Myrtle Beach has a rich history of hosting automotive events, from the gatherings at Waccamaw Pottery decades ago to the maximum-capacity shows that wind up turning the streets of the Grand Strand into exhibitions of their own. It’s safe to assume then that car experts obviously agree on one thing – the natural beauty of a finely-tuned four-wheeled machine is best viewed in bright, warm sunlight. So it makes sense that the area plays host to so many car shows throughout the year – we have some of the brightest, warmest weather in the country! Whether you’re thing is Mustangs, MOPAR products, Miatas, NOPI parts, or just a good old classic automobile that’s been carefully restored, Myrtle Beach has a lineup of car shows that you’re sure to enjoy.
Run to the Sun Car Show
The Pee Dee Street Rodders’ annual event brings thousands of pre-1989 cars and trucks to Myrtle Beach for enthusiasts and potential buyers to fawn over. The show, South Carolina’s largest, includes a weekend full of awards, prizes, a swap meet, and the now famous Cruise Down Ocean Boulevard, which sees several hundred classic automobiles crawling down the strip – it’s definitely a sight to be seen for all motorheads!
MOPARs at the Beach
This celebration of all things MOPAR has been gaining popularity in Myrtle Beach year after year among locals and out-of-towners alike. The weeklong event features drag racing, an off-road challenge, the essential “Meet N’ Greet,” a Jeep run, a fun day at a local go-cart track, a race challenge at Myrtle Beach Speedway, several cruise-ins, a charity ride, a classic and modern muscle car show, and, of course, a cruise to the strip.
Myrtle Beach Mustang Week
Ford’s creation of one of the most iconic cars the world has ever seen is still reverberating through car cultures around the country. And Myrtle Beach hosts thousands of Mustangs every year during a weeklong event full of fun runs, burnout contests, car shows, and the culminating cruise-in on the last day, which is the largest of its kind on the East Coast.
For those who live for a little bit (or a lot) of extra performance in their rides, NOPI has created a series of events where drivers can get together, show off, race, and revel in all things automotive. Divisions in the competition include Dream Carz, Truckin Vasion, Fresh Tec, Lowriders, Modern Muscle & Style, Straight Flush, High Rollerz, Bugoff, and Classic Rods & Customs.
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