Car Show Calendar
• The British Car Club of Charleston will conduct its 29th annual British Car Day show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. The show will feature more than 30 judging classes. Registration, which is $35 per car, takes place 9 a.m.-noon the day of the show. Judging will be noon to 2 p.m., and trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. The show also will have food, music and a spark plug-changing competition. Proceeds will benefit Garrett Academy’s Auto Collision Body Shop. Also, Garrett students will be offering food and beverages to help out the school’s shop. The club will sponsor a welcome reception 6-9 p.m. today at Harbor Breeze Restaurant, 176 Patriots Point Road. Registration forms are available at club’s website at www.britishcarclubcharleston.com. For more information, contact Dennis Wunsch at 843-696-0910 or HD1CH@aol.com.
• The first Happy Wheels Toy Drive Cruise-In, sponsored by Team Cecilia, will be held 5:30-9 p.m. at the Sonic restaurant, 660 College Park Road in Goose Creek. Happy Wheels is a non-profit organization at MUSC Children’s Hospital that provides inpatients with new gifts of their choice each week. Toys and books are valued at $8-$16 for children ages newborn to 18 years.
• A car show will take place as part of the Wadmalaw Island Community Center’s first October Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monte Carlo Riders of S.C. and other classic cars will take part. The show will award trophies for first, second, third and People’s Choice. The community center, at 5605 Katy Hill Road on Wadmalaw Island, will host the festival and car show. Festival activities also include E17:20 and other gospel singers; grill masters; pony rides, jump castle and other treats for kids; and displays of fashion design, sweetgrass baskets, handbags and quilts. Proceeds benefit the Wadmalaw Island Community/Senior Center. For further information, contact Bertha Middleton at 843-557-8408.
• Coastal Carolina Corvette Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Social time begins at 2:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow at 3:00 p.m. All members and Corvette enthusiasts are invited to attend.
• 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 is provided by The Cruise-O-Matics. For more information, contact Tom Jameson at 843-571-2264.
• Coastal Carolina Corvette Club presents the Royall Hardware Holiday Open Car, Truck and Bike Show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Registration fee is $20 per vehicle. There are 12 classes and 30 trophies. All proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels. For more information visit the club’s website at www.4cccc.org.
• The 19th annual Mustang & All Ford “Salute to our Veterans” show will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Carolina Ice Palace, 7665 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston. Low Country Mustang Club will host the show. Proceeds benefit “Camp Breathe Easy” – children learning about their asthma and their medication in a fun-filled environment. A disc jockey will provide music. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. Registration on or before Nov. 2 is $20; afterwards is $25. Day-of-show registration takes place 9 a.m.-noon. Classes include Mustangs for years 1964-’66, ’67-’68, ’69-’70, ’71-’73, ’74-’78, ’79-’86, ’87-’93, ’94-’98, ’99-2004, ’05-’09, ’10-’14 and Roush/Saleen/Steeda etc., modified Mustangs, Boss/Shelby pre-1993, Cobra 1993-2005, Shelby ’07-’09, Boss Shelby ’10-’14 and concours; and Ford classes for cars years 1959 and earlier, ’60- ’79, ’80-’99 and 2000-present, modified, Thunderbirds and trucks/Jeeps. First, second and third place awards will be handed out at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Duane Helzer at 843-849-1802, Ken Brinkman at 843-871-6327 or Speedster33@att.net or the club website at www.lowcountrymustangclub.com.
• The 2013 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat will be held at the Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. The main event will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the 18th hole of the River Course, featuring 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 inclusion in the Concours d’Elegance; they 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. A $100 a 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.
Going to a car show this weekend? Submit your photos and videos, or send your car show information to Car Show Calendar, The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC, 29403, fax it to 843-937-5778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.