The Sandhills Motoring Festival (SMF) was initiated by Porsche Club of America member, Marvin Waters, and Mercedes Benz Club of America members, Steve Redwine and Bill Faison in 2018. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, it was a tremendously successful event with over 150 participants from North Carolina and from other areas along the East Coast. Members of both clubs participated in Cars & Coffee, a Southern BBQ with a Bluegrass Band, tours of local automotive facilities, road rallies, luncheons, awards dinner, and a car show in the Village of Pinehurst.
For Memorial Day Weekend 2019, the Sandhills Motoring Festival had a number of events lined up for every car enthusiast culminating in “Concours in the Village” on Sunday May 26th on the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst. The 2019 Festival raised over $7,700 to benefit the Sandhills Community College Foundation and the Automotive Technologies Department.
For 2020, the Sandhills Motoring Festival takes place Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6th. Each event will center around the historic backdrop of Pinehurst, from a BBQ at the world-renown Pine Crest Inn, a Road Rally through the countryside, a hangar party at the Moore County Airport, all leading up to the Concours in the Village with the SMF Awards dinner afterwards at the Country Club of North Carolina.