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Vroom, vroom: Car shows in and around Columbia

Around these parts, car show culture rolls deep.

A bright blue car sits on a field with its hood open as part of a car show in Columbia, SC.

The Peach Festival Car Show is not to be missed — the rides are sweet.

Gearheads, park it here. Columbia and its surrounding communities are home to several cool car shows — let’s cruise through a few of these wheely fun gatherings.

Peach Festival Car Show
This annual event hosted by the BSA Troop 60 of Gilbert takes the spotlight at the Peach Festival in Lexington County every summer with 100+ participants showcasing their sweet rides — cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Check it out at Gilbert Community Park Thursday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cars + Coffee Columbia
This meet-up for car enthusiasts takes place on the second Saturday of every month at the lot near the AMC Theater on Afton Court. Admire all kinds of cars while sipping on coffee — it’s good fuel.

Summer Madness Car Show
Head to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to view a collection of custom cars on Saturday, July 27 starting at 7 a.m. Tickets cost $15.

Ryderz Fest Car, Truck + Bike Show
This event revs up on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 12-6 p.m. at Jamil Shrine Temple with music, vendors, and whips aplenty. Tickets start at $15.