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Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival November 5-7 preview

A rundown of what to expect at the 2021 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival held November 5-7

Steve & Susan Babinsky Named 2021 Pinnacle Collectors 

The Pinnacle Award debuted in 2013 in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance’s move to the world-class Port Royal Golf Club. This year Steve and Susan Babinsky join fellow Pinnacle Award recipients Clive and Janet Cussler (2019), Peter and Merle Mullin (2018), Ken Gross (2017), Miles Collier (2016), Fred Guyton (2015), Joseph and Margie Cassini (2014) and Sam and Emily Mann (2013). Steve has hand-selected five incredible automobiles from their collection showcasing their love for unrestored classic cars to be on display at this year's Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival both Saturday (November 6) and Sunday (November 7).        

More About the Babinskys

Steve and Susan love driving their cars on CCCA Caravans. Steve has served in municipal government and as the mayor of his town. They have been married for 36 years and are restoring an 18th-century farm. “I like to stay busy,” Steve says. You might think that a top restorer would bring examples of his restorations. Steve and Susan have nothing to prove – and they simply love unrestored cars. The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance is delighted to honor Steve and Susan Babinsky this year.

2021 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

- 10:00 AM
Decontamination Wash Demo with Elliot Remington
Learn the proper way to wash and remove contaminants before polishing, compounding, or waxing.
LOCATION: Driving Young America Boulevard (Awards Park)

- 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Auto Italia Walking Tour
Join Ivan Ruiz on this docent-led tour of one of this year’s special themes.
LOCATION: ACE Hardware of Hilton Head People’s Choice Tent

- 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
American Power & Ingenuity Walking Tour
Join Jim Harrell on this docent-led tour of one of this year’s special themes.
LOCATION: ACE Hardware of Hilton Head People’s Choice Tent

- 11:15 AM TO 12:00 PM
Designers Greatest Hits Tour
Join Moray Callum (Ford, retired), Craig Metros (Ford, retired), Michael Simcoe (General Motors), Jay Ward (Pixar) and Kip Wasenko (GM, retired) as they share their favorite cars on display.
LOCATION: Starting from the Driving Young America Boulevard (Awards Park)

- 11:45 AM
Polishing, Compounding (Paint Correcting), Waxes, Sealants, & Coatings
with Elliot Remington

A simple demonstration to clear up confusing industry jargon.
(We will be actively polishing a vehicle for this demo throughout the day.)

LOCATION: Driving Young America Boulevard (Awards Park)

- 1:30 PM
“Final Wipes” with Elliot Remington
Show Time! The final steps the team at Elliot Remington Auto Studio take to ensure
the very best results.
LOCATION: Driving Young America Boulevard (Awards Park)

- 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Grand STuTZ Walking Tour
Join Carl Jensen for a tour of this year’s Honored Marque.
LOCATION: Grand STuTZ Exhibit (by the Awards Stage)

- 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Volvo Italian Connection Walking Tour
Join Davies Owen for a tour of Volvos with Italian heritage.
LOCATION: ACE Hardware of Hilton Head People’s Choice Tent

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AFTER THE SHOW SATURDAY, THE EVENT GOES ON...

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Satisfy Your Thirst After Party presented by Hagerty
Just because the awards have been given out doesn’t mean the party has to stop. Enjoy live music from South Carolina’s own Synergy Twins and sip on tastings from South Carolina distilleries, breweries and wineries while enjoying some of the most jaw-dropping cars at this year’s event. Enjoy a full cash bar featuring specialty Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Elijah Craig Bourbon cocktails. Complimentary for Saturday ticket holders.
LOCATION: Classics Lounge
Must be 21 to enter. Please drink responsibly.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Hilton-Head-Junior-Challenge

- 10:30 AM TO 11:00 AM
Michelin Junior Challenge Design Live Judging
Join Moray Callum, Frank Campanale, Ben Ebel, Craig Metros, Michael Simcoe, Jay Ward, and Kip Wasenko as they select the grand prize winner of the 5th annual Michelin Junior Challenge Design contest.
LOCATION: Driving Young America Boulevard

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- 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
The Future and Collector Vehicles: Introducing the RPM Futures Class
The RPM Futures Class offers individuals under 30 (or enrolled in an Automotive program) the opportunity to showcase a vehicle they’ve restored at the Hilton Head Concours alongside some of the most exclusive and historically significant vehicles in the world. A panel of restoration professionals, educators, and students will discuss the need for this new class, and how the ever-changing definition of a collector vehicle shapes the future of the interest and industry.
LOCATION: Driving Young America Boulevard

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For more information on the 2021 Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival
visit www.HHIConcours.com

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