“The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town!” Anyone else remember this 1976 top hit song by the Irish Hard Rock Band, Thin Lizzy? Even though I was not born in that memorable era, my mind kept replaying that song as Jason and I attended the Run to the Sun Car Show yesterday at the Old Myrtle Beach Square Mall by the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Instead of the boys are back in town, let us change it to souped up corvettes, 1950s Hudson Hornets, and sleek red 1932 Ford Model B antiques. We had an awesome time exploring the 3,000+ vintage automobiles, trucks, and car part vendors. As Jason graciously put it, “It was if all my favorite matchbox cars were real and in one place.” His favorite was the sleek and black 1970s Dodge Challenger. Mine on the other hand was Elvis Presley’s Famous 1950s Pink Cadillac.
Do not worry that you missed out-the fun is only beginning. Today and tomorrow, the Pee Dee Street Rodders are back at it! The show location is at the Old Myrtle Square Mall located between 21st & 29th Ave. on Kings Highway. It is free entry for all nonparticipants and held between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM on both days. Not only will you be able go back in time as you explore renovated Volkswagen buses and exclusive Plymouth Superbirds, but you will have time to interact with the car owners themselves and enjoy delicious barbecue.
Run to the Sun Car Show is truly for everyone! Believe me, I know little to nothing about measuring torque, turbochargers, and engine displacement. Jason on the other hand knew almost every car model we passed by and a vast array of car lingo. Be ready to be enthralled by everything that the show has to offer!
There will be over $10,000 given away in prizes throughout the three day events. Also the proceeds from the Run to the Sun Car Show will go towards Children’s Miracle Network, Horry County Benevolent Fund, and Grand Strand Miracle League. Last year alone they donated $97,000.00!
Now that the basics are covered, get ready to engage the clutch, turn on the engine, release the handbrake, and shift into the appropriate gear. Or you can just turn on your car and go into drive mode if you have an automatic automobile!
It’s time to ride into the Run to the Sun Car Show!
Run to the Sun Car Show Details:
Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019- Saturday, March 23, 2019
Times: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Former Myrtle Beach Square Mall (2501 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577)
Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!