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Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance starts today

Hanko Rosenblad, of Yulee, Fla., dusts off the interior of a 1953 Allard Palm Beach on Sunday at the 13th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival.
Hanko Rosenblad, of Yulee, Fla., dusts off the interior of a 1953 Allard Palm Beach on Sunday at the 13th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Theophil Syslo

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance starts today on Hilton Head Island, following a weekend of activities in Savannah.

The 14th annual event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head. Complimentary parking and shuttle service from the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, will be available for both days of the event.

General admission for the Car Club Showcase and festival exhibits today is $45 and includes access to shuttle service from the Port Royal Golf Club to the Aero Expo, an aviation exhibit which pairs airplanes with cars from the same era, at Hilton Head Island Airport.

Parking for the aviation event will not be available at the airport.

Today's events also include an auction from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

The auction will feature approximately 100 investment-grade vehicles, from American classics to European sports cars.

Spectator passes are available for $25.

General admission to the Concours d'Elegance and festival exhibits on Sunday costs $50. Sunday's Concours competition will feature collector automobiles from 1973 and earlier.

Multi-day passes are available. Tickets for all events can be purchased at the gate or online.

In addition, a Motoring Midway featuring a variety of exhibits and antique motorcycles from the famous Cannonball cross-country race also will be on display both days.

For more information, visit www.hhiconcours.com.

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