IMTS Fun Stuff

If there is one thing anyone who attended IMTS remembers, it is the fantastic balloon that appeared in the front lawn of McCormick Place, the IMTS Rally Fighter built on the show floor and the Strati - the world's first 3D Printed car printed and constructed in the Emerging Technology Center.


IMTS Balloon, Rally Fighter and Strati Tour Stops

U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest℠ at the Kentucky Derby Festival
IMTS Balloon
Lousiville, KY
April 23 - 25, 2015

Great Galena Balloon Race
IMTS Balloon
Galena, IL
June 20 - 22, 2015

Michigan Challenge
IMTS Balloon
Howell, MI
June 26 - 28, 2015

Stoweflake Festival
IMTS Balloon
Stowe, VT
July 10 - 12, 2015

Quick Chek Festival
IMTS Balloon
Readington, NJ
July 24 - 26, 2015

Pro Balloon Race
IMTS Balloon
Ottumwa, IA
August 28 - 30, 2015

Adirondack Festival
IMTS Balloon
Glens Falls, NY
September 17 - 20, 2015

Balloon Fiesta
IMTS Balloon
Albuquerque, NM
October 3 - 11, 2015

Great Midwest Balloon Fest
IMTS Balloon
Olathe, KS
October 23 - 24, 2015

Balloon Night Glow

Smartforce Rally Fighter

Rally Fighter



iSpy: Under the Hood

Andrew takes us behind the scenes with Local Motors at IMTS 2014 for a look at the creation of the 3D printed car!


iSpy Jake Falls from IMTS Balloon

iSpy Jake Ervin can’t help but get in a little trouble as he goes behind the scenes to bring you what’s cool and innovative in manufacturing today. And for this special edition of iSpy, Jake travels to the 2013 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning.


iSpy at IMTS 2012

Jake ventured outside the IMTS show floor at IMTS 2012 to catch how the IMTS balloon is inflated. Pretty neat!

Jake visits the IMTS Rally Fighter build team in the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2012 and gets to be the first to start the car.