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Hilton Head Concours Selects 2010 Honored Marque

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival will showcase Chevrolet as the Honored Marque when this Festival returns to the South Carolina/Georgia Lowcountry October 29 – November 7, 2010.

“Chevrolet is a marque, in one way or another, that has touched the lives of every American,” said Paul Ianuario, Honorary Judge and member of the Automotive Advisory Board for the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. “Hilton Head is continuing to break from the Concours tradition by showcasing yet another production car as the Honored Marque. Chevrolet is one of the most, if not the most, famous brands in the United States, making it interesting for a wide range of attendees.”

This year’s Motoring Festival will highlight Chevrolet throughout each of its four events. Starting at the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic, October 29 – 31, Historic Sportscar Racing, Inc. (HSR) will incorporate classes to represent Chevrolet. Corvettes, Camaros and Chevrolet-powered cars will all compete as part of the HSR 2010 championship point series. The Car Club Jamboree, Saturday, November 6, will source from Chevrolet-specific clubs from throughout the Southeast and will celebrate the Marque by offering special awards for Chevrolets participating in the Jamboree. The Motoring Midway, an exhibit that was introduced in 2009, will feature the “Life on the Farm” exhibit Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7, to include a display of Chevrolet trucks and station wagons that could be seen in day-to-day life on the American farm.

The centerpiece of the Motoring Festival, the Concours d’Elegance Sunday, November 7, will showcase three classes to provide a complete perspective on the history of the Chevrolet from its beginning: Pre-War Full Sized Vehicles which will range from 1903 to 1942; Post-War Full Sized Vehicles (1943-1960) which is already beginning to receive significant entries from known, rare collections; Corvair, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, which will provide an array of models from two-door coupes and convertibles to four-door sedans and station wagons to stepside vans. No automobiles later than 1972 will be exhibited.

Vehicles in consideration for acceptance to compete in the Concours d’Elegance include a 1955 Chevrolet Teardrop convertible that raised its top automatically after a drop of water made contact, a 1956 Chevrolet convertible with all aspects of the vehicle (interior, body and top) color coordinated and a 1957 Chevrolet convertible showcasing every known accessory available to this specific model. If you own a Chevrolet made before 1973 and are interested in registering for consideration in the 2010 Concours d’Elegance or are interested in showing a Chevrolet truck in the Motoring Midway, you can register online at

“We felt Chevrolet was the right pick for 2010. Last year we featured Mercedes-Benz, and given our event’s Honored Marque history, we thought Chevrolet would best continue to tell the overall history of the automobile,” said Carolyn Vanagel, Executive Director for the Motoring Festival.

Tickets for the 2010 Motoring Festival will go on sale summer 2010. Tickets will be available in advance at a discounted rate on the Motoring Festival’s website,

For more information on the ninth annual Festival, call (843) 785-SHOW (7469) or visit

[Source: Hilton Head Concours]