Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 Automotive NewsArrow PictureInaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance to Take Place in May 2013 
Inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance to Take Place in May 2013AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

Inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance to Take Place in May 2013  For more than 100 years, Pinehurst has crowned champions in some of the most prestigious events in the world. The U.S. Open Championship. The PGA Championship. The Ryder Cup. Now a new champion will be named on the storied links, this time for 'Best in Show' for automobiles at the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance will combine the world-class amenities of Pinehurst Resort, special experiences for all attendees, some of the greatest vehicles ever created and an opportunity to benefit and honor the men and women of the military from nearby Fort Bragg, NC.

Four days of events are planned for the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance starting on Thursday, May 2nd with an Aerodrome Party at nearby Moore County Regional Airport. On Friday, May 3rd, many of the concours-participating vehicles will take part in a road rally, with plans being finalized with Fort Bragg for a special route from Pinehurst to the base. A collector car auction will be held on Saturday, May 4th, as well as a 'Heroes' Gala event that evening at Pinehurst Resort. The inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, featuring more than 150 of the most historic automobiles and motorcycles from around the world, including significant military vehicles, takes place on Sunday, May 5th.

The Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance was created and developed by Dean Kessel, an avid auto enthusiast and 20-plus year motorsports marketing veteran. Kessel and his team of highly regarded and experienced automotive and motorsports staff, as well as an extremely knowledgeable advisory board, have spent nearly two years cultivating this initiative. The overall goal is to offer an experience at the iconic resort of Pinehurst to show-goers, entrants and corporate partners that will become a 'must-attend' for all automotive enthusiasts.

'North Carolina is recognized as the epicenter of motorsports activity in the U.S., a $6 billion industry, and is home to major corporations in banking, technology, and other prominent business sectors,' said Kessel. 'The state is also home to some of the greatest golf courses in the world, picturesque driving locales, and the best of southern hospitality and for these reasons the region is a worldwide destination. Combine these attributes with some of the best car collections and collectors – many of them located nearby - and the history and prestige of Pinehurst and Fort Bragg, and the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance will rank among the top experiences in the automotive world.'

Pinehurst is a world-class destination and an ideal locale for a Concours d'Elegance. Known as the birthplace of golf in the United States, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, PGA Tour Championship and many others. In an unprecedented decision by the USGA, it will serve as the site for both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships in back-to-backweeks in 2014. Pinehurst is accustomed to major events, hosting more than 40,000 people per day at the U.S. Open Championships and tens of thousands of others throughout the year.

Amenities at Pinehurst abound, from the quaint Village of Pinehurst to a multitude of hotels, including the flagship Carolina Hotel and the famed Pinehurst No.2 course, all within a short walk or shuttle ride, enabling patrons, entrants and residents to easily experience most every activity scheduled from May 2nd through 5th.

'We're excited to welcome this event and its traditional loyal following of visitors to Pinehurst Resort and the Village of Pinehurst,' said Tom Pashley, Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Pinehurst Resort. 'Vintage automobiles and classic golf courses share many similarities. Both tend to be visually stunning, their architecture is studied by enthusiasts for inspiration, and they withstand the test of time. It seems a natural fit to host the event at Pinehurst.'

Fort Bragg is one of the largest and most active military installations in the world and is located just a short distance from Pinehurst. From World Wars I and II through current conflicts in the Middle East, and elsewhere around the world, tens of thousands of America's sons and daughters have answered the call to duty and have lived, trained, and been deployed from Fort Bragg. Plans are currently being made between the Commands at Fort Bragg and the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance to involve the base and military members throughout the four-day event. Tentatively, these plans may include a road rally to the base, an insider's view of Airborne and Special Operations Forces, and plenty of interaction between the Concours entrants, attendees, soldiers and their families, all geared to create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

'To have an event as prestigious as the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance located so close to Fort Bragg is a win-win for all involved,' said Tommy Bolton, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. 'As these plans continue to come together, we certainly recognize there are many automotive enthusiasts at Fort Bragg that can have the opportunity to see these vehicles and get to meet the people behind them.

'The entrants will also have the great opportunity to meet some of America's greatest warriors and their family members,' Bolton continued. 'Offering entrants and attendees an opportunity to gain an active perspective of a 'soldier's experience' can only enhance the exceptional nature of this event. The mutual benefits should be quite unique for everyone.'

Additional information about the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, including the latest news about the event, may be found at www.pinehurstconcours.com. Please also see the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Pinterest page, all accessible via the website.

   Recent Articles
2014 Concours of America a Success

• 36th annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's a Resounding Success!

• 1932 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria by Murphy and 1939 Bugatti T57C Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck win Best of Show at 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's.


More Than 250 Cars on View for Picture Perfect Day and 4th Successful Year at New Location

Plymouth, MI, July 27, 2014: Blessed by near perfect weather, on Sunday, July 27th, the 36th Annual Concours d'El....
ONE-OF-A-KIND BMW I8 CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE EDITION TO BE AUCTIONED DURING PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE WEEKEND

BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition to be sold at Pebble Beach Auctions presented by Gooding & Company with proceeds benefitting the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 25, 2014… In celebration of the US arrival of the BMW i8, the world's most innovative sports car, a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, ahead of the ....
ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS BESPOKE SUPER SALOON: THE FINEST OF FAST CARS

◾Exclusive super saloon sees return of evocative Lagonda nameplate
◾Innovative special project champions exclusivity
◾Strictly limited series production from early 2015

25 July 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.

As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious and exclusive super s....
BUGATTI PRESENTS THE NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR ITS EB – ETTORE BUGATTI COLLECTION FALL/WINTER 2014/15

The unique surroundings of the French Alps are the current inspiration, continuing the lifestyle project launched by Bugatti in September 2013. Slightly eccentric in tone but extremely refined, the Fall/Winter collection confirms the coherence with the brand's DNA and its strong flamboyant character, which is the essence of the Bugatti man.

Protagonists of the photographs are the precious overcoat with mink fur collar, the impeccably tailored velvet Blue Carpet Soirée tuxedo and the special G....
JANN IS THE MAN AT HOCKENHEIM

• Nissan's gamer-turned-racer wins GP3 race at German Grand Prix


HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Virtual-to-reality, gamer-to-racer, sim-to-win. Call it what you like. Jann Mardenborough showed the world he has what it takes to win in GP3 against the cream of the crop of single-seater racing talent. A polished and composed drive from pole position saw Jann take the checkered flag for Arden Motorsport as the winner of race two at Hockenheim ahead of ysterday's German Grand Prix.

Marden....
NISSAN TO RACE ON THROUGHOUT 2014

◾Next up is biggest test of the newest NISMO Athletes: the Spa 24 Hours
◾Bob Neville celebrates his 'Silver Jubilee'
◾A record 96 gamers coming to GT Academy Silverstone Race Camp over the summer

LONDON, UK – The Spa 24 Hours is often the biggest test faced by the NISMO Athletes in their first year of competition. This weekend's race – the fourth 24-hour event for Nissan this year – sets the stage for the continuation of Nissan's racing social media campaign, which has struck a chor....
Automobiles with Exceptional Provenance Highlight Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 10, 2014) – Gooding & Company, celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions and record-breaking results, will begin its second decade as the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® on August 17 and 18. Gooding & Company is pleased to share a hand selected group of consignments from our Pebble Beach Auctions with exceptional provenance. Exciting entries include an extremely rare 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with spectacular one....
Looks, Rarity, Performance: The Ultimate Connoisseur's Ferrari at RM Monterey...

LOOKS, RARITY, PERFORMANCE: THE ULTIMATE CONNOISSEUR'S FERRARI, 275 GTB/C SPECIALE HEADLINES RM AUCTIONS' FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE

• RM Auctions offers the first of only three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales, chassis 06701, at its flagship Monterey, California sale, August 15-16
• With its two sibling cars unlikely to ever become available, 06701's offering is a historic and unrepeatable opportunity to acquire one of the world's most important automobiles
• Exceptional 275 GTB/C Speci....
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  
2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition
2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition  2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition  2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition  2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition  2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition  
2014 Holden VF Commodore Sportwagon
2014 Holden VF Commodore Sportwagon  2014 Holden VF Commodore Sportwagon  
2014 Holden VF Commodore Ute
2014 Holden VF Commodore Ute  2014 Holden VF Commodore Ute  
2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  
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 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery  2014 Land Rover Discovery  2014 Land Rover Discovery  2014 Land Rover Discovery  
2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept
2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom