Cadillac honored marque at Hilton Head Festival

Cadillac Cyclone

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. _ The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has selected Cadillac as the honored marque for its 16th annual event. The 2017 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival (HHIMF) will pay homage to the “Standard of the World” throughout the Hilton Head Island weekend of the Festival Nov. 3 – 5.  The Concours d’Elegance, held the final day of the Festival Nov. 5, will have three classes dedicated to Cadillac: Classics 1916 to 1948, Production 1949 – 1962 and Production (1963 – 1973).

Highlights of significant vehicles that will be included in the celebration include:

The Cadillac Cyclone
Built in 1959 by Cadillac, the Cyclone was never mass-produced as a production model. It was one of the last cars designed by the legendary Harley Earl and was the vehicle that inspired the career of GM’s Former Global Design Chief Ed Welburn. The Cyclone’s design was heavily inspired by the aviation and rocket designs of the 1950s.

The Cyclone will be on display Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5 at the Port Royal Golf Club as part of the Pinnacle Collector exhibit honoring Ken Gross. 

1908 Cadillac Model T Victoria touring
The car, owned by Paul Ianaurio of Duncan, S.C., was selected as the centerfold for The Cadillac Story by Angelo Van Bogart after the 18-year restoration. The tulip-bodied Victoria touring car received the VMCCA Award for Best Pre-1912 Automobile in 2003.

The vehicle will be on display during the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Port Royal Golf Club. 

1934 Cadillac Victoria convertible coupe
Only 56 V-16 engines were produced this year.  The car has been owned by some of the most important collectors of this era.

The vehicle will be on display during the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club. 

1955 Cadillac St. Moritz
A re-creation of a 1955 GM Motorama car that was a modified 1955 Eldorado. It incorporates a unique interior with ermine fur, mouton carpets and unique door panels. It is finished in white pearl paint just like the original.

The vehicle will be on display during the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club. 

The Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club will participate with a range of examples during the Car Club Showcase at the Port Royal Golf Club on Saturday. 

For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Tickets for the 2017 HHIMF are available for sale online.

For more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com online.

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