63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Announce Their Poster
Features A 1956 Continental MK II Owned By Henry Ford II's Wife
The 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August will have a variety of pre and post-war custom-bodied Lincoln vehicles as one of the featured marques. The marque is also featured this year’s commemorative Pebble Beach Concours poster done by Ken Eberts, founder and president of the Automotive Fine Arts Society. The poster depicts a 1956 Continental MK II in the foreground and a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr.
“In 1955, at 12 years of age, when the 1956 Continental MK II debuted, I was excited. In 1965, as a designer in the Lincoln Studio, I was inspired by the MK II. And today, in creating the poster art for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, I am proud to be portraying this car’s classically simple, subtly sculpted, impeccable design. With just the right amount of jewelry in the form of chrome, it was a statement of exquisite taste and elegance,” said Ken Eberts
The two vehicles in the poster also have something in common; both were owned by members of the Ford family. The 1939 Zephyr was owned by Edsel Bryant Ford, who was the president of the Ford Motor Company from 1919 through 1943. The 1956 Continental MK II was owned by the wife of Henry Ford II, Anne and it has a very interesting story to tell.