This episode of WRAL’s Car Smarts is focused on one of the lesser-known gems in the Leith crown: the twice-annual Raleigh Classic Car Auction. Longtime residents of Raleigh might know that the Raleigh Classic happens every June and December in the Jim Graham building at the NC Fairgrounds just past the Beltline. And if you’re unfamiliar with the Raleigh Classic, that’s why we have the above video.
Regular host Mark Arsen travels to the location where inventory for the auction is staged before making the journey to the fairgrounds. This is the spot where staff workers send the rare vehicles they procure throughout the year for each auction. These workers travel all over the country looking for hidden beauties that might have been in a barn, an old garage, or even just a tiny town that doesn’t get many visitors. If these cars have the right story to tell, they might find themselves under the spotlight in Raleigh, NC.
Come out to this summer’s Raleigh Classic on June 23 and 24 at the NC State Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome whether you’re a casual fan, an occasional bidder, or even a serious enthusiast looking to build your collection. Our site will show you how to participate, and we promise you’ll have a blast at the event itself. See you this weekend!