Special Announcements:

June 2021 Highlands Motoring Festival

In the interest of public safety, Highlands Motoring Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival. All registration and sponsorship fees will be refunded. Planning is already underway for the 2021 Highlands Motoring Festival which will be held on June 10-13, 2021.

Mountain Motoring – September 2020

Further, Foundation President, Knight Martorell, stated “every effort should be made to fundraise for HMF charities in their time of greatest need”. To that end, Highlands Motoring Foundation will be hosting “Mountain Motoring” – an event that will include two days of “One Lap of the Mountains” driving tours and a “High Octane in the Park” car show, which is open to public with no registration necessary or judging. The date for “Mountain Motoring” are September 11-13, 2020.

Friday September 11, 2020
10:00am – One Lap of the Mountains – Speciale
10:15am – One Lap of the Mountains – Classic

Saturday September 12, 2020
8:00am – One Lap of the Mountains – Grande (Group A)
8:30am – One Lap of the Mountains- Grande (Group B)
5:30pm – Parade of Main Street Highlands

Sunday September 13, 2020
8:30am – High Octane in the Park

Note: all events occur in Kelsey Hutchinson Park

Register for Mountain Motoring

The Highlands Motoring Festival 2021

A Festival With An Altitude!

The fourteenth annual Highlands Motoring Festival will be held on June 10-13, 2021, in Highlands NC.

The four day festival will include driving events, social gatherings, a parade of Main Street, and car shows. The center piece event will be the invitational “Cars in the Park” car show, which will showcase pre-1990 vehicles of special interest. A 2021 feature will be “Italian Stallions”, a curated class of vintage Italian super cars.

Registration will open around November 1, 2020.

June 10-13, 2021 in Highlands, NC

The 14th annual Highlands Motoring Festival begins in:

The 14th Annual Highlands Motoring Festival - June 2021

A friendly event that appeals to everyone.

The focus, of course, is the field of over 75+ high quality invited classic cars. Owners of their collector pieces have gone to considerable effort and expense to put these cars on the show field for all to enjoy. An eclectic field of entries will ensure that there is something for everyone.


A Local Non-Profit Festival

Powered by an all-volunteer group.

Over the years, the net proceeds have gone to many different charities. This year, REACH of Macon County, Literacy Council of Highlands, and the Community. Care Clinic have been selected as the charity partners. Spectator entry to the show field is free, but a contribution to our charities is appreciated.


Coming Attractions

See some of the vehicles scheduled in 2021.

Event Schedule for Mountain Motoring

September 11-13, 2020. Presented by Highlands Motoring Foundation
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  • Day 1 - Friday

    Sept 11, 2020

  • Highlands Motoring Festival’s celebrated, and extremely popular, One Lap of the Mountains is expanded for 2020. Now with 4 tour options spanning 2 days. Carefully curated, mountain routes with some of the best scenery in the South.

    Friday

    A morning road course of less than 100 miles, followed by a lunch stop.

    1. One Lap Speciale - Open to all interesting automobiles
    2. One Lap Classic - Open to vintage cars only

    "One Lap of the Mountains- Speciale" - open to all interesting cars

    10:00am - Driver’s Meeting
    10:15am - Depart K-H Park

    "One Lap of the Mountains- Classic" - open to pre-1960 cars

    10:15am - Driver’s Meeting
    10:30am - Depart K-H Park
    3:00pm - All cars have returned to Highlands

    Register Now

    Where
    Kelsey Hutchinson Park in Highlands NC

  • Day 2 - Saturday

    Sept 12, 2020

  • Highlands Motoring Festival’s celebrated, and extremely popular, One Lap of the Mountains is expanded for 2020. Now with 4 tour options spanning 2 days. Carefully curated, mountain routes with some of the best scenery in the South.

    Saturday - "The Original"

    A longer road course of greater than 150 miles, divided with a noon lunch stop.

    1. One Lap Grande (First departure) - Open to all interesting automobiles
    2. One Lap Grande (Second departure) - Open to all interesting automobiles

    "One Lap of the Mountains - Grande", Kelsey-Hutchinson Park

    7:30am - Breakfast buffet
    8:00am - Driver’s Meeting - Group A
    8:30am - Group A Departs K-H Park
    8:30am - Driver’s Meeting - Group B
    9:00am - Group B Departs K-H Park
    4:00pm - All cars have returned to Highlands

    Register Now

    Where
    Kelsey Hutchinson Park in Highlands NC

  • Day 3 - Sunday

    Sept 13, 2020

  • High Octane in the Park
    • Open to all special, classic and interesting automobiles without manufactured year limitation
    • Show begins at 8 AM
    • Food will be available both on the show field and in the many great restaurants just steps away.
    • HMF posters, caps, polo shirts, and “One Lap of the Mountains” tour books will be available for purchase in support of local charities.
    Where
    Kelsey-Hutchinson Park, Highlands, NC

One Lap of the Mountains (Book)

Exciting Drives for Car Enthusiasts

To better accommodate all our mountain driver friends, in 2018 the Highlands Motoring Festival published “One Lap of the Mountains, Exciting Drives for Car Enthusiasts”, a route guide of mountain drives suitable for all interests.

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