Vintage cars find a home on Kiawah this weekend

The Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat rolls into town Saturday and Sunday with cars like this one. It is a 1937 Talbot Lago T-150-C.

Hundreds of cars, some valued at more than $5 million, will be displayed at Kiawah Island this weekend.

“We think it’s going to be a great show. There are going to be some incredible vehicles,” said Mayor Charles Lipuma.

The vintage vehicles will be at Ocean Park on Saturday and Sunday for the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat.

“It’s an opportunity for people to look around and see what a lovely community this is. It should be a boon to the island,” he said.

On Saturday, more than 200 automobiles from local car clubs and individual collectors will be on display. And there will be “Porsche & BMW driving experiences.”

Sunday’s car competition includes such vehicles as a 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, a 1934 Pierce Arrow 84DA Convertible Sedan and a 1950 Bentley Mark VI Saloon. Judges from across the country will pick the winners.

“We’ve got some amazing cars,” said Councilman John Wilson.

The town is spending $90,000 from its general fund for the event, which was last held on the island three years ago.

The show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free on Saturday and $50 per person on Sunday when children 12 and under and active-duty military are free.

Parking will be available next to Freshfields Village. Vintage 1950s buses will shuttle guests from the parking area to Ocean Park every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.