40 Years of Excellence • Saturday 18 August 2018 • Chico, California
The Chico Concours d’Elegance is Butte County California’s premier annual car show. Held every year since 1979, the Chico Concours features a full day of music, friendship, entertainment, and beautiful automobiles in the park-like atmosphere of Butte Creek Country Club. We sincerely hope that you will choose to attend as either a participant or spectator.
2016–2017 Chico Concours d’Elegance Poster Artist
Robert Carter was born in London, England in 1952, and at an early age developed an interest in motorsports, classic cars, and motorcycles. He was always drawing bikes and cars in school, and at the age of 14 pretty much knew that he wanted a career in art.
Robert was allowed to leave school on Thursdays to explore London’s galleries and museums, mainly the Tate or National Gallery. At 15, he began an apprenticeship in a commercial art studio, learning the basics of lettering, airbrush, and design.
In 1971, Robert began doing freelance work for some ad agencies that had Ford and Chrysler accounts. He came to the United States touring on a BSA motorcycle, and soon became involved in auto racing art, from pinstriping cars to 25-foot murals on race trailers.
Robert’s work has been displayed in many automotive museums and can be found in many private collections. He has also been featured in automotive publications. He continues to be involved in racing and is a member of the Ishi chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.