1990 The Sports


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25th Anniversary Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Poster


“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.