With its miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, idyllic year round weather and, what seems like, an infinite number of golf courses within its 60 square miles, Hilton Head Island is, without argue, known best as a golfer’s paradise. However, Hilton Head Island is fast becoming known for something surprising…remarkable automobiles.
In 2002, Hilton Head Island was introduced to the Concours d’Elegance – an entity that emerged in the United States more than 60 years ago in California offering a stage for the most elegant, immaculate and flawless of classic cars to compete for the coveted title of Best of Show.
Since its inception, Hilton Head Island has set itself apart from other Concours events expanding into a Motoring Festival, the only of its kind on the East Coast boasting a speed weekend in nearby Savannah, GA an array of new car displays, test drives and automotive-themed exhibits, and, of course, its own Concours d’Elegance.
North America’s finest positioned under the spreading oaks and cascading Spanish moss characteristic of the famous South Carolina ‘Lowcountry’ is enough to get just about anyone’s engine going. With the beautiful setting of Hilton Head Island as the backdrop, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is one of the finest events in the country.
The 11th annual Festival is scheduled for this fall, Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2012. For more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com or ‘Like’ the Motoring Festival at www.facebook.com/HiltonHeadIslandConcoursdElegance.