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Haunted Savannah, Halloween and an Historic Cars and Motorcycle Festival?

June 29th, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

Everyone and I mean everyone flocks to Savannah, the most haunted city in America, for Halloween weekend. This year, one can also enjoy the area’s biggest motoring festival with an historic sports car racing championship point series event in Savannah followed the next weekend with a car club jamboree, a “Motoring Midway” and culminating with the 9th annual Concours d’Elegance competition featuring over 150 vintage cars and motorcycles.

Kickoff begins on Halloween weekend (October 29-31) with the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic which is hosted at one of racing’s “hidden gems,” the Savannah Harbor Race Course on Hutchinson Island (adjacent to Savannah GA’s famed River St, the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic offers everything for the avid performance car fan including historic racing, hot laps rides with certified drivers around the track at racing speeds and touring laps around the track in your own car. 

The second week of the event starts on Saturday, November 6 with the newest to the Motoring Festival lineup and unique to the Hilton Head Island event, the Motoring Midway, an un-judged event, offers a mix of days past while showcasing the vehicles of today and the technologies of tomorrow. With exhibits ranging from historic motorcycles to the newest in automotive technology, the Midway is a dynamic, interactive “trip” through the past, present and future of powered vehicles.

Saturday’s main event, the Car Club Jamboree, invites car clubs from throughout the US.  Those clubs, in turn, chose their best representatives to participate in the. Through national and regional car club participation, the Car Club Jamboree presents cars from the 1940′s to current vintage including Muscle cars, hot rods and European performance cars, 2010 will feature car clubs that celebrate the beauty of Italian design featuring Marques such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Fiat.

The first Sunday of November will be the centerpiece of the Motoring Festival… the Concours d’Elegance. Over one Hundred and Fifty vintage vehicles, many of the finest in the world, will line the fields of Honey Horn, a historic Southern plantation, under the spreading oaks and flowing Spanish Moss characteristic of the South Carolina Low Country, to compete for the coveted title of ‘Best of Show’ and “People’s Choice” Awards.

Believed by many Concours d’Elegance judges, exhibitors and enthusiasts as one of the top few events in the country, Hilton Head Island will celebrate the iconic American marque of Chevrolet as the 2010 Honored Marque including a special class of Corvairs to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. In addition, Hilton Head Island will also feature Brass Era Cars, Motorcycles and Micro Cars as well as offer special anniversary classes for both Jaguar E-Class (50th) and Alfa Romeo (100th).


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