One of our goals when ever we attend a show or event is to bring more attention to the 1969 Ford Aero cars. Our expectations at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance seemed like the perfect way to accomplish that. Attendees at a Concours of this reputation are not our mainstream followers. This event encouraged participants to dress in period correct costumes to add to the atmosphere. Katrina is always up for such things and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. In the 1969 era Ford’s advertising theme was “The Going Thing” and usually featured lively singing and Go-Go Girls with short skirts and tall boots. We also wanted to bring this atmosphere to the Concours. Judge for yourself if we succeeded.
There was a very strong showing of cars at the 2013 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, KY this year. We were fortunate enough to have been invited to participate in the American Performance, 1956-1979 Class with our 1969 Dan Gurney Spoiler II. However, we were unfortunate enough to be competing with the likes of Steve Honnell and his 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra. All is well, Steve is a friend and his King Cobra is outstanding.
There were some other terrific cars but the Judges made the right decision and placed the “King” on their Throne.
Here are a some photos of the other cars in class.