Skip to main content

2012 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance Features Packard Automobiles
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

2012 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance Features Packard Automobiles  The 9th annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will once again bring more than 150 classic and collector automobiles and motorcycles to the grounds of the historic Keeneland Race Course on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

This year's featured marque is Packard, and collectors from across the country will compete for trophies in 18 classes of classic, vintage and exotic autos and motorcycles. Packard autos will be divided into pre-war and post-war classes. Other featured classes include the Motorcycle Preservation Class and the Racing Class with historic NASCAR racers.

Organizers expect this year's event to be the largest ever, with collector automobiles from across the country and thousands of visitors to the event on the lush lawn of the Keeneland Race Course.

'We're thrilled with the support we have received from Lexington and the surrounding area as more and more people visit the show and surrounding events each year,' said Tom Jones, chairman of the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance. 'We expect an even bigger year with our 2012 show.'

Packard cars were manufactured from 1899 to 1958 in Detroit and South Bend, Ind. Packards were the top luxury cars of their day, owned by celebrities and captains of industry. Packards introduced many innovations, including the first production 12-cylinder engine and the first air conditioning in a passenger car.

Other collectible cars expected to be on display include:

– A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with a rain-sensing top and a cigarette-ash evacuation system.

– A Muntz Jet sports car designed to compete with the early Corvettes.

– A 1948 Nash Ambassador with a conditioned air system.

In addition to the Concours d'Elegance, events include the Concours Preview Party and Maserati Mingle, June 15; Bourbon Tour, July 19; Hangar Bash, July 20; Car Club Paddock, Silent Auction, Sports Car Raffle and Gear Down Party July 21; and the Tour d'Elegance, July 22.

The Keeneland Concours d'Elegance is a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds support Kentucky Children's Hospital, which serves children's healthcare needs throughout Central Kentucky.

For more information, visit www.keenelandconcours.com or call 859-422-3329 or follow the Concours on Facebook.

   Recent Articles
ATLANTA CONCOURS DEBUTS THOROUGHBRED LINEAGE IN STREET PLATFORM

$4mm Rare and Restored European-Spec GT40 Makes U.S. Debut for One-Time Appearance –

Never-Before-Seen Collections & Barn Finds Enhance and Inspire Inaugural Show at Château Èlan

ATLANTA, Ga., September 26, 2016 – There are very few car owners in the world that can claim they have a piece of heritage that is a precursor to the first LeMans victory of an American brand over the iconic Ferrari racecar. Japanese businessman Minoru Aratani is part of a very small club tha....
BONHAMS SEE SALE SUCCESS AT CHANTILLY AS TIMELESS GERMAN CLASSICS GO UNDER THE HAMMER

The best of German automotive engineering headlined Bonhams Chantilly sale, with the Ex-1935 Berlin Motor Show Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster realising €5,290,000, while a trio of Horch greats sold for a collective €2.3 million.

In 1935 the 500K took pride of place on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Berlin Motor Show, where it was promptly bought by Hans Friedrech Prym (1875-1965). Hans came from the industrial Prym dynasty, a family who for twelve generations had produced haberdas....
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas To Feature Iconic American Muscle, Including First Two Pontiac Firebirds

•The 1967 Pontiac Firebird #001 (preview) and #002 (preview) are the first two Firebirds ever built by Pontiac and will be sold as a pair.
•Other highlights include a matching-numbers, all-original 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (preview) with only 21,400 miles and a 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible (preview) in Acapulco Blue.
•'The EPA Bird,' a 1970 Plymouth Superbird purchased by the EPA to perform air-quality tests, is a piece of American automotive history crossing the block in Las ....
BONHAMS SEE SALE SUCCESS AT CHANTILLY AS TIMELESS GERMAN CLASSICS GO UNDER THE HAMMER

The best of German automotive engineering headlined Bonhams Chantilly sale, with the Ex-1935 Berlin Motor Show Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster realising €5,290,000, while a trio of Horch greats sold for a collective €2.3 million.

In 1935 the 500K took pride of place on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Berlin Motor Show, where it was promptly bought by Hans Friedrech Prym (1875-1965). Hans came from the industrial Prym dynasty, a family who for twelve generations had produced haberdashery, c....
ROBBY GORDON WINS STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS NIGHT 1 IN COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

Costa Mesa, California (September 16, 2016) – On a night where 11 Stadium SUPER Truck (SST) drivers returned to the series' roots in Southern California, it was Robby Gordon who came out on top besting P.J. Jones at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday night.

The temporary race track the SST staff built adjacent to the world renown Sand Sports Super Show features various aspects of the 2016 SST World Championship season including sweeping high-speed turns, a difficult sand pit section,....
FORD GTs TO RACE IN DOUBLE HEADER AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS IN TEXAS

◾All four Ford GTs reunited to race on same day as FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship share the billing at COTA on Saturday.
◾Round 6 of the FIA World Endurance Championship to race into the darkness in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2016 – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team heads to the U.S. this weekend where the Ford GTs will compete in a thrilling double-header of world class racing at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
....
MORE THAN 50 DEBUTS CONFIRMED FOR 2016 LA AUTO SHOW'S AUTOMOBILITY LA™ NOV. 14-17

• 20 Global Vehicle Debuts by Leading Automakers and Startups Include 3D-Printed Supercar and Self-Driving Electric Microbus


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2016 -- The LA Auto Show® announced today that it expects more than 50 vehicles to be unveiled in front of media, analysts and industry executives during its trade show, AutoMobility LATM, taking place November 14-17, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

While nearly every automaker is slated to unveil products and/or make s....
Auctions America Continues Strong Labor Day Tradition with $21.55 Million in Sales and Record Crowds at Auburn Fall

• A family affair: Record crowds of more than 85,000 enthusiasts flock to Auctions America's Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, August 31 – September 4
• Multi-day auction generates $21.55 million in sales, highlighted by diverse pair of Model J Duesenbergs
• Wendell the Mechanical Elephant and custom Auburn Fall Championship belt raise more than $90,000 for charity
• Complete Auburn Fall results available at www.auctionsamerica.com
AUBURN, Indiana (September 6, 2016) – Auction....
2017 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR
2017 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR  2017 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR  2017 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR  2017 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR  
2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante
2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante  
2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept
2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  2016 BMW 2002 Hommage Pebble Beach Concept  
2016 Cadillac Escala Concept
2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  2016 Cadillac Escala Concept  
2016 Ford Focus RS Rallycross
2016 Ford Focus RS Rallycross  2016 Ford Focus RS Rallycross  
2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium
2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium  
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  
2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition
2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  2016 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition  
2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept
2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  2016 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept  
2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept
2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept