Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 Automotive NewsArrow PicturePast Winners Come Up Big at the Eleventh Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance 
Past Winners Come Up Big at the Eleventh Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'EleganceAddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

Past Winners Come Up Big at the Eleventh Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance  The premier winners, the coveted 'Best of Show' and 'People's Choice' awards along with the 'Most Outstanding Car - Pre-1948' and 'Most Outstanding Car - Post-1948' were chosen today for the prestigious Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, held at the historic Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

Sunday's Concours d'Elegance top honor, 'Best of Show,' was awarded to a 1938 Jaguar ss Coupe owned by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli of Monmouth Beach, NJ. The Ricciardellis were featured at this year's event as the inaugural Honored Collector – a designation awarded for their dedication to the automobile collector hobby and to the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance. The Ricciardellis have previously won both the Best of Show title in 2009 (1933 Rolls-Royce Coupe) and People's Choice in 2004 (1935 Duesenberg). Their latest winner, the '38 Jaguar, is a special-bodied, one-off coupe by Swiss coachbuilder Hermann Graber.

Other significant awards on Sunday included 'People's Choice' awarded to a 1931 Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Spider Corsica owned by Corrado Lopresto of Milan, Italy. Before Mr. Lopresto purchased the car in 2011, records indicate, that after a series of accidents and 8 owners, the car was purchased by Giuseppe Aprile in August 1938 for 4,000 lire. It was suspected that Aprile showed Mario Revelli (the designer) the damaged chassis and designed the body that is fitted to it today. Upon purchasing the car in 2011, the car underwent a complete restoration including help from the Milano Institute of Engineering and Technology to duplicate the correct colors. Mr. Lopresto also previously received the Best of Show title in 2010 with his 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 SS.

Most Outstanding Car – Pre 1948 went to Bill Alley's 1905 Packard Model W5 Passenger Touring and Most Outstanding Car – Post 1948 went to a 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible owned by John & Lynn Cote. Paul Doerring, the Festival's Chairman Emeritus, said, 'We had, in totality, a larger, higher quality show field this year. Receiving more applications than ever before, we had to turn down a number of wonderful candidates. Needless to say, we have a good start to filling the 2013 Concours d'Elegance and this year's top honors are some of the best examples of what a Concours-caliber car truly is. We are extremely proud to add them to Hilton Head Island's history book.' Adding to the sentiment, Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival's President, said, 'I can't wait to see the cars on exhibit next year!'

Past Winners Come Up Big at the Eleventh Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance  

Another notable award, the The Lee Iacocca Award given for 'dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition,' was awarded to Carolyn Sikes, a valued exhibitor since the beginning of this Concours over 10 years ago.

Saturday's top honors for the Car Club Jamboree were the 'People's Choice Award' given to a 1961 Austin Healey owned by Tim Lassiter of the Low Country Sportscar Club, the Honorary Chairman's Award presented by Bob Lutz to William Wood of the Carolina Dreamers club for a 1950 Willys Overland 4-73 Station Wagon and the Best of Show title given to a 1933 Studebaker Commander owned by Stathy Stathopoulos from the Port City Cruizers club.

More than 500 automobiles made their way to the Hilton Head Island, SC/Savannah, GA Lowcountry this weekend to participate in the 11th annual Festival. Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman for General Motors served as the Honorary Chairman and participated at events on Hilton Head Island and noted drivers such as Hurley Haywood, Brian Redman, Tommy Milner, David Donahue and EF Robinson participated at the Savannah Speed Classic's Stars of American Racing panel discussion.

Carolyn Vanagel, President for the Motoring Festival today remarked, 'The event was better than it's ever been – higher quality, more variety, and larger exhibits. The crowds were engaged with our wide variety of offerings – presentations, guided walking tours, parade of cars – and I think we have had a record year. There was an incredible energy on the show field.' Vanagel stated that the combination of the four signature events, the Savannah Speed Classic, the Motoring Midway, the Car Club Jamboree and, of course, the pinnacle, the Concours d'Elegance, as well as the variety of sponsors and the continuation of Motoring Festival Week this year, all contributed the excitement.

Motoring Festival Partners, the event's key sponsors, for the 2012 Festival included BMW Group/Hilton Head BMW/Critz BMW, Porsche of North America/Porsche of Hilton Head, Infiniti, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Hargray, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Adventure Radio, WSAV and Classic Party Rentals.

The 2013 event is already generating excitement amongst its organizers with Porsche chosen as the Honored Marque. More information for the 2013 event will follow.

   Recent Articles
Barn Find Sawyer's Sandhills Museum Collection Slated for Worldwide Auctioneers 14th Annual The Houston Classic Auction

Auburn, IN. December 10th, 2014. Worldwide Auctioneers announced today that a remarkable and long concealed assortment of pre-war, brass era and steam-powered motorcars from the Sawyer's Sandhills Museum Collection will go under the hammer at its 14th annual The Houston Classic Auction. The collection features a fascinating group of rare and venerable motorcars that have been untouched since the mid 1990s, when the Nebraska museum closed its doors for the last time. All ten of the vehicle....
Gooding & Company Adds Two Legendary Ferraris to Scottsdale Offerings Including a 1959 250 GT LWB California Spider

The two-day event will also drop the hammer on a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico along with over a dozen other models from the Italian marque

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 12, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the record-setting auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, announced today the addition of two superlative Ferraris to its Scottsdale roster. New consignments include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California....
SIR STIRLING MOSS AND HIS LEGENDARY MERCEDES-BENZ CHAMPIONS REUNITED AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE

Since 1996 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has grown from a regional concours to an international award winning event on a global scale and is ranked at the top of the worldwide concours constellation.

To celebrate two decades of automotive design and competition excellence the 20th Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will reprise the founding Concours of 1996 with our original honoree Sir Stirling Moss. This year marks the 60th anniversary of his record setting victory in the Mille....
World's Top Marques Set to Dominate RM's Arizona Biltmore Sale

• Desirable models from leading marques will cross the stage at RM's Arizona sale, January 15-16 in Phoenix
• Classiche-certified 1964 Ferrari 250 LM with fantastic period racing history leads a list of Ferrari highlights
• Auction also features terrific Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, Packard, Bentley, Shelby, and Audi motor cars
Complete list of entries available at www.rmauctions.com

BLENHEIM, Ontario (December 11, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world's largest collector ....
2015 PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE USA BY YOKOHAMA FEATURES NEW RACES

• Events at NOLA, VIR, Porsche Rennsport Reunion Join Series


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014)
– A new event at NOLA Motorsports Park, a return to Virginia International Raceway and the season finale during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are among the highlights of the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama schedule.

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) unveiled Dec. 9 an eight-venue, 16-round schedule for the series, one of....
ALL-ORIGINAL FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA TO BE OFFERED BY ITS FIRST AND ONLY OWNER AT RM'S AMELIA ISLAND SALE

• RM Auctions presents the 'Condo Find Daytona' at its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14
• Offered on behalf of its original owner, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona recently emerged from 25 years storage in downtown Toronto
• The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, RM sale also lifts the gavel on a spectacular 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Cabriolet, which was judged 'Best of Show' at Amelia Island in 2012
Frequently updated list of entries available online at www.....
ANDIAL DIVISION OF PORSCHE MOTORSPORT NORTH AMERICA OPENS ITS DOORS TO RACE CAR REVIVALS

Santa Ana, California – November 24, 2014 - The first ANDIAL-prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, owned by Porsche Club of America (PCA) member Klaus Viljanmaa (Wichita, Kansas), has been completed and is now running in PCA events, signaling the start of completion of five specially prepared ANDIAL Edition race cars.

Ever since ANDIAL founders, the late Arnold Wagner, Dieter Inzenhofer and Alwin Springer (the company got its name by combining two letters from each of their names) le....
RM Auctions to Sell Historic Daytona 24 Hour-Winning Jaguar XJR-9 at Amelia Island

• RM Auctions secures Works Jaguar XJR-9 for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14, 2015
• The sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA specification XJR-9s constructed, chassis 388 enjoyed huge record of success through 1988, 1989 and 1990
• 2015 marks 25th anniversary of this actual car's historic 1990 Daytona 24 hour victory in the hands of Jones/Lammers/Wallace
• XJR-9 leads a handpicked selection of 80 automobiles at RM's Amelia Island sale, the official auction of the ....
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  
2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept
2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  
2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN
2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN  2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN  2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN  2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN  2014 Saleen FOURSIXTEEN  
2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition
2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition  2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition  2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition  2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition  2013 Dodge Viper GTS Launch Edition  
2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT
2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT  2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT  2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT  2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT  2013 Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT  
2013 Dodge Viper SRT
2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  2013 Dodge Viper SRT  
2013 Ford GTR1
2013 Ford GTR1  2013 Ford GTR1  2013 Ford GTR1  2013 Ford GTR1  2013 Ford GTR1  
2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER
2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  2013 McLaren MP4-12C SPIDER  
2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept
2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept  2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept  2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept  2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept  
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS  2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS  2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS  2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS  2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS