The Sandhills Motoring Festival would like to thank everyone for their continued support!


PINEHURST, NC, MAY 30, 2022 – 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.

2022 Best In Show – Touring
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K, Robert Jepson, Jr., Savannah GA

2022 Best In Show – Sporting
1952 Siata 300BC, Scott & Jamie Celiewich, Winter Park, FL

Additional notable awards:
Mayor’s Awards – 1934 Jaguar SS1 Touring, Chris Lapinski
MBCA Award of Excellence – 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5, Fred Zell

The weekend festival began on Friday evening with the SMF Block Party at the Pine Crest Inn. On Saturday multiple driving tours were held for exploring the scenic roads around the Sandhills region followed by a hangar party at the Moore County Jetport before the Sunday’s ‘Concours in the Village’ where over 150 cars were displayed on the streets in the historic Village of Pinehurst.

“The event could not have gone any better!” exclaimed event President, Marvin Waters. “The weather was spectacular, attendance was strong, and we had a superb group of cars. We are just grateful for the support from the Village of Pinehurst and the local community. The main thrust of this 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 Mr. Robert Jepson, Jr. for his 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K. “I’m thrilled to be here this year, I’m thrilled to have another winner, but I’m really thrilled to be back in this beautiful town.” stated Jepson who won an award in 2021. “Its a joy to come to Pinehurst. I see the Concours show of tomorrow happening right here today.”

Best of Show – Sporting was awarded to Scott & Jamie Celiewich for their 1952 Siata 300BC. “We were shocked, when you come to a Concours of this caliber, your prize is having been invited. To then get an award, something like best in class, and then best in show, is amazing!” Exclaimed Jamie Celiewich. “It was an absolute surprise, an honor more than anything, we work hard to keep all of our cars the way they are and love showing them to the next generation.”

“We had a truly exceptional assembly of automobiles, motorcycles and enthusiasts this weekend. The quality of entries just gets better and better, so the judging team really had their work cut out.” said Wilbur Strickland, Chief Judge for Sandhills Motoring Festival.

“There are very few Concours type events anywhere in the country that provide such an inviting ambiance, with these beautiful cars lining the streets, like we have here in the Village of Pinehurst,” said Strickland.

Make plans to join us in the Village of Pinehurst for the Sandhills Motoring Festival over the 2023 Memorial Day weekend.

Photos courtesy of John Patota


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SMF Block Party
Friday, May 27, 2022

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.

Road Rally
Saturday, May 28, 2022

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

Backroads Pottery Rally
Saturday, May 28, 2022

The SMF Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen and various North Carolina artists in Seagrove, NC.

Hangar Party
Saturday, May 28, 2022

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

Concours in the Village
Sunday, May 29, 2022

On Sunday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival features its signature event. Enjoy 128 Automobiles from 16 Classes displayed on the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst.

Awards Banquet
Sunday, May 29, 2022

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 for the weekend.

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