Fort Mill Times

Wheels, squeals and more coming Saturday

Classic cars and motorcycles will fill the roadway between Tega Cay and Knights Stadium on Saturday as part of the third annual Carolina Motor Madness sponsored by the Tega Cay Lions Club.

The day-long event will kick off with a motorcycle procession and conclude with the procession of motorcycles and classic cars from the stadium and down Tega Cay Drive to the Tega Cay Clubhouse.

Throughout the day at the stadium, people can view the classic cars, peruse the "swap shop" and enjoy activities set up by various vendors and sponsors. A kids area will include an inflatable "bounce house" and, new this year, a face painter, petting zoo and carousel.

Also new to the event this year is a bicycle rodeo for kids age 15 and younger sponsored by Piedmont Medical Center. Food and drink vendors also will operate throughout the day, as well as booths set up by show sponsors.

The fun will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. Attending the event is free, but a $5 parking fee will be charged.

All proceeds from the event will go to the local and state charities the Lion's Club supports, including the Fort Mill Care Center, Pilgrim's Inn, and scholarships for local students.

"The motto of the Lions club is 'we serve,'" said event organizer Bob Cullen. "We want to come back and give back to the community."

Sponsors for Carolina Motor Madness have been hard to find this year, Cullen said, likely because of the poor economy. But the event is also more important this year than any other, because people are more in need now than ever before, he added.