|Palmetto Cruisers Car Club,
The Palmetto Cruisers Car Club is a not for profit organization located in Florence, SC. We sponsor car shows and classic car events in Florence, Kingstree, Lake City and throughout the surrounding areas. It is our mission to enrich the local community while promoting and nourishing a love for classic automobiles. The events that we organize are meant to show our interest in the classic cars from years past, but more importantly, we try to give back to the surrounding communities. We sponsor events such as cruise-ins to nursing homes and our annual toy drive in order to help others who may not be as fortunate as the rest of us. In addition, at Christmas time, with cash donations, we support local charities and organizations, such as the Florence Area Humane Society, the Florence Rescue Squad, the Salvation Army (Angel Tree) and the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, Williamsburg Cares, the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, the Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church and the United States Marine Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign.
If you are interested in joining our club, we meet on the first Monday of every month at the Venus Pancake House, 471 W. Palmetto St. in Florence. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., but feel free to join us at 6:30 p.m. if you would like to eat before the meeting. Our club is open to anyone whether you own a classic car or just love to see them, come and join us. Click HERE to download a copy of our membership application forms (.doc documents).
Les Gardner's 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
Les bought his 1977 Corvette from a school teacher in 1983. In the mid-1990's he had it painted and the interior refurbished. Over the years the crew at Williams Corvette Shop in Sumter has helped to keep it on the road, plus, he says, from time to time his girlfriend takes it on the road and "cleans the carburetor" for him.
4 BOLT MAIN Chevrolet Engine
Cruisers members, we've designed an 8 X 11 inch flyer (above, left) to stick on the windshield of your car when you are at shows other than Palmetto Cruisers' shows. They're free and if you don't have one, you can pick one up at one of our shows or at any of our meetings. Also, if you need a Host Club Car flyer (above, right) for a specific car, for any of our shows, pick up a form at one of our shows or meetings, and one will be made up for you, also free.
Click HERE to download a copy of the NOVEMBER, 2013 Palmetto Cruisers News Letter (.pdf document).
why NOT to use "E15" gas in your car:
Click HERE or on the "FRIENDS" button at the top of this page to visit the Web sites of the rest of the Palmetto Cruisers' friends. They support us, let's support them, too.
Other Things to do
Okay, we weren't always hanging-out at the Sky View,
socializing, as it were. There were other places to go in Florence in the
sixties. After all, you did want a little privacy from time to time. I'm sure
there were many more, but three places frequented by Florence teenagers in the sixties
come to my mind. Not total privacy, but you could go pretty much unnoticed. (If you
remember any of these places, let us know...
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