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The 9th Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2012

Over 920 acres of Kentucky bluegrass pastureland and pleasant weather provided car owners and the public with an outstanding backdrop for the year’s Keeneland Concours, hosted at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The exceptionally friendly staff, beautiful setting and superb cars made this show a wonderful event for all who attended.

The 9th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance was held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 and featured Packard automobiles along with an array of more than 130 Classic Cars, collector automobiles and motorcycles on display. Every class winner and runner-up received a trophy, while each entrant received a Bluegrass Award Ribbon.

A magnificent 1929 Stutz Model M Lancefield Coupe took home the Best of Show honors. The Best of Show trophy was presented to CCCA members Richard and Irina Mitchell, owners of the 1929 Stutz.

Kara Heissenbuttel of Keeneland and Bill Spoerle of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with CCCA National Director Tom Jones, Chairman of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance.

The 1929 Stutz Model M Lancefield Coupe also won its class, Coachbuilt Classics. It was originally purchased new by the Woolworth Brothers and bodied by Lancefield Coachworks of London, England. It is the only Lancefield coupe to be supercharged and only one surviving out of five built. It was restored by Old Iron Works located in Montgomery, Texas.

“We were all amazed by this sinister looking car,” said Keeneland Concours co-chair Tom Jones. “The car faced some very tough competition, but considering the rarity, detail and exquisite restoration, our judges made an excellent choice for Best of Show.” The Best of Show Award is presented by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Keeneland Concours in honor of Mari Hulman George.

The Keeneland Concours d’Elegance showcases the finest in automobiles and is one of the great summer attractions in central Kentucky. Hundreds of exquisite examples of automotive history from across the U.S. gather on the grounds of the Keeneland Race Course each July. More than 200 collectibles were also displayed in the area reserved for Lexington car clubs. The Concours draws thousands of visitors and has many events including a Bourbon Tour, Hangar Bash and the Tour d’Elegance that travels the area’s scenic back roads.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital to help bring better healthcare to the children of Kentucky. The 10th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 18-21, 2013. For more information, visit

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