Archive for February, 2010

Round Up at South of the Border ~ Mustang Car Show

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

round_up_sotbOn March 20, 2010 South of the Border will be hosting the 8th Annual Round Up at The Border car show, bringing in Ford Mustang and Classic Ford auto enthusiasts from all over the East Coast here to Dillon, South Carolina. Each year the show gets bigger and better, and this year should be the best yet. The Round Up at The Border car show is a must-attend event if you love the classic good looks of a true American automotive icon like the Ford Mustang. You can see a fantastic video of a previous show, posted by the Southern Mustang and Ford Club.

The Round up at The Border is hosted by the Eastern South Carolina Mustang Club based out of Florence, South Carolina. All models of Classic Ford cars are welcomed at this event, and there will be many different classes to choose from for Mustang owners. Door prizes will be given away all day during the show so make sure you register to win, even though Pedro always thinks you are a winner. The show will begin at 8AM and continue until 4PM. You can check your hot-looking cars in from 8AM to Noon.


The registration fee is only $20, but you can get and Early Bird discount if you register before March 13th. To get your registration forms you may contact Gene Turner at or give him a call at 843-617-1456.

Pedro is also helping you out at this event with a good deal at the South of the Border Motor Inn. If you would like to stay over or come a day early, simply give us a call at 800-845-6011 and mention that you would like the special rate for the Round Up at The Border show. We also have full camping sites available with room for even the largest RV’s. There is also plenty of parking on the South of the Border complex for trailers and car haulers. And of course, no trip would be complete without some trinkets, collectibles or kitsch from one of our many shops. There are 6 different dining options at South of the Border ranging from the high-end steak house The Peddler to Mexican food at the world famous Pedro’s Hot Tamale.


Hosted by: Eastern South Carolina Mustang Club
Location: “Pedro’s South of the Border” on I-95 at the North Carolina South Carolina border.
Event time: 8am – 4pm; check-in 8am- noon.
Registration Fee: $20 ($15 before March 13).
Door prizes, classes for all models of Mustangs and Fords, special motel rate with South of the Border.
Contact: Gene Turner at, call 843.617.1456.

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We encourage everyone to drive safely on your trip to Dillon, SC and we will see you on March 20th for the 8th annual Round Up at the Border here on the grounds of America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction, South of the Border.

South of the Border- A Schafer Family Tradition

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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Scanned from the Dillon Herald Centennial Edition
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South of the Border is in its 60th year of business in Hamer, South Carolina, but its roots in Dillon County extend much deeper. The Schafer family has been an integral part of the community since the 1870’s, not only as residents but as business owners and employers. The Dillon Herald recently published their Centennial Edition and included an article about the Schafer family history, the origins of South of the Border and Schafer Distributing.

The Schafer Company originally began as a dry goods store, and then evolved into a distributorship for Miller Beer throughout most of the major cities in South Carolina. South of the Border began as a beer depot to sell alcohol to “dry” Robeson County in North Carolina, and has evolved into a 300 acre tourist attraction. Each year millions of hungry, curious and weary travelers take advantage of the shops, restaurants, hotel and amusements. Tens of millions of dollars flow into the local economy from taxes, jobs, charitable donations and related spending.

Enjoy this article, courtesy of the Dillon Herald, and learn more about America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction~ South of the Border.