The other weekend, I traveled down to the rolling green acres of Kentucky for the annual Keeneland Concours event. There was a wide selection of vehicles at the show, and I love taking pictures.
Read on if you’re ready for some vintage American luxury.
This Imperial Newport was the top offering from Chrysler in 1955, sold under separate luxury marque Imperial.
Imperial styling was not bashful â€” acres of chrome and the stand-up rear lamps assured you were noticed.
Real wire wheels and real metal trim. Luxury.
The 1963 Ford Thunderbird was the last year of the second-generation model.
Viewed from the rear, the styling is pure spaceship.
Two rather wealthy persons can sit in front, with the 6.4-liter V8 stretched out miles ahead of them.
Produced for 1956 throughÂ 1958, the Studebaker Golden Hawk was the top of the line coupe offering from the South Bend, Indiana firm.
The company dropped the luxuriousÂ Golden Hawk from its lineup after a brief but sharp recession in 1958 led to dismal sales.
For 1957 and ’58, Studebaker supercharged its 4.7-liter V8, boosting output to a very sporting 275 horsepower.
The sheer size of this Pontiac Bonneville from 1965 was impressive.
The flowing lines of the fourth-generation model were quite a departure from prior Bonnevilles, which favored a more squared-off approach to styling.
Available for 1946 through 1948, the Chrysler Town and Country sedan featured some amazing woodwork.
1950 was the final model year for any real “woodie” offering from Chrysler. In 1951, aÂ new Town and Country generation debuted with a distinct lack of exterior tree.
That’s all for today. Let us know if you’d like more Concours Picture Time editions.
[Images: Â© Corey Lewis]