-Afternoon festivities are being coordinated at Patriots Point as part of the Great Race annual rally of vintage cars, which is stopping overnight in Mount Pleasant. Dozens of cars at least 42 years old are covering 2,100 miles from Maine to Florida in nine days arriving at The Villages, Fla., Sunday. The Lowcountry A's Model A Ford Club will organize a greeting party of 80 cars at 2 p.m. at Patriots Point. The more than 100 racers will arrive after 4 p.m. Vehicles will park on inside and outside perimeter roads. Mount Pleasant is one of 10 places chosen for overnight stops. For more information, go to www.greatrace.com.
-Street Rods Unlimited will sponsor an evening cruise-in at Sonic drive-in, 660 College Park Road in Goose Creek. The event begins at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the entrance to Crowfield Plantation. All special interest vehicles are welcome. For more information contact Dennis Welch at 843-761-4469 or visit the club's website at www.streetrodsunlimited.org.
-Bessinger's Bar-B-Q will host an 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 are cars for years 1942 and earlier, '43-'59, '60-'71 and '72-2014; street rods; trucks; and motorcycles. Music is by The Cruise-O-Matics. For more information, contact Tom Jameson at 843-571-2264.
-Mountaineer Collector Car Auction will be held at the Davis Event Center in Asheville-Fletcher, N.C., in conjunction with the annual Mountaineer Antique Auto Club Car Show, Flea Market and Car Corral July 4-5. Vehicles on hand for the auction will include Model A Fords,1968 Camaro, 1957 Chevy, 1968 Buick Skylark, class of '68 Cadillacs and special Fords from the John and Mary Ann McDaniel collection. Consignment fee is $199. The new climate-controlled center is at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. Take exit 40 off Interstate 26, across from the Asheville Airport. Tom Mack Auctions in association with Foster Auction Services are presenting the bidding event. The auction starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. Set up is Thursday and Friday 1-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.TomMackAuctions.com, contact Tom Mack at 803-364-3322 or email@example.com or get in touch with Wayne Foster at 704-400-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Lowcountry Mopars will hold its "First Sunday" Cruise 1:30-4 p.m. at Hoover Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, 195 Mary Meade Drive in Summerville. The club has been invited to display its classic vehicles at the new-car sales and service operation on Berlin G. Myers Parkway. An historic "100 Years of Dodge" exhibit is planned. It will feature 14 vintage Dodge vehicles encircling a special 1914 Dodge. There will be a staging area at 1 p.m. at Heritage Square shopping plaza at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and the parkway. The cars will make the short convoy to the cruise-in at 1:15 p.m. While Dodge will be the showpiece brand, all are invited whether they drive a Chrysler, Plymouth or other type of Pentastar vehicle.
July 30-Aug. 2
-The 2014 AMO (American Motors Owners Association) International Convention will be held at InnPlace Hotel & Conference Center in North Charleston. The four-day event, hosted by Carolina AMC, will celebrate 60 years of AMC 1954-2014. Brands include Nash, Hudson, Rambler, AMC, Jeep, Renault and Eagle. Organizers say hundreds of AMC-related cars will be on display. There will be Concours AMO judging, vendors and prizes. For the latest information or to register online, visit www.carolinaamc.com
or call 864-354-3528.
-A classic car show and BBQ will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Parish United Methodist Church, 3225 Ashley River Road in Charleston. The event is hosted by the Men's Club of St. Andrew's Parish United Methodist. Car registration is $10. There will be 14 trophy prizes including first, second and third place and Best of Show. Spectators vote for winners. Barbecue plates sold at the show are $6. Questions? Call 843-766-1080.
-The first H.L. Hunley Memorial Car Show will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Road in Summerville. Pre-registration at Hlhunleycamp143.net is $20. Additional cars are $15. Day-of-show registration, which is $25, begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging starts at noon and awards are handed out at 2 p.m. The show will have food and entertainment. Awards include 1st, 2nd and 3rd per class. Categories are years 1939 and earlier, '40-'49, '50-'59, '60-'69, '70-'79, '80-'89 and '90-'99 as well as People's Choice, furthest, foreign, custom hot rod and original. Anyone with questions, contact TimBo at 843-300-5589 or Mark at 843-514-2174 or go to email@example.com.
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