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20TH Anniversary Hilton Head Island Concours D’ Elegance Basks in Shiny Glory

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The 20th anniversary of the Hilton Head Island Concours D’ Elegance kicked off with beautiful weather this year making up for last year’s cold and nearly rained-out venue. For the 2022 show, the field was vast featuring hundreds of collector vehicles from around the country presented at the unique and exclusive motoring festival on the beautiful island of Hilton Head, SC.

The Automotive Addicts team was on sight to take in the glory of seeing some of the most coveted and exclusive vehicles over the weekend. We captured a variety of automobiles, boats, and some one-off creations and were able to make new friends who are just as passionate as we are about celebrating the automobile. We have a collection of highlighted vehicles in our images gallery that we hope you enjoy and get a taste of what the Hilton Head Island Concours D’ Elegance is all about.

We welcome you to join us in the future years of attending this one-of-a-kind motoring festival!


The 20th anniversary exhibition of automobiles, airplanes, watercraft and more announces 2022 winners with the 1936 Horch 853A Special Roadster owned by Mr. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia taking home “Best of Show”. The grand finale was held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with strong attendance. More than 600 collector vehicles from around the country were presented throughout the event, taking visitors on a journey of innovation, history, art and design.

The 2022 awards recognize the best-of-the-best in automotive alongside five additional categories which were also awarded as follows:

• Best Rolling Art
1936 Horch 853A Special Roadster
Owned by Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia

• Best Production/Performance
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Owned by Robert and Suzanne Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana

• Best Road & Track
1939 Lea-Francis Corsica Super Sports
Owned by Jim and Sue Wulf of Doylestown, Pennsylvania

• Best Motorcycle
1936 Brough SS80
Owned by Andrew Meislin of Camas, Washington

• ACE Hardware of Hilton Head People’s Choice Award
1956 BMW 502
Owned by Paul and Jayne Queck of Indianapolis, Indiana

This year’s robust schedule included transformative exhibits, exceptional seminars, driving tours and designer events that revealed a compelling weekend for every generation in attendance. Nightly events and special programming allowed guests to appreciate the scope, vibrancy and heart of the event, which supports many charity initiatives and scholarships each year.

Lindsey Harrell, the Festival’s President, said, “As we celebrate this milestone occasion, twenty years since our founding, we are grateful for the vision of our board, event team and organizers. Over the course of the last two decades, our vision has grown into one of the most robust motoring events on the East Coast. This weekend was an exciting moment to celebrate what this show means to its audience, from the people who enjoy cars regularly to the visitors who attended for the very first time. It is also an opportunity to reflect on our history, to plan thoughtfully for our future, and to say thank you. We are grateful to everyone who supports us in achieving our goals.”

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival finishes its anniversary showcase strongly with astounding displays for guests old and new. Exhibitors and sponsors alike continue to champion interest and leadership in the world of mobility. Highlights include: Driving Young America’s Michelin Junior Challenge Design involving over 100 Beaufort County High School Students, milestone Life Exhibit collection from Silver Screen to Off Road favorites, Valkyrie Racing’s PXG Polar Porsche from a journey around the globe, Best of Show Hall of Fame vehicles, Wheels of Japan, Dirk and Alexandra de Groen, long-time supports highlighted as the Honored Collector, first time female Pinnacle Collector Anne Brockinton Lee and so much more.

A complete list of winners and awards will be posted to the Festival’s website before the end of the month. For more information on this year’s winner or for information on the 2023 show, visit the official website at www.HHIConcours.com.

ABOUT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE & MOTORING FESTIVAL
The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival’s 2023 event will be held November 3rd through 5th on Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, is a unique, multi-day “Lowcountry” motoring experience that entertains and educates the community while supporting youth programs. Whether four wheels or two, a propeller, a sail or a horseless carriage, the Motoring Festival offers the full gamut with over 700 vintage and specialty vehicles on display. The weekend celebration offers everything from an elegant hangar gala to a showcase of car clubs displaying their pride and joy to the culmination, the heart of the event, the Concours d’Elegance, all with a touch of Southern hospitality. For more on the event, visit https://www.hhiconcours.com.
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