Every March, thousands of the prettiest vintage American cars are summoned to breathtaking Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the annual Run to the Sun car show. As one of the finest car shows in South Carolina, the Pee Dee Street Rodders’ event-planning team continues to up its game, year after year. The aerial shot of this spectacular classic car convention is a sight to behold. The sheer volume of vehicles, as well as the vibrant blend of car colors and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, paint quite the picture. For 31 straight years, vintage gear heads from across the East Coast assemble atop the former site of the Myrtle Square Mall, in-between Kings Highway and Oak Street, just four miles from picturesque North Shore Oceanfront Hotel.
Run to the Sun Car Show: A Quick Overview
As stated above, the folks at Pee Dee Street Rodders organize the annual Run to the Sun car show. These skilled, dedicated volunteers put thousands of hours into this project, and the end result is simply stunning. Last year, nearly 3,400 classic American cars and trucks rumbled into town for the event. Proceeds from the show go to multiple destinations, including the Children’s Miracle Network, Grand Strand Miracle Leagues, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The three-day Run to the Sun car show typically takes place on the third weekend of March. Throughout the weekend, participants can earn countless awards, door prizes, and plaques for their jaw-dropping artisanship.
10 Things to Know About Run to the Sun
To ensure that your upcoming visit is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled 10 essential facts about the Run to the Sun car show. Researching the event beforehand is vital for first-timers. Mayor Brenda Bethune and several other members of the city council will be co-hosting the event this year with the Pee Dee Street Rodders, which has helped create quite a buzz leading into the show.
- Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square will be the weekend’s hub for post-show nightlife.
- Branded apparel will be available at the event. Check out last year’s apparel to get a taste.
- Last year’s contest winners were a 1957 Dodge Coronet (car, white and red) and 1966 F100 Ford (truck, maroon).
- The club, through this event, has raised $1.848 million over the past 31 years. $2 million is well within reach this year!
- Showtime runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with show fees resting at $45 per day, per car.
- Food and beverages will be readily available at the Run to the Sun car show from dozens of local vendors.
- Spectator parking, once again, is located at a designated lot along the southern edge of Broadway at the Beach. Shuttles run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
- The Run to the Sun car show remains the largest auto convention in South Carolina.
- Save $5 per day by pre-registering at Pee Dee Street’s Willow Creek Road location.
- All vehicles must be pre-1989.
Exclusive Savings | North Shore Hotels
Don’t forget that another classic Myrtle Beach car show, Mustang Week, assembles every Labor day weekend at several locations, including the speedway and convention center. During Run to the Sun, meanwhile, participants can save bundles on oceanfront lodging by choosing North Shore Oceanfront Hotel. Yet again this year, we’re offering exclusive savings to participants and spectators. Accommodations start at just $109 per night through the entirety of the three-day event. We’re the only sponsored lodging option that has a complimentary, on-site Myrtle Beach water park. The hotel also features exclusive beach access, oceanfront suites, restaurants, and some of the best Southern hospitality you’ll ever come across. Please give us a call today at 800-599-9872 to book a well-deserved getaway—and remember to mention the car show during the call to receive the discount.