The Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2010 was held Saturday, July 17th at the Keeneland Horse Racing Course in Lexington, Kentucky, featuring the marque of Ferrari.
The seventh annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance is part of a larger four-day event that includes a tour of a Kentucky bourbon distillery, the Venetian Masquerade Gala, the Hangar Bash and the Tour d’Elegance that winds through the beautiful Bluegrass country. The Keeneland Concours main event not only featured the Ferrari rolling works of art, but also included special exhibits, shopping opportunities, automotive art, a silent auction and hundreds of cars in the Car Club Paddock.
Photographers Al Wolford and Gary Kessler were on hand to document the 2010 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. It was Wolford’s first trip to the events at Keeneland, and he was thoroughly impressed.
Wolford stated, “The venue is beautiful with nice facilities on a rolling grassy area with plenty of trees for shade. The area is fairly compact making it easy for the crowd to get from one area of display to another. The car club paddocks surround the show field, again making them easy to get to.”
“The cars were displayed in circular arrangements by group which I had not seen before; but found very nice. It made for a clear delineation between one class and the next and also spread the people viewing the cars out somewhat. The displays were with the rear of each vehicle toward the center of the circle with the noses pointing out,” Wolford continued.
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Winners
Antique through 1924: 1919 Detroit Electric 75B Brougham, Jill & Gary Eippert Vintage, 1925-1949: 1939 Buick Century 66C Convertible, F. Robert & Mariya Suchyta Classics through 1948: 1931 Cadillac V12 Dual Cowl Phaeton, Cy Hanks Coachbuilt Classics: 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom ll Town Car, Greg Aarssen Ferrari Early: 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa, Bob & Marianne Anderson Collector American, 1949-1975: 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible, Bill & Judy Detzel Collector Foreign, 1949-1972: 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, Jim Johnston Sports Classic through 1974: 1968 Maserati Mistral Spyder, Ivan & Myrna Ruiz Sports Contemporary, 1975-1999: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, Jim & Walene Borowske Racing, All Years: 1949 Crosley Hotshot #19, Tim Freshley Ferrari Racing, All Years: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, The Patterson Collection Ferrari Late: 2004 Ferrari Enzo, Phil & Martha Bachman American Performance, 1961-1975: 1964 Chevrolet Nova SS, Rick (Opie) & Susan Willis Wooden Power Boats: 1926 Platzer Gold Cup Racer, Bill & Julie Munro Lost Legends, 1946-1970: 1957 Dual Ghia, Alex Campbell Motorcycles, Pre-1975 US: 1947 Indian Chief, Gene Brown Motorcycles, Pre-1975 Foreign: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Gene Brown Future Classics, 2000 to Present: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, David & Susan Hall
Children’s Choice: 1955 Studebaker Speedster Hardtop, Don & Marlene Bisceglia People’s Choice: 1995 Ferrari F50, Don Bailey Judge’s Choice: 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT, Kevin Cogan Junior Judge’s Choice: 1959 Ferrari 259 GT Tour de France, The Patterson Collection
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Photo Gallery One (photo credit: Al Wolford)
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Photo Gallery Two (photo credit: Gary Kessler)
[Source: Keeneland Concours; photo credit: Al Wolford and Gary Kessler]