Hilton Head has something special for Saturday showgoers

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Porsches align for a club display at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival's car club day | Andy Reid photos
Porsches align for a club display at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival's car club day | Andy Reid photos
Porsches align for a club display at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival’s car club day | Andy Reid photos

The final weekend of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance includes a twist that many other concours have copied — a Saturday car club jamboree.

This event brings together a variety of car clubs, many of the car specific groups, some more regional in nature, and invites members to show their cars on the same fields that will host the concours on Sunday.

The event allows many people who have nice cars that are not quite concours calibre to show off, and also provides a nice display for spectators as well.

Each entrant gets a sign describing their car and the prestige of being involved in an amazing concours weekend.

The cars at the 2016 Jamboree were amazing, with everything from Chevrolet Corvairs and Corvettes to high-end Porsches, Mercedes-Benz and Ferraris. While most were relatively modern cars, there also were plenty of pre-war and even Brass Era vehicles.

Photos by Andy Reid

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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