5 Things You Can Expect at the Carolina Collector Auto Fest

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It’s finally here! The Carolina Collector Auto Fest is on this Saturday, May 18th in Roxboro, NC!

The event is set to be one of the largest gatherings of classic autos in the Carolinas this Spring. Under new management and in a new location, this year’s CCAF is set to be one of the best yet.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you visit the Carolina Collector Auto Fest:

Amazing Classic Autos

Let’s get the big one out of the way. This is what it’s all about.

The Carolina Classic Auto Fest is one of the best chances in the Southeast to see a bunch of incredibly beautiful and rare classic automobiles under one roof. The event features everything from road-run race cars like Dale Earnhardt Jr’s #88 Chevy to classics from every decade.

New to this year is the addition of newer (since 1990) cars as well as trucks and motorcycles!

Whether you’re looking to buy something or simply just looking, you’ll enjoy a rare chance to see some of the most beautiful machines ever produced.

Great Prizes (For Guests Too!)



With so many entries into the Auto Fest, there are lots of prizes to be given away.

There are 17 trophies to be given away in various categories. This year, participants will be divided into vehicles made after 1990, known as “New Kids on the Block” and “Classics,” vehicles produced before 1989.

Cash prizes will also be given away to participants. People with indoor spaces have the chance to win $1000. Participants with outdoor spaces can win $500.

Strutmasters founder and owner Chip Lofton will be on site to present the “Chip’s Choice” award to his personal favorite entry.

There are also tons of door prizes and giveaways that guests can win just for showing up! No entry into the Carolina Collector Auto Fest itself is required.

Great Food

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true festive event without great food to eat!

Fortunately, these days great food isn’t that hard to come by. The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will feature a variety of food vendors, so there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Fun for the Whole Family

The latest weather forecast shows a warm and mostly sunny day for Roxboro this Saturday. What better way to get out and enjoy it than to bring the family out for a day of classic cars, food and good times?

To go along with the classic cars, The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will also have classic music playing all day! Relive some of your favorites from “back in the day” while perusing fine automobiles with your friends and family.

You may also run into a few famous faces. Lou Santiago, the co-host of television’s CARFIX program, will be on site to present the award to the highest scoring Custom or Rat Rod. With Strutmasters becoming a household name in the world of racing, you never know who you might see!

Free Entry for Guests

In the past, the cost of a ticket might have given some people pause. This year, the Carolina Collector Auto fest has gone all in and made tickets free to guests!

When you arrive at 455 Lucy Garrett Rd in Roxboro, just walk right in! No need to buy tickets in advance or once you get there.

Free tickets means more cash to spend on food and fun!

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will begin at 8 AM on Saturday, May 18th. Entry is free for guests. Visit the CCAF Facebook page for more information.