1914 Stutz Bearcat Wins ‘Best Of Show’ At Concours

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The coveted “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” honors were awarded Nov. 6 at the 15th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. “Best of Show” was awarded to a 1914 Stutz Bearcat owned by Brian and Trish White of Apex, North Carolina.

Attendees at the event chose a 1956 Dodge Custom Royal as the “People’s Choice” winner. The car is owned by Douglas Dressler of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Another top honor presented at the close of the annual event was the Paul Doerring Founders Award, established to honor Paul Doerring, one of the key contributing founders of the event. The award went to a 1953 Maserati A6GCS owned by G. Larry and Patricia Wilson of Georgetown. The 16th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Oct. 27-Nov. 5, 2017.