The Deep South Mopars club was out if force on Saturday, March 24, for their 2nd annual car show at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery near Charlotte; indeed, the Charlotte Club was the event host, though the event was open to the public . Over 80 entries showed up, filling the facilities parking lot with a variety of classic and modern iron. The Deep South Mopars is actually made up primarily of late-model enthusiasts, many who are into the driving and culture aspect of the hobby as opposed to simple ownership and restoration; the show was 75% late-model, including LX platform machines, trucks, 4 cylinders, and a handful of exotics.

The Tilted Kilt, for those of you not familiar with it, is an Irish-themed chain that uses a Hooters-type waitress and offers a pub-type menu in a sports bar atmosphere. By ending the show by 3:00PM, this event allowed the show to be held at a convenient location with minimal issues for the restaurant's regular customers. Social networking and well-placed promotional information also found the spectator turnout nice as well, many who chose to dine at the pub.

The weather was a typical of spring in the South; overcast morning skies turned sunny as the day progressed, though a set of violent cloud cells in the last afternoon had some owners concerned; no harm done despite a mild HAIL storm soon after the event concluded.

Due to some unforeseen complications, we do not yet have the car owners name list, but will give you a quick look at how this event turned out. One thing that may change is the date, moving from spring to mid-September to prevent issues with the weather as well as the high pollen count. We'll hope to have a story for you in an upcoming issue of Mopar NOW to give pointers on running a local show.