Our sincere thanks to everyone who made this year's Festival a resounding success! We will see you again in 2024!

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Presenting our Best in Show Winners of the 2023 Concours in the Village!


PINEHURST, NC, MAY 29, 2023 – Collectors, enthusiasts and spectators from across the country participated in Sandhills Motoring Festival presented by Broad Arrow Group held in the historic Village of Pinehurst over Memorial Day weekend.

2023 Best In Show – Touring
1923 Rolls Royce – Silver Ghost, Douglas & Mary White, Winston Salem, NC

2023 Best In Show – Sporting
2023 Ferrari 812 Competizione, Robert & Sherry Guth, Charlotte, NC

Additional notable awards:
Mayor’s Awards – 1964 Porsche 356C, Rick Hartbrodt
Hagerty Youth Award – 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, Tim & Ethan Mize (father/son)

The sixth annual Sandhills Motoring Festival kicked off with the SMF Block Party on Friday May 26th in the Village of Pinehurst.  On Saturday multiple driving tours were held for exploring the scenic roads around the Sandhills region followed by the popular Hangar Party at the Moore County Jetport before the Sunday’s ‘Concours in the Village’ in the historic Village of Pinehurst.

“This year’s event was beyond any Motoring Festival we’ve had in years past.  How exciting to have our Best of Show Touring and Best of Show Sporting award winners that are exactly 100 years apart.  A 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and a 2023 Ferrari 812 Competizione” exclaimed event President, Marvin Waters.  “The enthusiasm from our exhibitors and attendees outshined the inclement weather!”

“We are just grateful for the support from the historic Village of Pinehurst, our volunteers, and the local community. Mayor Strickland believes in and supports our event and that truly is the reason the event is successful” said Waters.   The main thrust of the event is to support Sandhills Community College through an endowment fund, donating each year into that endowment.  The event supports one full student scholarship per year with additional scholarships in the works for the future.

Best of Show – Touring was awarded to Doug & Mary White for their 1923 Rolls Royce – Silver Ghost. 
“Everyone has been so polite and cheerful, and funny, exactly what you want in a car show.  Lots of interest in the car’s history, and we are so excited to have been able to share it with so many.  What a great day” said car owner Douglas White.  The Whites enjoy driving and sharing their Rolls-Royce, taking it on long road trips and driving to the event from their home.  “The furthest we’ve driven was to Alaska, and back, from North Carolina.  We’ve driven it in Canada, South Africa, Europe, Scotland and Ireland a number of times.”

Best of Show – Sporting was awarded to Robert & Sherry Guth for their 2023 Ferrari 812 Competizione.  
 “I think what happened is people like the car, but they love the story, and why it’s designed the way it’s designed, with the tailor made aspect of the livery as a tribute to the Ferrari 250GTO.   In the end that’s what made me feel good about being a winner today.  Because it was the last thing I expected!” said Robert Guth.  “Everyone here is so passionate and we are just very happy to be part of the event.  It’s just the greatest setting with great crowds.  We love it!”

“The setting in the Village of Pinehurst is phenomenal, it is absolutely beautiful with the diverse range of cars lined up on the streets in the Village, with all the shops and trees.  I love the spread of our two top award winners, a high-end vehicle from 1923, and one-hundred years apart, the latest cutting edge 2023 Ferrari” said Ray Shaffer, Grand Marshal Sandhills Motoring Festival.

“You can be reassured that the hobby is alive and well by the number of young people that were here, and in the variety of cars, from the American Classics through nineties imports.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the volunteers and support the organizers, even with the weather it didn’t stop them from putting on this wonderful event” said Shaffer.

Make plans to join us in the Village of Pinehurst for the Sandhills Motoring Festival over the 2024 Memorial Day weekend.


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About Sandhills Motoring Festival

Sandhills Motoring Festival holds an annual automotive festival on Memorial Day Weekend including a road rally, hangar party, and more, all culminating in the Concours in the Village.

The Sandhills Motoring Festival commences Friday, May 24th, 2024!

Schedule of Events

View the full details for all SMF Events taking place Memorial Day Weekend!

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Registration will open Friday, January 27th, 2023!

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Block Party

On Friday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival kicks off the weekend of events with Automobiles & BBQ at our Block Party at the Pine Crest Inn in the Village of Pinehurst.

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Road Rally

On Saturday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival takes on the back roads of the local area with the SMF Road Rally.

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Cars & Coffee

Join the Sandhills Motoring Festival for our new Cars & Coffee - open to the public!

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Pottery Tour

Saturday features the Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen Pottery in Seagrove, NC.

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Hangar Party

Saturday evening features the SMF Hangar Party at the Moore County Airport featuring excellent food, exotic cars, and airplanes on display.

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Concours in the Village

On Sunday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival features its signature event. Enjoy 160 Automobiles from 20 Classes displayed on the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst.

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Gala Dinner

Finishing out the weekend is our annual Awards Banquet at the historic Pinehurst Fair Barn for our entrants to enjoy cocktails, a sit down dinner, and awards.

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