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