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| 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.
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