Extolling the virtues of favorite cars dear to enthusiasts

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions. 

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance Nov. 5-6, we asked: “What is your favorite car ever, whether you owned it or not?”

Melon Doris, Beaufort: “Of course, it’s this one, my 1962 MGA 1600 MKII. I bought it in 1968 for $800. I drove it for a while, then it sat in the garage for 30 before my husband and I restored it.”

Elizabeth Garreau, Bluffton: “My ’97 Porsche 911 Targa, Type 993. The last ones were made in 1998. They were the last air-cooled 911s, therefore the last REAL 911s.”

Eileen Pyle, Allenhurst, Georgia: “My 2000 Porsche Carrera 911 convertible. I love the way it drives. It’s my daily.”

Kendall Roy, Hilton Head Island: “Overall, this one, a 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider. It is very comfortable, and drives in three modes: sport, wet mode and racing mode.”

Tom Hill, Windermere, Florida: “A 1963 Ferrari 250 California Spider. Some might know it as the car from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.’ We have one like it in our collection.”