The summer resort village of Highlands NC is the backdrop for seven events spanning four days. Events include two curated driving tours, a Parade of Main Street, evening social events, and two car shows in Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, only steps away from Main Street Highlands and its dozens of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and inns.
Eighty-five invited concours level classic cars displayed in Kelsey Hutchinson Park in downtown Highlands.
Mountain driving experience curated by local enthusiasts for beautiful scenery and quality roads.
Fundraising Gala and Charity Auction with a program by Brian Redman.
A second car show and social gathering in the park and open to all interesting vehicles.
Along with great foreign and domestics classics from the pre and post WWII eras.
Our guest automotive celebrity for 2023 will be racing legend Brian Redman. Past guests have included Bill Warner, Dennis Gage and his TV show “My Classic Car”, Miles Collier, Bob Ingram, Corky Coker, Chuck Cantwell, John Morton, Brumos Museum, and “Cannonball Jack”
Thursday June 8, 2023
“One Lap of the Mountains- Grande”- Driving Tour 8:30am-4:00pm
"Happy Hour with Brian Redman" Social Gathering 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday June 9, 2023
“One Lap of the Mountains- Speciale” Driving 9:30am to 4pm
Main Street Parade of Classic Cars 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday June 10, 2023
“Cars in the Park” Classic Car Show in the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park 9:30am to 4pm
“Fundraising Gala” 6pm to 9pm
Sunday June 11, 2023
“High Octane” Social and Car Gathering in Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. 8:30am to 11am.
Many Highlands Motoring Festival events are free to the public. The four driving tours and two evening events require registration and payment. All HMF events are "rain or shine." Click the button below to register in paid events.
The festival's premiere event is Saturday's "Cars in the Park." Due to limited space in Kelsey Hutchinson Park, there is an application process. You will need to complete the form and provide three photos. Applicants will be advised of their acceptance status within thirty days.
Check out this great video of the 2022 Motoring Festival from Porsche. The 2022 Show Guide can be seen at this link: Highlands Motoring Festival Brochure 2022 | Laurel Magazine (thelaurelmagazine.com)