Concours Retrospective


Richard Adatto,  Dennita Sewell


From its earliest moments in Paris to the 18th Fairway at Pebble Beach, from Blenheim Palace in England and on to the Far East, the Concours d’Elegance has long been the pedestal upon which the collector car world has placed its automotive idols. In Concours Retrospective, author Richard Adatto takes you from a time when horseless carriages were adorned with flowers to the modern day phenomenon where the automobile as an art form now commands a global audience. Sandra Button introduces the book while Dennita Sewell, Fashion Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum presents the longstanding connection between couture and concours. Illustrated with more than 200 archival photographs, recent images by Ron Kimball, Tim Scott , Winston Goodfellow and Dirk de Jager and modern studio photography by Michael Furman, Concours Retrospective will lead you on a grand tour of automotive excellence.