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Motorized eye candy on display for 10th year in Keeneland Concours for children's hospital


Concours d'Elegance at Keeneland raises funds for the Kentucky Children's Hospital this weekend. (Photo provided)

Concours d’Elegance at Keeneland raises funds for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital this weekend. (Photo provided)

 
By Elizabeth Adams
Special to KyForward
 
An array of motorized eye candy will be on display for automotive lifestyle enthusiasts this weekend during the 10th anniversary of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, an annual fund-raiser for Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
 
Located at Keeneland race course, the event will showcase about 130 immortalized vintage models, flashy foreign racers, rare collector’s cars and other legendary motorized vehicles, including trucks, mini cars and motorcycles. In addition to the Concours d’Elegance competition on July 19, the four-day event schedule includes a bourbon tour, a hangar bash, a silent auction and a Tour d’Elegance across the Bluegrass.
 
On July 19, automobiles will be judged for historical accuracy, presentation and cleanliness during the Concours d’Elegance. To celebrate its 10th year running, the Concours will feature the Winners’ Circle Reunion, a display of winning vehicles from the past 10 years.
 
Iconic makes like Maserati, Duesenberg, Stutz, Maxwell, Pierce-Arrow, Porsche, Lincoln and Ferrari will be on exhibit. At a special exhibit, visitors can meet with Margaret Dunning, whose 1930 Packard 740 was the first car to win 100 points in the Classic Car Club of America.
 
“We have an exquisite collection of automobiles that span from the earliest years of the motorcar to future classics,” Connie Jones, co-chairman of the event, said. “And every aspect of this event raises funds to help the patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. It’s our mission — and our passion — to help improve health care for Kentucky’s children.”
 
Since its debut in 2004, the event has raised $625,000 for Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Judging begins and doors open to the public at 9 a.m. July 19. Admission for adults at the gate is $20 and free for children ages 12 and younger. For more information about the event, visit keenelandconcours.
 
Elizabeth Adams is an information specialist senior with the University of Kentucky.


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