Today • A Cease Fire - Stop the Violence Car Show and Rally will be held 1-7 p.m at the Corner Store and International Grocery at 1840 Reynolds Ave. in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood. The car show will be the inaugural event of The Old School/New School Coalition, formed to combat gun-related violence in the community. The family show, free to non-participants and a small fee for enthusiasts displaying their vehicles, is the brainchild of the coalition and of local car clubs The South Carolina Rhinos and Sitting on Chrome. There will be food, entertainment and a jump castle for kids. Voter registration information, onsite heath care screening and ex-offender information also will be available onsite. Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch, blankets and chairs. A second show is planned for August 4 at an as yet undetermined place. For more information, contact Elder James Johnson at 843-532-0787 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Thomas Dixon at 843-437-1949 or email@example.com.
Sunday • The monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Corvette Club will take place at the Holiday Inn at 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (U.S. Highway 17) in Mount Pleasant. It will start at 2:30 p.m. to socialize, with the club meeting to follow at 3 p.m. Members and interested Corvette owners are invited to attend.
Thursday • The Lowcounry Corvair Association will hold its monthly meeting at the Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet, 5900 Rivers Ave. in the North Charleston Shopping Center. The business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. preceded by dinner and a social hour at 6:30 p.m. All Corvair owners and enthusiasts are invited. For more information, contact Donn Pittman at 843-849-9007 or visit the club’s website at www.lowcountrycorvair.com.
July 14 • The Lowcountry “A’s” Model A Ford Club will celebrate National Car Collector Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to noon at Brittlebank Park in Charleston. The event, to include food and music, is free. Collectors and spectators are welcome to view the cars. At the conclusion, the vehicle owners will drive around the “perimeter of Charleston” to enjoy their rides and the historic city.
Aug. 25 • Darby Racing Club will hold its first car, bike and truck/SUV show 5-9 p.m. at Hooters restaurant, 2171 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston. Registration is $25 anytime before the show and 5-7 p.m. the day of the event. Admission price is $5 a person. Awards will be given out at 8:30 p.m. for Best Car, Best Motorcycle and Best Truck/SUV. There will also be an award for Best All Around. Judging will be “people’s choice.” For more information, go to https:/www.facebook.com/Darby racing club or contact James Darby at 843-926-6856.
Sept. 23 • The Charleston Expo Car Show will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in a new location, Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. Pre-register online and be eligible for a giveaway. Registration is $25 until August 23 and $30 after. Day-of-show check-in is 9:30-11 a.m. Car classes are: open for years 1959 and earlier, 1960-69, 1970-84, 1985-2000 and 2001-present; Mustangs years 1964-73, 1974-93 and 1994-present and specialty; Camaros and Firebirds years 1967-69, 1970-81, 1982-2002 and 2010-present; Corvettes years 1953-67, 1968-96, 1997-2004 and 2005-present; mild and wild sport compacts; stock and modified trucks; street rods; motorcycles; imports; VWs; Porsches; BMWs; British; Corvairs; track cars; and works in progress. There also will be awards for Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Stereo, People’s Choice and Sponsor Best of Show. The car club with the most vehicles in the show will win a prize. The show will be held rain or shine. Featured vehicles include Travis Lyon’s restored Decepticon Motormaster derived from the Transformer series; actress Natalie Wood’s Mercedes-Benz 300SL; the Muntz Jet, designed by racing-car builder Frank Curtis and forerunner to autos built by four-track cartridge inventor Earl “Mad Man” Muntz; and a 600-plus horsepower 1964 Olds Cutlass that travels to car shows nationwide. The Expo will host “Take a Kid to a Car Show,” an awareness program started by a wing of the Specialty Equipment Market Association. Along with the show, the Expo will have specialists giving product knowledge and live demos on 3M clear bra, wheel repair, upholstery repair, paintless dent repair, car audio, vinyl wraps, headlight restoration, performance shops, window tinting, detailing and paint touch-up. Leh Keen with Brumos Racing will be signing autographs. There will be live music, kids zone, food, race simulator and all-terrain vehicles. The event benefits the Dillon Frisbie Foundation. For more visit www.charlestonautoexpo.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.