2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance


April 30, 2016 -- More than 300 cars, including 100 Concours registrants and 200+ Fairway Club and other special display cars, took to the fairways at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the 4th Annual Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance. In keeping with tradition, previous years’ winners of the Pinehurst Concours returned to welcome this year's Best of Show winner to their elite group.


The event's growth, in terms of the number of quality cars on the show field and the number of people attending is quite impressive in such a short time. "Last year we saw a big jump in the growth of the Pinehurst Concours, and this year we are experiencing another step in its growth," said Jay Howard, president of the Pinehurst Concours. But, increasing the number of cars on the field is not how Howard and his team gauge success. Their goal is to continue to attract quality classic automobiles, as well as to make the Pinehurst Concours the event to which everyone wants to return. Based on the number of seven figure cars on the show field, and the feedback from both participants and spectators, all indications are that the Pinehurst Concours is on its way to being one of the must-go-to car events on the east coast.


Here are class winners of this year's Concours, as well as the Best of Show winner, a 1928 Isotta Fraschini. The owner of this 2016 Best of Show winner, Peter Boyle of Oil City, PA, has the distinction of being a two-time winner at Pinehurst. He also won Best of Show at the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in 2013, with his 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster.



Best of Show, 1928 Isotta Fraschini


2016 Best of Show - 1928 Isotta Fraschini



Four Years of Best of Show Winners (left to right)

1938 Steyr 220 Glaser (2013), 1931 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood (2014), 1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer (2015), and 1928 Isotta Fraschini (2016)




Best in Class Winners


1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk 1956 Maserati A6G Zagato 1963 Corvette Sting Ray 1958 Cadillac Convertible 62 Series 1936 Auburn 852 S/C Boattail Speedster 1966 Ferrari 275GTB 1964 Shelby Cobra 1960 Porsche 356B Super 90



Other Cars on the Show Field


1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail Speedster 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1936 MG PB 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton 1967 Lamborghini P400 Miura 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale 1959 Porsche 356A Carerra GS GT 1957 Corvette 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T 1967 Plymouth Belvedere, Richard Petty NASCAR 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO The Porsche Club Parade of Classics The Ferrari Club Dedman (People's Choice) Award: 1964 Corvair Greenbrier Sports Wager Featured Race Car: 1978 A.J. Foyt USAC Camaro



This year's event closed with a performance by the Commodores. They recorded seven No. 1 hits, such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Brick House".