October, 2016 -- The Savannah Speed Classic, one of the headlining events of the Hilton Head Motoring Festival, was held October 28 – October 30 across the river from Savannah, GA. Here, we saw hundreds of historical race cars turn hot laps around the two-mile Hutchinson Island road course. These cars, which were divided into groups of similar styles, vintage sports cars, open wheel, and big bore cars took to the track to relive their glory days and to showcase their competitive racing spirit. To see these colorful machines in a museum would be quite a treat, but having the opportunity to see them in motion, doing what they were designed to do, was truly special. The organizer of this event, HSR, holds events like this across the country to promote competitive races featuring historic sports cars, and to “celebrate the race cars from our past.” Here is a glimpse of the sights (and sounds) of this weekend's Speed Classic.
The Savannah Speed Classic is held each year one week prior to the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and Car Club Showcase. For a look at the 2015 Concours and Showcase, click here.