4 reasons we’re looking forward to the Pinehurst Concours

MAY: The 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance.

1. More than 250 cars and motorcycles from 18 different states will be on display, so there’s no doubt something for everyone.

Classes include Pre-War American (until 1942); Post-War American (until 1974); Pre-War European (until 1942); Post-War European (until 1974); Post-War European (until 1974); Post-War Mercedes-Benz (until 1974); Ferrari (until 1975); Porsche Air Cooled (until 1988); Corvette (until 1972); Orphan Cars (Gone But Not Forgotten); Micro Cars; American Performance (until 1974) and Motorcycles (Preservation until 1975).

“The selection committee has scoured the East Coast and secured some of the most amazing vehicles for show attendees to view and enjoy,” said Pinehurst Concours chief judge Nigel Matthews. “They will have the opportunity to see vehicles that they have never seen before — and probably will never see again.”

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2. Actor Dennis Haysbert will serve as the event’s grand marshal.

Haysbert starred as politician David Palmer in the hit television series “24” and appeared as baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the popular “Major League” film trilogy.

The actor will drive with a solider in the Iron Mike Rally to Fort Bragg on Friday. While on base, he will meet and greet troops attending the event, then visit with members of the Fort Bragg Special Forces unit.

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3. Have you ever seen a rock band performing on the fairways of a golf course? Neither have we, but Three Dog Night will do it Saturday starting at 5 p.m.

Click here for more details.

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Pinecrest High School graduate Cody Lunday, who participated in the 2014 Pinehurst Concours as a student judge, was awarded the first Pinehurst Concours Scholarship. He will attend Sandhills Community College and major in Automotive Technologies. Photo from pinehurstconcours.com/.

4. The Pinehurst Concours Foundation supports local charities.  

With its strong military ties, the organization will assist the USO of North Carolina with donations from the 2015 Pinehurst Concours.

The USO of North Carolina was founded in 1941, it is the lead organization charged with supporting military servicemen and women in the state of North Carolina. With five centers statewide, USO of North Carolina served almost 575,000 troops in 2014.

The Pinehurst Concours also has a local scholarship program for high school students who participate in the event’s unique digital judging system.

“One of our goals of the Pinehurst Concours from the start was to involve the local community in as many programs as possible,” said Executive Director Jay Howard. “Our Iron Mike Rally salutes the military at Fort Bragg, and the establishment of a scholarship program ties in an educational component we believe is very important.”

If you go

When: Saturday, May 2
Where: Pinehurst Resort, click here to view maps.
Tickets: Advance tickets can be purchased online for $40 each by clicking here. The day’s ticket, which also can be purchased at the gate, includes entry into the Pinehurst Concours and the Three Dog Night concert. Active troops can still purchase a $25 ticket to the event at the gate with a valid military ID.
FYI: View a list of frequently asked questions here.

 

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