Posted by: porschebahn | October 6, 2010

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Announces Honorary Chairman Hurley Haywood

Hurley Haywood

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, is proud to announce that Hurley Haywood, who has been called the ‘most prolific sports car endurance driver’ winning more endurance classics than any other driver in racing history, will appear at the 2010 Motoring Festival.

Named as the premier event’s esteemed Honorary Chairman, Haywood will be on hand during the Festival’s Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic event, October 29 – 31, offering celebrity hot lap rides and setting the standard for others to compete against all Festival long on Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox. Haywood, one of the most accomplished and renowned race car drivers in the world, recently returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the final race of his career.  His many wins include five at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

“Hurley Haywood just seemed to be the perfect fit for this year’s event as we set the Speed Classic on a weekend of its own for the first time this year.  We’re excited to get him out on the Grand Prize of America Track on Hutchinson Island and give the attendees a real show,” said Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival’s Executive Director. 

Haywood, closed his career with strong showings in the Brumos #59 car including a first place finish at Homestead alongside Joao Barbosa and, at the 2009 Rolex 24, an unforgettable third place behind his teammates in the Brumos #58 car winning.

Hurley Haywood currently serves as Vice President of Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, FL as well as Chief Driving Instructor for the Porsche Sport Driving School and Brumos U, the company sponsored driver familiarization program.

Haywood, with his lengthy list of championships, has been inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of American, the Sebring Hall of Fame and Watkins Glen’s prestigious “Legends of Glen’ Hall of Fame.

This year, the Festival will again feature its four glorious events.  The signature pieces include the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic managed by Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd. (HSR), October 29 – 31 on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island, the Car Club Jamboree, November 6, the Motoring Midway, November 6 & 7 and the Concours d’Elegance, the centerpiece of the Festival, November 7, all at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC.  Other highlights of the 2010 Festival which will feature Chevrolet as its Honored Marque include: the return of Road to the Future, a display of the latest technological advancements in the automotive industry; a feature of Italian marques in the Car Club Jamboree, and anniversary classes for both Alfa Romeo (100th) and Jaguar E-Type “XKE” (50th).

Ticket prices for the 2010 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, which will take place October 29-November 7, start at $20 with advance purchase discounts available online through October 15.  Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased either online or at the gate.   Children under 12 will be admitted free; ages 12 and up receive entry for $5 per day (with a student I.D.) and military (with an active duty I.D.) receive ½ off general admission ticket prices at the gate.

Motoring Festival Partners for the 2010 event include the BMW Group, Hilton Head BMW, Porsche NA, Porsche of Hilton Head, Jaguar, Jaguar Hilton Head, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, the Hilton Head Marriot Resort & Spa, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Hargray Communications, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, the Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau, Savannah Morning News, Adventure Radio Group and Classic Party Rentals.

To see what’s in store for the 2010 Motoring Festival, click here. For more information please call (843) 785-SHOW (7469) or visit the official Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival website at www.hhiconcours.com.

ABOUT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE & MOTORING FESTIVAL:

Positioned as one of the last Concours in the national annual show circuit, the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival has quickly climbed the ranks among national Concours events.   In just eight short years, Hilton Head Island is already considered by many as being among those elite USA events such as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island.  The ninth annual Festival will be held October 29 – November 7, 2010 at both The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Hutchinson Island (Savannah, GA) and the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn (Hilton Head Island, SC).  For more information, call (843) 785-SHOW (7469) or visit www.hhiconcours.com.


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