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Premier Collector Car Auction Comes to South Carolina

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Auctions America today announced the newest addition to its 2015 schedule of events, a collector car auction on Hilton Head Island as part of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance. The sale, featuring approximately 100 investment-grade vehicles, will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

Auctions America is the latest automotive leader to select South Carolina for business expansion. The company joins Motoring Festival partners such as BMW, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary of manufacturing in South Carolina, and Volvo, which recently announced South Carolina as the location of its first American manufacturing facility. 

"With our world-class ports and competitive business environment, South Carolina has quickly become a top destination for companies in the automotive industry," said Governor Nikki Haley. "The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival celebrates the diversity and heritage of this industry, and we welcome Auctions America to our state."

From American classics to European sports cars, the Hilton Head Island Auction will shine the spotlight on a broad variety of automotive styling and engineering. Early highlights include: a one-owner 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi, featuring just 3,000 kilometers from new (Est. $375,000 - $425,000); and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code, superbly restored to national prize-winning standards and loaded with factory accessories (Est. $175,000 - $225,000).

"Whether you like to watch, bid or buy, there's nothing quite as thrilling as a live collector car auction and we expect the Auctions America event will be a highlight of this year's festival," said Carolyn Vanagel, president of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. "With over 20,000 anticipated visitors and an amazing selection of cars guaranteed, we encourage collector car enthusiasts to make their attendance plans as early as possible."

Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America adds, "We are thrilled to partner with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance as we continue to expand our national footprint. The Motoring Festival is a perfect fit with our existing calendar, both in terms of its timing, as well as its location; Auctions America specializes in hosting events in some of the country's leading automotive destinations, and Hilton Head Island is certainly a hub for collector car enthusiasts."

In addition to the auction, other new events to the Motoring Festival schedule include:

  • The inaugural Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala on Friday, Oct. 30, including a special preview of select auction vehicles.
  • The Aero Expo on Saturday, Oct. 31, featuring vintage aircraft paired with Concours-caliber cars of the same era.

For more information on the Hilton Head Island Auction, visit www.auctionsamerica.com. Additional information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance is available at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com.

ABOUT AUCTIONS AMERICA

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. For further information visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @auctionsamerica.

ABOUT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance celebrates its 14th year in 2015. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, Oct. 23 – 25. The festivities will continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Oct. 31Nov. 1, at Port Royal Golf Club where the Concours d'Elegance (Nov. 1) will take center stage. For more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com online.

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SOURCE Auctions America