In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew drenching the Savannah Coast earlier this month, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has announced that this year’s event will not be disrupted by the storm and will continue as scheduled.
That means that on the weekend of November 5-6 the grounds of the Port Royal Golf Club on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island will host a Concours d’Elegance featuring the Pinnacle and Honored Collectors Miles Collier and Jeff Lane, respectively.
“We look forward to welcoming sponsors, participants and attendees to this year’s event,” said Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett. “It represents a real opportunity to tell and show the world what ‘Hilton Head Strong’ really means. It’s an opportunity to show how our community has come together in so many ways. Our history has been preserved, our present secured and our future is assured, and you can see it all at the Concours.”
Hilton Head Island businesses and Motoring Festival partner hotels including its host hotel, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, are fully operational and ready to accommodate those attending this year’s Festival. Festival staffers are grateful to everyone who worked to make this year’s Festival possible, with special thanks to the Town of Hilton Head, the Heritage Golf Group and Port Royal Golf Club.
The Festival actually kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, October 28–30, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The festivities continue on Hilton Head Island the following weekend, November 4-6, with Friday evening’s Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation. The Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala will feature vintage aircraft, live music, food and refreshments.
Saturday’s Car Club Showcase will populate the Port Royal Golf Club with nearly 200 cars and a number of exhibits — including this year’s special exhibit, “Life on the Silver Screen” with the South Carolina Film Commission. Auctions America will add to Saturday’s excitement with their 2nd annual Hilton Head Island Auction at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa starting at 11 a.m.
The Concours d’Elegance will conclude the weekend, taking center stage Sunday, November 6, at the Port Royal Golf Club. For more information please visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.