Over the weekend I had the opportunity to take in the rain-soaked, intricate-sculpted, sheet metal of prestigious classics at the 2021 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival. The weekend was an interesting one for having such a showcase of rare and intriguing automobiles from all ends of the world due to the forecasted rain.

Fortunately, for attendees and the brave vehicle owners, the show still went on while the rain came down to drench the lawn forcing show organizers to make executive decisions for moving part of the show field onto the pavement and reserve the areas that didn’t succumb to muddy puddles for the remainder of the vehicles. To my surprise, the show was still a delight to showcase some of the most elegant and eye-catching vehicles around. Moreover, the sun started to come out to cap off the event’s festivities nearing the introduction of the awards.

To quickly mention my favorite parts and vehicles, the Legends of the Autobahn display, featuring many rare and enthusiast-loved European vehicles, captivated my eyes from a unique lineup of clean E30 BMW M3s to a unique example of a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 16V 2.5 Evolution. On the primary show field were several classic BMWs that serve as an inspiration for today’s controversial grille design on some modern BMW vehicles. There was also a fine example of a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, that I later found to win the viewer’s choice award. The show field was pure amazement even if the vehicles were covered with rainwater beaded to perfection from their obvious wax and paint sealer coatings.

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2021 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Shines Despite Rainy Weather
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75371/2021-hilton-head-island-concours-delegance
Published Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 19:50:48 +0000

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