The 2019 Hilton “Made My” Head Explode Show Report.


Unofficial Caption: Not sure how they pulled it off but Amelia Earhart showed up. Dang! Now that is one special appearance. Official Caption Eileen Wilson stands in front of her 1928 Cutiss Wright Travel Air 4000 at the Aero Expo Showfield of the the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival.

We got this report in from Kentucky Wonder and Charles Mistele from the snazzy Hilton Head show. The best part. Amazing photos. We are gonna try something new… Official Captions and Unofficial ones. Now there are a lot of fancy cars, so no bitching please. But some of the boat guys showed up to make sure our passion was being repped in style.

This had no official comment so!!!! Little known fact. Near the end, it was proposed all Edsel’s come with boats. See they were so under water the marketing guys had this idea! They ran it up the flagpole and well.. no one saluted. head of marketing was fired. At least that the story I can think of right now. if I can make up captions why not history?

Official – The rich red paint of a 1931 Chrysler CG is echoed by the accent stripes of the 1937 Spartan Executive airplane behind it. The Spartan’s polished aluminum was in turn echoed by the chrome on the Chrysler. A beautiful combination of style and grace. Unofficial -This is just pure sex. DAMMMM

Official – Robert Jepson, of Savannah, GA, behind hood ornament, toasts with Hilton Head Island Concours President Carolyn Vanagel after his 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet received the Best-in-Show award. Unofficial -That is deeeeep pockets on those pants.

Official – Randy Cunningham, right, explains the differences between Jaguar cars to (left to right) Tycer Lewis, Terry Harbin and Jerri Nowlen at the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. The Jaguars were part of a parade of Class Winners rolling toward the presentation area to receive their awards. The parade route went right past the area where all four had boats on display.  Unofficial – The boat gang keeping chairs from flying away

Official – A show goer looks over the engine compartment of Terry Limehouse’s 1941 Chris-Craft Model 101 during the Hilton Head Island Concours. Unofficial – The owner of this boat is crazy. Who puts that much varnish on stuff? YIKES!

Official – A 1953 Jaguar C Type rests in the sun during the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Unofficial -Okay, this is without any doubt the sexiest machine ever made, born whatever. And you can say that to it and it wont hash tag me!

Official – The distinctive headlight of a Lamborghini Miura reminds viewers of an eye with lashes. This one is part of a 1967 P 400 Miura, owned by Michael Jetzer, which was in the International Sports Car class of the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours. Unofficial – Is that a Lyft car?

Official and Unofficial – Bryan Leazenby, left, and Art Hampton enjoy a bit of Four Roses bourbon while seated in the third row seat of Anne Leazenby’s 1949 Greavette Runabout. The boat was placed atop a mound along the Motoring Midway of the Hilton Head Island Concours, affording both men a commanding view of the Class Winners parade. Having a stocked bar within arms reach was a definite plus.

Official – The wooden roof rack and sides of a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetliner provide a contrast to its rich burgundy paint. The auto is owned by Lisa and David Helmer of Amelia Island, FL. Unofficial – Ya know I want to say funny things, but wow. This makes me want a classic car for sure.

Here is the color photo from the lead image today. Its fun to go back into time with the right photos.

Official – A judge checks under the very low fender of a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S during the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Picking a winner from a long list of seemingly perfect cars must be like picking a winner from a long list of seemingly perfect boats – difficult. Unofficial – Smelling the lawn? Bowing to the great fender? I fallen and don’t want to get up cause this undercarriage is amazing? It hit me! I want my insurance money! Is there a lawyer in the house? Not a retired one btw? Mmm I see my nose hairs in the reflection. Oh, ya.. why didnt anyone tell me about that hanging there. … I can keep going.. or you can.

Official – A 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet waits its turn for judging during the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Unofficial – GAAAAD! Fender skirts are sexy. WOW! Is it me or is it getting hot in here?

Official A Neptune Mighty Mite outboard motor rests on the side board of a 1929 Ford Station Wagon, owned by Donna and Thomas Fitzgerald of Selma, NC. The vehicle was well outfitted with appropriate accessories for the hunting and fishing lodge theme applied to it, helping it repeat as the People’s Choice winner of the show. Unofficial – DAMMMMMMM

Official – A wooden canoe rests on the top of a 1929 Ford Station Wagon, owned by Donna and Thomas Fitzgerald of Selma, NC. The trailer towed by the vehicle could convert from utility trailer to a small camper, perfect for the hunting and fishing lodge theme. The combination repeated as the People’s Choice winner of the Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Unofficial – AHHHHHHHH! The phone number is a genus detail! Absolute genus.

Official – Cheryl Woods and Terry Limehouse polish his 1956 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon, seen through the top of a 1957 E.M. White Runabout. Several boats were invited to participate in the Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival, part of the Motoring Midway that also featured Off-Road vehicles and a special showing of Dodge Viper automobiles. Unofficial – Winner of the best Pants match the car award! BTW the red shirt is PERFECT. Oh and nice cars and boat.

Official – The wooden dashboard of a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe features stylized chrome accents and instrumentation. Not sure about the tan material – something like Bakelite, maybe? Early plastic? Unofficial – The dash of all dashes. One could say, so I will.. Thats a Dashing dash.. Sorry..

Official – A 1933 MG J2 receives admiring looks from a group of women during the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Unofficial – MGoggles, MGrills and MGirls. Is there anything better in life.

A huge thanks to the K wonder for letting me have some fun with some amazing photos of a wonderful event.

Official – Billy Paul drives his 1958 Goggomobil TL400 Transporter along the show field at the end of the show. The unique vehicle won its class, and was considered for Best in Show. Unofficial – Honey.. dear,, here is my plan. I am gonna restore a Coke truck.. I am not sure how or why this was done. But thank the gods of all that’s fun that it did!


14 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I have a complaint. I am not sure what about yet, but I am sure it either has something to do with the contents of today’s story, or what wasn’t included as content in today’s story.

    Let’s see wood boats, non Chris Crafts featured, no Katz’s mentions, no smoking monkeys, no zippers. This is hard!

    Oh wait I got it! Yet another story with no dogs or bacon!!!! Can you please get back to stories with dogs and bacon on classic wooden non-Chris Craft runabouts without zippers?

  2. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I say can you spare a spot of grey poupon?

    John in Va.
    Hauling the boat for bottom paint today….Going Boating..sort of

  3. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    I am obviously attending the wrong shows. Instead of a request for Grey Poupon, I hear things like “can you spare a condenser”.

    Maybe its that unlike condensers, there’s no Chinese imported Grey Poupon. Grey Poupon wouldn’t really work with bacon wrapped chicken on a stick anyway.

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I think the 1600hp supercharged version would be a great choice for WECATCHEM as long as they offer fresh water cooling.

  5. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    I believe that Edsel wagon belongs to the Suddard family, owners of “Classic Motorsports” and “Grassroots Motorsports” magazines.

  6. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    Looks like a nice Peterborough canoe on top of the woody. Thankfully it’s not a homemade glassed over strip canoe

  7. Duster
    Duster says:

    Now this has been great to read! Love the photos and love the Official/Unofficial caption idea. See theres always something new.

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