Lowcountry Oyster & Motorcar Driving Society

Dedicated to the Enjoyment of Motorcars


The Lowcountry Oyster & Motorcar Driving Society, founded in 1993, was fashioned from a similar New York club named The Madison Avenue Sportscar Driving and Chowder Society or “The Chowder Club” for short. That club was started in 1957 by Walter Cronkite and car racing announcer, Art Peck.  And just as chowder is a New England thing, oysters are a Lowcountry thing. 
We are now a member owned organization dedicated to the enjoyment of automobiles and social activities by enthusiasts everywhere. Join in the informative luncheon and dinner meetings presenting the latest automotive pleasures and activities. Meet with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy their cars and interesting stories about life's adventures in motorcar activities. Whether your pleasure in life is for classic, concours, antique, modern, sports cars, muscle cars, or you just like cars, you will find something to enjoy as a member of the Lowcountry Oyster and Motorcar Driving Society.

rose hill mansion tour

LOMDS Members at Rose Hill Mansion
A beautiful day for a gathering of the LOMDS faithful at The Rose Hill Mansion.
The weather was perfect, topped with a guided tour of the South’s most beautiful
plantation house built in 1858. The tour was followed with a delicious luncheon,
consisting of a variety of delicious Sandwiches, Salads, and Southern Treats. Our
hosts and club members Rusty and Robin White made us all feel at home in the
mansion that they have been actively restoring and calling home over the last
fifteen or sixteen years. The Mansion suffered a major fire and laid vacant until
Rusty purchased it for Robin for her 29th Birthday. Thank you Rusty, Robin and
the staff for a memorable outing.

Steve Koch - 2009 C-6 Corvette Coupe

Monthly Member Spotlight


Jay Fairvalley - 1930 Model A Ford Convertible

Pete Archibald - 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet

In the following months we will plan a visit to "Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum" having lunch aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown.  Some members may choose to overnight in Charleston to allow for  more leisure.

In March we hope to plan a drive and visit to the "Mighty 8th Air Force Museum" in Pooler, Ga., near the Savannah airport.

Meeting NoticeS

Dear Members,

Our new LOMDS website is up and running, check it out and let us know what you think.  We encourage members to send  a photo and description of your cars to be included on our website.Use the calendar to see all of our upcoming events and meetings.

Our next meeting will be at the Country Club of Hilton Head on Wednesday, November 19th. Please do park your special cars, especially those that won awards at the Jamboree or the Concours, at the Club entrance starting at 11:15.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 in the Magnolia Room.

Our speaker will be Board Member, Mark Piekarski, who will give us the highlights of the "Great Race" that he and Lennel Stroud participated in from Maine to Florida.  I hope some of you saw Mark's big red fire truck that he brought to town and won the Jamboree's Committee Choice Award.  Mike Joyce won a Crescent Award along with Pete Archibald who won Best German Car. It was a great weekend for the Concours and the Jamboree in spite of the cold and strong winds on Saturday.
Our Holiday Party will be at the Harbortown Yacht Club in Sea Pines on Thursday, December 4. This is always a sell-out so make your reservations early, deadline for making reservations is December 1. Your board will provide an open bar for one hour from 6 p.m. til 7pm. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and wine will be served during the meal. There will be a full range buffet including salmon and roast beef, dessert will be served at your table along with Coffee. The cost is $45.00 per person, please submit your check payable to LOMDS and send it to: LOMDS, P.O. Box 22505, Hilton Head, S.C. 29926. We need a complete list of all those attending for Sea Pines Security. As in the past, we will ask that you provide some special holiday food items for Deep Well, such as cookies, jam, candy, nuts, a small canned ham, anything special for the holidays to be distributed to those in need.