The 1936 Horch 853S Special Roadster owned by Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah was named Best in Show of the 2022 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival.

As the 20th anniversary of the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance came to an end Nov. 6, the 1936 Horch 853A Special Roadster owned by Mr. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia was named Best of Show. 

The sleek vehicle was determined by judges to be Best Rolling Art prior to winning the coveted title.

Other top winners were: Best Production/Performance: 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, owned by Robert and Suzanne Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana; Best Road & Track:

1939 Lea-Francis Corsica Super Sport, owned by Jim and Sue Wulf of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Best Motorcycle: 1936 Brough SS80, owned by Andrew Meislin of Camas, Washington; and ACE Hardware of Hilton Head People’s Choice Award: 1956 BMW 502, owned by Paul and Jayne Queck of Indianapolis, Indiana.

The grand finale was held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head. More than 600 collector vehicles from around the country were presented throughout the event, taking visitors on a journey of innovation, history art and design.

This year’s event schedule included exhibits, seminars, driving tours and designer events that revealed a compelling weekend for every generation in attendance. Nightly events and special programming allowed guests to appreciate the scope, vibrancy and heart of the event, which supports many charity initiatives and scholarships each year.

“As we celebrate this milestone occasion, 20 years since our founding, we are grateful for the vision of our board, event team and organizers,” said Lindsey Harrell, the festival’s president. “Over the course of the last two decades, our vision has grown into one of the most robust motoring events on the East Coast. … We are grateful to everyone who supports us in achieving our goals.”

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival finished its anniversary showcase strongly with displays for guests old and new. Exhibitors and sponsors alike continue to champion interest and leadership in the world of mobility. Highlights include: Driving Young America’s Michelin Junior Challenge Design involving more than 100 Beaufort County high school students, milestone Life Exhibit collection from Silver Screen to Off Road favorites, Valkyrie Racing’s PXG Polar Porsche from a journey around the globe, Best of Show Hall of Fame vehicles, Wheels of Japan, Dirk and Alexandra de Groen, long-time supports highlighted as the Honored Collector, first time female Pinnacle Collector Anne Brockinton Lee and more.

A complete list of winners and awards will be posted to the Festival’s website before the end of the month. For more information on this year’s winner or for information on the 2023 show, visit the official website at