Post and Courier
August 22, 2014

Car Show Calendar

Posted: 03/31/2014 02:54 p.m.

Saturday

-Charleston Cars & Coffee will meet weekly 8-11 a.m., in front of Atlanta Bread Co. in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. The cruise-in is free.

Wednesday

-Bessinger's Bar-B-Q will host an Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 6-9 p.m. at the restaurant, 1602 Savannah Highway. Registration is $5. There will be three trophies per class. Categories consist of cars 1942 and earlier, '43-'59, '60-'71 and '72-2014; street rods, trucks and motorcycles. Music will be performed by The Cruise-O-Matics. For more information, contact Tom Jameson at 843-571-2264.

April 5

-Lowcountry Muscle Car is hosting the 2014 Flowertown Festival Open Auto Show 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at RH Rollings Middle School of the Arts, 815 S. Main St. in Summerville. Registration, which is $20, begins at 8 a.m. Peer judging runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Top 25 and Best-in-Show awards will be given out at 2 p.m. There will be music, games and family fun. The event is free to spectators. Participant pre-registration is available to ensure a spot. For more information, visit www.lowcountyrmusclecar.com.

-The first year anniversary of the I-95 Smokehouse Boyz/MC will be held from 6 p.m. "until" at Dorchester Dragway, 213 Delee Circle in Dorchester. Events include "Race What You Brung" with a $1,000 payout to the winner, and Gamblers' Showdown. Main attraction is Tony Wright, who is "calling out" anybody for a grudge race. Admission is $20; kids get in free. Registration is also free for a car, truck and motorcycle show to be held alongside the drag racing for cars and cycles. The event will be held in a safe atmosphere. Vendors are on site. From Interstate 26, take the Ridgeville exit, make a right on U.S. Highway 78 toward St. George, then take a left at the fork. The raceway is on the left. For more information, call Woody at 803-378-8100.

-Low Country Mustang Club will host a Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration Cruise-in 3-7 p.m. at Cracker Barrel, 7351 Mazyck Road in North Charleston. The restaurant is located off Interstate 26 at exit 209, Ashley Phosphate Road. Ford's Mustang has been in continuous production since April 1964. The cruise-in is open to all Mustangs and to the public for viewing. Management choice awards will be given for Best of Show and top three Mustangs.

-Charleston Cars & Coffee will meet weekly 8-11 a.m., in front of Atlanta Bread Co. in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. The cruise-in is free. Future cruise-ins this month will be April 12, 19 and 26.

-The Sumter Cruisers Car and Truck Show will be held in conjunction with the Striped Bass Festival in Manning. Car show registration, 9 a.m.- noon, is $20. Awards presentation will be 3 p.m. Categories include production cars through 1960, '61-'69, '70-'99 and 2000-present; production trucks through 1999 and 2000-present; modified trucks; street rods through 1948; modified cars 1949-'70, '71-'99 and 2000-present; rat rods; and special interest. Music will be provided. For more information, contact Bobby Beatson at 803-481-2124 or David Marcella at 803-481-4269 or visit www.sumtercruisers.com.

April 6

-Coastal Carolina Corvette Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn, 5264 International Blvd. in North Charleston. Social time begins at 2:30 p.m., with the regular meeting at 3 p.m. All members and Corvette enthusiasts are invited to attend. For more information, visit the club's web site at www.4cccc.org.

April 7

-The Charleston and Lowcountry Automotive Club Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Jim and Nick's Bar-B-Q, 4964 Centre Pointe Drive in North Charleston. All clubs are welcome to attend. For any questions, contact Rob Hanson at rhanson98@gmail.com.

April 11-12

-The 6th annual Southeastern Classic Auto Fair & Swap will take place at Pee Dee State Farmers Market, 2513 W. Lucas St. (U.S. Highway 52) in Florence. There's free admission and all makes and models are welcome. To register as vendor or for the car corral, contact yesterdayscars@att.net. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Omar Shriners.

April 12

-Coastal Carolina Corvette Club will host the 7th annual Vettes Doin' Charleston car show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. next to Sears at Citadel Mall. This is an all Corvettes show. Registration, which is $30, takes place 10 a.m.-noon. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the club's website at www.4cccc.org.

-The 2014 Walterboro Wings-n-Wheels Auto and Airplane Show will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Walterboro Low Country Regional Airport, 537 Aviation Way. Low Country Sport Aviation Inc. and Low Country Miata Club invite everyone to a family-friendly, fun-filled event showcasing more than 100 show cars and aircraft. This event is open to the public and provides the opportunity for young and old to view classic autos and planes, and talk with their owners. Admission is $10 per carload. All donations and a portion of the Wings-n-Wheels profits will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Organizers want to have your "show car" here this year. There will be rods, muscle cars, custom cars and Miatas among others. "We think the car guys will enjoy seeing the vast array of aircraft and the pilots will enjoy the show cars." The show will offer a variety of awards again this year. For car registration, go to http://walterborowingsandwheels.com/car-registration/. There will be lots of food including barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks and snow cones. Projects built by local school students will also be on display. For more information go towalterborowingsandwheels.com/general-info/.

-Street Rods Unlimited Inc. will sponsor an evening cruise-in at Sonic drive-in at 660 College Park Road, in Goose Creek. The event begins at 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the entrance to Crowfield Plantation. All special interest vehicles are welcome to attend. For more information contact Dennis Welch at 843-761-4469 or visit the club's website at www.streetrodsunlimited.org.

April 15

-Street Rods Unlimited Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at Bessinger's, 1602 Savannah Highway, starting at 7:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.streetrodsunlimited.org.

April 26

-Trident Technical College's Department of Automotive Technology will host the 22nd annual Spring Spin-Off Car Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the college's main campus, 7000 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston behind Building 800. The car, truck and motorcycle show is free for spectators and open to the public. To register, contact Buzz Varella at 843-574-6184 or Clint Snider at 843-574-6725. Pre-registration by April 14 is $20; event-day registration, which is $25, will take place 10-11:30 a.m. There is no rain date. In addition to the car show, there will be food, music and prizes. Trophies will be presented at the end of the event. Show proceeds benefit the W. Athell Yon Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Trident Tech students pursuing careers in automotive technology. The school offers an Automotive Technology associate degree that prepares students to become technicians and supervisors or managers. For more, call Varella or visit www.tridenttech.edu/3971_car_show.htm to register online.

-The sea island Cars and Coffee, billed as a "fun monthly event celebrating special cars," will hold its inaugural drive-up 8-10 a.m. at Freshfields Village. Organizers are encouraging car enthusiasts to "arrive in your favorite ride," noting that the event will feature antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any other cool cars. Freshfields Village, which will host Cars and Coffee, is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. The event is free, and attendees can buy coffee and other refreshments at Java Java. For schedules and additional information, visit www.freshfieldsvillage.com. Direct questions to Bruce Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com, or John Wilson at jrwilson749@msn.com.

-A monthly cruise-in hosted by Walterboro Cruisers will be held 6-8 p.m. at Hill Tire, 506 Robertson Blvd. next to Sonic in Walterboro. Future dates will be May 24, June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23. For more information, contact Joe at 843-909-4370, Barry at 843-962-7292 or Ken at 843-909-9839.

May 3

- Charleston Cars & Coffee will meet weekly 8-11 a.m., in front of Atlanta Bread Co. in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. The cruise-in is free. Future cruise-ins this month will be May 10, 17, 24 and 31.

May 10

-The 7th annual Veterans' Victory House Car & Truck Show hosted by Walterboro Cruisers will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Veterans' Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Road in Walterboro. Early registration by May 2 is $15; afterwards is $20. Day-of-show registration is 9-11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Veterans' Victory House. There's participant judging and top 50 trophies. Awards also include Veterans' Victory House Choice, VF Veterans and Best in Show trophies. Food and music will be provided. For more information, call Cathy at 843-893-7797 or 843-844-8507, Ken at 843-908-9839 or Barry at 843-562-7292 or visit www.walterborocruisers.com.

May 17

-The Joint Base Charleston Armed Forces Day Car Show will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Short Stay Recreational Area in Moncks Corner. Trophies will be awarded in 26 classes. Pre-registration is $10 and registration is $15 the day of the show. This show will be held in conjunction with family day hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Center. Entry forms and additional information are available at www.JBCharleston.com. For more, contact James A. Canaday, NF-03, USAFChief, Logistics, 628th FSS Joint Base Charleston Com. at 843-963-4325 or 843-901-9776.



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