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Bob Lutz Named as 2012 Honorary Chairman At Hilton Head Island Concours
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Bob Lutz Named as 2012 Honorary Chairman At Hilton Head Island Concours  The 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the final Concours events on the 2012 calendar, October 26 – November 4, will include participation from Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: the battle for the soul of American Business, as this year's Honorary Chairman. Lutz joins a list of past Honorary Chairmen that includes names such as Nicola Bulgari, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Bobby Rahal and Dennis Gage, last year's Chairman.

Lutz will be on-hand during the Hilton Head Island portions of the 2012 Festival at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. In addition to a Q&A session on-site during the event's main attractions that will be open to the public, the schedule includes a special 'Evening with Bob Lutz' at an exclusive dinner on that Saturday evening, November 3. Lutz will also participate in the Concours d'Elegance as a Guest Judge on Sunday, November 4.

'We couldn't have gotten a better fit for this year's Honorary Chairman,' said Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival's President. 'With the Model T being featured as the Honored Marque during this year's Concours d'Elegance and the overall 'Americana' focus on this year's event, who better than to have on-hand than the 'best-known auto executive of the last two decades' who helped lead every one of the major American automotive manufacturers.'

Historically, many of the past Honorary Chairmen for the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival have owned their own significant collections with Lutz being no exception. A collector of both classic automobiles and military jets, some of Lutz's most prized pieces include an Aero L-39 Albatros, an advanced Czechoslovakian jet fighter trainer, and an MD-500 helicopter, both of which he also pilots. His collection also contains a number of motorcycles including a BMW K1200RS, BMW K1200S, BMW R1100S, BMW K-1 and a BMW HP2 Sport.

Stew Brown, the Festival's Board Chairman, stated that 'with his major involvement in the automotive industry and his well known affinity for straight talk and honest answers, Lutz's involvement should raise the level of excitement for this year's attendees.'

This year's Motoring Festival Partners include BMW Group of North America, Hilton Head BMW, Porsche, Porsche of Hilton Head at the New River Auto Mall, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Adventure Radio Group and Classic Party Rentals.

Gate ticket prices start as low as $20 and are available (starting May 2012) at a discounted rate online through October 15. Patrons and VIP Packages are also available. Children under 12 get in free, ages 12-18 are $5 per day (with student ID) and military (with an active duty I.D.) receive half-off general admission ticket prices at the gate. Tickets will go on sale late spring. For more information, visit the Festival's official website, www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.

ABOUT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE:

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance has earned the distinction of being one of the nation's signature automobile events and has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society's 'Top 20 Events'. The eleventh annual festival will take place from October 26-November 4, 2012 with venues at both The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort on Hutchinson Island (Savannah, GA) and the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC. The multi-day Festival features four signature events: the Savannah Speed Classic (October 26 –28), the Car Club Jamboree (November 3), the Motoring Midway (November 3 & 4) and, the centerpiece, the Concours d'Elegance (November 4). For more information, please call (843) 785-SHOW (7469) or visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com online.

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