• The Lowcountry Model A Ford Club and Coastal Carolina Region, Antique Automobile Club of America will sponsor 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.


• The second annual New River Auto Mall Car Show and Festival will be held 1-5 p.m. at the mall in Hardeeville. La Isla Magazine and South Carolina Street Revoluzion are sponsors. The event is free to the public. Pre-register your car for $15 at or $20 at the door. Categories include classic, domestic, import, most stocked car, low to the ground, under construction and best rims. A 2012 Sunny Scooter 15cc will be raffled off by Sebastian Multiservices. Entertainment includes traditional Latina dancers, bouncy houses for the kids and live music performed by Caribbean band Son del Coqui and Sonido GEO. An after-party will be held at 5 p.m. at Station 300, 25 Innovation Drive, Buckwalter Place in Bluffton. For more information, call Eric Esquivel at 843-384-3742 or Jonathan Rivera at 843-384-0744, both with La Isla Magazine.

July 21

• Lowcountry Muscle Car Club is sponsoring an evening cruise-in 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sonic drive-in at 660 College Park Avenue in Goose Creek. The site is at the entrance to Crowfield Plantation. All car enthusiasts are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page or website at

July 25

• The Charleston-Lowcountry Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its monthly car show 6-9 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 205 N. Goose Creek Blvd. in Goose Creek. Registration is $5. Classes include years 1955 and earlier, 1956-1965, 1966-1975 and 1976 to present; Corvettes; imports; motorcycles; Mustangs; street rods; and trucks. Trophies will be awarded in all classes, plus best in show. The club will be accepting monetary and nonperishable food donations for Helping Hands of Goose Creek. For more information call Dennis at 843-200-8077.

Aug. 1

• Bessinger’s Bar-B-Q will host its monthly Open Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show 6-9 p.m. at the restaurant, 1602 Savannah Highway. Registration is $5. Classes are cars for years 1942 and earlier, 1943-59, 1960-71 and 1972 to present; street rods; trucks; and motorcycles. There are three trophies per class. Music is by The Cruise-O-Matics. For more information, contact Tom Jameson at 843-571-2264.

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:/ racing club or contact James Darby at 843-926-6856.

Aug. 26

• The Steel Pony Open Car & Bike Show will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island. Registration, which is $15 and includes a tour of the tea plantation, will be 11 a.m.-noon. Judging will be at 3 p.m. Categories include cars 1942 and prior, 1943-59, 1960-71 and 1972-2012; street rods; trucks and motorcycles. There will be kids activities, misting tents, Margarita Man and food from Jack’s Cosmic Dog. Eddie Bush and Southwood will provide live entertainment. Sponsors are Red’s Icehouse, Lowcountry Harley Davidson, Chili’s and McDonald’s. Steel Pony benefits Learn Horse Rescue, a nonprofit group geared to educate youth, prospective owners and owners concerning the proper care of animals. They also support the local Animal Control departments with the care and housing of abused and neglected farm animals. For more information visit

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

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