outer space with their own spacecraft. After Burt Rutan won that first X-Prize with his SpaceShip 1, the foundation decided to get its head out of the clouds, so to speak. As a follow-up to the space program, you can probably guess what their new contest is all about, considering we're covering it on AB

8Peugeot reveals top 10 design entries

The Peugeot Design Contest we told you about in December is almost over, and now the entries have been cut down to 10 and there are some seriously fanciful, futuristic concepts in the remaining contestants. Normally designs such as these would never make it into metal, but Peugeot will choose one by the end of this month to actually build. Look for that one-off sometime in September.

5Best lid wins topless Sebring

Do you design hats? You do? Then what the hell are you doing reading Autoblog? However you got here, it's your lucky day. Because perhaps for the first time in Autoblog history, we have a post on headwear design. All you dedicated readers stop your groaning, it's not totally off-topic. Chrysler's giving away not only a trip to the 133rd Kentucky Derby, but a new Sebring convertible as well. (See, we brought it back on topic.)

15Design Geely's new logo, win RMB 2 million (that's $257k)

While Geely's logo isn't exactly iconic (ha ha), it's not nearly as bad or imitative as some we've seen out of China. In fact, it reminds us a bit of the old Plymouth logo. Nevertheless, the Geely folks think they need a new one and they're asking you, yes you, to design a new one. They're willing to award the best logo designer $257,000 for their work. There are some rules you need to follow, which are outlined in the press release after the jump. Not mentioned, though, is the company's new adv

13Future McLaren designs exhibited

This had flashed up on our radar screen late last month and we were hoping McLaren would release more details. They did and our bestest-bud from Fast-Autos.net, Drew, alerted us to a news page on McLaren's website announcing the winners of their future design contest.

8Pencils ready? Peugeot announces 2007 Design Contest

Peugeot is launching the fourth edition of its worldwide design contest. The winning entrant will get to see his or her design turned into a full-sized model which will be displayed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. (Last year's winner - the Peugeot Moovie - is shown above.) In a new feature for the 2006-2007 contest, the winning vehicle will become a drivable, if virtual, concept car in the Xbox 360 game Project Gotham Racing 4.

9Fiat starts 500-day countdown to the new 500

Well ahead of the 2007 launch of Fiat's new 500 minicar, the company has fired up a Fiat 500 minisite with the theme "500 wants you."

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