We’re always excited when Stuttgart Studios clients use our product to help display their cars to others, and sometimes that means passing the scrutiny of well-respected concours judges at competitive events around the country. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend for a client with a completely original 1984 911 Targa at the prestigious Keeneland Concours.
Held near the horse track that bears its’ name just outside of Lexington, Ky, the invitation-only Keeneland Concours is one of the finest events in the country. Ribbon-winning cars from Amelia Island, Hilton Head, and Pebble Beach routinely compete at Keeneland in a variety of classes to take home a beautiful silver trophy.
The competition was exceedingly discriminating, with our client facing off against a group of cars that included a 1972 Datsun 240Z that previously earned an AACA Sr. Grand National Award and Z Car Club Association Gold Medallion. Next was a 1981 BMW M1 that previously took honors at the Amelia Island Concours, along with a freshly restored 1968 Porsche 912. Rounding out the class and equally impressive were perfect examples of a Lancia Scorpion Cabriolet, 1973 DeTomaso Pantera L, 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII blessed by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, a 1976 Triumph Spitfire, and an extremely-rare 1969 Iso Grifo.
The 911 Targa — owned since new by our client — finished 2nd in class behind only the Datsun 240Z. Earlier this summer the Targa finished first in class at the prestigious Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati, OH, where Porsche was the featured marque.
Well done to our client! We were happy to do our part and make the vehicle’s record-keeping display a small but meaningful part of the overall presentation of the car.