1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe Wins ‘Best of Show’ at 2017 Hilton Head Island Concours

Hilton Head Island, SC–The coveted ‘Best of Show’ and ‘People’s Choice’ honors were awarded Sunday November 5th at the closing event of the 16th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club here.

The top honor at Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, ‘Best of Show,’ was awarded to this 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe owned by Steven Plunkett of London, ON Canada.


Attendees at the event chose a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck as their ‘People’s Choice’ winner. The truck is owned by Barry and Deborah Fodor of Ashland City, TN.

Another top honor presented at the close of the annual event was the Paul Doerring Founders Award, established to honor Paul Doerring, one of the key contributing founders of the event. The award went to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder from the Rare Wheels Collection in Windermere, FL.

Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival’s president, noted, “We again reached our maximum of exhibitors this year and encourage owners to submit as early as possible for next year’s event. The world-class hospitality and facilities of our venue, along with an amazing schedule of events that included the events at the Hilton Head Island Airport, and new events like the Satisfy Your Thirst After Party featuring live music from Cranford Hollow have resulted in an even higher quality show field than in past years, and this year’s winners truly point to our growth and success.”

More than 500 vehicles made their way  over the weekend to participate in the 16th annual Festival.

The 17th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 26 – November 4, 2018. For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.