May 15 and 16, 2020

Union County Dragway,  2102 Santuc – Carlisle Highway Union, SC.

Changes have been made to the registration rules. We are allowing up to a 20″ diameter wheel as long as it is traditionally styled such as “Torque Thrust, Salt Flat, Rally Wheel, MOB Steel, Cragar SS” to name a few. We are also moving the year cut off up to 1972. Please see our rules section for any questions in regards to your car or truck fitting within the guidelines of the show.

We will not be doing pre-approvals for the 2020 show. Please be sure your car/truck fits within the rules. If you have questions, please contact us at geargoyles@hotmail.com

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2019 T-Shirt Artwork!



Supporting Clubs

A huge Thank You goes out to all of the car show participants, vendors, swap meet, flag girls, pin up contestants, bands and spectators for making the show in 2019 great!!!!!!!

The Geargoyles CC couldn’t have pulled the show off with out the help of the Junkyard Saints CC and the Graveyard Resurrection CC. These 2 clubs were a big part of hosting the show in 2019. When you see any of these clubs out somewhere, please thank them for their hard work at SIM.

We can’t express our gratitude enough to these car clubs for their support.

Thank You

Get yourself in gear and get ready for 2020!

The Geargoyles Car Club has always envisioned Steel In Motion as a Traditionally styled Hot Rod and Custom show. Our prominent hot rodding and custom history of the 40s, 50s and 60s is what Steel In Motion is proud to honor and celebrate. With that being our goal and desire, please refrain from bringing the extreme rat rods, which we will refer to as shock rods. You know the type. Those with spikes, rubber rats, chicken wire, spider webs everywhere, beer can velocity stacks and things done for the sole purpose of shock. 

Show registration is open to Pre 72 Hot Rods, Customs, Gassers, Front Engine Dragsters and any year Custom Chopper or Bobber.  No Mustangs or Camaros. See Rules for registration and additional information.

Also the show and racing is open to Pre-80 American bodied Funny Cars.

Drag cars must be vintage styled, no 80s/90s or current age styled drag cars. No cars covered with current style decals. Decals must be vintage or vintage styled.

Grudge Racing Friday – The gates open at 12 pm Friday, May 15.  Grudge racing from 4pm to 6:30 pm on Friday.

Grudge Racing Saturday – On Saturday, May 16, the gates will open at 8 am and grudge racing fun can be enjoyed by all registered participants. Race your buddy, race your rival or just cruise your ride down the strip. There will be no lights, just the drop of a flag by a Steel In Motion flag girl.  Please see the rules page for information that will apply to taking your ride down the drag strip.

Rat Trap vs Rat Poison

AA/FA, Fuel Alterds Match Racing!!! – Oh yeah, Nitro burning, bronco bucking, hold on to your seat, Fuel Alterds heads up racing!!

Ron Hope from Franklin, TN in the legendary Rat Trap AA/FAT and Dan Pettinato  from Fountain Inn, SC in the Rat Poison, AA/FA  will be going at it heads up on Saturday.

See the schedule page for the times that they will be making passes.

Tin Man vs Dutch Blitz

FED Match Racing!!! – Scott Shiffler from Atlanta, GA in the Tin Man and Adam Pyle from Somerset, PA in the Dutch Blitz  will be going at it heads up on Saturday.

See the schedule page for the times that they will be making passes.

SEG Exhibition Racing!!! – We are proud to announce the Southeast Gassers will be attendance with a small group of cars doing some exhibition racing. We will have more information on this race as it develops.


Vintage Bicycle Show – Bring out your cool custom or stock vintage bicycle. The bicycle corral located near the music stage to show your bicycle. See a Geargoyle representative at the Geargoyles tent, next to the music stage to register your bicycle. No charge to register your vintage bicycle.

Vintage Camper Show – The vintage camper show has been a big hit! Get those old campers ready and prepare to show them off.

Pin Up Contest – The Miss Steel in Motion Pin-Up Contest is a don’t miss part of the event! The objective is to find a pinup that exemplifies what it means to be a great pinup in today’s modern world.  This is not a contest based solely on popularity or cosmetic appeal, but on that includes inner beauty as well. This is a contest to showcase the classic glamour of the 1940’s 50’s and 60’s. We’ve all seen the World War II nose art Memphis Belle and Aluminum Overcast. We’ve all seen the black and white glossies of Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Let’s bring the beauty and glamour back!

Vendor Row – Steel In Motion is very proud of all the great vendors that participate to make one of the best vendor rows of any of show of this type.


Attention: Change to the Mini Bikes

Unfortunately we have to stopped all Mini Bike riding and racing. This is a disappointment because it has been a big part of Steel In Motion but it is a decision that is in best interest for the participants safety.

We will have a Mini Bike show and award!!! Please bring out those cool vintage Mini Bikes and display them in the Mini Bike and Bicycle corral located near the music stage.

See Rules for registration and additional information.

Vehicle registration is $30, day of the show only. The $30 registration will get the driver and vehicle in both Friday and Saturday. See Rules for additional information and to be sure your ride fits the registration criteria.

Anyone camping, whether it be tent, pop up, travel trailer or RV will be camping on the show side of the track in a designated area. It will cost $30 for the camping rig and driver, then $30 for each additional person. If you have someone camping with you that is driving a separate vehicle(non show vehicle), that vehicle will not be permitted on the show side. It must be parked on the opposite side of the track in the general spectator parking.

Spectators are $20 for a Friday/Saturday combo or $15 for individual days.

Aerial view from 2014!

As always there will be great live bands from the southeast and beyond. See Music for bands and stage times.

Free primitive overnight camping. Contained campfires, grills and above ground fire pits are welcome. Hot showers are available in the two main restrooms for those that want to wash away some grease, grime and funk. Lodging at local motels is within a short drive for those of you not into camping. See Camping & Hotels for additional information and a list of local motels.

This is a BYOB event. Food, soft drinks and water will be available during the entire event.

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