Highlands Motoring Festival® has grown from a one-day car show to a four-day and evening festival to become one of the South’s most popular automotive events and was voted Best Concours by Classic Motorsports Magazine in 2019. Highlands Motoring Festival’s® greatest asset is the resort town of Highlands NC and its people. The village is a sparkling jewel during June, its high elevation ensuring cool summertime temperatures. The location, surrounded by mountains, national forests, and waterfalls, makes it rich with scenery, while high quality mountain roads attract driving enthusiasts from around the world. For decades, Highlands has been a popular destination for golfers, hikers, and fly-fishers, and its vibrant Main Street is a blend of almost 100 shops, boutiques, and restaurants concentrated along a three-block stretch only steps away from the Highlands Motoring Festival® show field. Highlands Motoring Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting local, human needs, charities.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
"One Lap of the Mountains-Grande'" driving tour.
Group A drivers meeting at 8:45 and departure at 9:00am
Group B drivers meeting at 9:30am departure at 9:45am
Movie Night in the Park. Cannonball Run (PG) presented by the Performing Arts Center. Program with Cannonball participants that inspired the movie- 8:30pm. Movie starts at 9pm.
Friday, June 10, 2022
“One Lap of the Mountains- Speciale'” driving tour
Group 1 drivers meeting at 9:45am and departure at 10:00am
Group 2 drivers meeting at 10:15am and departure at 10:30am
Group 3 drivers meeting at 10:45 and departure at 11:00am
Auto Parade on Main Street. Open to all vehicles. Gather in K-H Park at 5:30pm. Parade starts at 6:05pm.
Casual Party at the High Dive Tavern. 5:45pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022
“Cars in the Park” Classic Car Show. Public entrance gates open at 9:30am.
Gala Fundraiser at HFCC. 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022
“High Octane” Casual Car Show. 8:30am to 11:00am
"One Lap of the Mountains" driving tours are sold out for 2022. Registration is still open for the Gala Fundraiser
At 4118 feet in elevation, Highlands, North Carolina provides the ultimate starting point for an enjoyable mountain drive. Leading off the plateau are endless miles of scenic winding roads. Some roads are seasonal, but most are suitable for year-round driving enjoyment. The Highlands Motoring Foundation offers two books written by Highlands year-round residents, complete with routes, mileage, directions, and interesting points of interest. All routes begin and end in the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine Street in Highlands. One Lap of the Mountains publications offer opportunities for seasoned mountain drivers as well as for those just looking for an afternoon adventure. Order our One Lap of the Mountains books by clicking on the link below.
“How on earth did you find all these ROADS? I’ve lived here 25 years and have never been on these roads!”
“Thanks so much for putting all these routes together. I thought I knew all the backroads in Western North Carolina but after driving a One Lap of the Mountain route I realize I was wrong. Where are we going next?”
"I first thought this was just for motor enthusiasts with hot cars, boy was I wrong. This is a great way to travel the area, my wife and I loved the trip we took and all the places the book shows us to see and stop at. Well Done!"
Thank you for supporting the Highlands Motoring Foundation by purchasing our books. Your order will be shipped to you through the US Postal Service. Please allow two weeks for delivery.