• The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Low Country Region, will host an Open Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hello Deli, 2409 Mall Drive #D in North Charleston. Registration is $5. There will be two trophies per class. Categories will consist of cars for years 1942 and earlier, ’43-’59, ’60-’71 and ’72-2013; street rods; trucks; and motorcycles. For details, contact Neil at 843-224-3692 or Steve at 843-860-6540.
• The 29th Annual British Car Day 2013 and welcoming reception, sponsored by the British Car Club of Charleston, will be held in Mount Pleasant. A reception will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Harbor Breeze restaurant, 176 Patriots Point. The car show will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Memorial Waterfront Park. Anyone who owns or is interested in British cars is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration continues through Sunday. Day-of-show registration will be 9 a.m.-noon. Participants-choice judging will be noon-2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Other events include a spark plug-changing competition. Show proceeds will benefit Garrett Academy’s Auto Collision Body Shop. Also, Garrett students will be offering pulled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and water to help out the school’s body shop. For information, call 843-696-0910 or 843-607-4700 or visit the club website at www.britishcarclubcharleston.com.
• Bessinger’s Bar-B-Q will host the season finale Open Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show 6-9 p.m. at the restaurant, 1602 Savannah Highway. Registration is $5. There are three trophies per class. Categories include cars for years 1942 and earlier, ’43-’59, ’60-’71 and ’72-2013; street rods; trucks; and motorcycles. Music provided by The Cruise-O-Matics. For more information, contact Tom Jameson at 843-571-2264.
• The 2013 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat will be held for three days at Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. The main event Concours d’Elegance will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the 18th hole of the River Course. It will feature more than 100 classic cars, with a selection of 75 or more concours-quality cars to be judged by nationally recognized experts. Admission starts at $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Children under 12 are free. Military receive 50 percent off with an active duty ID. Auto enthusiasts can submit their vehicles for the Concours d’Elegance: The vehicles will be chosen by a selection committee. The Saturday show will have two divisions, Concours and Classic. Concours will consist of three pre-war and three post-war (1945-’74) classes — open, closed and sports and racing for both divisions. The Concours division will be judged by a panel of experts. Each class winner becomes a candidate for “Best of Show — Concours d’Elegance.” The classic division, for autos 1974 and earlier, won’t be formally judged but will include People’s Choice and Mayor’s Trophy awards. Meanwhile, a $100-per-person gala will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and include a classic car review, live music and dinner. The Sea Island Motoring Tour will be held 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 17. Motoring Retreat sponsors are Kiawah Fine Jewelry, Kiawah Island Real Estate, town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island Community Association, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Heacock Classic Collector Car Insurance, Ultimate Autowerks, BB&T Home Mortgage and touchpoint communications. Proceeds benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital and Kiawah Conservancy. For more information, visit www.kiawahislandmotoringretreat.com.
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