An Update from ACBS Headquarters

Photos by Ed Andrews, Chapter Development Committee Chair, and Mid-Atlantic Chapter member

The ACBS Board of Directors has gathered in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend for the Annual Budget meeting. After spending all day Friday in a conference room for the planning session, the board was excited to join the Blue Ridge Chapter for fun and festivities at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival.

“It’s an exciting year for the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival! 2022 marks the 20th celebration of the fine art of the automobile; the passion that drives us to collect and curate these beautiful works of craftsmanship and construction; and the spectacular Lowcountry backdrop that draws thousands of spectators to the island each November.”

The Blue Ridge Chapter has been invited for the past eleven years to show their boats at this amazing motor sporting event… there are amazing cars, bikes, planes, and BOATS, all lining the course of the Port Royal Golf Club. Awesome! was the universal reaction from the ACBS board  of directors. They were extremely grateful to be invited down to spend time with the Chapter members and see their boats at this wonderful event.

Two highlights of the weekend  included getting to honor John Heiderich of the Blue Ridge Chapter with the Mary Herwig Award, for his outstanding efforts to promote the hobby.  Another was when The Blue Ridge Chapter and ACBS made a special presentation to the Concours Foundation’s Driving Young America in honor of Charles and Diane Mistele, with the Mistele Family in attendance and showing Miss America IX.


  1. Thank you for choosing Hilton Head Concours and Motoring Festival. Thank you for the gift in honor of my mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Diane Mistele. I hope you all will come back next year.

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