Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance Does it Again

I love car shows. I seek them out and happily Lexington seems to have people gathering to show off their rides every weekend. This weekend is Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance. Over a four-day period, classic cars and new cars gather in Lexington to show off their beauty.

Featured at Concours is everything from the Model-T’s of the early 1900’s to the Teslas and Maseratis of 2015. Really all you have to do is hang out outside on a major street and you’ll see these cars coming in to town. To see the really spectacular ones though, you’ve got to go to Keeneland.

It’s a bit expensive. $20 a ticket to walk around in the heat seems like a lot for me but the money goes to support the Kentucky Children’s Hospital so there’s that. I encourage you to check it out next year. See what $200,000 can buy.

Sexy. 1937 Cord 810 Westchester
Sexy. 1937 Cord 810 Westchester
1959 Aston Martin DB2 MK III. Do you expect me to talk? No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.
1959 Aston Martin DB2 MK III. Do you expect me to talk? No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.
1954 Fiat 8V Otto Vu by Ghia. Only 125 of these were produced.
1954 Fiat 8V Otto Vu by Ghia. Only 125 of these were produced.
From the French automaker, the 1953 Robert D. Rovin D4
From the French automaker, the 1953 Robert D. Rovin D4
3-wheel car with a propeller. I so want to drive this one.
3-wheel car with a propeller. I so want to drive this one.
This 1952 Cunningham C3 Vignale Coupe. There were only 27 of these cars produced so you do the math on how much it would cost.
This 1952 Cunningham C3 Vignale Coupe. There were only 27 of these cars produced so you do the math on how much it would cost.
Love this two-tone 1952 Hudson Hornet. Put some flames on the side of this car and I'd race it down Main Street!
Love this two-tone 1952 Hudson Hornet. Put some flames on the side of this car and I’d race it down Main Street!
1954 Kaiser Darrin. Only 435 of these beauties were produced.
1954 Kaiser Darrin. Only 435 of these beauties were produced.
Close up of the 1954 Kaiser Darrin's sliding doors, the only known vehicle to have these.
Close up of the 1954 Kaiser Darrin’s sliding doors, the only known vehicle to have these.
1932 Packard 902 Roadster Coupe car mascot. I love Packards.
1932 Packard 902 Roadster Coupe car mascot. I love Packards.
Pierce-Arrow car mascot
Pierce-Arrow car mascot
1994 Hobbycar B612. Yes, this car is also made for the water. Water steering with a joystick.
1994 Hobbycar B612. Yes, this car is also made for the water. Water steering with a joystick.

Sorry some of my images don’t give the full picture. It’s hard to know what you’re taking a picture of when wearing polarized lenses with the bright noon sun. I know. Poor excuse. Next year I’ll suffer without sunglasses.

 

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