To Our Great Friends in North Carolina’s Classic Car Community:
If this past winter hasn’t been enough to make you long for the open road in a great old car or truck, you’re probably still buried in snow! Never has the vision of spring and summer cruising been so alluring, and we can’t wait to get our own classics out of hibernation and back on the roads of North Carolina.
As three guys who love old cars and trucks, we put our hearts, our passion and our own money into creating Carolina Classics at the Capital. In the process, we’ve met some terrific people who have become our dear friends, we’ve witnessed some amazing restorations and, most importantly, we have introduced the classic car hobby to tens of thousands of North Carolinians who otherwise might never have attended a car show. It’s been a great six years, but we’ve decided to take a break.
Staging a show like ours takes months of planning and tens of thousands of dollars in cash. To date, we’ve been able to fund the show on our own, but the escalating costs of facilities, personnel and attractions make it simply a labor of love. Sponsorship dollars have been erratic and unpredictable, which makes it even tougher to plan on the expense side. Remember, we all have day jobs and families, too. Kids going to college, out of state jobs and other obligations made planning and executing another show this summer a daunting task.
Our biggest regret is that we won’t see our many friends this August. Close behind is the reality we can’t write a check to support The Foundation of Hope for the cure and treatment of mental illness, our sole charity since year one. Still, we made the tough call to postpone this year’s show until 2016. We hope to see you then and, more than anything, we thank you for your support and encouragement as we built one of the best classic car events on the East Coast. Believe us when we say, we couldn’t have done it without you.
All the best to you and yours for a summer of safe cruising!
Greg, James and Phil