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Event Schedule

Show Times:
Saturday, August 22  • 9am – 6pm
Sunday, August 23  • 10am – 4pm

Special Events:
Saturday, August 22 • 1:30pm
Documentary presentation from David Wulff of the RTP Corvette Club on 2013’s million-dollar sinkhole disaster at the National Corvette Museum

Saturday, August 22 • 12:30pm & Sunday, August 23 • 3:00pm
Model T Take-Apart and Reassembly Demonstrations from the Triangle Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

FREE Motorcycle Bootcamp Seminars by Ray Price Harley Davidson throughout the weekend

Giveaways from GEICO and appearances by the GEICO Gecko

Live radio broadcasts by Curtis Media Stations 94.7 WQDR, Radio 96.1 and Pulse 102

Saturday, August 22   • 11am-3pm

Awards Ceremony:
Sunday, August 23   • 1pm

50/50 Raffle:
Tickets are $1 each, 7 for $5 or 15 for $10; benefits The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness; drawings held daily (new tickets needed for each day)

General Information

Carolina Classics at the Capital will feature hundreds of classic cars inside and immediately adjacent to the Raleigh Convention Center. With its historic buildings and vibrant retail and dining options, Downtown Raleigh is the ideal cityscape for displaying the great cars and trucks of yesteryear.

Leave the outdoor heat behind and head inside the Raleigh Convention Center. That’s where you’ll see hundreds of cars and classic car parts vendors, all under one roof, in a cool, climate-controlled setting. The Convention Center features first-class amenities like state-of-the-art sound and lights, digital connectivity and 12 loading docks. In all, 150,000 square feet of space will be available to exhibitors for the two-day show.

This is a family-friendly event with several museums, including the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and a children’s museum, conveniently located within walking distance of the show.

Admission to the show will be $10.00 per person. (Children 7-12 $5; 6 and under are free). Discounts will be available for military and senior citizens.

Abundant public parking is available in garage lots for $7.00 per car.

Street Scape Map

Downtown Raleigh is vibrant, electric and safe. Over one hundred restaurants span the gamut from fine dining to casual take-out. From live music to comedy, there’s a lot to do once the show shuts down, and with more than 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance from Fayetteville Street, out-of-towners can easily walk to their rooms after a night on the town. Raleigh is easily accessible via Interstates 40, 85 and 95, and folks across the Southeast visit the city regularly for its great sports, entertainment, educational and recreational options. In short, there’s no better location for America’s next, great classic car show.

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