The Motif Collective - Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance 2016
Welcome to our Hilton Head 2016 Edition!
This is my 6th issue of The Motif Collective and the third covering the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance. When Hurricane Matthew hit the region so hard and close to the start date this year I was both thankful and delighted to see the event was still going to take place.
To date this issue has been focused on the Concours, but I have to mention that the week actually kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic right across the water from River Street in Savannah. The races and opening in the City Square are definitely a must see for any car lover. Beautiful weather, scenery and very small crowds create an intimate up close and personal motoring event experience, surely a memory to be cherished for a lifetime. If you have not been, you must put this on your calendar for next year!
This year’s Concours was again a fantastic gathering of amazing machines combined with perfect weather and the always beautiful backgrounds of the Port Royal Plantation. I am always overwhelmed visiting the cars on the field, but even more so during the weeks that follow working on the images and really digesting the backgrounds on these prized vehicles. From a 1935 MG PB Airline Coupe, only one of 14 built and six remaining, to a 1961 Lotus Elite Type 14 that won the 1961 Monte Carlo Rally and was purchased by the current owner’s father in 1963, the whole experience is always off the scale.