Americans love their cars. They pretty much have to. With no thriving rail infrastructure and unreliable public transportation, it’s how most people here get around.
Nowadays most automobiles are imported from abroad, but years ago the United States was the largest and greatest automotive manufacturer in the world. Some of those classic cars are still around, and motorheads across America flock to car shows to get a glimpse of history.
We headed down to Hilton Head, South Carolina for this year’s Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance… Arriving by private plane, of course.
Nah, just kidding!
The event was held on a golf course – of which Hilton Head has many! It was the first day of November and 80 degrees in the shade. I’m still getting used to this whole not-needing-a-jacket thing down south!
We had gorgeous sunny weather to wander around the greens looking at beautiful cars.
The “Ferris Bueller” Ferrari was particularly popular. As he says in the film,” It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”
Lots of other classics were on show. This VW van made me want to grab a surf board and head for the west coast.
But if I could have my pick of any car at the show, it would be this wood-paneled Chrysler Town & Country sedan. Isn’t it a thing of beauty?
Looking at all these magnificent automobiles just brought to my attention how badly I need to learn how to drive a manual transmission! I’m ashamed I’ve made it this far without having learned. I guess that’s what years of living in big cities with taxicabs and subway systems can do to a gal!
There were also some motorcycles thrown in the mix…
But I think I found something small, sporty, and simply perfect for me – a vintage Borden’s ice cream trike!
Since I always brake for ice cream!
It was a great end to a day at the car show.