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Tickets still available for this weekend's Concours d'Elegance on Hilton Head

Organizers of the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival report that tickets sales remain strong and are ahead of last year's as the car event starts today with the Car Club Jamboree.

Tickets remain for the two-day event at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, where more than 150 cars will be displayed each day, says Concours executive director Carolyn Vanagel.

Tickets for today are $25, and for Sunday, $30. They can be bought and printed out at www.hhiconcours.com/tickets.html. Tickets also can be purchased at the gate. The cost is the same, whether bought online or in person, but the online purchase can save you a wait in line, Vanagel says.

Today's Car Club Jamboree will feature an array of muscle cars, performance vehicles and Italian cars, including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Fiat.

Sunday's highlights include the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo, with one of the top collections of pre- and post-war Alfas, and the 60th anniversary of Jaguar with a special class of Jaguar E Types, she said.

New this year for both days is the Motoring Midway, which showcases vehicles of today and technologies of tomorrow.

New cars will be on display from BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo and Hyundai; the latest models can be test-driven for free, Vanagel said.

Cars of tomorrow will be on display at the "Road to the Future" exhibit. Attendees also can experience the early days of agriculture with the "Life on the Farm" exhibit with more than 30 farm vehicles, some dating to the 1800s, she said.

The gates open both days at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

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