November 8, 2013
With blue skies and perfect temperatures, it was a made-to-order day for an outdoor activity, and what better way to spend your day than to attend a car show. But, not just any car show -- the 12th Annual Concours d'Elegance, which is held every fall on Hilton Head Island. This year's Concours had a stellar lineup, including some special classes that were sure to be make you smile -- a large display of beautifully-crafted wooden motor boats, a contingency of Micro Cars, and group of "Life is a Beach" cars. There were two car displays that had the spectators clamoring for more -- the Great Gatsby display, representing cars from that era; and a group of cars from the 2013 Pinnacle Award winner, who brought three past Pebble Beach Best of Show winners. There was also an impressive collection of Porches on-site to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of this iconic 911 model.
The grounds of the Port Royal Golf Club, which is the new home for Hilton Head's annual Motoring Festival, was the perfect canvas for showcasing these beautiful and unique pieces of rolling art . Here's some of the picture-perfect sights of Hilton Head's 2013 Concours.
A special display of a group of seven cars from the Great Gatsby Era (late '20s to mid- '30s) were headliners at the 2013 Hilton Head Concours D’Elegance. The cars were a 1928 Packard 443 Roadster, a 1930 Stutz Model MB Roadster, a 1931 Pierce-Arrow 42 Convertible Coupe, a 1931 Rolls Royce Transformable Sedan, a 1931 Chrysler Special Roadster, a 1932 Auburn 12-160 Boat-tail Speedster, and a 1931 Cadillac 355A Seven Passenger Sedan. Cars of this period were fast, elegant, luxurious, and the options were completely customizable, dependent upon how much the buyer was willing to spend.
This award honors those who have made significant contributions to the car-collector hobby through their selection and preservation of significant historic automobiles. As this year's Pinnacle Award winner, Sam Mann selected three of his automobiles to be displayed at the this Concours. All three of these were former winners of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance -- the 1938 Delage D8 Devillars Cabriolet won Best of Show in 1996, the 1934 Voisin won Best of Show in 2002, and the 1937 Delage D8-120 AeroDynamic Coupe won Best of Show in 2005.
For more of the sights of the Concours, go to our gallery.