Motoring Festival Events

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation Ramp

Friday, November 3 7:00 PM - 10:00 pm

Tickets

$175 - $3,000

Complimentary shuttle from the Port Royal Golf Club

Saturday, November 4 9:00 AM - 4:00 pm

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Saturday, November 411:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Port Royal Golf Club

Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION

TICKETS

Daily Admission, Multi-Day Passes and VIP Packages available for purchase online.  Click here for a full list of offerings.


PARKING

Complimentary parking will be offered at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn (70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926). Complimentary shuttle service back and forth to the event site at Port Royal Golf Club (approximately a 10 minute ride) will be offered continuously both Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. 

Click here for downloadable/printable directions.

Complimentary bicycle parking is available on-site at the Port Royal Golf Club.  Owners are responsible for locking their own bicycle.  For details, click here.


Important Event Information

Dogs are NOT allowed at the Hilton Head Island venue.

We DO encourage you to bring your own chair/blanket to the event...we have ample lawn seating available for spectators!

Backpacks, large purses and camera bags will NOT be allowed past the ticketing gates.  Please plan accordingly.


LOCATION

Port Royal Golf Club is located adjacent to Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.  The Club is part of the Heritage Golf Group and is situated next to The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the Festival's 2017 Official Host Hotel.  For directions to The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, click here.


Register

Applications for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance and Motoring Midway are currently being accepted.  If you would like your vehicle to be considered, click here to submit an application.  
Registration is open for those members of clubs who have been invited to participate in the 2017 Car Club Showcase.  To register now, click here.

FLIGHTS & FANCY AEROPORT GALA

The Kick-Off for the Hilton Head Island Festivites

Join the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival in celebrating the history and future of aviation at the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala.  Vintage and new aircraft (including the BRAND NEW Cirrus Vision Jet and a Gulfstream G280) will be on display alongside covetable automobiles and the latest makes and models and prototypes from the Motoring Festival's 2017 automotive sponsors.


EVENT DETAILS
When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (access to the Priority Boarding Cocktail Hour (6 PM to 7 PM) is available to Priority Boarding Ticket holders and Corporate Tables)
Where: Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation Ramp
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Priority Boarding Sposnored By:


TICKETS
**A portion of all tickets sold will benefit the Festival's charitable fund, Driving Young America.

Flights & Fancy Priority Boarding Ticket
$275 per person (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Includes:

  • Access to Cirrus Aircraft's Priority Boarding Cocktail hour (6 PM to 7PM) to include food and full bar
  • Access to the Gala from 7 PM to 10 PM with food and full bar
  • 1 Parking Pass for on-site at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation Ramp
  • Commemorative Artwork signed by the artist

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Flights & Fancy Corporate Table
$3,000 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Includes:

  • Access for 10 to the Priority Boarding Cocktail hour (6 PM to 7PM) to include food and full bar
  • Access for 10 to the Gala from 7 PM to 10 PM with food and full bar
  • 1 Reserved/Named Table for you and your guests
  • 5 Parking Passes for on-site at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation Ramp
  • Commemorative Artwork signed by the artist

Available for purchase through the Motoring Festival Office (Call 843-785-SHOW (7469) ext. 5).

Flights & Fancy Ticket
$175 per person
Includes:

  • Access to Gala from 7 PM to 10 PM with food and full bar
  • Shuttle Transportation from parking at the Port Royal Golf Clubhouse (10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC) to Gala venue      (approximately a 5 minute ride one way)
  • Commemorative Artwork

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

CAR CLUB SHOWCASE

This year's Car Club Showcase will feature Clubs from throughout the Southeast and beyond.  Each Club selects the 10 cars that best represents their passion.  Cars, grouped by Club, will span the 1st and 18th fairways of Planter's Row Golf Course at the Port Royal Golf Club and will be split between American and European marques.  

2017 participating Clubs include:
     Alee Mobile Unit Classics
     Austin Healey Club of America
     BMW Car Club of America - Sandlapper Chapter
     British Car Club of Charleston
     Carolina Dreamers
     Classic Car & Trucks of Beaufort
     Corvettes of Hilton Head
     Ferrari Club of America - South Carolina Chapter
     Friends of the Showcase
     Grand Strand British Car Club
     Great Smoky Mountains Region, AACA
     Jacksonville Mustang Club
     Jaguar Society of South Carolina
     Lowcountry Oyster & Motorcar Driving Society
     Low Country Sportscar Club
     Mercedes-Benz Club of America
     Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club
     Porsche Club of America - Coastal Empire Region

Registration for the 2017 Car Club Showcase is only available to selected members of invited clubs.  If you're interested in having your club participate at the 2017 event, contact Bill Schmitt via email

AERO EXPO

AVIATION RETURNS

The Motoring Festival returns to the sky to celebrate its 16th annual event.  Festivalgoers with a ticket to the Car Club Showcase (Saturday, Nov. 4) will have access (via complimentary shuttle from the Port Royal Golf Club) to the Aero Expo.


THE EXHIBITS

Aviation contributes to the Motoring Festival on Saturday when the Aero Expo is open to Festival attendees. Located a short trolley ride away, Motoring Festival attendees will have a first-class journey through the past, present, and future of the auto and aviation timeline. Vintage aircraft from the past as well as new and advanced Aircraft will be on display. These splendid flying machines will be complimented side by side with comparable driving machines. Classic Automobile examples as well as new and advanced Automobiles will be on display. This unique mix of flying and driving exhibits will multiply the interest and excitement of the Aero Expo.


ACCESS

Entry to the Aero Expo is included with your entry to the Car Club Showcase, Saturday, November 4, 2017.  You can ONLY access the Aero Expo from the main event venue at the Port Royal Golf Club.  The Aero Expo is a short 5-minute shuttle ride away and a complimentary shuttle will be running continuously throughout the day during event hours (9am to 4pm).


AVIATION EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

Applications for the 2017 Aero Expo Aviation Exhibitors will be accepted in spring 2017.  Questions? Contact Pres Henne at (843) 290-9599 or preshenne@aol.com

HILTON HEAD ISLAND AUCTION

Auctions America proudly returns to South Carolina, November 4, for the third installment of its Hilton Head Island sale. The official auction of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, the boutique afternoon auction will round out Auctions America’s 2017 calendar by lifting the gavel on a handpicked roster of more than 100 blue-chip collector cars and select automobilia. From American classics to European sports cars, the automobile offering spans the spectrum of the market, shining a spotlight on a broad variety of automotive styling and engineering. The sale will be held at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and limited consignment opportunities are available. For further information, please contact an Auctions America car specialist today.

LOCATION
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 681-4000

SCHEDULE
Friday, November 3
Preview (open to the public): 10am to 6pm

Saturday, November 4
Preview (open to the public): 9am to 11am
Auction (Bidders, Consignors, Event Pass (spectator admission) Holders* and qualified media only): 11am to 6pm
* Spectator admission is $25 and available for advanced purchase online (click here to purchase) or at the door day-of if available.

TICKETS
Event Passes (spectator admission): $25 per person (click here to purchase)
Catalogs will be available for purchase on-site for $20

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information, visit Auction America's Hilton Head Island Auction webpage

To register as a Bidder, click here.
For Consignment information (How to sell), click here.

Auctions America Contact Information:
info@auctionsamerica.com
(877) 906-2437

CONSIGNMENT HIGHLIGHTS
More information to come!

TWO DAY FEATURES

LIFE FOR 24 HOURS

One of the most unique features of the Festival, the 2017 ‘Life’ exhibit will feature a display of vehicles from iconic 24-hour, endurance races.  Step into the shoes of an endurance racer and what it takes to race for 24 hours.  Cars from LeMans and the Rolex will take center stage on the Awards Park throughout the weekend.


O N   T H E   W A T E R 

An exhibit of the boating lifestyle featuring some of the finest antique watercraft from throughout the United States.  This year's exhibit will showcase racing boats.


 P I N N A C L E   A W A R D 

sponsored by 

Specially selected to recognize their contributions to the collector hobby, the Pinnacle Collector is chosen by the Selection Committee to showcase their life’s passion.  Automotive Hall of Famer, Ken Gross, will be honored this year for his role in curating some of the best automotive collections in the country.  He will be selecting cars from rare collections from throughout the United States to show at this year’s Festival.


 HONORED COLLECTOR

sponsored by 

Specially selected to recognize their contributions to the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, the Honored Collector is chosen and invited by the Selection Committee.  This year Robert S. “Bob” Jepson, Jr., noted Savannah philanthropist and businessman, will feature cars from his collection of pre-War American and rare European vehicles.


R E G I S T E R

Interested in showing a specialty vehicle in 2017?  Click here to register now.

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

proposed 2017 class listing

(as of June 14, 2017)

CLASS   01A                    Brass Pre 1916 3 Cyl <30HP
CLASS   01B                    Brass Pre 1916 3 Cyl >30HP

CLASS   02                       Production 1916 – 1949

CLASS   03A                    Honored Marque – Cadillac Classics
CLASS   03C                    Honored Marque – Cadillac Production 1949 – 1962 
CLASS   03D                    Honored Marque – Cadillac Production 1963 – 1973  

CLASS   04                       Classics 1916 – 1948

CLASS   05A                    Preservation to 1955
CLASS   05B                    Preservation 1956 – 1973

CLASS   06                       American Performance 1955 – 1973

CLASS   07A                    Production Modern 1950 – 1973 – American 
CLASS   07B                    Production Modern 1950 – 1973 – International 

CLASS   08A                    Sports Cars – American 
CLASS   08B1                   Sports Cars – English (1.6 L or fewer)
CLASS   08B2                  Sports Cars - English (>1.6 L)
CLASS   08B3                  Sports Cars - English (Austin Healy)
CLASS   08B4                  Sports Cars - English (Jaguar)
CLASS   08C                    Sports Cars – European

CLASS   09                       Class Reunion – American Cars of 1957

CLASS   10A                    Anniversary Cars – Ferrari – 70 Years

CLASS   12                       Micro Cars

CLASS   14A                    Motorcycles to 1973
CLASS   14B                 Motorcycles – Preservation to 1973


register

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance.  If you would like to submit an application for consideration for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance, click here.

THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT & SPA

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is conveniently located in the heart of Port Royal Plantation just steps from Port Royal Golf Club, the event venue. Set alongside the Atlantic Ocean on the Lowcountry Coast of Hilton Head Island, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is a picturesque resort with lush gardens and charming amenities including the Heavenly Spa by Westin and golf and tennis at the Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club.

For an exclusive room rate (limited availability), click here


2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 681-4000