Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance 2022

November, 2022

Top Of Inner Page

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.

Grand Motoring Banner Ad

Special Awards

Award Automobile Owner
People’s Choice Award 1956 BMW 502 Paul Queck of Indianapolis, IN
Best Buick Award 1956 Buick X “Mitchell Buick” Steve Plunkett of London, Ontario CN
Chairman’s Award 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide William Clark of Bel Air, MD
Grand Prize of America Award 1912 Packard Race Car Blain Mortorsports Foundation of Visalia, CA
Paul Doerring Award 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Jimmy P. Leonard of Swainsboro, GA
Preservation Award 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Dave Leonard of Skillman, NJ
Spirit of Motoring Award 1952 Avalle ALF Barchetta Howard Banaszak of Amelia Island, FL
Timeless Elegance Award 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe V12 Mark Becker of Jacksonville, FL
Women Driving America Award 1957 Ford Thunderbird Margie Barton of Augusta, GA
Rolling Elegance Award 1936 Horch 853A Special Roadster Robert J. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA


Class Winners

Class Automobile Owner
European Classic – Open (Best of Show) 1936 Horch 853A Special Roadster Robert J. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA
Rare English (Best of Show Finalist) 1939 Lea-Francis Super Sports Jim Wulf of Doylestown, PA
American Production (Best of Show Finalist) 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Robert Thomas of Indianapolis, IN
Sports Cars International 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Lorenzo Triana of Plano, TX
Automotive Beginnings Brass Era to 1922 1914 Simplex 50 David Peeler of Waxhaw, NC
American Classics – Open 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster Richard Harding of Xenia, OH
Sports Cars American 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Lynn Libby of Elizabeth, PA
Sports Cars Italian 1957 Alfa Romeo David Yager of Mooresville, NC
Sports Cars – Porsche 356 1957 Porsche 356 Carrera Michael Harling of Dallas, TX
Production Autos Von Deutschland BMW to 1975 1960 BMW 507 TS Series II Walter Scott of South Londonderry, VT
Micro Cars 1960 Fiat Jolly Thomas Zarella of Gloucester, MA
VIP Customs 1963 Corvette ‘Harley Earl’ The Rare Wheels Collection of Windemere, FL
BMW M 50th Anniversary 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Scott Hughes of Sunset, SC
Sports Cars – Porsche 1973 Porsche 911S John Weyrauch of Punta Gorda, FL


More Eye-catching Automobiles at the Concours
Sights and Sounds of the Concours

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