1996

Fallbrook Vintage Car Show 31st Anniversary

Commemorative Poster 1996
“Vintage Fallbrook – Circa 1964”
Limited Edition Poster
By Artist Ken Eberts
18”w by 24”h – 2,000 Signed and Numbered

This is the 12th in a series of limited edition posters commemorating the Annual Vintage Car Show in Fallbrook, California.

For the 9th year, world-renowned artist Ken Eberts created the artwork for the poster, which was produced by Hal McCoy of McCoy Commemoratives in Fallbrook.

This year’s poster captures the spirit of Fallbrook as displayed by the town’s annual Avocado Festival.

The poster artwork depicts a 1964 scene, with a bright red 1950 Oldsmobile convertible leading an Avocado Fest parade south on Main Street. Miss Fallbrook is seated on the back of the car, followed by the high school marching band and a historic Fallbrook fire engine. The engine depicted in the artwork is a 1918 LaFrance currently owned by the Fallbrook Firefighters Association. At the wheel of the engine, Eberts portrayed the likeness of Fallbrook firefighter Charlie Glasgow, who is organizing the restoration of the engine. The car in the artwork is modeled after a 1950 Olds that was restored in Fallbrook by Charles Brennan, who is pictured at the wheel, next to his wife, Juanell. For his restoration work, last year Brennan received the prestigious Ransom E. Olds Award from the Antique Automobile Club of America. He also is restoring the fire engine, along with his father, Leo, who is portrayed riding in the engine.

The Avocado Festival is held every spring in Fallbrook to celebrate the importance of the green fruit in the region known as the “Avocado and Citrus Empire.” The fest draws people from all over, and in 1964 about 700 people from Los Angeles traveled to the fest by train and bus, on an excursion called “The Avocado Flyer.”

Poster Artwork by Ken Eberts…

A quote by William Jeanes, Automobile Magazine, aptly describes Ken Eberts’ paintings:

“Ken’s realistic, highly detailed technique creates scenes of America’s past that, once seen, somehow becomes a part of one’s own past. His work, with such titles as Our House on The Corner of Oak Street, has a deja vu quality that may make you say to yourself, ‘I’ve been there before.’ The places are real, the cars are real, and the details of his settings are painstakingly accurate. Yet the moments never actually happened…or did they?”

Over the-last 25 years more than 1,000 original paintings by Ken Eberts have become part of public and private art collections worldwide.

An historian as well as an artist, his paintings portray the history of America’s transportation and architecture.

Known for his detailed realism, his watercolor and gouache paintings make you feel as if you could walk into the past.

In addition to having over 30 one-artist shows, Ken has won many prestigious awards. His paintings have been on Leanin’ Tree Christmas cards for the past 20 years, and as posters for the New York Auto Show, Christie’s, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and many, many more.

Special Thanks
We want to thank the poster sponsors: Mission Motors, Fallbrook National Bank, Autoheim, and Hunt’s Auto Parts, and the local merchants who display the posters for this event. Their participation helps to advertise THE FALLBROOK VINTAGE CAR SHOW and provides proceeds to the historic fire engine, Fallbrook High School, and to other local charity organizations.

Hal McCoy

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1995

Fallbrook Vintage Car Show 30th Anniversary

Commemorative Poster 1995
“Best In Show”
Limited Edition Print – By Artist Ken Eberts
24”w by 20”h – 1,500 Signed and Numbered

This is the 11th in a series of limited edition posters commemorating the Annual Vintage Car Show in Fallbrook, California.

For the 8th year, world-renowned artist Ken Eberts created the artwork for the poster, which was produced by Hal McCoy of Fallbrook. This year’s poster captures the spirit of the show on its 30th anniversary.
Eberts had some fun with the painting for the poster, incorporating elements from past car shows into one setting at the traditional location for the show, the ball fields of Fallbrook High School. The car featured in the poster is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, owned by Jess Henry, who can be seen in the background of the painting, chatting with Miss Falbrook, Kerith Stiles-Graeber. Henry is a familiar and popular face in Fallbrook, serving up treats at his Yogurt Palace on Main Street. For fun, Eberts included an attractive local woman holding up. the 1987 poster next to the car, which featured Henry’s Bel Air from a rear angle. Another local icon, Fallbrook Enterprise photographer Dick O’Brien, can be seen crouching to get a shot in his annual coverage of the show. Behind him, a self-portrayal of Eberts himself can be seen leaning on a modified 1949 Mercury which was a subject of a past poster.

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Show started as a Model-A Club event in the mid-50’s, with an original membership of five people who met in the showroom of the Fallbrook Tractor Co. It then evolved into the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club, a local chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

The car show now features 13 categories, including one for motorcycles. The club makes annual donations from show proceeds to local charity organizations and to Fallbrook High School.

Poster Artwork by Ken Eberts…

A quote by William Jeanes, Automobile Magazine, aptly describes Ken Eberts’ paintings:

“Ken’s realistic, highly detailed technique creates scenes of America’s past that, once seen, somehow becomes a part of one’s own past. His work, with such titles as Our House on The Corner of Oak Street, has a deja vu quality that may make you say to yourself, ‘I’ve been there before.’ The places are real, the cars are real, and the details of his settings are painstakingly accurate. Yet the moments never actually happened…or did they?”

Over the-last 25 years more than 1,000 original paintings by Ken Eberts have become part of public and private art collections worldwide.

An historian as well as an artist, his paintings portray the history of America’s transportation and architecture.

Known for his detailed realism, his watercolor and gouache paintings make you feel as if you could walk into the past.

In addition to having over 30 one-artist shows, Ken has won many prestigious awards. His paintings have been on Leanin’ Tree Christmas cards for the past 20 years, and as posters for the New York Auto Show, Christie’s, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and many, many more.

Special Thanks
We want to thank the poster sponsors and the local merchants who display the posters for this event. Their participation helps to advertise THE FALLBROOK VINTAGE CAR SHOW and provides some poster sale proceeds to benefit this community event.

Hal McCoy

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29th Anniversary Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster

1994

“The Day of the Show”

This year’s poster artwork depicts show participants on the high school field. Slightly overcast, and with the dew still on the grass, the vintage cars and trucks are lining up for “peer” judging.

The swap meet is visible behind the lines of cars as an admiring crowd begins to gather. Local artist Dave Doherty has used a wide variety of vintage cars on the field, including Verne and Jean Malueg’s 1929 Imperial, Harrell and Mary Hopkins’ 1936 Buick, Herb and Ruby Taylor’s 1961 Jaguar XK150, George and Carole Winch’s 1940 Chevrolet Panel Truck, Arden and Edna Hansen’s 1942 Packard Convertible, Howard and Jean Burhop’s 1931 Ford Model “A” Victoria, and Jim and Diane Manos’ Model “A” Ford.

Dave’s artwork has been featured at our show the last few years and we’re grateful to have his artwork in our continuing poster series.

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1993

28th Anniversary Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster

“On the Way to the Show”

This year’s poster artwork depicts show participants on their way into Fallbrook past the infamous Bonsall Bridge. Paint gleaming, chrome shining, white walls glistening, ready to vie for Best in Class, or even Best in Show.

Local Fallbrook Artist David Doherty has portrayed two memorable vehicles from past Fallbrook Vintage Car Shows: A classic 1936 Packard 1407 Coupe Roadster owned by George and Winona Cataline and a classy 1955 Chevrolet Nomad owned by Glen Campbell.

Dave’s artwork has been featured at our show the last few years and we’re grateful to have his artwork in our continuing poster series.

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25th Anniversary Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster

1990

“The Sports” by Ken Eberts

This years’ poster artwork by Ken Eberts features a 1963 Corvette Stingray Convertible and a 1948 MG TC Roadster in front of the Packing House Restaurant on Main Street in Fallbrook. The Packing House is located in the former El Real Hotel building, which was built in 1930.

The poster this year honors the sports cars that are shown each year in the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show, and the Corvette represents the first and currently the only true two-passenger American sports car of the modern era. And, of course, the MG TC represents the first foreign sports car to gain popularity in the United States. In fact, the MG’s popularity in no small part led to the birth of the Corvette and the T-Bird, among others.

The Corvette Stingray featured in this poster is owned by Mr and Mrs. John Van Zuyen of Fallbrook. This was the first year of the Stingray model Corvettes, and is one of the most significant of the Corvettes to collectors.

The MG featured is owned by Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Wright of San Diego.

Ken Eberts, one of America’s foremost automotive fine artists, is well known for his many automotive posters including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance, and the Classic Car Club of America posters. Close to 1,000 of his original paintings are in public and private collections worldwide, and many thousands of his posters and prints can be seen displayed in homes and businesses.

He is the founder and current President of the prestigious Automotive Fine Arts Society who hold their annual art exhibition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and publish the magazine AFAS Quarterly.

This is the sixth poster that Mr. Eberts has created for the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show, starting with the 20th Anniversary poster in 1985 and continuing through this year’s 25th Anniversary poster. These posters have become quite collectible, with each years’ supply selling rapidly, and have become sought-after collector’s items.

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“Welcome”

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Chapter of AACA would like to welcome everyone attending our 1988 Vintage Car Show. This year is our 24th anniversary show in conjunction with the 102nd year anniversary of the automobile. To commemorate these two events, we are offering a poster which will be the fifth of a series depicting the history of Fallbrook and vintage cars created and painted by local artist, Ken Eberts.

Automotive Reference Library

Car enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Fallbrook Public Library has a section of Automotive reference materials.

The section will include the following:

Reference:
Automobile Specifications 1915-1942
Auto Repair Manuals 1935-1986
Car Spotters Guildes Imported-American
Official Guilds to Collector Cars
Encyclopedia of Motor Cars 1885-Present
Auto Engines & Electrical Systems
Auto Restoration from Junker to Jewel
How to Restore Your Collector Car
Classic Motor Book

Also included are the following:

Periodicals:
Hemmings
Old Cars Weekly
Car and Parts
The Best of Old Cars Weekly

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club was glad to sponsor this collection with a donation to the Fallbrook Library Fund from proceeds of our show.

We thank all the sponsors, show participants and those attending, for the success of this year’s show. Hope you enjoy the show!

Arden “Red” Hanson
Show Chairman

1989 Board

President: Arden Hanson Staff:
Vice President: Jim Rose Car Show: Hal McCoy
Secretary: Jean Burhop Membership: Ruby Taylor
Treasurer: Fawcett Mayfield Sunshine: Mickey Black
Board Members: Herb Taylor
Tom Brubaker
Hal McCoy
Fawcett Mayfield Workshop:
Talepipe:
Car Show Posters: Bill Ellis
David Doherty
Hal McCoy
(619) 723-8488

24th Anniversary Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster

“Mercurys Modified and Maintained” by Ken Eberts

This years’ poster artwork features two 1951 Mercurys. The older couple are driving their perfectly maintained stock vehicle while the younger couple are driving a nosed, decked, chopped and flamed vehicle.

These Mercurys are synonymous with the movie “Rebel Without a Cause” in which James Dean drove a similar car.

They are nick-named “lead sleds” when modified – the name referring to the large amount of lead used to smooth out and fill all the holes and shape the fenders. In addition, these Mercurys were also lowered as close to the ground as possible, and hence, the nick-name “sled.”

The Mercury was first produced in 1939 by the Ford Motor Company to fill a gap in their price structure between the low-priced Ford and the high-priced Lincolns.

The 1949-1951 Mercurys were virtually the same car, with the exception of minor trim changes. They were originally designed to be the new post-war Fords, and at the last minute were deemed too large and moved up to become Mercurys.

The scenario of the painting is up to the viewer’s imagination, but the scene takes places on Fig Street near the intersection of Mission Road (formerly Hill Street) where the First Christian Church stands. The oldest chapel in Fallbrook in continuous use since it was completed in February 1988 at a cost of $3500 for the Society of Methodists. One of the early pastors in the 1890’s was William Patinger, Civil War hero, author of The Great Locomotive Chase, and one of the first recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The building served the United Methodist Congregation until 1973 when it was sold to the First Christian Congregation, and continues to serve as a house of worship and a Christian Day School. Few modifications and careful maintenance have preserved the simple dignity and graceful architecture of the original building.

This is Ken Eberts’ fifth poster for the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show, with each poster focusing on a different era and type of collector car.

Ken Eberts, a nationally prominent automotive fine artist and Fallbrook Vintage Car Club Chapter member, has done posters for many of the most prestigious concours d’Elegance and car shows in the United States including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance, the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance, the Classic Car Club of America Concours d’Elegance and the New York International Automobile Show.

He is a founder and current President of the prestigious Automotive Fine Arts Society, an international group of prominent automotive artists. In addition to being an automotive artist, Ken is also an automotive collector and his collection included a 1936 Cord, a 1938 Buick, two Studebakers, and the 1959 Chevy shown in this photo.

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Cover Artwork by Ken Eberts…

“Cruising Fallbrook”

1987

A quote by William Jeanes, Automobile Magazine, aptly describes Ken Eberts’ paintings:

“Ken’s realistic, highly detailed technique creates evocative scenes of America’s past that, once seen, somehow becomes a part of one’s own past. His work, with such titles as Our House On The Corner Of Oak Street, has a déjà vu quality that may make you say to yourself, ‘I’ve been there before.’ The places are real, the cars are real, and the details of his settings are painstakingly accurate, yet the moments never actually happened… or did they!”

William Jeanes,
Automobile Magazine

The Mission Theater in Fallbrook set in the 1950s is this year’s Fallbrook Vintage Car Show’s poster and program theme.

Nationally prominent automotive fine artist and Fallbrook Vintage Car Chapter member Ken Eberts chose what is probably the most popular automobile of the 1950s, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible as the them vehicle.

Other recent posters by Ken Eberts include the 1986 and 1987 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 1987 New York Automobile Show, and the 1986 and 1987 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. He was also commissioned to create the Classic Car Club of America’s Duesenberg Poster.

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Cover Artwork by Ken Eberts…

“Cruising Fallbrook”

1987

A quote by William Jeanes, Automobile Magazine, aptly describes Ken Eberts’ paintings:

“Ken’s realistic, highly detailed technique creates evocative scenes of America’s past that, once seen, somehow becomes a part of one’s own past. His work, with such titles as Our House On The Corner Of Oak Street, has a déjà vu quality that may make you say to yourself, ‘I’ve been there before.’ The places are real, the cars are real, and the details of his settings are painstakingly accurate, yet the moments never actually happened… or did they!”

William Jeanes,
Automobile Magazine

The Mission Theater in Fallbrook set in the 1950s is this year’s Fallbrook Vintage Car Show’s poster and program theme.

Nationally prominent automotive fine artist and Fallbrook Vintage Car Chapter member Ken Eberts chose what is probably the most popular automobile of the 1950s, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible as the them vehicle.

Other recent posters by Ken Eberts include the 1986 and 1987 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 1987 New York Automobile Show, and the 1986 and 1987 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. He was also commissioned to create the Classic Car Club of America’s Duesenberg Poster.

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