The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance announced Friday that Boris Said, known as the ‘road course ringer’ in NASCAR circles, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Savannah Speed Classic on Hutchinson Island, October 28 – 30. The Speed Classic will be held at the Grand Prize of America Road Course, a wide, 1.965 mile circuit with 10 turns and will kick off the 2011 Hilton Head Concours.
Phil Capossela, the event’s Chairman of the Board, stated that “with Boris’ previous BMW connection, we thought it was the perfect fit. BMW has been a sponsor of the event since its inception in 2002 and having Boris in attendance as our Grand Marshal seemed more than appropriate. We’re excited to have his energy at this already exciting track. We’re sure he will fall in love with the venue and, on the reverse, our spectators will become ‘Said Heads’ for life.”
Said fans are often called ‘Said Heads’ for donning wigs that mimic the driver’s curly hair.
Said who will be on-site offering hot lap rides to spectators (hot laps are available at an additional cost), signing autographs and joining in a Question & Answer series with other noteworthy drivers including the Festival’s 2010 Honorary Chairman, Hurley Haywood.
Haywood, an endurance racer who has won the 24 Hours of Daytona five times, helped kick off the 2010 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival when he served as Honorary Chairman of the event and offered hot laps to fans.
The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance was recently named to the Southeast Tourism Society’s ‘Top 20 Events’ list. The tenth annual festival will take place from October 28-November 6, 2011 with venues at both The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort on Hutchinson Island (Savannah, GA) and the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC. The multi-day Festival features four signature events: the Savannah Speed Classic (October 28 – 30), the Car Club Jamboree (November 5), the Motoring Midway (November 5 & 6) and, the centerpiece, the Concours d’Elegance (November 6).