Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show revs up Saturday

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

Back by popular demand, the Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show drives into town from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 940 Carter Drive.

Event organizer Wendy Wowk, owner of Jewelry By Wendy and president of the Calabash Merchants Association, anticipates at least 100 classic vehicles of all makes, years and models at the event that’s co-sponsored with the Tri-Beach Cruisers and town of Calabash.

Local merchants are contributing trophies to be awarded in 13 categories including Best in Show, Mayor’s Choice, law enforcement and firefighters’ choice, Top 40 and best GM, Ford, Mopar, Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, street rod and “other.”

Wowk said the event is a continuation of previous car shows in Calabash that took place several years ago. Local merchants, she said, were revved up about bringing the show back, with a little help from Tri-Beach Cruisers.

“Hopefully, we’re going to have a nice sunny day,” she said.

“People are coming from all over to our show,” Wowk said. “They’re very excited.”

Registration for all participants starts at 8 a.m. and continues until noon. The cost is a $20 entry fee.

Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Goody bags and dash plaques bearing the Cruisin’ Calabash logo will be given to each participant.

The Thistle and Kingfish Bay residential communities are providing use of golf carts for people who need a lift to Calabash’s array of eateries, shops and other businesses during the day.

Children and their families are invited to visit Calabash Community Park and play on the playground during the daylong show.

All proceeds from this event will go to children’s charities in Brunswick County.

The rain date for the show is June 23.


Laura Lewis is a staff writer for the Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or llewis@brunswickbeacon.com.