Hurley Haywood has been named Honorary Chairman of the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival 2010. Haywood will be on hand during the Festival’s Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic event, October 29 – 31, offering celebrity hot lap rides and setting the standard for others to compete against all Festival long on Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox.
“Hurley Haywood just seemed to be the perfect fit for this year’s event as we set the Speed Classic on a weekend of its own for the first time this year. We’re excited to get him out on the Grand Prize of America Track on Hutchinson Island and give the attendees a real show,” said Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival’s Executive Director.
Haywood closed his storied career with strong showings in the Brumos #59 car including a first place finish at Homestead alongside Joao Barbosa and, at the 2009 Rolex 24, an unforgettable third place behind his teammates in the Brumos #58 car winning. His many wins include five at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Haywood currently serves as Vice President of Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, FL as well as Chief Driving Instructor for the Porsche Sport Driving School and Brumos U, the company sponsored driver familiarization program. He has been inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of American, the Sebring Hall of Fame and Watkins Glen’s prestigious “Legends of Glen’ Hall of Fame.
The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival will again feature its four events in 2010. The signature pieces include the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic managed by Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd. (HSR), October 29 – 31 on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island, the Car Club Jamboree, November 6, the Motoring Midway, November 6 & 7 and the Concours d’Elegance, the centerpiece of the Festival, November 7, all at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC.
Other highlights of the 2010 Festival which will feature Chevrolet as its Honored Marque include: the return of Road to the Future, a display of the latest technological advancements in the automotive industry; a feature of Italian marques in the Car Club Jamboree, and anniversary classes for both Alfa Romeo (100th) and Jaguar E-Type “XKE” (50th).
Ticket prices for the 2010 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, which will take place October 29 – November 7, start at $20 with advance purchase discounts available online through October 15. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased either online or at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free; ages 12 and up receive entry for $5 per day (with a student I.D.) and military (with an active duty I.D.) receive ½ off general admission ticket prices at the gate.
For more information, call (843) 785-SHOW (7469) or visit www.hhiconcours.com.
[Source: Hilton Head Concours; photo credit: Rolex / Stephan Cooper]