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2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Our Reunion Cars were lined up on the Show Field NASCAR style with the race cars in the front row.
Our Reunion Cars were lined up on the Show Field NASCAR style with the race cars in the front row.
The collection of cars on display was wonderful.

Katrina and I just returned home with great big smiles on our faces. We had a terrific time at the Talladega Family Reunion held in conjunction with the 2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. We want to thank each and everyone of the volunteers that helped put on such a terrific event. Unfortunately, there was some moisture in the air but it did not dampen any of our fun. I had more than one Concours Official thank us for our participation especially that of one of our Team Members, Rich Turner, who brought his Tiny Lund number 16 NASCAR tribute car to the event all the way from Florida. Rich blew the engine up on the car while loading it on the trailer. Nothing stops a Ford; he continued to Lexington and put his car on the show field Friday afternoon so as not to be in the way on Saturday. It was pouring down rain on Friday and misted a good portion of Saturday morning. The Officials made note of the fact; especially when a large number of other show cars sat in their trailers and pulled out Saturday morning because they did not want to get their “lovely” cars wet! That’s ok, if they are afraid their non-Ford products might melt in the rain they should go home.

Here is a group photo of all those who attended as Participants or spectators at the 2014 Concours d'Elegance in Lexington KY. There were still others who attended as guests and we welcomed them with open arms as well.
Here is a group photo of all those who attended as Participants or spectators at the 2014 Concours d’Elegance in Lexington KY. There were still others who attended as guests and we welcomed them with open arms as well.

Not only were there some fantastic cars on the show field the Concours crew and Officials were all extremely pleasant and helpful. I did not hear one bad word about the show from anyone in our group. The free lunch provided to participants was very good. For those that participated in the silent auction there were some great treasures to be had at a very reasonable price. We were all very pleased with the event.

However, one thing was better than the cars on the field, the hospitality of the Officials and the beauty of the show field and that was the camaraderie of the Talladega Spoiler Family. Everyone who attended either as a participant or a spectator truly seemed to have a good time. Most of us were able to meet Friday and Saturday nights to share some extremely good food and memorable stories at local restaurants. I was afraid our large group might have gotten a little out of hand at times but one of the restaurants even called me the next day to ask how things went and when we would be back! When was the last time a restaurant did that for you?

If you have never attended this event please put it on your Bucket List you will not be disapointed.

We are already discussing how we will top this next year. If you have some suggestions jump over to the Talladega Spoiler Registry Forum and add away!

Where else can you find a wonderful car being captured in artistic glory on the Show Field. The weather was not a problem for either.

 I will be publishing more photos from the show in the upcoming days.

The Show Field was a little light on cars this year due to the rain but the quality cars and people stayed and were the real winners.
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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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