Visit York County will welcome more than 130 antique cars to York County, SC
The 74th Annual AAA Glidden Car Tour will roll into town for a weeklong tour, making stops at various York County attractions.
ROCK HILL, SC (September 18, 2019) - From September 22 – 27, Visit York County will host the 74th Annual AAA Glidden Car Tour throughout York County, SC. Along the tour, there will be 138 antique cars that will drive into town coming from various locations across the country, all manufactured before 1943.
The weeklong event will include tours each day throughout the county, making stops at local attractions including Kings Mountain, Historic Brattonsville, Bush-N-Vine, and many others. The best chance to check out these vintage cars will be Tuesday, September 24 at The White Home from 4 – 7 p.m. Not only will the cars be on-site, but there will also be food trucks and live music.
“It has been great working with the Hornets Nest Region Antique Automobile Club of America to bring such a unique event to York County, and give locals the opportunity to check out some of the oldest cars in the country,” says Andy Clinton, VP of Sales with Visit York County.
Among the antique cars will be an Anderson Automobile featured along the tour. The Anderson Automobile and The Anderson Motor Co. were founded by John Gary Anderson in Rock Hill, SC in 1915.
The cars and drivers will come in from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Arizona, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah and Canada. The oldest featured car will be a 1908 Lozier coming from Canton, Georgia.
The antique car tour is open to the public. There is no cost to view the cars at the various stops.
The Revival AAA Glidden Tour® is the oldest and largest annual antique automobile tour in existence. Organized by antique car clubs, its purpose was to recreate the purposes and traditions of the early AAA events. The annual tour has become a week of pleasurable daily trips to points of scenic or cultural interest. AAA sponsored the original automobile tours in various locations in the United States from 1904 to 1913 to demonstrate the reliability of the automobile as basic transportation and encourage the development of safe roads, dependable driving information and other monitoring services. For more information, log on to newsroom.aaa.com
VISIT YORK COUNTY (also known as the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Visit York County is the destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for developing an authentic, unified identity for York County, SC. As a DMO, the CVB’s goals are to promote the long-term development and marketing of their destination, focusing on convention, sports and leisure sales, tourism marketing and services. The organization works in collaboration with the CVB Board as well as the York County Council and appropriate funding sources. In 2008, the Rock Hill/York County CVB became the first accredited destination marketing organization in South Carolina. For more information, log on to visityorkcounty.com.
Contact: Sonja Burris
SVP Marketing & Communications, TMP, Visit York County, SC
803.329.5200 (office) | 803.487.1618 (mobile)
Spokesperson: Andy Clinton
VP of Sales, Visit York County, SC
803.329.5200 (office) | 803.487.5095 (mobile)