South Carolina honours for Caddy
A 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe scooped Best of Show at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’elegance, which took place at the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA from 27 October-5 November.
Cadillac was this year’s honoured marque and Canadian Steve Plunkett’s imposing drop-top edged the 1942 Series 62 Sedanette of Steve Cooley Jnr and Charles Gillet’s 1931 Convertible Coupe to win its class on its way to securing the top gong. The striking machine is one of the stars of a Cadillac collection numbering more than 50 vehicles, ranging from a 1907 Model K Runabout to a 2010 Escalade.
The Victoria shared the limelight with a charming ’53 Chevrolet 3100 Good Humor ice cream truck, which was given the People’s Choice award. The Paul Doerring Founder’s Award went to a 1967 Ferrari 275GTS/4 NART Spyder from the Rare Wheels Collection based in Windermere, Florida.
Elsewhere, there was a class win for Barry Schultz’s cute 1958 BMW 600 in the popular Micro Cars category, and the special award for the ‘Best Car for Driving on Vacation’ went to the hugely appealing 1962 Pontiac Bonneville Safari Wagon of Ron and Betsy Thomas.
More than 500 vehicles made their way to the week-long event, as well as a number of well-known faces from the automotive world. Notable visitors included former GM Global Design Chief Ed Welburn and Ralph Gilles, Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler.
Clockwise: Steve Plunkett’s 1934 Cadillac Victoria was Best of Show in South Carolina; People’s Choice Chevrolet truck; stunning NART Ferrari