Daily Admission, Multi-Day Passes and VIP Packages available for purchase online. Click here for a full list of offerings.
Complimentary parking will be offered at the Hilton Head Island Public School Complex (Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, 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 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.
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.
Applications for the 2017 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.
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.
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 Sponsored By:
**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)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
Flights & Fancy Corporate Table
$3,000 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Available for purchase through the Motoring Festival Office (Call 843-785-SHOW (7469) ext. 5).
Flights & Fancy Ticket
$175 per person
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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. 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.
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.
Interested in showing a specialty vehicle in 2017? Click here to register now.
proposed 2017 class listing
(as of July 1, 2017)
CLASS 01A Brass Pre 1916 <30HP
CLASS 01B Brass Pre 1916 30HP and Over
CLASS 02 Production 1916 – 1949
CLASS 03A Honored Marque – Cadillac Classics
CLASS 03B Honored Marque – Cadillac Production 1949 – 1962
CLASS 03C Honored Marque – Cadillac Production 1963 – 1973
CLASS 04 Classics 1916 – 1948
CLASS 05A Preservation to 1957
CLASS 05B Preservation 1958 – 1973
CLASS 06 American Performance 1955 – 1973
CLASS 07A1 Production Modern - American 1950 – 1959
CLASS 07A2 Production Modern - American 1960 – 1973
CLASS 07B Production Modern - International 1950 - 1973
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-Healey)
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 1941
CLASS 14B Motorcycles 1942 - 1973
CLASS 14C Motorcycles – Preservation to 1973
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance. If you would like to submit an application for consideration for the 2018 Concours d'Elegance, click here.
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.