Motor on Over to the Motoring Festival!


This year at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance you will be treated to glitz and glamor with the “Life” exhibit featuring Life of the Rich & Famous. The highlight is three 1956 Continental Mark II’s that pay homage to this year’s honorary chairman, Edsel B. Ford II and the entire Ford family.  Following it’s debut in 1955, the Mark II quickly became the car of choice for Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. “We feel privileged to have all three of these styling masterpieces on display at the Festival this year, including the only Mark II in the world with a cloth-upholstered roof,” said Carolyn Vanagel, President of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. “To our knowledge, this is the first time that Mr. Ford will be seeing all three of these family cars together – it is an honor to share this experience with him.”

The other cars that will be included in the Life of the Rich & Famous exhibit are:

•1955 Porsche Spyder
•1961 Jaguar E-Type
•1965 AC Cobra
•1985 Daimler Ds420 Limousine
•1989 Daimler DS420 Limousine
•1990 Jaguar XJR-9R
•1995 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

The best place to stay while enjoying the Motoring Festival is in one of Beach Properties of Hilton Head’s oceanfront villas in Palmetto Dunes.  Villamare is an oceanfront complex  offering oceanfront, oceanview and ocean oriented villas. Each villa has a full kitchen, large open floor plan with spacious bedroom suites and private balconies off the living room and select bedrooms. Complex amenities include a large oceanfront pool with hot tub, children’s pool, grilling area, indoor pool,hot tub, sauna and fitness center, and covered parking with elevators.

Call Beach Properties at 800/671-5155 today and ask about the Fall Promo of Pay for 3 Nights and Stay for 4 or Pay for 4 Nights and Stay for 7.

Concours d’Elegance is October 24-November 2.  To see the full schedule of events or purchase tickets, click here!