Highlands Motoring Festival deemed most successful in event’s history

This year’s Highlands Motoring Festival was the most successful in festival history by every measure, including financial support that will be donated to local human needs charities.

The festival’s net proceeds of $105,000 will be distributed equally between three charity organizations: The Literacy and Learning Center of Highlands, REACH of Macon County, and the Community Care Clinic of Highlands and Cashiers.  

Highlands Motoring Festival is a 501.c3 non-profit and is an all-volunteer team of classic car enthusiasts.

The fifteenth annual Highlands Motoring Festival was held on June 9-12, 2022.  

Amazing collector cars could be seen on town streets during the four-day festival which consisted of two days of driving tours, three evening gatherings, a parade of Main Street, and two car shows.

The centerpiece of the motoring festival was Saturday’s “Cars in the Park” juried car show that attracted an attendance estimated to be upwards of three thousand people, to view eighty five classic cars.

The motoring festival has grown significantly in stature over the years, not by increasing the number of show cars, which is limited by the capacity of Kelsey Hutchinson Park, but by raising the level of quality of the cars by going to an invitational entry process.

Over fifty volunteers joined the fifteen-member planning committee to stage the events. The Highlands Motoring Festival Committee would like to thank the entire Highlands community, including citizens, volunteers, businesses, organizations, and government officials and staff, without whom none of this would have been possible.

The sixteenth annual Highlands Motoring Festival will be on June 8-11, 2023. Along other classic cars, the history of BMW will be told with a curated display of vintage BMW’s.  Registration opens in January, click HERE to learn more.

To see more from the 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival click HERE.

Pictured at the top of the article from left are Jerry Hermanson (Community Care Clinic), Bonnie Potts (The Literacy & Learning Center), Cindy Trevathan (REACH), and HMF volunteers Steve Mehder, Steve Ham, Mark Chmar, and Knight Martorell.  

Article and photo courtesy of Highlands Motoring Festival

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  1. The Literacy and Learning Center is thrilled to be a recipient of 2022 Motoring Festival Funds! We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Community Care Clinic and REACH of Macon County – we all work hard to serve our community with the help of funds from events like the Motoring Festival. Huge thanks to all involved!
    Jane Jerry, TL&LC Board Member

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