2016 Hilton Head Motoring Festival: Concours d'Elegance, Auctions America, and Car Club Showcase

November, 2016 -- Despite having endured the effects of Hurricane Matthew just a few short weeks ago, the Hilton Head community is up and running, full speed ahead. The Hilton Head Motoring Festival (HHMF), which has become one of the most anticipated events on the Island, began with the Savannah Speed Classic (see our coverage) and culminated with the Concours d'Elegance on November 6 at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. The Car Club Showcase, also held at the Port Royal Golf Club, and Auctions America's car auction, held at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, were two other headlining events.

Here are some of the sights and sounds at the Hilton Head Motoring Festival.


Top Winners: 2016 Concours Best of Show, People's Choice, and Paul Doerring Awards
People's Choice - 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer, Best in Show - 1914 Stutz Bearcat, Paul Doerring - 1953 Maserati A6GCS, right to left Best of Show - 1914 Stutz Bearcat, owned by Brian and Trish White of Apex, NC Paul Doerring Founders Award - 1953 Maserati A6GCS, owned by G. Larry and Patricio Wilson of Georgetown, SC People's Choice Award - 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer, owned by Douglas Dressier of Ocean Isles Beach, NC


Other Award Winners at 2016 Concours d'Elegance
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat 1948 Packard Series 22 Woodie Station Wagon 1956 Continental Mark II 1954 Packard Convertible 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1956 Pontiac Safari Wagon 1958 Darracq/Talbot Lago T-150-C 1968 Shelby GT-500KR 1970 Corvette LT-1 196 Lotus Type 64 Indy Race Car Award Winning Corvettes 1970 Chevelle SS 396 1969 Corvette L88 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Fuelie 1954 Corvette


More Cars on the Show Field
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith 1949 Cadillac Club Coupe (in foreground) 1908 Moon C Demi-tonneau (in foreground) Shelbys on the Show Field A Pair of 1968 Shelby GT-500KR Convertibles 1972 Oldsmobile 442 1970 Corvette LT1 and 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 1932 Helicron 1952 Citroen Cogolin Messerschmitt Squadron 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 w/Owners 1955 Messerschmitt KR200



Auctions America Sales


Auctions America, the official auction company for the Hilton Head Motoring Festival, returned to Hilton Head for its second year. A 2004 Porsche Carrera GT topped the leder board as the biggest sale at this year’s auction. The sale was made in after-auction negotiations. A 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 captured the second highest sales spot (see the below video). But, the biggest sales surprise of the day was for a car that might be the most original of its kind - a 1957 Porsche 356A. Bidding on this “time capsule” Porsche started strong with multiple bidders, and didn’t end until the final price paid was three times the estimate. Here are some of the cars at this year's auction.

2004 Porsche Carrera GT Sold for $800,000 (including commission) 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Sold for $726,000 (including commission)
	1957 Porsche 356A Barn Find Sold for $665,500 (including commission)
	2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition Sold for $305,250 (including commission)
	1936 Ford Woodie Sold for $40,700 (including commission)
	1965 Volkswagen Beetle with Camping Trailer and Boat Sold for $29,700 (including commission)



2016 Car Club Showcase Cars


The Car Club Showcase features car clubs from throughout the Southeast and beyond. These clubs, which select ten cars that best represents their passion, are separated into either American or European classes. This year's European entrants featured cars of Germany, with clubs representing BMW, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The Car Club Showcase is held the day preceding the Concours d'Elegance. What a warmup act!

Best American Car: 1970 Oldsmobile 442, Best European Car: 1956 Porsche 356A, People’s Choice: 1963 Corvette Roadster, Best of Show: 1973 Ferrari Dino 246
1933 Dodge Bros. Sedan Delivery 1963 Corvette Roadster 1968 Shelby GT500 KR 1956 Porsche 356A 1970 Oldsmobile 442 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 1978 Corvette, Longest Distance Driven (1,067 miles)