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January 2017 

15 Jan: Arizona Concours D’Elegance (www.arizonaconcours.com)
12-15 Jan: InterClassics Maastricht (www.interclassicsmaastricht.nl)
12-15 Jan: Autosport International – The Racing Car Show (NEC Birmingham UK) (www.autosportinternational.com)
25 Jan-1 Feb: Rallye MonteCarlo Historique (http://acm.mc

February 2017

3-5 Feb: Automotoretro Torino - Lingotto Fiere (http://www.automotoretro.it)
3-5 Feb: Bremen Classic Motorshow (www.classicmotorshow.de)
8-12 Feb: Rétromobile Paris (www.retromobile.com)
10-12 Feb: Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance (http://www.bocaratonconcours.com)
23-26 Feb: The London Classic Car Show (http://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk)
24-26 Feb: Race Retro - International Historic Motorsport Show, United Kingdom (http://www.raceretro.com)
24-26 Feb: Classic Auto Madrid (http://classicautomadrid.com

March 2017

2-5 Mar: Retro Classics Stuttgart (www.retro-classics.de)
9-19 Mar: Geneva International Motor Show, Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.salon-auto.ch)
10-12 Mar: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (https://www.ameliaconcours.org

April 2017

5-9 Apr: Techno Classica Essen (http://www.siha.de)
20-23 Apr: Terre di Canossa (www.granpremioterredicanossa.it)
22-30 Apr: London-Lisboa (www.heroevents.eu

May 2017

7-7 May: 4th Vintage Revival Montlhery (http://www.vintage-revival.fr)
18-21 May: Mille Miglia (http://www.1000miglia.it)
19-21 May: Spa Classic (https://peterauto.peter.fr/fr/evenement/retour/id/167/nom/spa-classic)
26-28 May: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (http://concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com

June 2017

6-11 Jun: Modena Cento Ore (www.modenacentooreclassic.it)
9-11 Jun: Coppa Classic concours Antwerpen (http://www.coppaclassicdays.be)
15-18 Jun: Cyclecar Internationale, Rochefort France
22-25 Jun: Goodwood Festival of Speed (https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/)
24-25 Jun: Flywheel Festival, Bicester Heritage (http://www.flywheelfestival.com)
30 Jun-2 Jul: Monza Historic (https://peterauto.peter.fr/it/evenement/presentation/id/102/nom/Monza-Historic

July 2017

1-2 Jul: Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo (http://www.concourselegance.com)
4-6 Jul: Schloss Dyck Jewels in the Park (http://www.classic-days.de/classic-days/jewels-in-the-park.html
8-9 Jul: Schloss Dyck Masterpieces & Style (http://www.masterpieces-and-style.com)

August 2017

20 Aug: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net

September 2017

8-10 Sep: Goodwood Revival (https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/)
10 Sep: Chantilly Arts & Elegance concours, France (http://www.chantillyartsetelegance.com

October 2017

5-8 Oct: Zoute Concours / Grandprix, Belgium (http://www.zoutegrandprix.be/en)

November 2017

24-26 Nov:  Milano AutoClassica, Italy (http://www.milanoautoclassica.com)




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4 original Gouache and Acrylic Van Kaufman and Art Fitzpatrick paintings. 
These are some of the finest the pair painted (3 were set in Monte Carlo) for Pontiac from 1959 to 1971.

The originals were used to get approval from the Pontiac marketing board for the advertisement campaigns.

In all, Van and Fitz did 289 illustrations for Pontiac's "Wide Track" campaign. They perfectly captured the romance, performance and dynamism the Pontiac brand developed in the 60's... dare I say (ignoring the size and proportions ) similar to BMW in the 70's.

Art would draw the cars and Van would do the backgrounds, very often choosing beautiful European scenes. Amazingly, GM had a travel budget for them to sketch scenes.
Art would deliberately distort the drawing, saying that the eye saw the cars in that manner and that photography did not capture the "look" accurately.

Each illustration began with the choice of a primary colour, washed throughout the painting in varying gradations.

Please see : www.fitz-art.com

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