Pebble Beach Puts the Pedal to the Metal with the 60th Anniversary of the Concours d’Elegance

It’s beginning to look a lot like August, and if that’s not usually the way that you sing it, then the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have you humming a new tune. Start your engines in anticipation of the 60th Anniversary Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the most beautiful and rare automobiles. Taking place on the renowned 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, connoisseurs of art and style unite to see these classics, and we’ve got news of what their planning for the big anniversary party.

Alluring posters honoring the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance and Pebble Beach RetroAuto by acclaimed artists have become part of the Concours d’Elegance tradition, especially in recent years. Car enthusiasts around the globe can enjoy ‘The World’s Concours’ every month of the year, August and beyond, when they roll away with a commemorable poster. Proceeds from the 2010 Concours will go to Pebble Beach Company Foundation, United Way Monterey County, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. The 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance poster and the 2010 Pebble Beach RetroAuto poster will all be available when the class, performance, action, and fascination of a select collection of the world’s most desirable cars culminate at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 15.

California-based painter Harold Cleworth, who has produced album covers for the Rolling Stones and The Who, can now add member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society to his illustrious resume. Cleworth features the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, the 2.3-liter racing machine designed by Vittorio Jano, in the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance poster. British artist Barry Rowe, the Concours’ most commissioned artist, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. In Rowe’s 2010 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance poster, he highlights the ultimate SWB 250 chassis and respected engine number 2807.

If it’s historic automobilia, automotive art, or the latest luxury goods that you are seeking, then brake at the Pebble Beach RetroAuto, an integral part of Pebble Beach Automotive Week for the sixth year. The 2010 Pebble Beach RetroAuto poster features two Jags, the white D-type and the black XK120, racing through the Del Monte Forest, depicting the first year of the Pebble Beach Road Race in 1956.

What drives you? For an auto enthusiast, maybe it’s a 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, but for these innovative artists it’s “Hot Rod” power on paper. Don’t play coy, we can hear your engine revving from miles away.