Headline Event: Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

May 08, 2014

Recently ranked as one of the best auto events of 2014 by MSN, Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance returned for its second year at the Pinehurst Resort May 2-4.

The signature event blends the history, heritage and grandeur from three of North Carolina’s proudest traditions – motor sports, golf and military – in a unique celebration of America’s passion for the automobile and for the benefit of the brave military men and women. A premier automotive and lifestyle experience, the weekend consisted of a full schedule of events.

The Iron Mike Rally kicked off the weekend celebration Friday, May 2. Pinehurst Resort and Fort Bragg joined forces for a parade of cars and courage as the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance traveled to one of the nation’s largest Army bases for a day of discovery and fellowship for Concours’ participants.

Saturday, May 3 began with the Pinehurst Fairway Drive at 9 a.m. The Ford Mustang faced off with the 2013 winner of the event – Porsche. Selected Mustangs and Porsches were positioned in a battlefield formation on the first fairway of Pinehurst No. 3. Later that day, a “British Invasion” concert commemorated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America and the elegance of the classic British automobiles. The concert at Tufts Memorial Park featured a performance by Beatles cover band “Let it Be” as well as an opportunity for car buffs to see British Auto Touring Society makes, such as Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus and MG, parked adjacent to the venue.

The weekend concluded Sunday with the signature Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance event. A field of 119 exclusive show cars competed on the emerald green fairways of Pinehurst Resort. A select group of judges awarded the Best in Show to a midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Maryland. Other significant winners included a 1903 Marr Auto Car owned by W. Barton Close of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, which captured the HVA Award and a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Zagato, owned by Corrado Lepresto of Milan, Italy, took the FIVA award. 


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