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Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours D’ Elegance Sets Attendance Record

Hilton Head Island, SC. – Heritage Golf Group announces the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, hosted by Port Royal Golf Club, a Heritage Golf Group facility, set a new record for attendance. Over 20,000 attendees were present at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks. The festival is a multi-day, multi-event gathering that honors top names in the automotive industry and showcases hundreds of wheeled, winged and hulled vehicles. For automotive, aviation, motorsports and marine enthusiasts, it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate their passion in one of America’s most scenic locations.

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival reached sold out status for cars in the show earlier than ever before, in both the Concours and the Car Club Showcase. The Festival continues to expand its reach and did so again this year with an all-new new aviation event, the Flights & Fancy Gala and Aero Expo.

“We don’t see the momentum slowing down anytime soon and encourage owners to submit as early as possible for next year’s event,” said Carolyn Vanagel, President of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. “The world-class hospitality and facilities of the Port Royal Golf Club, along with our yearly attendance records, have resulted in an even higher quality show field than ever before, and this year’s winners truly point to our growth and success.”

More than 500 vehicles made their way to the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, to participate in this year’s Festival. Automotive icons in attendance included Manfred Erlacher (President & CEO, BMW Manufacturing), Ralph Gilles (Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.), Lex Kerssemakers (President, Volvo of North America), Norma Saken (The Iacocca Family Foundation), Jay Ward (Cars Legacy Guardian, Pixar Animation Studios) and Skip Barber. Renowned collectors Fred Guyton of St. Louis, Missouri, and William “Tom” Gerrard of Big Sky, Montana, were recognized as the 2015 Pinnacle and Honored Collectors.

“We are honored to host collectors and enthusiasts at one of the fastest growing automotive lifestyle events in the country,” said Rick Shoemaker, General Manager of the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island. “We are thrilled to have such participation and we hope to see an even bigger number at next year’s event.”

The 15th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 28 – November 6, 2016. For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at


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About The Collection On Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Golf Collection ( features a group of three premier, resort-style golf clubs including five award-winning golf courses and 99 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island, SC. Owned and managed by Heritage Golf Group, The Heritage Golf Collection includes Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Shipyard Golf Club, and Oyster Reef Golf Club. With a variety of resort amenities, “Stay & Play” packages and a private country club atmosphere, the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.

About Heritage Golf Group

Heritage Golf Group (, established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.

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