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Gearing Up for the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival

Vicki Shivers - Thursday, October 13, 2011

Each October and November, car enthusiasts and automobile lovers gather in the South Carolina Low Country for the ultimate motoring event, the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival. In its 10th year, this popular festival will feature an eclectic mix of over 700 racecars, club cars, classic automobiles and even marine craft on display at the various events on Hilton Head Island.


Held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island, the week long event promises to be an exciting time for the whole family. This year’s event will kick off on October 28th and run through November 6th. The motoring event has many scheduled events including the Speed Classic, Motoring Midway, Club Car Jamboree and the Concours d’Elegance. This year’s Honorary Chairman is Dennis Gage; the host of the SPEED Channel’s My Classic Car. Mr. Gage will be at the festival’s events on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6th.


Festival Events

Motoring Midway

Unique to Hilton Head Island, the Motoring Midway offers an eclectic mix of motoring heritage and technology.  Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance and Motoring FestivalExhibits planned for 2011 include: Life in the Fast Lane, Life in the Whoa Lane, historic boats and motorcycles, Road to the Future and the Kids Korral for automotive-themed children's activities.

Car Club Jamboree

The Car Club Jamboree is the most nostalgic day of the Festival, as cars have played a role in all of our lives.  With car clubs traveling from throughout the U.S, an eclectic mix of over 150 cars, including muscle cars, hot rods and European sports cars, help to tell a little bit of anyone's story.


Concours d’Elegance

Under the spreading oaks and flowing Spanish moss, the first Sunday of November is the Concours d'Elegance on Hilton Head Island.  With over 150 classic vehicles competing for the coveted title of Best of Show, the Concours offers that "wow factor" for car enthusiasts.


Savannah Speed Classic

Held in nearby Savannah Georgia, the Speed Classic is a unique race track experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing!  With features such as hot lap rides and pit access, you'll be strapped in, full throttle, and up close and personal. This year’s Gran Marshall is Boris Said, one of the best road racers of all time.

Join the celebration at the 10th Annual Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival. Visit the Festival’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.Get your FREE Hilton Head Vacation Planning Guide today!


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