Press Release

A Look Back at 2021

A Look Back at 2021!

Grand Motoring events presented by at Amelia and Hilton Head welcomed a record number of attendees in 2021.

Bringing together automotive and cinematic arts, audiences enjoyed watching “The Secret Race Across America” on the big-screen, chronicling the illegal, underground transcontinental race to break Cannonball Run records from New York to Los Angeles.

Upon arrival to the Grand Motoring Hangar Night at Amelia, attendees were greeted by a new HondaJet Elite and an Acura NSX – along with a number of special automobiles highlighted by a pair of BMW M5’s, a ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean replica, pre-production Dodge Viper, and the Barn Find Hunter’s 1939 Ford Deluxe Woodie.

A number of cars that participated in Hagerty’s Amelia Island or Bust and the Coastal Motoring Tour rallies were on display.  Many exhibiting grit and grime from their long journeys to Amelia Island!

Not to be outdone, the Grand Motoring Film Festival at Hilton Head added another a great evening of automotive camaraderie, food, drinks, classic and collector cars, but with an Eighties spin, featuring the Cannonball Run inspired ‘OutRun’ arcade game with short films Wolf of the Autostrada and Highway Violence.

Both were memorable events – made possible by you!  

Grand Motoring Hangar Night – Amelia:  Guests took part in post-film discussions with our special guests, Cannonball record holders, Alex Roy and Ed Bolian (VINWiki, CarTrek).

Make plans to join us again at the Amelia Concours on Thursday evening March 3rd and at the Hilton Head Island Concours on Thursday evening November 3rd. 

A special thank you to our sponsors and partners in 2021: is a reproduction of the data of the original automobile window sticker. Providing you with factory options packages and pricing, manufacturers MSRP price when new, engine and transmission specifications, standard features and equipment, fuel economy rating, and factory recalls. Important data you need to know when buying or selling a used car or truck.

Sponsor Spotlight: Witman & Gataveckas

If you are interested in real estate in the Lowcountry – including those who are just beginning their search through long-time Islanders and Blufftonians, or perhaps you’re looking to relocate to area, talk to our friends and top agents Elise Witman & Richard Gataveckas with RE/MAX Island Realty.

“Elise and Richard are a dynamic duo – first-class agents and now lifelong friends! We’ve utilized their expertise for our primary residence, several investment properties and most recently a commercial space, too! Their professionalism, enthusiasm, communication skills and negotiating powers are top notch.”

Elise Witman 843-247-6772 — Richard Gataveckas 843-298-2602

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Introducing Grand Motoring

Introducing Grand Motoring, a Celebration of Cars and Film

New name incorporates popular events the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition and the Vintage Auto Film Exhibition.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC. MARCH 18, 2021 – Serving as a single platform for two highly popular automotive-themed film exhibitions, Grand Motoring will soon welcome patrons, sponsors and exhibitors along for the ride of a lifetime. A celebration of both the automotive and cinematic arts, as well as the films that bring them together, Grand Motoring will serve as a single platform for two automotive events.

The first, Grand Motoring Hangar Night, will be held Thursday evening May 20, 2021 at the Amelia Aerodrome on Amelia Island, Florida. Serving as the kickoff to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, this event is expected to sell out for the fifth consecutive year. The second, Grand Motoring Film Festival, will be held Nov. 4 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. This red-carpet event brings Hollywood glitz and glamour to the opening festivities surrounding the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance.

Previously, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition and the Vintage Auto Film Exhibition had existed under the banner of Vintage Auto TV. Bringing both events under the umbrella of Grand Motoring not only streamlines ticketing and promotion for each event, it provides a one-stop-shop for the finest automotive film events.

“We’re very excited not only to introduce this new branding, but to continue showcasing the adrenaline and artistry of automotive cinema,” said Grand Motoring founder Guy Smith.

Join us for the 5th annual Grand Motoring Hangar Night to kick-off your Amelia Concours weekend on May 20, 2021 and keep watching in the coming months for exciting announcements and updates on this year’s events..

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