Situated between the Pebble Beach and Amelia Island car shows in the annual automobile-events calendar, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance—now in its 14th year—brings vintage cars, boats, planes, and motorcycles to Savannah, Ga., and the nearby Lowcountry of South Carolina.
The festival begins today with the sold-out Savannah Speed Classic, a three-day series of vintage-car races held at the Grand Prize of America Track—a 1.96-mile circuit on Hutchinson Island in Savannah’s harbor. In addition to watching the competitions, attendees are encouraged to take hot-lap rides around the course, participate in an off-road experience, and enjoy full access to the pits. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa hosts the races, and guests can take a convenient ferry across the Savannah River to enter the historic city.
Pellisari, a high-end consumer electronics maker, is introducing its latest sound system, the Zemi Aria, through a selective retail distribution model.
The Zemi Aria is the latest collaboration between Italian speaker artisan Francesco Pellisari and industrial designer and artist Ron Arad and is a blend of quality sound and modern design. Brands in the consumer electronics space continuously work to create products that integrate seamlessly into consumers’ daily lives and their homes, acting as a accompaniment rather than a technological bother.
Sawyer Strelcheck, assistant vice president of operations for the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, said Historic Sportscar Racing is bringing wheel-to-wheel racing back to its roots here in Savannah.
There’s no denying it; winter is coming. With it come frigid temperatures, snow and ice, road surfaces ranging from simply slushy to downright slick, and vehicles off in ditches, if not severely damaged in collisions.
What’s a driver to do? Well, you can drive more defensively; you can make sure you can see (remove all snow and ice from the windows before going anywhere and make sure your windshield washer reservoir is full of deicing fluid, and replace your old wipers with new ones); and you can equip your vehicle with a set of winter tires.
Yes, those tires will cost you a few hundred dollars, but that’s probably still less than the deductible on your car insurance, and then there are the potential medical expenses.
To demonstrate that winter tires really do make a difference, Bridgestone and South Bend-based Tire Rack rented out the ice rinks at the University of Notre Dame and invited a dozen or so of us to a ride-and-drive. That’s right, we drove cars and crossovers on ice rinks.
In preparation for the winter, Bridgestone Americas and Tire Rack teamed up to present the Winter Driving Experience in South Bend, Ind., Sept. 29- Oct. 1.
Trade media were invited to the event at the University of Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena to test drive vehicles fitted with Bridgestone’s Blizzak DM-V2 and Blizzak WS80 tires on the ice.