HERSHEY, PA – Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno are American antiquarians appearing on the popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow for the past eighteen years, the PBS show Find, MSN’s Collect This! with the Keno Brothers, and on Fox’s Buried Treasure. Leigh and Leslie were honored to accompany First Lady Laura Bush on a History Channel tour of the White House entitled The White House Behind Closed Doors. This public side of these brothers is what we all know best.
It may not be too surprising then that these brothers also have a passion for automotive collecting and antique cars, but we bet you don’t know just how deep that pursuit runs! Leigh and Leslie were immersed in the world of classic cars starting from a very young age, as their father Ronald is an aficionado of American, British and Italian motor cars. Leigh and Leslie’s first purchase at age sixteen was a 1963 3.8 litre Jaguar XK-E Roadster, which they restored with their father and still own today. The Keno Brothers are passionate about raising public awareness regarding preserving original components of a car whenever possible. They subscribe to the principle that “a car can only be original once.”
They participate in many world class venues such as Palm Beach’s Cavallino Classic where they showed their 1955 Ferrari Europa 250GT, and Amelia Island’s and Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegances where they acted as judges. They are avid VSCCA racers campaigning their ’59 Lotus Eleven Series II and a ’59 Lola Mk I among others. Their 1980 Ferrari 512 BB/LM competes in the Historic Ferrari Challenge. Their Ferrari Europa was the class winner for preservation for a pre-1970 Ferrari Beach Cavallino.
“We are privileged to welcome the Keno Brothers as Co-Grand Marshalls of The Elegance at Hershey this June,” states Board Member Steve Moskowitz. “They are high-energy personalities and their enthusiasm for the classic car hobby is sure to captivate all of our guests enjoying our weekend-long celebration.”
There will be plenty of photo ops and chances to snag Leigh’s and Leslie’s autographs as the brothers mingle with our guests throughout the weekend. The Kenos will also be exhibiting their beautiful 1969 Lamborghini Miura S at this year’s event.
About The Elegance at Hershey
The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first four years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated over $550,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Contributions are facilitated by significant sponsor support. Together with a great team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward with the 2015 event. The event will be held on June 12, 13 and 14, 2015.
The weekend-long program commences with the Grand Ascent on Friday and Saturday (a vintage race car hill climb), Saturday’s 5K Challenge (a 3.1 mile foot race on the hill climb course), followed by the Saturday evening dinner and auction. The weekend culminates with the spectacular Concours on Sunday. New events this year will be the Concorso Bizarro (an assemblage of off-beat automotive oddities) and seminars that both novice and experienced collectors will enjoy. Adding to the excitement are our special guests including Rick Doubleday, the Executive Vice President and CCO of DexCom (company will be honored for its accomplishments in diabetic care), along with the Keno Brothers, best known from TV’s The Antiques Roadshow. Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho and a Type 1 diabetic, will also grace us with her presence throughout the weekend.
The Elegance at Hershey is currently seeking high-quality sponsors and vendors for its 2015 events. A wide range of vending and sponsorship opportunities exists. Vendors and business interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at The Elegance at Hershey 2015 should contact Don Stabilito at (717) 534-1910 or email@example.com.
For additional information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com.