The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance 2012 will feature the Ford Motel T as its honored marque when the event returns to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island on November 4th.
The 11th annual Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance will include 23 distinct classes including Brass Era, Classic, Sports and Micro Cars while celebrating America-made vehicles in 10 of those classes: Imported from Detroit, Ford Model T 1909-1915, Ford Model T 1916-1922, Ford Model T 1923-1927, Ford Model T Precursors 1903-1908, American Classics, American Performance, Production Modern 1949-1972, Modified Model A’s, and American Motorcycles. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2012 Concours d’Elegance and acceptances will be determined in July.
“We are thrilled to honor the American automotive industry and the Model T as the featured marque at this year’s Concours,” said Paul Doerring, Chairman Emeritus of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. “The Model T has a long history in creating some of the most significant cars highlighted by ingenuity and performance. This annual Festival has become a signature event for car aficionados and we look forward to once again welcoming them at this year’s event.”
The Americana theme will resonate throughout the 2012 weekend beginning at the Savannah Speed Classic October 26 – 28, where race classes will be chosen to showcase American race classics. The theme will resume at the Car Club Jamboree, November 3, with pick-up trucks, and invited clubs featuring American iconic makes such as Corvettes and Mustangs. A carryover of the Honored Marque theme will include a Ford Model A club; see the evolution of the Model T with these preserved automobiles.
Additionally, Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, will serve as Honorary Chairman and also as the special guest at an intimate dinner party during the Festival.
For more information, call (843) 785-7469 or visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.
[Source: Hilton Head Concours; photo credit: Dennis Gray]