Skip to main content

Bob Lutz Named as 2012 Honorary Chairman At Hilton Head Island Concours
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

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.

   Recent Articles
A Record 65,422 Visitors Celebrate Motorsports History at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

MONTEREY, Calif., August 25 2015 - For four beautiful sun-drenched days visitors to the Monterey coastal community bore witness to one of the finest collections of historic race cars competing in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A record 65,422 visitors entered iconic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to pay homage to motorsports history.

'It was an amazing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the mighty Shelby GT350 with 38 cars in one group being paced by Henry Ford III and taking ....
BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES FOURTH AND FIFTH AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Edwards/Luhr P4, Auberlen/Werner P5

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 23, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished fourth and fifth in front of the large crowd that watched today's two-hour-and-forty-minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, in Alton, Va. John Edwards and Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 24 BMW Z4, finished fourth. Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner finished fifth in the No. 25 machine. Both BMWs ended the race in the same positions fr....
OAK TREE GRAND PRIX AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PREVIEW

• GT Classes Headline


Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 19, 2015… BMW Team RLL will be racing for an overall victory at this weekend's two-hour-and-forty-minute Oak Tree Grand Prix as round eight of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is held at Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, Va., on August 23 featuring a GT race as the headlining event.

BMW arrives at the 3.27-mile, 18-turn circuit three points in arrears of Porsche in the GTLM class Manufacturer points stand....
CELEBRATE THE ART OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN DURING THE 14th ANNUAL WINTER PARK CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

Central Florida's premier motoring event since 2002, the Winter Park Concours d'Elegance, returns November 13-15, 2015 with enhanced event experiences over the weekend of motoring events.

The Winter Park Concours d'Elegance includes three days of exclusive experiences as one of the most highly-regarded, judged classic/exotic car shows in the United States. The show annually attracts more than 10,000 attendees and features 150 of the world's rarest and most collectible cars.

duPont REG....
RM Sotheby's Sets New Collector Car Auction Benchmark with $172.9 Million Monterey Extravaganza

• RM Sotheby's generates highest ever total for a collector car auction: $172.9 million in sales at its flagship Monterey, California event
• 1964 Ferrari 250 LM claims top sale of the 2015 Monterey Car Week at a record $17,600,000
• Pinnacle Portfolio sets new auction benchmark for a single-day, single-vendor auction at $75.4 million
• RM Auto Restoration claims sixth Best of Show win at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Complete results available at www.rmsothebys.com....
Gooding & Company's Two-Day Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $128 Million

Pebble Beach, Calif. (August 17, 2015) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, realized more than $128 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions this weekend, resulting in a two-day sales company record. During the two-day sale, the auction house sold 115 of 129 lots, an 89% sale rate and their highest ever average price of $1,113,896 per car. During the auction weekend, an impressive 26 cars sold over the $1 million mark including three vehicles o....
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday.

The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this ....
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition  
2015 McLaren P1 GTR
2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  
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 BMW Z4 GTE
2013 BMW Z4 GTE  2013 BMW Z4 GTE  2013 BMW Z4 GTE  2013 BMW Z4 GTE  2013 BMW Z4 GTE  
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