Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance 2022

November, 2022

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The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, which was held at the Port Royal Golf Club, celebrated its 20th year showcasing an impressive group of elegant and historically significant automobiles. This year, almost 200 examples of rolling art graced the 1st and 18th fairways, providing that perfect photo opportunity for vintage car enthusiasts. Known for its southern hospitality, relaxed environment, and beautiful surroundings, the Concours has become one of the most anticipated events on the Island. Here’s a look at the highlights of this special day in the Low Country.

Best in Show

This year’s Best in Show winner, 1937 Horch 853A Special Roadster, represents the pinnacle of German auto design in the late ‘30s. Only a handful of these ultra-high-end models were built and owned by the top German government officials of the day. Their only contemporaries were the slightly more common Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Roadsters. Although the Horch company did not survive the War Years, it was merged into the present day Audi company, and is represented by one of the four rings in the Audi logo.

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Special Awards

People’s Choice Award1956 BMW 502Paul Queck of Indianapolis, IN
Best Buick Award1956 Buick X “Mitchell Buick”Steve Plunkett of London, Ontario CN
Chairman’s Award1954 Arnolt Bristol BolideWilliam Clark of Bel Air, MD
Grand Prize of America Award1912 Packard Race CarBlain Mortorsports Foundation of Visalia, CA
Paul Doerring Award1957 Cadillac Eldorado BiarritzJimmy P. Leonard of Swainsboro, GA
Preservation Award1964 Chevrolet CorvetteDave Leonard of Skillman, NJ
Spirit of Motoring Award1952 Avalle ALF BarchettaHoward Banaszak of Amelia Island, FL
Timeless Elegance Award1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe V12Mark Becker of Jacksonville, FL
Women Driving America Award1957 Ford ThunderbirdMargie Barton of Augusta, GA
Rolling Elegance Award1936 Horch 853A Special RoadsterRobert J. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA


Class Winners

European Classic – Open (Best of Show)1936 Horch 853A Special RoadsterRobert J. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA
Rare English (Best of Show Finalist)1939 Lea-Francis Super SportsJim Wulf of Doylestown, PA
American Production (Best of Show Finalist)1957 Cadillac Eldorado BiarritzRobert Thomas of Indianapolis, IN
Sports Cars International1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SLLorenzo Triana of Plano, TX
Automotive Beginnings Brass Era to 19221914 Simplex 50David Peeler of Waxhaw, NC
American Classics – Open1928 Auburn 8-115 SpeedsterRichard Harding of Xenia, OH
Sports Cars American1953 Chevrolet CorvetteLynn Libby of Elizabeth, PA
Sports Cars Italian1957 Alfa RomeoDavid Yager of Mooresville, NC
Sports Cars – Porsche 3561957 Porsche 356 CarreraMichael Harling of Dallas, TX
Production Autos Von Deutschland BMW to 19751960 BMW 507 TS Series IIWalter Scott of South Londonderry, VT
Micro Cars1960 Fiat JollyThomas Zarella of Gloucester, MA
VIP Customs1963 Corvette ‘Harley Earl’The Rare Wheels Collection of Windemere, FL
BMW M 50th Anniversary1973 BMW 3.0 CSLScott Hughes of Sunset, SC
Sports Cars – Porsche1973 Porsche 911SJohn Weyrauch of Punta Gorda, FL


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Sights and Sounds of the Concours

For more about the special display cars of the 20th Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, click here.