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Eye Candy: Cars of Kiawah 2016


A group of imports at the Cars at Kiawah club day show | Andy Reid photos

Organizers of the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat took a page out of the Hilton Head and Amelia Island Concours playbook and last Saturday, before the concours d’elegance, they held the Cars Of Kiawah show, which was open to cars from local and regional clubs that were not quite concours level but still nice show cars.

The field included 200 cars with everything from an unrestored AMC Pacer to a Ferrari, from Porsches to Ā Corsairs, and just about any other interesting car you might imagine.

There were some exceptional cars Ā with some of my favorites includingĀ a nice Ferrari 330GTC, a very well restored Triumph TR4, a super cool Chevrolet Corsair Rampside pickup, and a wonderful Austin Healey Bigeye Sprite.

The day was perfect car show weather with lots of sun and shirt-sleeve temperatures.

A nice addition to the car club event Ā set it apart from other like events was the dinner held after the show. The organizers ended the club day with a real pit BBQ. This was a nice way to end the day and keep the event going after the end of the show.

Photos by Andy Reid

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 carsā€”none of them normal or reasonableā€”as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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