Held on Memorial Day weekend, the Super Saturday car show May 24 had something of an all-American aura.
The Coastal Carolina Corvette Club held the annual fest at Crews Chevrolet in North Charleston. Many of the cars and trucks on display at the open show - from new models to classics from the '50s, '60s and '70s - were built by the Detroit 3 auto manufacturers.
Also, the event helped raise funds for a group that assists servicemen and women injured in combat. Even the awards handed out for top cars were the color of Old Glory.
"We had a great turnout for the show," said Kim Sheldon, president of the Charleston area-based Corvette club. The totals included 75 participants in the show and club members displaying 31 of their own 'Vettes.
She credited Crews Chevrolet as being a "great" sponsor. "The charity for the show was the Wounded Warrior Project, which is one that Crews Chevrolet supports and seemed very appropriate and fitting as the show was on Memorial Day weekend. It seemed like a nice tribute," she said.
The trophies provided were "patriotic red, white and blue," Sheldon said, adding that they included an eagle and the Wounded Warrior Project insignia. The show, meanwhile, netted more than $1,700 to contribute to the veterans organization, she said.
The Super Saturday show brought out a variety of cars as well as motorcycles. There were street rods, Mustangs, sport compacts, trucks and open classes by year. And, of course, there were Corvettes in the show.
"One gentleman trailered in and displayed a 1930 Buick," she said. "He located it in a barn a couple of weeks prior to the show and brought it to display." The 84-year-old car, she said, was "in its original condition along with some noted aging and dust from the barn. It caught a lot of attention."
Sheldon said the club is "thankful for the community turnout and support at our shows, and we feel honored to be able to give back."
To learn more about the Coastal Carolina Corvette Club, go to www.4cccc.org.
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