Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • Classic Cars, Classic Chairs

    The first weekend of May welcomed in the second annual Pinehurst Concours d’ Elegance car show. Pinehurst Concours blends together history, heritage and grandeur showcasing classic automobiles and motorcycles from around the world against the backdrop of the legendary Pinehurst golf course.

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    In the planning stages of its origin, the coordinators of Pinehurst Concours were searching for local seating manufacturers that carried this same mission for showcasing the classic and traditional. In their search for American-Made, North Carolina-Made rocking chairs, they came across Dixie Seating Company. Jay Howard, founder/president of JHE Production Group, the coordinating team behind the Concours event, reached out to us to see if we could come up with a special rocking chair for the event. He was impressed with the history and manufacturing of our product and also was interested in our Bob Timberlake collection.

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    Bob Timberlake is a famed North Carolina artist and has been a partner of Dixie Seating Company for some time. He has lent his design skills to help craft our Bob Timberlake collection of chairs that is a rustic line. Jay Howard thought that this collection paired with the heritage of Pinehurst would make for the perfect set of rocking chairs to be featured by each car at the show.

     

    Howard explained, “Anyone that has been to a car show knows that they are going to see beautiful cars. The funny thing is that you walk up to these amazing automobiles and sitting right next to the cars are these plain-Jane, folding sports chairs that the owners sit in. You know, the kind you tailgate in. In planning this show, every detail counted and we wanted to have our owners relaxing in North Carolina’s best.”

     

    This partnership just made sense and since we could tell this show was going to be around for years to come, we wanted to be at the beginning of the tradition. So we worked with Jay to develop a Pinehurst Concours rocking chair from our Bob Timberlake collection that would sit by each car at the show.  We attended the show and got an up-close look at our cadillac of rocking chairs next to some of the world’s most famous automobiles. If you didn’t make it out to the show, make sure to mark your calendars for next year because you don’t want to miss this new North Carolina tradition.

     

    Check out some photos from the event at

    http://pinehurstconcours.com/2014-photos#prettyPhoto

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