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The Sandhills Motoring Expo Three-Day Car Show and Concours Takes Over Pinehurst, NC, May 24–26, 2024

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sandhills Motoring Festival & Car Show

The Sandhills Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance will proudly present over 120 unique and hand-picked collector cars on the picturesque historic streets of Pinehurst N.C. over Memorial Day weekend starting May 24 through May 26, 2024.

The Sunday Concours & Car Show will feature over 15 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 120 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 26th 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.

UPDATE: Porsche Greensboro Named Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Sandhills Motoring Expo.

From Hagerty – “We are delighted to welcome Porsche Greensboro as the presenting sponsor for the 2024 Sandhills Motoring Expo,” said Christopher D. Smith, Expo Commissioner. “With Porsche as our featured marque, this partnership represents a perfect synergy of shared values and a mutual appreciation for automotive culture. Together, we look forward to delivering an unforgettable experience for enthusiasts and collectors alike.”  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 The Artisan Art 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.


Hagerty Drivers Club Cocktail Party
Friday, May 24, 2024 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

The Hagerty Drivers Club gets the evening rolling with a special, invite-only cocktail party, featuring delectable bites, adult beverages, and a welcome to Drivers Club members as they help usher in and celebrate the commencement of the Sandhills Motoring Expo.

***This special, invite-only event marks the official commencement of the Sandhills Motoring Expo

Block Party: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Located in the heart of the Village of Pinehurst, the Expo will welcome all entrants and sponsors on Friday evening for an informal car show at the world-famous Pine Crest Inn, featuring special display cars, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a live band.

. (Here you can register and buy a ticket to the block party)

🎫 Friday Tickets for the Block Party are $50.00

Sandhills Road Rally
Saturday, May 25, 2024 (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.

*** 2023 Sandhills Motoring Expo Road Rally, the winning vehicles included a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD driven by Nick and Gillian Grdina, a 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo driven by Cindy Strickland and Wendy Fox, and a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S driven by Dan and Balie Modesitt..

🎫 Tickets: $100.00 for the Road Rally

The Artisan Art Tour:
Saturday, May 25, 2024 (10:00 am)
The Artisan Tour commences at 10:00 AM from the Pine Crest Inn, located at 50 Dogwood Road in Pinehurst, NC, and takes participants on a journey to Starworks in Star, North Carolina. The drive, approximately one hour from the Village of Pinehurst, leads to a facility renowned for its unique approach to art, utilizing fire as a primary medium. Here, attendees will have the opportunity to observe over thirty international artists as they work with glass, ceramics, and metal to create stunning pieces. A highlight of this tour is the hot glass demonstration, where the intricate and mesmerizing process of glass making is showcased.

– First tour is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

– Second tour is from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Hangar Soiree Food & Social:
Saturday, May 25, 2024 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
The Hangar Soiree, held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Moore County Airport located at 7825 Aviation Drive, Carthage, NC, promises an evening of elegance and excitement. Set in the airport’s main hangar, this event features a blend of fine dining, provided by Elliott’s on Linden, and an exhibition of exotic cars and airplanes. Attendees can indulge in gourmet cuisine while enjoying the sophisticated display of luxury vehicles and aircraft, making it a memorable part of the Sandhills Motoring Expo. This soirée not only offers a chance to celebrate automotive and aeronautical style but also provides a perfect setting for networking and entertainment under the backdrop of an aviation hangar.

🎫 Tickets for the Saturday Hangar Party are $100.00
More Details About the Hangar Party and Car Show in Pinehurst

Concours d’Elegance & Car Show in the Pinehurst Village
Concours in the Village: Sunday May, 26 – (9:00am – 4:00pm)
On Sunday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival will feature over 120 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 26, 2024 (9:30 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

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Upcoming Car Shows, Concours d’Elegances & Car Auctions


May 26
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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