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1937 Bugatti named top car at Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

More than 130 cars were on display

Lexington, Ky. (July 21, 2015) — A 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante won Best of Show and the Children’s Choice Award during the 12th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance.

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante.
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante.

More than 130 historic cars were on display, including two classes of Maseratis, the featured marque, which celebrated its centennial in 2014. Other cars on display ranged from a 1908 Simplex Speedcar to a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with classic cars, European super cars and American performance cars well represented.

“Each year the Keeneland Concours attracts some of the top collector cars in the country, and we are so appreciative of their owners’ willingness to share them with us, and another strong crowd shows that Central Kentucky is full of automotive buffs who love to spend the day on the beautiful grounds at Keeneland,” said Tom Jones, co-chair of the Concours.

The Judges’ Choice Award went to a 1935 Pierce Arrow Model 1245 Rumbleseat Convertible Coupe, with a body by Brunn, presented by Evergreen Historic Automobiles. A 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder won the Junior Judges Award.

The Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, presented by the Patterson Collection of Louisville, is one of seven similar cars and was owned by the Harrahs Collection and then Carlos Hank and Arturo Keller until 2001. The car was recently returned to its original color and configuration by RM.

Dr. Anthony Manganaro of Ohio was given the Lee Iacocca Award in recognition of his lifetime of supporting the collector car hobby and his philanthropic endeavors.

Chrysler will be the featured marque for next year’s Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, July 15-17, 2016.