NEXT EVENT: AMELIA HANGAR NIGHT

Street Racing Legend Comes to Amelia Island

The Sixth Annual Grand Motoring Hangar Night to feature famed Detroit icon: ‘The Black Ghost’

AMELIA ISLAND, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 – During the 1970s, there were few legends of Detroit’s underground street racing that were greater than that of the “Black Ghost.” A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, the Black Ghost dominated races before sinking mysteriously into the night.  An intriguing documentary, “The Black Ghost: Street Racing Legend” will highlight this year’s Grand Motoring Hangar Night, which will include a series of automotive short films and an appearance by the real life Black Ghost itself.

It’s part of an evening of automotive and cinematic artistry that enters its sixth year bigger and better than ever. Held March 3 this year at the Amelia Aerodrome at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, the Grand Motoring Hangar Night will offer fascinating films, static displays, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and cocktails amid red carpet sophistication.

On hand at the event will be Gregory Qualls, son of the Black Ghost’s original owner. Guests can peek inside the mythical racer and be a part of a Q&A session after the film with Qualls and Diane Parker of Hagerty Drivers Foundation. In addition to the Challenger, displays of classic and collector cars will include a 1990 560SEC AMG widebody sponsored by The MB Market, as well as a number of aircraft like a 1942 Stearman and an Arrivée Special Edition SR22T and the latest G2+ Arrivée Vision Jet from Cirrus Aircraft.

Arrivée Special Edition SR22T

“It has been a real thrill to see how the Grand Motoring Hangar Night has expanded over the years, and this year we’ve reached a whole new level,” said founder Guy Smith. “Being able to not only share the story of the Black Ghost, but also to display this legendary car and meet its owner is the perfect expression of what this festival is. It’s about the art of the art, excitement and emotion of the automobile, and the way film captures that spirit.”

Returning as presenting sponsor for the Grand Motoring Hangar Night is MonroneyLabels.com. Offering meticulous reproductions of original automobile window stickers, MonroneyLabels.com puts the power to research a used car in the hands of buyers and sellers, and has supported the festival since the beginning.  “We have had a wonderful relationship with this event, and we’ve been proud to be part of its growth,” said MonroneyLabels.com founder Ned Nielsen. “It’s a fantastic kick off to Amelia, and a wonderful opportunity for us to put our brand front and center with the right audience.”

While there’s already so much happening at this year’s Grand Motoring Hangar Night, Smith teases that a few more surprises are in store.

The Grand Motoring Hangar Night returns to the Amelia Aerodrome at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport March 3. Sign up for the GrandMotoring.com newsletter to receive ticketing info and latest updates. For more information, visit www.grandmotoring.com/amelia-hangar-night.

* Advance registration and ticketing required – no ‘day of’ tickets will be available.

Event Sponsors: MonroneyLabels.com, Hilton Head Capital Partners, The MB Market, Hagerty, Sandhills Motoring Festival, RaceLink, Popcorn Octane Productions

Aircraft Exhibitor:  Cirrus Aircraft

A Look Back at 2021

A Look Back at 2021!

Grand Motoring events presented by MonroneyLabels.com 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: 

MonroneyLabels.com 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.

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO GRAND MOTORING

ALL ROADS LEAD TO AMELIA’S GRAND MOTORING HANGAR NIGHT

Popular annual motoring film festival announces featured film, special guests as part of of 5th annual edition.

AMELIA ISLAND, FL, APRIL 27, 2021 – Since its inception in 2017, the Grand Motoring Hangar Night has thrilled audiences with the breathtaking confluence of cinematic art and automotive excitement. This year, however, the festivities kick into high gear with a slew of special events throughout the evening.

As the southeast’s premiere source for automotive films, Grand Motoring has screened some legendary movies such as “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” “The 24 Hour War” and “Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans.” This year’s featured film, shown alongside a series acclaimed shorts, takes movie goers inside the illegal, underground world of U.S. transcontinental racing with “APEX: The Secret Race Across America.”

Following thrill racers Alex Roy and Dave Maher as they tear across America in a BMW M5 in pursuit of a new coast-to-coast Cannonball record, and narrated by Ice-T, this film shines the spotlight on the secretive world of transcontinental racing.

Star Alex Roy will be on hand during this year’s Hangar Night to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience. “I’m really excited to share this film, and I think it’s going to be eye-opening for a lot of people who didn’t realize this whole culture of cross-country racing exists.”

But more than simply the films, Grand Motoring Hangar Night is an opportunity for participants to view some jaw-dropping collector and classic cars on display. This year, two separate rally tours will end with a checkered flag at Hangar Night, adding to an already exciting evening.

But more than simply the films, Grand Motoring Hangar Night is an opportunity for participants to view some jaw-dropping collector and classic cars on display. This year, two separate rally tours will end with a checkered flag at Hangar Night, adding to an already exciting evening.

The first, Hagerty’s Amelia Island or Bust Tour, will end their multi-day rally at the event for the fifth consecutive year.  Starting off outside of Baltimore on May 15, this rally will criss-cross the backroads of the southeastern U.S. before roaring into the finish line at Hangar Night.

The second rally is the Amelia Island region’s home-grown “Coastal Motoring Tour,” organized by Concours LLC.  Launching from the legendary Brumos Musuem, and running through some of the area’s most scenic highways and byways, the Coastal Motoring Tour will arrive just in time for Hangar Night.

“Every year we try to find some way to top the previous installment of Grand Motoring Hangar Night,” said organizer Guy Smith. “Already our fifth annual event is shaping up to the best ever, and we still have a few surprise announcements to make as we get closer to pulling back the curtain.”

Presenting sponsor for Grand Motoring Hangar Night will be long-time supporter of the event MonroneyLabels.com. Offering meticulous reproductions of original automobile window stickers, MonroneyLabels.com puts the power to research a used car in the hands of buyers and sellers. “We have been proud to support Grand Motoring Hangar Night since the very beginning,” said Ned Nielsen of MonroneyLabels.com. “We couldn’t think of a better way to salute the art of the automobile.”

In addition to inspired films, static displays and celebrations of automotive culture, guests at Grand Motoring Hangar Night will enjoy delicious cuisine prepared safely as well as stringent safety protocols, temperature checks and social distancing.

Advanced registration required.  For more information, visit www.grandmotoring.com/amelia-hangar-night

When & Where:  6:00PM-10:00PM Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Amelia Aerodrome, located off of Shannon Road, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Amelia Island Florida 32034.  (Registered guests provided address and parking instructions.)

Presenting Sponsor MonroneyLabels.com is a reproduction of the data of the original automobile window sticker. We provide 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.

Event Sponsors:  MonroneyLabels.com, HondaJet, Hilton Head Capital Partners, Hagerty, Sandhills Motoring Festival, RaceLink, Popcorn Octane Productions

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 grandmotoring.com in the coming months for exciting announcements and updates on this year’s events..

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