Inaugural car show attracts variety of rides

  • An estimated 130 people attended the Oct. 21 Cars, Bikes & Fellowship.

The inaugural Cars, Bikes & Fellowship offered something for everyone.

Approximately 30 cars and 15 motorcycles of various ages and models filled the parking lot of Barnwell First Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“We really had the variety I was looking for,” said event organizer Eric Bell of the assortment, such as project cars to share and talk about, classic trucks and muscles cars that were already restored, new muscle and late model Mustangs and Corvettes, plus everything in between.

“I think one of my favorite things was that we really had the old and the new, both cars and bikes, from the old BMW motorcycles with sidecars all the way to a brand new Harley with the tags still on it,” said Johnny Gray, who helped with the event.

The event attracted more than 130 people, including people from Denmark, Aiken, North Augusta and some from as far away as Charleston.

“I think it was a great success for a first-time event. We’ve gotten good feedback. Everyone seemed to enjoy their morning,” said Bell.

Bell’s wife Stephanie said she enjoyed seeing all the people, including multiple generations, swapping stories about their rides and enjoying coffee and doughnuts.

Eric Bell said they are already talking about having another Cars, Bikes & Fellowship in the spring.

“Even if you’re not a car/truck/bike buff, you might make a new friend out of someone who is. Fresh doughnuts for breakfast aren’t bad either,” said Stephanie.