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The Sandhills Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance Three-Day Historic and Exotic Car Show in Pinehurst, NC, May 26–28

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sandhills Motoring Festival & Car Show

The Sandhills Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance will proudly present over 150 unique and hand-picked collector cars on the picturesque and historic streets of Pinehurst N.C. over Memorial Day weekend starting May 26 through May 28, 2023.

The Sunday Concours & Car Show will feature over 16 classes of unique vehicles and a variety of specialty car display cars right in the center of the Village. The cars will be on display from 9 am until 3 pm followed by the car judges presenting trophies to the winners of the Best of Show. The awards start at 2 pm in the center of town.

Sunday Sandhills Concours car show

The Sunday Sandhills Concours offers a breathtaking historic walk through time to share and experience over 160 historic and exotic collector cars with neighbors, friends, and family

Additionally, there will be an awards Banquet & Dinner following the vehicle awards presented on Sunday. The Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 28th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the “Pinehurst Fair Barn” located at 200 Beulah Hill Rd S, Pinehurst, NC 28374. The award dinner will feature a silent auction, cocktails, awards, and a gourmet dinner.

Car show in an airport hangar

The Moore County Airport’s Main Hangar will host the SMF Hangar Party on Saturday night, with special exhibit automobiles, a catered low country boil, exotic cars, and airplanes on display. Come enjoy a lavish SMF celebration.

This year, Ray Shaffer, an automotive personality and expert, was named Grand Marshal for the 2023 Sandhills Motoring Festival.

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From Hagerty – “The Sandhills Motoring Festival is pleased to announce that Car Specialist and Ambassador for Broad Arrow Group and Hagerty Marketplace, and Porsche celebrity, Ray Shaffer, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 6th Annual Sandhills Motoring Festival and Concours in the Village, scheduled over Memorial Day weekend May 26-28 in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. The Sandhills Motoring Festival is presented by Broad Arrow Group and Hagerty.”  Source: Sandhills Motoring Festival Website.

Guys driving in a classic car road rally

Overall, the three-day Sandhills Motoring Festival includes a Pinehurst Block Party on Friday, a Sandhills Road Rally on Saturday, a Backroads Pottery Tour on Saturday, a Hangar Party & Car Show on Saturday, and ending with a Concours & Car Show and Award Ceremony Dinner in the Pinehurst Village on Sunday.


Sandhills Motoring Festival Block Party
Friday, May 26, 2023 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
On Friday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival kicks off the weekend with a block party that includes an informal car show, dinner, entertainment, and a BBQ. The Block Party takes place at the heart of the Village of Pinehurst. (Here you can register and buy a ticket to the block party)

🎫 Friday Tickets for the Block Party are $65.00


Sandhills Road Rally
Saturday, May 27, 2023 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
On Saturday Morning, the Sandhills SMF Road Rally takes off from the Pine Crest Inn on a 65-mile journey through the beautiful back roads of Moore County. The 2023 road rally winners were a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Turbo Diesel owned by Nicholas and Gillian Grdina and a 2010 Porsche Carrera S owned by David and Julie Verchick.

🎫 Tickets: $100.00 for the Road Rally


Backroads Pottery Rally 
Saturday, May 27, 2023 (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The SMF Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen and various North Carolina artists in Seagrove, NC. The SMF Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen This event has two start times. The first start time is at 8:30 AM and the next at 10:00 AM. The Rally drives to Seagrove and visits various North Carolina pottery artists in Seagrove, NC. Pottery Rally Details
🎫 Tickets:  $30.00 for the Saturday Backroads Pottery Tour


Hangar Party & Car Show
Saturday, May 27, 2023 (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Saturday evening features the SMF Hangar Party at the Moore County Airport featuring an assortment of gourmet food, new and old exotic cars, and featured airplanes. The address for the Hangar Party & Car Show is 7825 Aviation Dr, Carthage, NC 28327

🎫 Tickets for the Saturday Hangar Party are $75.00
More Details About the Hangar Party and Car Show in Pinehurst


Concours d’Elegance & Car Show in the Pinehurst Village
Sunday, May 28, 2023
On Sunday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival will feature over 160 classic Automobiles and Motorcycles from multiple car collectors in competition for best of Show awards. After the Concours d’Elegance and Car Show, awards will be presented to the top cars in their respective class. The Concours is followed by an Awards Dinner. (See Below Awards Dinner)

🎫 Tickets for the Pinehurst Concours are FREE for the general public.


Awards Dinner Banquet
Sunday, May 28, 2023 (5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
The weekend concludes with our annual Awards Banquet at the historic Pinehurst Fair Barn, where our entrants can enjoy cocktails, a sit-down meal, and weekend awards. The Awards Dinner will take place at the Pinehurst Fair Barn 200 Beulah Hill Rd S, Pinehurst, NC 28374

🎫 Tickets for the Sunday SMF Awards Dinner are $100.00

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May 28
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sandhills Motoring Festival
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Tufts Memorial Park
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States + Google Map
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