South Carolina hon­ours for Caddy

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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

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