Subject: Mountain Motoring Festival September 11-13, 2020, Highlands NC
The planning committee has met with Town officials about the “High Octane in the Park” event. This event was planned as a casual cars and coffee gathering in Kelsey Hutchinson Park on Sunday September 13, running from 8:30am to 11am.
It was hoped that covid-19 Phase 3 guidelines would be in effect at that time. Instead, effective September 2, the NC Governor has gone to Phase 2.5 guidelines which restrict outdoor gatherings to 50 people. After consultation with the Town of Highlands, permission has been granted for a private gathering of One Lap of the Mountains driving event registrants (approximately 50 cars) only. Strict spacing guidelines have limited the number of cars allowed.
The planning committee regrets that the public will not be allowed to display their cars at this event. Current restrictions require that this event be open to participants only, and unfortunately, closed to the general public.
The 2021 Highlands Motoring Festival will be held on June 10-13, 2021, at which time there will be another “High Octane” event and open for the public to display their cars to a large audience.