The first Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance (Competition of Elegance) comes to the Pinehurst Resort for 3 days of events from May 3rd through the 5th, 2013. This event is an invitation only – judged event for owners with vehicles based on appearance, history, significance and on vehicle condition. There will be a maximum of 118 vehicles entered – 1 for every year since Pinehurst opened in 1895.
The Pinehurst Resort has also agreed to hold the car show for 2 more years through 2015!!
There are 12 vehicle classifications as follows:
- Brass Era Cars 1895 to 1915
- Production Prewar 1916 to 1942
- Production Postwar 1946 to 1982
- American and European Classics 1925 to 1948
- Sports and GT Cars 1946 to 1966
- Sports and GT Cars 1967 and on
- American Muscle Cars 1961 to 1974
- Race Cars 1900 to present
- Preservation Cars
- Corvette Anniversary
- Porsche Featured Marque Cars
- The cars of Holman Moody (Display; non-judged)
The 3 day event begins at Pinehurst Resort on May 3rd with the Iron Mike Road Rally named after the “Iron Mike” statue at Fort Bragg in nearby Fayetteville NC. There will be Police and Military escorts for the rally participants from Pinehurst Resort to Fort Bragg ending at the Main Post Parade Field on base arriving around 11:00 A.M. Military and their families will be invited to attend and view the cars and meet the participants.
The second day event on May 4th is the RMK Collectors Car Auction. This will be held at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst and separate admission is required. Doors will open at 9:00 A.M and the auction begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 and you can call 704-235-0746 for more information.
The final day is the Inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and the gates will open at 9:00. Tickets are $40 if purchased before May 1st, and you can call 910-973-6594 for more event and ticket information. This final event on May 5th will take place at the #1 holes of Pinehurst’s No.’s 5 and 3 golf courses.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Sandhills Children’s Center and 10% of their ticket sales will be donated to the center. Call them directly at 910-692-3323
Every year there seems to be more to do in Pinehurst! The Concours d’Elegance is much anticipated by many from around the Pinehurst area and I’m sure we will see visitors coming from all parts of the country and maybe even beyond!