Posts Tagged ‘Round Up At The Border’

Border History Revealed

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

South of the Border tourist attraction has been a landmark in Dillon, SC for over 60 years. With such a long rich history, there have been many cards, posters, trinkets and memorabilia associated with Pedro and The Border. Many people have collected these items over the years, and occasionally the drop us a line or email to share their treasures with us. We have some great photos on our website that reflect the changes and growth of South of Border over the years. But that is only a small fraction of the images out there in cyberspace.

We recently received a picture of a 1957 post card on our Facebook group from a person who collects memorabilia about Hwy 301. This highway is the original location for South of the Border, and was the way all our travelers came to us. This changed when Interstate 95 became the main north/south highway in the area years later. He has quite few more photos and post cards on his profile and we thank him for sharing them with us. Here is a collection of early billboards from our Facebook group too. We believe these are from the late 50’s and early 60’s as well. And this shot of the motel lobby and giant Pedro sign is from the 60’s too, judging by the sweet, sweet rides in the parking lot.

Speaking of sweet rides, check out the photo album that showcases all the Mustangs from the car show held every year on the grounds of South of the Border. It has pictures of Mustangs and Fords from several decades. The Round Up at the Border event raises money for charity every year, and continues to attract more and more muscle car enthusiasts from across the country.

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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.