BEST OF SHOW FROM 2017 HILTON HEAD CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe Wins ‘Best of Show’ at 2017 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

The coveted ‘Best of Show’ and ‘People’s Choice’ honors were awarded on Sunday at the closing event of the 16th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The top honor at Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, ‘Best of Show,’ was awarded to a 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe owned by Steven Plunkett of London, ON Canada.

Attendees at the event chose a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck as their ‘People’s Choice’ winner. The car is owned by Barry and Deborah Fodor of Ashland City, TN.

Another top honor presented at the close of the annual event was the Paul Doerring Founders Award, established to honor Paul Doerring, one of the key contributing founders of the event.  The award went to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder from the Rare Wheels Collection in Windermere, FL.

More than 500 vehicles made their way to the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina lowcountry this weekend to participate in the 16th annual Festival. Numerous automotive icons were in attendance including Ben Ebel (Chairman, Michelin’s Global Challenge Design Program), Michael Furman (automotive photographer), Ralph Gilles (Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.), racer Boris Said, Jay Ward (Creative Director of the “Cars” Franchise, Pixar Animation Studios) and Automotive Hall-of-Famer Ed Welburn (GM’s Former Global Design Chief).Renowned contributors to the automotive collector hobby Ken Gross and Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA were recognized as the 2017 Pinnacle and Honored Collectors.

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 17th year in the fall of 2018. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, October 26 – 28, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The festivities continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 1 – 4,  where the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Film Exhibition kicks off the Concours weekend November 1st with a number of events leading to the Concours d’Elegance Sunday November 4 at the Port Royal Golf Club.

2nd Annual Vintage Auto Film Exhibition featuring Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.  

Friday’s RM/Sotheby’s Driving Tour to Palmetto Bluff with a stop at Mitchellville Freedom Park.

Cirrus Aircraft SR22T at the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala

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Saturday’s Car Club Showcase – Best of Show 1965 Aston Martin DB5

Autoweek’s Design Among the Stars at the South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour:

Sharpie to Napkin: Jay Ward (Creative Director of “Cars” Franchise, Pixar Animation Studios)

Ed Welburn (GM’s Former Global Design Chief)

 Life For 24 Hours Exhibit

Pinnacle Collector display recognizing Ken Gross Concours Awards

Best of Show: 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe

 

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