Great Scot! British Car Show - Greenville, SC

Great Scot! British Car Show – Greenville, SC

Join us on the beautiful, shaded mall of Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Please mark your calendars for an exciting and unique British Classic car show event on Saturday, May 26, 2018. All British cars and motorcycles are eligible.  Class Awards will be based on the participants’ popular vote First, Second, and Third place class awards (depending on the number of entries) – Best of Show and other Special awards will be presented at the conclusion of the show. Held in conjunction with one of the largest highland games in the southeast, the Greenville Scottish Games. 10th Annual Great Scot! Registration Form

Cars on Kiawah

Cars on Kiawah, South Carolina

Cars on Kiawah is an annual celebration of the region’s finest automobiles displayed in the lush Lowcountry setting of Ocean Park on Kiawah Island. The 2018 Cars on Kiawah will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. –3 p.m. with a display of over 200 of the region’s top club and collector cars. There will be a special display of race cars. Exhibitors must register in advance. This year the Cars on Kiawah auto show will continue to host its category for the best female-owned car. To read more about that category and its history, please check out this article.

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Event Recap – Charleston British Car Day 2017

British Car Day 2017 in Charleston, SC, was held at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Nearly 100 cars were in attendance, and a great time was had by all. The club was founded in 1983 and this was the 33rd annual British Car Day, and it won’t be the last. Thanks to Dave Rosato of the British Car Club for this aerial footage.

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33rd Annual British Car Day – Charleston, SC

The British Car Club of Charleston invites you to Join in the festivities of our 33rd Annual British Car Day at Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC. FRIDAY, October 27th Welcome Reception – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Reception will be held at the host hotel, Quality Inn/Suites at 196 Patriots Point Rd in Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and camaraderie.  If you are pre-registered, you may pick up you Car Show material.  If not, you may register at the reception. SATURDAY, October 28th British Car Show – Let’s show off those British Beauties we’ve acquired and love to share.  Guaranteed to have enthusiastic admirers! Enjoying all Brit beauties, not just “show” quality cars, but also “Diamonds in the Rough”. Grounds open for registration at 9:00 am. Registration closes at 11:00am. Judging from 11:00 until 1:30 pm. (participants’ choice […]

Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance

Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 16th year in the fall of 2017. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, October 27 – 29, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The festivities continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 3 – 5, at the Port Royal Golf Club, where the Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 5) takes center stage.  

5th Annual Myrtle Beach Grand Strand BritFest

“Myrtle Beach Britfest 2017” Car Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC. Come and enjoy a British car extravaganza and celebrate Octoberfest in the balmy warmth of autumn at the beach! More information and a registration flyer will become available at www.GrandStrandBritishCarClub.com as the date nears.

Great Scot British Car Show

9th Annual Great Scot! British Car Show

2017 is going to be incredible! Rolls Royce and Bentley are our featured marquees. Held in conjunction with the Gallabrae Greenville Scottish Games at Furman University. Join us on the beautiful shaded mall of Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Please mark your calendars for an exciting and unique British Classic car show event on Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 27th – 2017. All British cars and motorcycles are eligible. Winning classes are: First, Second, and Third place class awards (depending on the number of entries) – Best of Show – Special awards to include President’s Award and a featured Marque award. Judging will be by the Participants, with one ballot per registration.

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Cars on Kiawah, South Carolina

Over 200 exceptional automobiles owned by collectors throughout the Southeast, will be showcased at the 2017 Cars on Kiawah on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the unparalleled setting of Kiawah’s scenic Ocean Park. This premier car show is open to the public and admission is free. Major sponsors of the event include the Town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island Real Estate, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and the Kiawah Island Community Association. The well-rounded display will offer a thorough history of the automobile with exquisite examples of powerful engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. As Master of Ceremonies, local celebrity Tom Crawford of ABC New 4’s Lowcountry Live will dive into the intriguing stories behind many of the displayed cars, as he interviews owners throughout the afternoon. Of note this year is “a great display of local “rat rods,” […]

British Classics XI in Cayce, SC - Event Report
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British Classics XI in Cayce, SC – Event Report

The British Classics XI car show was last weekend, April 1st, and the Land Rover and I attended. Hosted by the British Car Club Midlands Centre, this show is held in conjunction with Tartan Day South Highland Games and Celtic Festival. The site for the event is the Historic Columbia Raceway in Cayce, South Carolina. The funniest part of the day was pulling up to the show’s registration table and having the very nice woman manning it look at me and then look quizzically at my ride. I told her I was there for the show and had pre-registered. She cocked her head, looked at my ride again, and then asked, “OK, but what is it?” 

32nd British Car Day, Charleston, SC

The 32nd Annual British Car Day presented by the British Car Club of Charleston, SC, will be on Saturday, October 29th, at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. We have several new items this year which we’ve incorporated into BCD to make the day more enjoyable for all: Sticky Fingers – We are very fortunate to have the food at our Welcome Reception donated by Sticky Fingers for which we are incredibly thankful! Bottles Beverage Superstore – We are very fortunate to have a wine tasting provided by Bottles at our Welcome reception. Airbrush on the Corner by Sandi – Caricaturist – will be on hand to draw a fun image of you. If you want to bring a picture of you and your car, she may be able to incorporate the car. Prices start at $20, and if you would […]

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Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 15th year in the fall of 2016. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, October 28 – 30, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The festivities will continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 4 – 6, at Port Royal Golf Club where the Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 6) will take center stage. Motoring Festival Partners for the 2016 Festival include the Port Royal Golf Club, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah. This year the event will also pay tribute to the Silver Screen in this year’s exclusive “Life on the Silver […]

Fourth Annual Myrtle Beach Britfest 2016 Car Show

Fourth Annual Myrtle Beach Britfest 2016 Car Show

The Grand Strand British Car Club would like to extend a special invitation to attend our Fourth Annual Myrtle Beach Britfest 2016 Car Show to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at The Market Common of Myrtle Beach! The Myrtle Beach Britfest will be held at The Market Common located on Farrow Parkway between Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 By-Pass in Myrtle Beach.  In addition to all of the beautiful British cars, only a block away is The Market Common which boasts lots of shops, restaurants and a cinema so your weekend will be packed with fun for everyone! Dash Plaques will be given to all early registration entrants and will be available for some late and “day-of” registrations.  Award Plaques or Trophies will be presented to winners in each class.  A Special Award for the entry with the […]

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Summer Road Trip 2016 – Part 1

The primary purposes of this road trip were (are? I am still on it) to see my friend Gene Gillenwater in Ohio, to attend the MG national meet in Louisville, KY, and to simply get out and drive and see some countryside. I have done all of those, and I am still on the road! The first leg of the road trip took me from Charleston, SC, over some of the worst roads I have ever seen, through North Carolina and a bit of Tennessee up into Virginia. Seriously, the roads in my own home state are the worst I have seen and are in dangerously bad shape. We should be ashamed of ourselves. The second leg of the trip was from Bristol, VA, through Abingdon, VA, because no self-respecting British car fan could pass up going to Abingdon, and […]

Hilton Head Festival of Motoring and Concours To Feature European Classics
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HHIMF to Feature European Classics

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast events, today announced the Honored Marque for its 15th annual festival. The 2016 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival (HHIMF) will pay homage to the 1925 – 1948 era of European Classics. With the 2016 events scheduled for Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, the HHIMF is one of only a few national automotive gatherings to combine collecting and racing with enthusiast and lifestyle activities in a single, action-packed week. Working strictly on the Classic Car Club of America’s designation, marques such as Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo will line the fairways of the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island during the Concours portion of the festival, being held Sunday, Nov. 6.  Three classes have been dedicated to […]

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Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat

Collectors and enthusiasts are invited to enjoy spring in the Low country, as the 2016 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat (KIMR) rolls onto Kiawah Island April 15-17, 2016. Located at the entrance to the famed Ocean Course, this celebration of outstanding automobiles features an entire weekend of events. The highlight is the Sunday judged Concours featuring world-class domestic and foreign classic and antique automobiles. Executive Director of the Concours is Paul Ianuario, Chief Judge is Dave Olimpi, and Ken Gross is serving as Honorary Chair. All of these folks are well known in collector circles for their scope and breadth of experience as judges at major events, authors and museum curators. More than one hundred unique and rare Concours cars will compete for the Best of Show trophy and other awards on Sunday, April 17. Collectors are encouraged to submit entries […]

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Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat – Call For Cars

The Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat (KIMR) has put out a call that they have space for a few more concours quality cars. The 2016 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat rolls onto Kiawah Island April 15-17, 2016. Located at the entrance to the famed Ocean Course, this celebration of outstanding automobiles features an entire weekend of events. More than one hundred unique and rare Concours cars will compete for the Best of Show trophy and other awards on Sunday, April 17. Collectors are encouraged to submit entries at www.kiawahconcours.com. There is no application fee, but all entries are subject to a selection process.

British Car Day – Charleston, SC

The British Car Club of Charleston will be holding its 31st Annual British Car Day at Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC, just over the bridge from downtown Charleston. In addition to the British car show itself, of course there is the beauty of the water front park to enjoy. Sunday – October 25, 2015 British Car Show – Let’s show off all those great British cars we have acquired and love to share. You are guaranteed to have enthusiastic admirers. The show is open to all British beauties, not just show quality cars, but also diamonds in the rough. And if it is ugly, not beautiful? Bring it on too. For more information, please check out the website of The British Car Club of Charleston.

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British Car Day – Charleston, South Carolina

October 25th is the day. The British Car club of Charleston will host our 31st British Car Day at the beautiful Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park on Sunday, October 25th, starting at 9:00am. There will the amazing silent auction tent, food on the grille, plenty of fun stuff and lots of great cars. The family can enjoy the pier at the park and views of the Charleston harbor. For those of you who don’t know, this is my home club, and the club I founded over thirty years ago with a great group of friends.  So, yes, this event is special. I will be there, of course, with “Catherine” my 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100. Well, and maybe my 1978 Triumph Spitfire. Also, since the rains in South Carolina delayed the Grand Strand British Car Show up in Myrtle Beach to […]

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Donated MGB Roadster Aids Tech School in Charleston

From the Post & Courier in Charleston, SC. … Call this the poignant story of a local car buff’s prized 1977 roadster and the uplifting events that would follow in the past year. Eugene D. Foxworth III, a Marine veteran and a stockbroker for 25 years, died in December 2013 at age 58. Known as Foxy, his possessions included a Damask Red MGB considered in good condition and running well after an HS4 carb conversion. His wife, Cantey Foxworth, at one point last year advertised the soft-top for sale before agreeing to donate the MGB for a British Car Club of Charleston fundraiser. A drawing raised $5,000 for new tools for students at a Charleston County technical high school’s automotive classes. “It’s nice to do something like this, that makes a difference,” said Wray Lemke, a British Car Club of […]