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.