SMF CONCOURS IN THE VILLAGE
The Sunday Concours in the Village is the Sandhills Motoring Festival’s premier event. Set against the beautiful historic Village of Pinehurst, over 150 unique and hand picked automobiles line the streets. There are 16 classes of vehicles, along with special display cars, throughout the Village. Each class is judged for Winner and the Sandhills Award.
The Concours runs from 9am until 3pm and is open to the general public for spectating. Entrants to the Concours must apply to the SMF Concours Committee for approval of their entry.
The ‘Concours in the Village’ at the Sandhills Motoring Festival uses ‘French judging’ when determining the best vehicles on display. As a bit of background, the term ‘Concours d’Elegance’ is French, which roughly translates to ‘competition of elegance.’ As such, the first events of this sort were held in France in the early 1900s as transportation began to transition from horses to horsepower. Those early events were largely about the overall impression of the vehicle, and that led to the use of the term ‘French judging’ throughout the Concours world. This, of course, is not the only type of Concours judging, but it is the one that is most relevant to the Sandhills Motoring Festival.
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
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
2022 Concours in the Village
Photos Courtesy of Camden Levy
Concours in the Village – Zone 1
Photos Courtesy of Chris Wilbanks
Concours in the Village – Zone 4
Photos Courtesy of Louis Simpson
SMF 2021 AWARD WINNERS
Sandhills Motoring Festival judging utilize the Werks Reunion judging rules and standards as used at Werks in Carmel and Amelia Island.
Best in Show Sporting
Car: 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Mk I
Owner: Lewis Pollard
Best In Show Touring
Car: 1928 Bugatti Type 46
Owner: Robert Jepson