2014 Hilton Head Jamboree and Concours d'Elegance


The 13th Annual Jamboree and Concours d'Elegance were held November 1 and November 2 at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.   eClassicAutos was once again onsite to bring our readers highlights of this two-day festival of cars.


Car Club Jamboree


The blustery and unusually cool day didn't prevent die-hard car enthusiasts from attending Saturday's Jamboree.   Approximately 20 car clubs, representing both domestic and international marques, such as classics from chapters of the AACA, Ferrari, Porsche, Mustang, Corvette, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, spanned the 1st and 18th Fairways.  Among the hundreds of classic cars in attendance, there were a contingent of Maseratis, celebrating their 100-year anniversary, and post-1973 Jaguars (the honored marque this year). 


The four winners of the Jamboree were a 1930 Packard 733 Phaeton - Best of Show; a 1973 BMW 3.0 CS - Best European Car; a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - Best American Car; and a 1929 Ford - People's Choice Award


  Best of Show, Best European Car, Best American Car, and People's Choice



1930 Packard 733 Phaeton - Best of Show



1973 BMW 3.0 CS - Best European Car



1964 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - Best American Car



1929 Ford - People's Choice


For more photos from the 2014 Hilton Head Jamboree, go to our gallery.


Concours d'Elegance


What a difference a day makes!  With bright skies, and only a light breeze, the Concours d'Elegance was off to a great start, and it only got better from there.  This year, the Concours d'Elegance featured a "Motoring Firsts" exhibit, which showcased notable contributions to the automotive world, and significant automotive firsts, such as a 1917 Detroit Anderson Electric B Model 68 (the first production automobile to use curved glass), a 1919 Leyat Helico (a propeller-driven vehicle designed by Marcel Leyat, a degreed engineer who designed, built and flew his first airplane in 1909) and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder.


Pinnacle award winners, Joseph and Margie Cassini, brought four cars from their stellar collection of classics. The 1934 Packard Convertible Victoria, winner of the  2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, was the first American car and only the fourth Packard to win this prestigious award.   See our coverage of Cassini accepting his Best of Show award at Pebble Beach here and for more photos, visit our gallery.  The Cassini's also brought a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster, which is one of only eight with the body designed by Gordon Buehrig, a 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster, which includes the rare Fleetwood coachwork, and a 1930 Minerva AL 3 Position Carbriolet, of which less than 50 were built.


William and Christine Snyder won the Honored Collector Award.  They showcased a 1930 Stutz MB/SC, one of only 10 supercharged Stutz cars ever built; a 1931 Packard 845; a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, which is one of only 400 blue Corvettes sold that year; a 1963 Ford Mustang Shorty Prototype (the wheelbase was shortened by 16 inches); and a 1966 Ford Shelby GT 350.


Winners of this year's Concours were a 1929 Chrysler Dual Cowl Phaeton - People's Choice; 1938 Bugatti 57C - Best of Show; and 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk - Paul Doerring Award.


Three Top Winners at Hilton Head ConcoursPeople's Choice, Best of Show, Paul Doerring Award



1929 Chrysler Dual Cowl Phaeton1929 Chrysler Dual Cowl Phaeton - People's Choice



1938 Bugatti 57C1938 Bugatti 57C - Best of Show



1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk - Paul Doerring Award



For more photos from the 2014 Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance, go to our gallery.