What could be more symbolic at a classy car show held at a prestigious horse race track than to enter through an actual starting gate? That’s exactly what several thousand car aficionados experienced on Saturday at the 10th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, Ky.
Keeneland Race Course is known for its picturesque grounds, stone buildings, white-fenced pastures, and premier thoroughbred horse auctions. If you saw the movie Seabiscuit, then you’ve seen Keeneland, a place where traditions abound. Even the start of the awards ceremony was called to order by track bugler Bucky Sallee, who plays the traditional “Call to the Post” before every race. He’s been doing it for 50 years – more than 12,000 times!
Here's Bucky arriving at the podium in a not-so-traditional golf cart. And here's a shaky (but with good audio) 8-second video clip from his performance.
The car awarded Best of Show was a 1937 Delage D8 120 SS Aerodynamic Coupe. The photo below shows just how far the judges went in search of flaws.