Campground Hosts Annual Golf Car Show
Ocean Lakes Golf Car Sales & Service Center and the Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are hosting a show for customized electric golf cars in the 4th Annual “All Star Golf Car Show” on Oct. 18.
According to a news release, show participation has nearly tripled since its first year, having 60 participants entered in last year’s show. The majority of participants are from the East Coast, many from the Carolinas.
During the show, all entries are split into three categories, which include: customized lifted, custom body, and traditional style. Each category has first, second, and third place winners. Awards are given to the best paint overall, as well as a fan favorite winner. Each winner is rewarded with a certificate and a preselected prize. The show also offers a chance for all participants to win door prizes that have a total prize value of almost $3,000. All prizes are donated by vendors and participating campground departments.
All participants receive a goody bag that includes items like discount coupons to the golf car service department and the RV center, food voucher and an “All Star Golf Car Show” T-Shirt. The show ends with a Halloween-themed golf car parade open to all campground guests. The “Cars in Costume Parade” features the custom show cars and decorated golf cars. The parade route circles throughout the 310 oceanfront acres of the campground.
The show originated in October 2005, inspired by Ocean Lakes’ founders Nelson and Mary Emily Jackson. They have a collection of customized golf cars, which they drive throughout the campground. On any given day, visitors see Mr. Jackson driving in his old time “horse and buggy” golf car; or Mrs. Jackson in her Model-T golf car. The “All Star Golf Car Show” was created to display the many customized cars that guests bring to the campground every year.