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Ninth Annual Festival To Feature Alfa Romeo And Jaguar Exhibits

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Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Set to Celebrate Significant Automotive Anniversaries

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, October 13, 2010: The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include exhibits to celebrate both the 100-year anniversary of Alfa Romeo and the 50th anniversary of Jaguar E-Type (XKE) at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, S.C., November 6 & 7, 2010.

To celebrate these marques’ contributions to automotive history, the Concours event will include a display of 12 Jaguar E-Types and up to 17 Alfa Romeos, including a rare display of classic racers, will be on exhibit Saturday and Sunday, November 6 & 7, in the Motoring Midway show field. Helen McDonald, Regional Events Manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America, said that they “are thrilled to have had the XKE selected as a special exhibit for the 2010 Festival.” In addition to the celebration of the anniversary, Jaguar will be returning as a Motoring Festival Partner for this year’s event and will offer new vehicle displays and ride and drives during the events at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, November 6 and 7.

Paul Doerring, Chairman Emeritus for the Hilton Head Island event, launched the campaign to recruit a class of Alfas to honor their Centennial. “With it being such a significant anniversary with celebrations taking place across the United States and throughout the entire year, we knew that we were in for a challenge in recruiting vehicles. We are thrilled at the outcome and that these noteworthy examples in Alfa’s history have chosen to celebrate at Hilton Head Island,” said Doerring.

Such notable examples as a 1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe, 4.2 liter, Series 2 and a 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 SS will be on exhibit to showcase the history of these two enduring manufacturers.

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 Life on the Farm, a display offering a wide variety of vintage agricultural vehicles including tractors, pick-up trucks and delivery vehicles that helped to shape the farming industry in America.

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 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.

For full details on the 2010 Motoring Festival, visit the official Motoring Festival website at or call (843) 785-SHOW (7469).