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Hilton Head Island’s 12th annual Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance

HHI Motoring FestivalStart your Engines! Hilton Head Island’s 12th annual Motoring Festival  & Concours d’Elegance is just around the corner! This event is considered one of the nation’s signature automobile events and one of our own most anticipated.

It includes the world’s major international names in automotive collecting and racing. It has been promised to “be a week you’ll never forget”! Experience our southern hospitality and enjoy the festivities during this fantastic week!

This year, Porsche, one of the world’s most iconic brands, has been selected as the Honored Marque with over 62 years of history, to be celebrated throughout the festival.

Other highlights include the Pace Lap Party, Rolls Royce Driving Tour: Chronicles of HHI, Motoring Festival Restaurant Night, Benziger and Bentley’s Wine Dinner, and the 2nd Annual Evening of Cars and Cigars.

The Motoring Festival starts in Savannah, Ga.,  October 25 – 27:
Kick off the Festival by getting up close and personal with the Savannah Speed Classic that takes place on Hutchinson Island. Savannah’s own little, private island will come alive with hot cars, fast rides, and the roar of engines, offering a unique road race experience on the Grand Prize of America road course, which is situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Take to the Motoring Midway
One of the most unique features of the Motoring Midway, the ‘Life’ exhibit, has an array of beach mobiles, Woodies, scooters, dune buggies and more, offering a glimpse of life on the beach. There will also be a special showcase of cars that could have been a part of Jay Gatsby’s very own collection.

Inspired by the opulence portrayed in The Great Gatsby, the exhibit will feature one of the major ingredients of the larger than life Gatsby lifestyle – spectacular luxury automobiles.

The Concours d’Elegance will take center stage and continue just north across the river to Hilton Head Island November 2-3rd at Port Royal Golf Club, where the world’s collector of cars meet and compete to be awarded “Best of Show”.

And the great news? The weather is supposed to be spectacular all throughout the event! For more information about the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival  & Concours d’Elegance, visit the website: http://www.hhiconcours.com/

This is just one of the annual events here in Hilton Head Island that keep visitors flocking here all throughout the year. Another reason just might be that the weather is still pushing 70 degrees the first weekend of November!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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The 4 Events of The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance

The annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in our area, and packs four awesome events into one week!  We thought the event may be interrupted by the severe hurricane that blew in along the East coast but, thankfully, everything is happening according to plan.

The Motoring Festival began on October 26, 2012 with the first of four events; The Savannah Speed Classic.  Held on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, GA, this event brings back Savannah’s racing heritage.  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 at full throttle, up close and personal.

The second event, Motoring Midway, will be here in Hilton Head this weekend, November 3-4, 2012.  This fun event is unique to Hilton Head Island and offers an eclectic mix of motoring heritage and technology.  Exhibits planned for this year include: Life in the Service, On the Water, Two Wheels, Road to the Future and automotive-themed children’s activities.

The most nostalgic day of the Festival is CarClub Jamboree, is on November 3. 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, a little bit of everyone’s story will be told!

Concours d’Elegance, the main event of the Festival, features over 150 classic vehicles competing for the coveted title of Best of Show, the Concours offers that “wow factor”!  This part of the festival will be on November 4.

Parking (including designated space for handicap parking) is available on-site at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn for $10 per car and complimentary off-site/remote parking is available at the Hilton Head Island Public School complex with a shuttle to the event site.

You can purchase tickets online or at the gate and there are weekend and VIP packages available.  Bring the entire family and remember that kids 12 and under get in for free!

This is just one of the annual events here in Hilton Head Island that keep visitors and new residents flocking here all throughout the year.  Another reason just might be that the weather is still pushing 70 degrees the first weekend of November!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for the Motoring Festival in HHI, will you be there?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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