Corrected Dates For Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival

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The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will take place October 24 – November 2. Jaguar Is the Honored Marque for the 2014 Festival. With nearly 80 years since the SS Jaguar name first appeared, the marque has far-reaching appeal and a wide breadth of history.

Both Motoring Festival venues will honor the contributions Jaguar has made to the automotive industry: Hutchinson Island’s The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (Savannah Speed Classic) and Hilton Head Island’s Port Royal Golf Club (Concours d’Elegance, Motoring Midway and Car Club Jamboree).

“With a display of Jaguar racecars planned for this year’s Savannah Speed Classic and three classes of Jaguars to be displayed at this year’s Concours d’Elegance as well as Club participation at the Car Club Jamboree, we will have a truly unique and full-scale representation offering enthusiasts, owners and collectors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the heritage of the iconic British brand,” said Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival’s President. The Motoring Festival and its signature events is one of only very few national automotive gatherings to combine racing, collecting, enthusiast and lifestyle activities within one action-packed week.

Outstanding examples from private collections and award-winning Concours Champions will help tell the complete history of the Jaguar brand. From the popular E-Type to a class of saloons to cars that have been owned by notable names – part of this year’s Life of the Famous & Infamous exhibit – and dating as far back as 1929, attendees will get see a complete spectrum of the Jaguar story.

In addition to the celebration of Jaguar, the Motoring Festival will also be celebrating 100 years of Maserati and 50 years of American Muscle with the Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO. The Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, November 2, will feature special classes on the Port Royal Golf Course, to honor these 3 significant milestones.

Tickets for the 2014 Motoring Festival are available for sale online (http://www.hhimotoringfestival.com/tickets).

For more information, visit the official Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.

 

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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