Visiting the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Dave Droschak, Droschak Communications – 919-630-6656
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2013) – A live auction hosted by RKM Collector Car Auctions is expected to draw over 150 vintage, muscle, and high-performance cars to the Pinehurst Fair Barn on May 4 as part of the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance weekend.
“We were drawn to the idea of a Concours event coming to our region,” said Jamie Wiehe, RK Motors director of auctions. “And after visiting Pinehurst for the first time, it became clear the resort would be a perfect venue for a collector car auction. We’re looking forward to making this a memorable weekend.”
Those interested in selling their collector car or registering to bid can submit their information through the RKM Collector Car Auctions website (www.RKMCollectorCarAuctions.com). For fans who simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of a live sale, general admission tickets are available for $25, with discounts for seniors, students, military, and children.
“The classic car auction hosted by RKM Collector Car Auctions on May 4 is a great addition to this unprecedented weekend in North Carolina automobile history, and a fitting prelude to the Pinehurst Concours on Sunday,” said Jay Howard, executive director of the inaugural event.
The auction will be held at the historic Pinehurst Resort Fair Barn, a National Historic Landmark recognized as the oldest surviving early-20th century fair exhibition hall in North Carolina, offering a unique atmosphere for bidders and fans.
RKM Collector Car Auctions is a sister company of RK Motors, the nation’s leading retailer and restorer of investment-grade collector cars. The 2013 Pinehurst auction is open to dealers and private collectors from around the world, according to Wiehe.
The auction will precede the May 5 inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. General admission tickets and VIP packages are on sale now for this one-of-a-kind showcase competition of vintage and rare automobiles to be displayed on the famed Pinehurst Resort fairways. Log on to www.pinehurstconcours.com for details and ticketing information.
Bob Ingram, one of the state’s most influential businessmen and owner of arguably the best collection of vintage Porsche autos in the world, is serving as the honorary chairman of the Pinehurst Concours.
For hotel reservations, please call Pinehurst Resort at (888) 894-4572 and ask for the Concours rate.
The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic development organization and non-profit authority of Moore County, North Carolina. The CVB mission is to promote the area as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions and tours. The CVB is funded primarily by a three percent hotel / motel room occupancy tax paid by visitors to Moore County.