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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.

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