When you think of The Grand Strand, classic cars might not be the first thing that comes to mind. You may be surprised to learn that Myrtle Beach is home to a museum showcasing American-made vehicles as well as the largest independent car show on the East Coast! While the Run to the Sun Car Show may only take place once a year, you can visit the museum, Wheels of Yesteryear in Myrtle Beach, all year-round! Discover what you need to know about this awesome attraction. If you’re interested in learning more about other local attractions, consider downloading our free Vacation Guide! It’s chock-full of useful information about the best restaurants, shops, and more in North Myrtle Beach.
Visit Wheels of Yesteryear in Myrtle Beach
Wheels of Yesteryear first opened in 2009 and quickly became a hit among locals and visitors to the area. It’s owned and operated by Paul and Carol Cummings, car-lovers who decided to share their collection of American-made cars and trucks with the public. The complete inventory consists of over 100 automobiles, the result of more than 45 years of Paul Cummings cultivating his collection. The Wheels of Yesteryear admission is $10 for adults (16 years or older) and $7 for children (15 to 7). Children younger than 7 get in for free!
Enjoy the Displays
At any given time, there are around 50 American-made muscle cars and trucks on display at Wheels of Yesteryear. The museum is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed for Christmas, New Years Day, and Easter, as well as for a couple of weeks during late January and early February so owners can rotate the autos on display. From year to year, the collection of vehicles is always going to be different, making this the perfect attraction to visit every time you stay with Seaside Vacations!
Some of the cars you may see include the 1960 Buick Wildcat Convertible, which is one of only 1,900 produced. According to Wheels of Yesteryear, this was known as the business man’s muscle car. You may also see the 1955 Dodge Stepside Pickup Truck, which made during the first year of the V-8 engine. You are not just going to see incredible examples of American craftsmanship. You’ll see pieces of history.
Attend the Run to the Sun Car Show
If you’re looking for even more classic cars to enjoy, then attend the Run to the Sun Car Show! It takes place every year in mid-March. Each day features a parade of vintage vehicles, cruising smoothly down Ocean Boulevard to the location of the festival. There are also food vendors and shops selling automobile accessories. Best of all, this event donates its proceeds to a good cause!
Stay at Seaside Vacations
After your visit to Wheels of Yesteryear in Myrtle Beach, return to the northern section of The Grand Strand for a quiet, relaxing evening. Seaside Vacations has an incredible selection of rentals in North Myrtle Beach, from gorgeous homes to oceanfront condos. Consider staying in Tidemaster, near Main Street. This condo is a great option for those traveling with their families, as the amenities include oceanfront pools, both kiddie and regulation sized.
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