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Submitted by TonyMartinez on Thu, 2022-07-07 12:07
Thursday, Nov 03, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 - 09:00am
Hilton Head Island
South Carolina
Jane Martinez

The MBCA - Carolinas Section is hosting an Eastern Regional Event in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance  from Thursday, November 3 thru Sunday November 6.


Come join us for lots of FUN, food and comradery! You can REGISTER HERE for the package deal or individual activities. Our line-up includes:

Thursday, November 3 - MBCA VIP Welcome Reception and the Grand Motoring Film Festival Night


The Film Festival is an evening of automotive and cinematic artistry that enters its sixth year - bigger and better than ever!  This activity includes early admission to the gala, special VIP parking for our MBCA members and selected seating in the theatre to view the films.  The Festival offers, a static display of fine automobiles, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails culminating with the fascinating motoring film amid red carpet sophistication!


Friday, November 4 - Driving Events  

You will have a choice of one of the following three uniquely different  driving rallies:


  1. Crisscross Rally will be a spirited drive around the low country, with a local member in the lead vehicle directing the way and a sweep car at the end for each group of cars. Along the route, you will be intersecting with the other groups. At the conclusion all will meet at a local favorite restaurant for lunch. There is an additional fee for lunch.


  1. Lost in the Lowcountry Rally provides each vehicle with the route directions and a list of questions.

It will require two (2) people in the vehicle - a driver and a navigator. You will not only learn about Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry, but have a great time with the challenges of the route.  Awards will be given for the top three vehicles that answer the most questions correctly.


  1. Poker Rally to Savannah starts in Hilton Head Island and will proceed on a route that ends in

Savannah. You will receive directions and your first poker card at the starting location. Additional playing cards will be picked up by you at various locations along the route. At the end of the rally, you can then take time to explore historical and quaint Savannah. Lunch will be at your leisure on your own. Since one poker hand will be associated with the vehicle, you are welcome to have as many individuals with you on this rally. Awards will be given for the best poker hands.



Optional Friday Activities: 


Bluffton Tours - sign up for one or all 3!

  • On Friday morning, meet in historic Bluffton, SC at the

Heyward House Visitor Center where you can experience a guided tour of the historic Heyward House. 


  • You will be able to stop for lunch at The Cottage

Café, Bakery and Tea Room. Restaurant. Enjoy the innovative cuisine, true Southern hospitality, and a piece of Bluffton history.  


  • In the afternoon, a 2-hour guided walking tour of Old Town Bluffton. The tour winds through one mile of Historic Bluffton's antebellum homes and two National Historic Registry Churches. 


Indigo Class at the Coastal Discovery Museum (3-4 pm)

Journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In 1739, when Eliza was just 17 years old, her experiments with indigo resulted in a very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and watch your own  item turn into the magnificent blue that is created from ordinary looking leaves.


Friday Dinner at Alfred’s Restaurant


Join us at Alfred’s, a local favorite, where we have reserved the entire restaurant for our dinner. This superb restaurant features Chef Heath Prosser. He has over 30 years' experience in international cuisines, so he and his team are sure to tempt your palate with mouthwatering German and European dishes. 


We begin with a cocktail hour (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres. The selected entrees for dinner will be Potato Crusted Halibut, Grilled Filet with au Poivre Sauce, or a Crispy Roasted Half Duck with Grand Marnier and an Orange Marmalade Glaze. Apple Strudel or Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie will be specially prepared by Chef Prosser’s wife and pastry Chef Linda. With German beers and fine wines, Chef Prosser, his wife Linda and the house staff will ensure our dining experience is one to remember. 


Saturday Dinner at Flora’s Italian Café


Flora’s Italian Café is an award winning local restaurant, and again, we have reserved the entire restaurant for our Awards Dinner. Branco and Flora Raiac, originally from Romania, have been restaurateurs for close to 20 years and have made a name for themselves by serving fine Italian and European dishes with  extensive wine selections, in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. 


Join us for the cocktail hour (cash bar) and appetizers, which will be followed by your choice of Chicken Parmigiana, Fusilli Pasticcio, or Grouper Meuniere. Coconut Cake or Chocolate Mousse Pie will be the featured desserts, freshly prepared by Pastry Chef Flora.  


In addition to the great meal, we will feature a guest speaker, present the award for the “People's Favorite Roadster” from the Car Club Showcase, as well as the awards for the winners of Friday’s Driving Events.  


Saturday & Sunday – 20th Anniversary of the Hilton Head Island Car Club Showcase & Concours d’Elegance


Rain is not invited this year!! MBCA-Carolinas Section will present “The History of the Mercedes-Benz

Roadster” at the Car Club Showcase on Saturday, November 5. The display will tell the story of the MercedesBenz Roadster, featuring ten (10) beautiful Mercedes-Benz roadsters in all of their glory, beginning from the iconic 300SL Roadster in 1957 to the modern 2020 AMG GTR Roadster!


The Legends of the Autobahn – East will also be held on Saturday. Join MBCA, BMWCCA, and Audi Club NA. This year MBCA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the W116 S class. 


The grand finale will be the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, celebrating its 20th

Anniversary! This show always has some beautiful cars displayed. One of the featured special displays is the



Like masterpieces hung in a museum, a representation of the magnificent machines crowned Best of Show will gather for a reunion in 2022. During this unprecedented anniversary event, visitors, sponsors and honored guests will experience a stunning exhibit set in a breathtakingly beautiful frame. 


As an added bonus, members will be able to purchase tickets to the HHI Concours when you register for the

Benzzz By the Beach Regional Event. A $5 discount is offered for the 2-Day “HHI Concours d’Elegance Advanced Ticket package” for MBCA members.




We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the following hotels that are available now:

Sonesta Resort ($164 + $10 resort fee) at this SONESTA LINK

Hampton Inn ($169) at this HAMPTON LINK


Vacation rentals are also available on Hilton Head Island that may interest our members.  Check them out at, and other similar websites.


REGISTER HERE for the Benzzz By the Beach Regional Event!