Apr 22, 2015
Carolina Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Year in Style
April 15th, 2015 -- WILLIAMSTON, SOUTH CAROLINA --
Carolina Auto Auction turned 25 years old this month and celebrated in grandiose fashion.
he auction concluded the seven-week sales event with a $250,000 Silver Cash Bar game that gave its dealers a chance to win a quarter-million dollars! Even though no one won the grand prize, each of the three dealers received a genuine bar of silver bullion as a consolation prize, engraved with Carolina’s 25th Anniversary logo. Additionally, the auction gave away $25,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash giveaway won by El Primo Auto Sales.
The auction ran 1600 cars, offered dealers a free breakfast and all float, and had a full array of vendors on hand offering free TVs, a Rusty Wallace racing experience, golf bags, and more. AFC gave the auction two “birthday” cakes to celebrate. NAAA CEO Frank Hackett and NAAA President Ellie Johnson were also in attendance to celebrate with Henry and Patty Stanley on 25 years of success in the business! CAA also gave away 25th Anniversary t-shirts, coasters, and other items to dealers to commemorate the occasion.
Carolina Auto Auction opened its doors in 1990 after owners Henry and Patty Stanley purchased the failing Fort Knox Auto Auction, renaming it and adding a legacy of success. In 25 years Carolina has grown from a small two lane auction to eight lanes, 65 acres, and a dealer base that ranges across the nation.
Carolina’s next sale will be its annual Support the Troops Sale in May to honor veterans, fallen heroes, and active military personnel, as well as take donations to the Disabled Armed Veterans organization.