Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Weekend At the Prestigious Keeneland Race Course (July 14-17, 2022)
July 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$25
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – The 19th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will feature over 160 classic cars at the renowned Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on July 14–17, 2022.
As Concourse d’Elegance is a competition of vehicle quality and elegance, the car show will include judges and awards. There will be many car class awards and one final award for the best car of the entire show, called the “Best of Show.”
The Concours d’Elegance will showcase some of the finest vehicles in the country and will be judged on historical authenticity, presentation, and cleanliness.
On Sunday, July 17th, at 10 a.m., the Concours opens to the public. This is where everyone can come and socialize among the cars on display. Then, at 3:00 pm, the judging ends, and one by one, the cars will proudly drive past the crowd to accept their award.
In addition to the Concourse d’Elegance, the weekend offers a Car Tour d’Elegance, a Car Club and Paddock Car Show, an Automotive Fine Art Show, a Silent Auction, a Bourbon Car Tour & Luncheon, and a Maserati Mingle.
Experience Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in the
Horse Capital of the World.
Unique this year, Porsche will proudly display a host of cars as the featured marque. Porsche Car Classes on display will include Porsche Race Cars, RARE “356” Models, Air Cooled Cars, Water Cooled Cars, and more. These cars will be on display at the Keeland Concours grounds on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Along with the Concours automobiles, the Car Club Paddock Event has grown to be an important part of the weekend event.
Several car clubs will proudly display an eclectic collection of antique, vintage, and classic cars. The automobiles that the clubs show are often symbolic of their club theme.
In last year’s Paddock event (2021), there were approximately 425 car enthusiasts participating from 14 different automobile clubs. The Paddock Event event takes place on Saturday, July 16.
This year, Car Club Paddock Event will host such famous marques as Alfa Romeo, Hot Rod, Audi, British, Corvette, Cobra, Ferrari, Maserati, Mini-Cooper, Miata, Mustang, Porsche, and even some model car collections.
You can join this event by visiting the Car Club Paddock webpage if you are a member of an existing car club and are interested.
QUICK SUMMARY OF EVENTS:
Bourbon Tour – Thursday, July 14, 2022
Concourse d’Elegance – Saturday, July 16, 2022
Sunday Tour d’Elegance – Sunday, July 17, 2022
(Includes: The Car Club Paddock, Automotive Fine Art, and Silent Auction)
Maserati Mingle – Friday – June 24, 2022
You will also be able to participate in a one-of-a-kind Silent Auction at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. This is a fantastic chance to take a break from the other activities and buy some cool car memorabilia. Available will be sports memorabilia with autographs, exclusive jewelry, and other items. Visit the Silent Auction page for further details and a list of items offered. You can visit the Silent Auction page here.
The Keeneland Concours weekend of events includes a Concourse d’Elegance, a Sunday Tour d’Elegance, a Car Club Paddock car show, Automotive Fine Art Vendors, a Silent Auction, a Bourbon Tour, a Concourse Bash, and a Maserati Mingle.
The renowned Buffalo Trace Distillery is available for a VIP Tour and Bourbon Tour. You will be able to visit the recently discovered “Bourbon Pompeii” and wander through it. These historic distillery ruins, which were unearthed in 2016, were a critical component of the underground distillery from 1873.
Take Advantage of Sunday’s Special “Tour d’Elegance and Luncheon”
The Tour d’Elegance is a parade of classic vehicles that drive through Kentucky’s winding backroads. The tour lasts about four hours and takes place on Sunday, July 17. Drivers will leave Keeneland’s Performance Barn and drive first through Pasture at Marksbury Farms in Lancaster, Kentucky, to begin the tour. Together with the Concours vehicles, participants will then be able to take a break at the farm and explore the history of the self-reliant farming element of our event.
The drivers will regroup and continue the tour through the picturesque back roads of Kentucky before a pit stop in Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. While in Shaker Village, drivers will be able to enjoy a delicious gourmet Kentucky-cooked meal in a picturesque Meadow View Barn. Lastly, all drivers are free to head back to the show at their own leisure.
The Tour d’Elegance and Luncheon will take place on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The first car leaves promptly at 9:00 AM
TOUR TICKETS: Two people per car $200. = Driver & Navigator – Each additional passenger $75.(Tour d’Elegance Tickets available here)
Another Fantastic Event is the “MASERATI MINGLE”
The Maserati Mingle is more of an open Preview of cars on display at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. Here you can enjoy a relaxing evening featuring over 40 white-glove hand-picked rare, exotic, classic & collectible vehicles. Featured new and exotic vehicles are supplied by “Maserati of Cincinnati“. Following the show, you can indulge in food and beverages from nearby establishments. Maserati of Cincinnati is the event sponsor for the Maserati Mingle.
The Maserati Mingle takes place on Friday, June 24, 2022, at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. This event is OPEN & FREE to the public.
**Be sure to also visit the Artists Event section at the show. More information about feature artists will be posted on the websites. The Artwork will be on display at the Keene Barn on the Day of the Show.
CONCOURS EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Saturday, July 16th, 2022
TICKETS: Admission on Sunday, July 17 is $25 per person at the gate.
ADVANCED TICKETS: Tickets and admission can be purchased prior to the show for $20,
CHILDREN Are admitted for FREE under 12 years old.
Active Military in uniform are admitted free. Thank you for your service!
- 6:30 am – Field opens to car owners showing cars
- 9:00 am – Judging begins and the field is open to spectators
- 3:00 pm – Award ceremony including the “Best of Show” award
- 4:30 pm – Show ends for the day
► Day of Show gate admission is $25 per person.
VIP DAY OF SHOW PACKAGE
The package includes Concours admission, VIP parking, a complimentary Concours program, and a VIP Luncheon.
VIP Show Day Tickets, $100. per person. Buy Tickets Here
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Date, Location & Admission
- Date: July 14–17, 2021
- Location: Lexington, KY
- Admission: At the gate $25 ($20 in advance online)
- Featured Cars: Porsche – Air Cooled, Porsche – Water Cooled, Porsche – 356, and a Porsche – Race Cars
- Website: www.keenelandconcours.com
- Phone: 859.806.3245
- Year founded: 2004
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeenelandConcours
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keenelandconcours/
- Presenting sponsors: Keeneland Race Course, Audi of Lexington, Blue Grass Motorsport, James Motor Company, Maserati of Cincinnati, Jake Sweeney Automotive, Grundy Insurance
- Number of classic cars last year: 140
- Host Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503-3309, 800.291.9434
- Location description: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY
- Road Car Tour: Tour d’Elegance is on Sunday, July 17, and feat Tour is an exclusive, limited-ticket road trip to one of Kentucky’s famous bourbon distilleries.
- Last year’s Best of Show: 1931 Packard 840 Roadster of
Tom and Donna Tuls
2022 KCdE CAR CLASSES
Class 1 – Antiques thru 1924
Class 2 – Vintage 1925 – 1942
Class 3 – CCCA 1915 – 1948
Class 4 – Coach Built Classics
Class 5 – Collector American 1946 – 1975 “open” Convertibles and Roadsters
Class 6 – Collector American 1946 – 1975 “closed” Coupes and Sedans
Class 7 – European Sports
Class 8 – Foreign Classics
Class 9 – Youngtimers
Class 10 – Chevrolet Corvette
Class 11 – “American Performance” 1955 – 1975
Class 12 – Future Classics
Class 13 – Loud & Furious
Class 14 – Carriages
Class 15 – Motorcycles
VIDEO: Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will be following the most current COVID-19 guidelines posted by our state and federal authorities, along with guidance from Keeneland Race Course. At this time, please wear a mask if you think you have been exposed or have not fully received the COVID-19 Vaccine. Also, we ask that you follow the protocol and standard guidelines for Social Distancing when appropriate. The safety of our attendees is very important to us – make sure to follow hand washing and sanitizing protocol to protect yourself and others. If you are having symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling sick, please stay home, and seek medical treatment when necessary.