Inaugural Pinehurst Concours: A Big Success

Best in Show

Despite cooler than normal weather that turned to rain late in the day, on May 5, 2013, the inaugural Pinehurst Concours wowed participants and spectators alike with its beauty, organization, attention to detail and selection of cars.

Only 118 cars were invited to the sand hills of South Central North Carolina to celebrate the 118 years that Pinehurst Resort has been in existence. For those not familiar with Pinehurst, in the world of golf, Course No. 2 is considered hallowed ground. Famous golfers like Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and even Tiger Woods have played at such prestigious events as the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort.

On this first Sunday in May, though, Pinehurst was focused on cars, not golf, as entrants from all over the region and as far west as California, brought cars ranging from barn find Model T Fords to Ferrari GTOs. Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pennsylvania, won the best in show award for his beautiful 1938 Steyr 220. The survivor class was won by Chip Perry, who brought his 1966 Porsche 911. Other notable award winners were the 1936 Stout Scarab of Richard Taylor of Lumberton, North Carolina. The Hagerty Youth Judging Awards were presented to Janice Weaver and Natalie Peiffer, both of Pinetops, North Carolina, for their 1910 and 1912 Model T Fords.

Having never been there, we were truly shocked that this gem of resorts is located in the Pine Hills of North Carolina between Fayetteville, Raleigh and Charlotte. While the weather may not have cooperated fully, the event staff, resort staff and volunteers made this one of the best concours we’ve ever participated in. The event is already being organized for the first weekend in May of 2014. Information on Pinehurst Concours can be found here.

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Rupert HalfDork
5/11/13 10:07 a.m.


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