Tuesday, November 3, 2009

8th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

The warmth southern hospitality was on display during the 8th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance (www.hhiconcours.com)!

The event displayed four wonderful events including the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic, Motoring Midway, Car Club Jamboree and the Concours d'Elegance. There was always something to admire during this four day event!

It was amazing listening to the stories behind each vintage vehicle. The gentleman in the photograph told the story of how he purchased his 1930 Essex, 53 years ago for $45 dollars! The original price for the 1930 Essex was approximately $685. The event had a relaxing atmosphere and enthusiasts were encouraged to interact with both the owners and vintage vehicles.

The honored Marque for the event was Mercedes-Benz. Please click on the video below to view this gorgeous 1953 Mercedes-Benz 500 K.

This is a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 Spyder! This is the only 246 Dino Spyder with a fuel injected engine.

This is a beautiful 1931 Mercer Convertible Roadster, and was the only car completed by Mercer Company for 1931. The Factory guaranteed 100 mph for it's 140 hp engine! Only 150 miles on the engine!

This is a remarkable 1920 Stutz H. This classic accommondated 6-7 passengers, and had a sticker price of $3,500!

The 8th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival also hosts other exhibits including several beautiful classic wooden Chris Crafts, Test and Drive from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti and Jaguar and the ultra sleek Infiniti Essence concept vehicle. The event attracted thousands of car enthusiast to Hilton Head Island, and it was exciting to see all the enthusiasts enjoying show.

Congratulations to Carolyn Vanagel, Executive Director, and further event organizers in making this event a success! Please click on http://www.hhiconcours.com/ for additional information this wonderful event!

See you in 2010!

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