If you are familiar with PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, then you will immediately recognize the Keno brothers, high-energy twins who are quick to point out the key differences between a $500 Chippendale table copy and a multimillion-dollar original. Hemmings Motor News has a good write up on the brothers’ upcoming auction – which we hope to have more on in the near future.
Surrounded by collector cars since birth, Leigh and Leslie Keno are lifelong car guys who restored their first car, a 1963 Jaguar XK-E roadster, at age 16 (with their father’s guidance). They’ve judged at Pebble Beach, lectured as subject-matter experts on automotive preservation and contributed to the book The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles. This November, the brothers will add to their impressive resumes with the debut of Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions in New York City.
Scheduled to coincide with art auction season, their “Rolling Sculpture” sale will take place on November 19, at a yet-to-be-announced Manhattan location. The auction will be preceded by a two-day display of the cars on offer, which will seek to highlight their status as rolling works of art. In the words of co-founder Leslie Keno, “Each car is extraordinary, and will be displayed so that its history, styling and special attributes can be appreciated within its unique historical context.”
For more information on the Keno brothers’ upcoming auction, visit KenoBrothers.com.