Entering its 18th year, the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival is a motoring extravaganza held each year off the coast of South Carolina. Featuring a motoring exhibition at the Grand Prize of America Circuit and a fabulous Concours d’Elegance at the Port Royal Golf Club, the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance is an exceptional event to celebrate all things automotive.
This year the HVA has partnered with the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance to feature a special class devoted to cars we have inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Register. Cars to be featured in the class include the 1947 Tucker 48 Prototype “Tin Goose” (NHVR No. 05), 1907 Thomas Flyer (NHVR No. 12), 1933 Graham 8 Sedan “Blue Streak” (NHVR No. 19), and the 1985 Modena Spyder (NHVR No. 22). This group of vehicles will be 1/6th of all register cars currently documented by the HVA and will the first gathering of NHVR cars outside of our annual Cars at the Capital exhibitions.
When asked why the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance wanted to partner with the HVA to showcase these register vehicles, Carolyn Vanagel, the organization’s president, had this to say:
“We have a common goal of sharing automotive history. This is a natural fit. It took a lot of effort and coordination, but it was well worth it. This is an exhibit our guests will have exclusive rights to. It will never have been seen anywhere else. And these cars are part of our country’s history.”
-Carolyn Vanagel, the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance’s President
Enthusiasts attending the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance will first have an opportunity to see these cars on display in Bluffton, South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff. The cars will be on display from 12pm to 2pm in Montage Palmetto Bluff’s Moreland Village. Following the Bluffton preview, the cars will move to the grounds of the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island where they will be on display during the Festival’s Car Club Showcase (Saturday, November 2 from 9:00am to 6:00pm) and Concours d’Elegance (Sunday, November 3 from 9:00am to 4:00pm).
Tickets can be purchased for the show and motoring festival at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance website.