Classic car show to honor memory of local teen

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Reminders of the accident still litter the ground just feet from a big oak tree along a narrow stretch of road on James Island. These reminders are the ones Fred and Tina Frisbie can't forget but they're trying to replace.

"Today's actually Dillon's birthday," said his father Fred. "That's the reason why we chose this date to start off this weekend."

A weekend that's celebrating Dillon's biggest passion.

Vintage cars.

"Dillon was a lover of cars," says family friend Paul Mulkey.

Mulkey is helping the Frisbie's set up a classic car show, Saturday, in the parking lot of the Citadel Mall. On top of paying tribute to Dillon and what he loved most, Mulkey also says the car show will help Dillon's parents.

"We knew as Dillon's birthday got closer and closer the family would have that to deal with it," says Mulkey. "That's really the intent of the car show - to find some focus."

A focus he hopes will take the Frisbie's mind away from the accident that happened in January on Riverland Drive.

Admission to the car show is free but the family says donations are welcome. The money they receive will go toward a scholarship in Dillon's name to help his former classmates with tuition at First Baptist High School.

The event will last from 8 AM until 3 PM and is being held directly in front of King Street Grille at the Citadel Mall.

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