Rev Your Engines for The 2017 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival
One of the area’s most exciting events, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, is coming up. This motorsport extravaganza will be held from October 27th through November 5th. This year expect a full daily schedule of activities including a luxury car showcase, an aviation exposition, a black-tie gala, and so much more!
One of the main highlights of the multi-day event is that visitors get a chance to view a unique collection of automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and aircrafts. In total, over 500 vehicles will be on display throughout the exhibition. The Car Club Expo will take place at Hilton Head Island on November 4th with entries from car clubs throughout the Southeast. Each car club is asked to choose their 10 best vehicles for award consideration.
The Aero Expo at Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation will also be taking place on November 4th. The night prior, the Flights & Fancy gala will take place, both vintage and new aircraft will be on display throughout the event. The gala will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 10 pm with tickets required. Admission price includes dinner and a full bar.
Many guests choose the two-day ticket option to take advantage of all the events occurring at the Port Royal Golf Club on November 4th and 5th. One of the most unique displays during the exposition is the “Life” expo featuring a range of vehicles that have taken part in 24-hour endurance racing events. There will also be racing boats showcased as part of the festival. On Sunday, the main event at the golf club will be the Concours d’Elegance (French for “competition of elegance”). The most prestigious vehicles in a variety of categories including classics, sport and motorcycles will be on display and judged during this event.
Throughout the November 4th and November 5th weekend, complimentary shuttles will be running back and forth between the Hilton Head Island Public School Complex and the Port Royal Golf Club. Parking is free and the shuttle ride is approximately 10 minutes. There is plenty of seating for the event, but due to the large number of expected guests, visitors are more than welcome to bring chairs and blankets to use throughout the day to relax. There will be vendors on hand to purchase food and drink items while you attend the showcases and competitions.
The city of Savannah will also be home to many of the festival’s events over the weekend. For instance, An Evening of Cars & Cigars will take place on Thursday, November 2nd at Carolina Cigars with highlights including dinner, an open bar, and two cigars per guest. The biggest draw for the event will be the Savannah Speed Classic taking place over the weekend at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. This event takes place near Savannah’s famous River Street, and offers a road race experience with a detailed look into the logistics of racing. Spectators, drivers, crew and families can all enjoy this event.
The Cypress of Hilton Head is conveniently located nearby the exposition site for this annual event. Many of our residents love the convenience of attending the daily activities and then returning to our luxury community to unwind. For more information about our award-winning continuing care retirement community, give us a call today at 1-888-815-4571.