Auto Club Calendar Features More Vintage Photos from Around Southern California
(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2006) — The Automobile Club of Southern California has released its annual scenic wall calendars for 2007 that show both the state’s outdoor beauty and rich automotive history.
The wall calendars are affordable gifts and available at Auto Club offices. The latest California the Beautiful calendar features the work of the late, internationally acclaimed photographer Galen Rowell. The other calendar, also with photographs by Galen Rowell, is called Yosemite & the High Sierra.
Rounding out the calendar offerings is the Auto Club 2007 calendar with its dramatic, black and white vintage photographs of Southern California locations drawn from its Corporate Archives and unique photo collection. Many of the images have appeared in the Auto Club’s Westways magazine as part of its popular “Off Ramp” feature.
The Auto Club calendar depicts a scene, local attraction or personality each month:
- January depicts Euclid Avenue in Ontario in 1888.
- April shows the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego in 1961, prior to its $52 million renovation in 2006.
- The KFI Radio building’s neon sign glows in the month of May.
- Amelia Earhart, her Lockheed Electric and her Cord sedan are captured near Burbank Airport in July.
- A fisherman casting off the rocks near Laguna Beach also is included in the calendar.
Location descriptions are included on the 11 inches x 8 inches calendar. The price for AAA members is $4.95 and $10.95 for the public.
“The Auto Club’s calendar is a great gift for anyone who’s interested in California history, unique places and interesting people,” said John Austerman, Auto Club Travel Information Editorial Director. “The Rowell calendars are filled with spectacular scenery for outdoors enthusiasts and photography buffs.”
Rowell’s calendar is in its seventh edition and celebrates the Golden State’s natural beauty. Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002, was world-renowned for how he captured the state’s breathtaking vistas. The calendar is priced at $9.95 for AAA members and $13.95 for the public.