The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival will recognize significant anniversaries for both BMW and Porsche at the Hilton Head Island Concours, Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2018.
BMW is celebrating both 50 years of the BMW 2002, the “little BMW that changed everything,” according to Scott Dishman, Executive Director of the BMW Car Club of America Foundation, and 40 years of the BMW M1. As part of the celebration, several of the vehicles currently on display in the Icon exhibit at the BMW Car Club of America Foundation’s headquarters in Greer, South Carolina, will be judged as part of the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, November 4. In addition, the BMW Classic Car Club of America and the Sandlapper Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America will be on the field with over 20 cars at Saturday’s (Nov. 3) Car Club Showcase, all at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.
Porsche has been celebrating 70 years of the iconic high-performance sportscars since June 8th (the day, 70 years ago, that the first 356, “No. 1”, was registered for road use) and the celebration will continue through the events on Hilton Head Island this fall. Sunday’s Concours (Nov. 4) will feature an anniversary class specifically for Porsche and the Porsche Club of America – Coastal Empire Region will be on the show field at Saturday’s (Nov. 3) Car Club Showcase.
“We are excited to showcase the extraordinary accomplishments of two of our biggest supporters. Any business would be thrilled to be celebrating a 40, 50 or 70-year anniversary. But this is just a stepping stone for these brands. BMW and Porsche are automotive legends that will be here for many more years to come. We’re excited to see what new models each manufacturer showcases this year,” said Carolyn Vanagel, the Hilton Head Island Concours’ president.
For more information, visit the official Hilton Head Island Concours website at www.HHIConcours.com.