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Targa Lowcountry Rally & Fly-In

Open to All Aviators and Invited Car Clubs

Announcing the 2023 Targa Lowcountry’ Rally & Fly-In Windy-Day REDO on Saturday October 7th at Claude Dean (3J1) in Ridgeland SC.   Whether you drive (or fly) your special ride, come join us for a great day of automotive and aviation camaraderie and fun from 9:00am-1:00pm!   Attendees can expect a range of collector cars and aircraft on display, plus a number of aviation activities to watch, and participate in!   3J1 airport holds their own grass-roots annual fly-in event called the “Race to Ridgeland”, or R2R, and they have invited the Targa Lowcountry Rally & Fly-In participants back to enjoy the aviation portion we missed April 30th.

Fly-In aviators who wish to join us may come and go at your convenience but be mindful of the race (9:00am-10:00am) and additional traffic in the pattern.  Upon landing, taxi to the south ramp to park (not FBO).

Aviators who are interested in participating in the aviation program please contact event Aviation Coordinator Lee Logan or use the form below for more detailed information.   

A number of collector cars and aircraft will be on display with aviation activities to include:  fly-bys and aircraft demonstrations, discovery flights, airplane rides ($), food truck, and static displays … plus a few other surprises.  Please note:  Pre-registered car clubs only.  (Car club attendees please contact your club leadership for important arrival instructions due to downtown road closures.) 


Aircraft Display
Collector Car Display
Flying Demonstrations
Discovery Flights
Special Fly-Bys
Sports Car Rides
Food Truck


  9:30am – 10:30am    – R2R Start/Finish
10:00am – 10:30am    – Rally Cars Arrive 
10:00am                     – Food Truck
10:30am                     – Flag Raising / ‘Blessing of the Fleet’
10:45am                     – Piper Cubs / Stearman Demo
11:00am                     – Fouga Jets Fly
11:45am                     –
 Spot Landing
  1:00pm  – 1:30pm     – Trophy Presentation / Event Concludes

LOCATION:  Claude Dean Airport – Ridgeland 3J1- 10 Airport Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936 (Scroll down to see Google map below)

FLY-IN Aviators let us know if you plan to join us by filling out information below (not required but will help us plan.)

Aviators who wish to participate in the aviation program not that below or contact Aviation Coordinator Lee Logan !

No refunds due to weather interruptions.  Unless it is forecast days in advance there will be a 100% total washout the default status is that we are a ‘GO’.  If the event is fully cancelled there is no make up date. (THIS IS A MAKEUP DATE FROM APRIL 30).

Suggested Items to bring with you: 

Folding/Camping/Beach chair

Snacks / Bottled Water


Bug Spray


Food Savvy Food Truck will have food for purchase!

Participating Car Clubs:

Palmetto Drivers Syndicate – Oglethorpe Driving Club – Holy City Motorsports – Lowcountry Oyster & Motorcar Driving Society – Coastal Empire Region Porsche Club of America – Palmetto Porsche Club of America – Shelby Club SAAC Carolina Region 

– CTAF is 123.075
– Be aware of traffic
– Aviators may arrive and depart any time – be aware of increased traffic! 

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 Hilton Head Capital Partners – HagertyAvemcoCarVillageSummer Breeze Detailing
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