All 400 automobiles on display at Honey Horn over the weekend were show-stoppers, but only a few at the 2007 Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival got to drive away with the prestigious event's top awards.
This year's winners are:
PEOPLE'S CHOICE -- 1936 Stout Scarab, owned by Tim Lingerfelt of North Carolina.
The rarest of the rare: This car was one of nine built by William Stout, an aeronautical engineer in Dearborn, Mich. None were identical and only five are still in existence.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE MOTORCYCLE -- 1925 Indian Scout, owned by Vinnie Grasser.
An early model from the company that, at one time, had the distinctions of being America's oldest motorcycle brand and the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world.
TOP AUCTION SELLERS
Big bucks for a car that originally sold for $3,513 -- a 1953 Corvette attracted a winning bid of $440,000. Only 300 of these first-year Corvettes were built by hand in Flint, Mich., and more than 200 are still accounted for today. Only color available: "Polo White" with "Sportsman Red" interiors.
A 1938 Cadillac V-16 sold for $286,000. The "top-of-the-line" V-16 series is considered one of the finest pre-WWII cars by the Classic Car Club of America.
Best of Show -- 1928 Isotta Fraschini TIPO 8A55 Boattail Speedster, owned by Peter Boyle of Pennsylvania.
The first of two Boattails ever built by LaBaron, this New York Show Car winner has one of the most expensive chassis of all time.
Photos of all of the winners will be posted at www.hhiconcours.com.
From Thursday's track event