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October 19, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Local Motors Announces Phase One Winners Of The Domino’s Pizza® “Ultimate Delivery Vehicle” Challenge

$20,000 in Prize Money Awarded; Top Ten Vehicle Concepts Selected from Hundreds of Project Submissions I

Local Motors’ innovative open-source platform offers consumers an ‘insiders look’ at the design and development of the World’s First Purpose-Built Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Phoenix, Ariz. – October 19, 2012Local Motors announced today the winners of the first phase of the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge, sponsored by Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, engaged the Local Motors global community of designers, fabricators, engineers and enthusiasts to help them revolutionize pizza delivery. The Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge, powered by the Forge at LocalMotors.com, began on August 13, 2012, with a 6-week design competition.

Over the course of this first 6-week competition more than 1,500 concept files were submitted in support of 200+ project ideas. In the end, 127 concepts met all competition criteria. After an intense voting, validation and ranking period, the Local Motors community along with a review council that included representation from Domino’s and Local Motors, the top ten Finalists and ultimate competition winners were selected.

Congratulations to Anej Kostrevic (aka extreme) from Slovenia for his winning concept design, the Domino’s Pack. Second and third place awards were made to Phil Hall (aka IDXONE) from the United States for his XD2 concept, and Pierre Gimgergues (aka Piero) from France for his concept, Pizza Hero. Anej, Phil and Pierre will be awarded $10,000, $5,000 and $1,500, respectively. Designers for concepts ranked fourth through tenth will each receive $500.

Entries for the Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge were received from around the globe. The complete list of Finalists, including countries of origin, is as follows:

“This competition was really exciting for us,” said Jay Rogers, Local Motors CEO and co-founder. “It was certainly one of the most challenging we’ve held to date, and our community really rose to the challenge, responding with some incredibly innovative entries. If the quality and passion reflected in these concept designs is any indication, the subsequent phases of this challenge will lead us to a truly exception delivery vehicle design that Domino’s customers and franchisees will be excited about.”

Challenge Schedule

The Packaging competition will begin October 30, 2012, and run through November 12, 2012. During this intense two-week competition period Local Motors community members will be given the opportunity to evolve the Domino’s Pack concept in order to get it closer to production reality. Complete details will be released in the competition design brief on October 30th.

After the Packaging Phase is complete, the challenge will continue on the following schedule:

  • Interior: Begins November 27, 2012 and ends December 11, 2012
  • Surfacing: Begins January 8, 2013 and ends January 22, 2013
  • Rendering: Begins February 5, 2013 and ends February 19, 2013

Over the course of roughly 6-months, the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge will give Domino’s customers, members of the Local Motors Forge, and consumers around the world an insiders look at the vehicle design and development process, but at a pace up to 10-times faster than traditional automotive manufacturing.

“When you put the power of vehicle design in the hands of those most passionate about it, those most effected by its outcome, those most committed to creating a relevant, functional, efficient vehicle solution you are able to achieve inspired results faster, more cost effectively, and with the greatest appeal to the target audience,” Rogers continues. “That’s what we do at Local Motors. That’s what our community does for partners like Domino’s.”

To celebrate the success of this first phase of competition phase, and to share their excitement about what the future phases of the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge will reveal, Domino’s Pizza has created a short video to thank the Local Motors community.

“Congratulations to Anej, and everyone else who helped contribute to a very exciting first phase of our Ultimate Delivery Vehicle competition,” said Russell Weiner, Domino’s Pizza chief marketing officer. “This project is only going to be as good as the talented community that, through our partnership with Local Motors, continues to contribute the ideas needed to help us truly revolutionize pizza delivery. We are excited to see what phase two brings!”

At the conclusion of the Challenge this coming February, more than $50,000 in total prize money will have been awarded and the world will have the opportunity to see the top designs in each competition through to a functioning prototype of the Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle.

About Local Motors

Local Motors leads next generation, crowd-powered automotive manufacturing, design and technology to enable the creation of game changing vehicles. Through open-source principals, Local Motors co-creates innovative vehicles and components with its virtual community of nearly 30,000 designers, fabricators, engineers and enthusiasts from around the world. Its groundbreaking approach to automotive development has been recognized in publications such as Popular Science, Wired and Popular Mechanics, as well as the Discovery Channel. For more information and/or to join the Local Motors Community visit www.localmotors.com.