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Highlands Motoring Festival


The name says it all…what better place to be in the middle of June than in the cool, crisp Blue Ridge Mountains at an altitude of 4118 feet? The Highlands Motoring Festival has been recognized as THE motoring festival event in June in the Southeast. Enjoy the mountain town with a casual and sophisticated atmosphere and cool climate. Improve your Attitude by improving your Altitude (4118 ft).

Thursday thru Sunday, June 9th – 12th, 2022
Highlands, NC
2022 Featured Marque – PORSCHE

2022 EVENTS:

Thursday, June 9, 2022
AM- “One Lap of the Mountains-Grande'” driving tour (Sold Out)
PM- Movie Night in the Park (TBA)

Friday, June 10, 2022
AM- “One Lap of the Mountains- Speciale’” driving tour
Join the fun as, each day, 50 lucky drivers, and their passengers drive beautiful mountain “less traveled” roads and experience the comradery with the “One Lappers”. The annual “One Lap of The Mountains” driving tours have become the one of festival’s most popular events.  One Lap tours will be held on both Thursday June 9 [SOLD OUT], and Friday, June 10.  These exhilarating driving adventures are technical rallies as opposed to timed rallies, designed to give drivers a chance to enjoy the scenery while staying together as a group.  Event organizers annually plan different courses for each day on roads chosen to provide the ultimate mountain driving experience.
Friday Driving Tour Price…. $180
6 PM- Auto Parade of Main Street Parade

Join us for a parade of classic cars on Main Street in Highlands as hundreds of enthusiastic spectators enjoy this opportunity to see these classics in motion.

Departs from Kelsey Hutchinson Park at 6pm.
PM- Casual Party at the High Dive Tavern
Spend the evening taking about our favorite subject – cars. Come to The High Dive for an evening of Food, beverages and enjoy the company of fellow car enthusiasts. The High Dive is located at 476 Carolina Way, adjacent to the Kelsey Hutchinson Park.

Saturday, June 11, 2022 
AM- “Cars in the Park” Classic Car Show (automobile entry by invitation)
Highlands Motoring Festival’s® centerpiece event, Cars in the Park classic car show, occurs on Saturday, June 11, at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, just steps from Main Street.  The Featured Marque for 2022 is Porsche.  Organizers expect 80 total entrants, including approximately twenty-five examples of some of the greatest and rarest Porsches ever built, along with more than 2,500 visitors on show day. Entry is by invitation only, either directly or through application. “Cars in the Park” focuses on autos from the pre-computer car era; the model years prior to 1990.

Previous year’s shows have featured such diverse classics as pre-war and brass era, post=war American and European, and race cars including BMW M1 and 328, Ferrari 166MM, Bugatti Type 35, Indy cars, rare muscle cars, and a corral of original Shelbys and Cobras. In 2016, a trio of Mercedes 300SL Gullwings was on display.  Italian-car lovers have brought cars from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, and Lamborghini. Race cars have included Lotus, Lola, Shelby, Porsche, Lister-Jaguar Ferrari, BMW, Pantera, Morgan, Ginetta and McLaren, including multiple Le Mans winners.
PM- Gala Fundraiser at HFCC
Saturday evening at Highlands Falls Country Club — Spend the evening socializing with others who share your passion for classic automobiles. Enjoy spirits and spirited conversation, diner, silent auction, and a very special guest speaker (TBA) about our favorite memorable automobiles.  Price $125

Sunday, June 12, 2022 
AM- “High Octane” Casual Car Show
Winding up a perfect Highlands Motoring Festival® weekend is a second car show, the annual “High Octane” at 8:30 A.M. on Sunday, June 12, at the Kelsey Hutchinson Park. All vehicles are welcome at this more casual event. Cars of any age are invited – there is no entry fee or judging. Old and new friends will find this the opportunity to exchange contact information, tell one more story, make plans for HMF2023, and bid each other a fond farewell.

By |2022-10-02T15:10:24-04:00March 21, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Highlands Motoring Festival

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