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Discover Timeless Treasures with AutoBarn Classic Cars

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


A Car Show for Kids, Book Signing, and Cruise-in Happening This Spring!

📍 AutoBarn Classic Cars, 320 Sign Dr NW # 100, Concord, NC 28027
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From Storage to Showroom: The Evolution of AutoBarn Classic Cars

AutoBarn Classic Cars was founded by Cabarrus County car enthusiasts Tom Cotter and Joe Liles in 2006 as a storage facility, but expanded in 2007 to include consignment services, revolutionizing the way collector cars are marketed. AutoBarn has since established itself as a leading player in the classic car market.

Step into AutoBarn’s showroom and you’ll find yourself surrounded by over 100 carefully curated vehicles, spanning decades of automotive history. From the timelessness of a 1916 Cleveland Model 1-A motorcycle to the raw power of a 2022 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko/SC Stage 1 boasting a staggering 1050 horsepower, there’s something to captivate every visitor.

  • AutoBarn prides itself on accepting vehicles of all years, makes, and models, ensuring that there’s always a diverse selection to explore.

Cars lined up at Autobarn Classic Cars

Autobarn Classic Cars staff

Red classic car with Coca-Cola trailer

Autobarn Classic Cars yellow car with American flag painted under hood

Classic car with flame design

Photo credits: AutoBarn Classic Cars Facebook

Angela Graham, who became part of the AutoBarn team in 2018 and now holds the position of general manager, emphasizes that AutoBarn isn’t just for seasoned collectors; it’s a place where everyone can find their dream car, whether it’s a daily driver or that “something special” that sparks nostalgia and passion. “We don’t just sell cars; we sell memories.”

  • For many, these vehicles represent more than just a car; they remind them of cherished moments; memories of riding in the same vehicle with a loved one, or the thrill of owning a dream car seen in a favorite movie.

AutoBarn’s offerings extend beyond just cars. In 2022, they introduced a range of car memorabilia, adding some additional fun to the experience of visiting their showroom. From vintage signs to unique collectibles, these items make perfect gifts for any car lover.

The showroom features an impressive 60,000 square feet of sales floor space and storage. Situated past the Gibson Mill and Cabarrus Brewing Company, it boasts a prime location with easy access for visitors. Moreover, the facility is equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, ensuring that every vehicle is protected and sheltered from the elements.

Autobarn Classic Cars showroom

Red classic car out from of Autobarn Classic Cars

Beyond Cars: Building Community Through Events at AutoBarn

Furthermore, the AutoBarn provides a meeting space for car clubs and enthusiasts to convene. With a spacious meeting room available for car clubs and other groups to host meetings, parties, and special events, AutoBarn fosters a sense of camaraderie among like-minded individuals. The 1,700 square feet space comes complete with countertops, tables, and chairs, offering everything needed for a memorable gathering.

As part of its commitment to fostering a vibrant community of classic car enthusiasts, AutoBarn Classic Cars regularly hosts events that bring together individuals who share a passion for vintage automobiles. Here are three exciting events on the horizon.

Annual Diecast Car Show (March 30)

Catering to the younger generation of car enthusiasts, AutoBarn’s Annual Diecast Car Show promises a day of fun and excitement. Children are invited to showcase their diecast cars, with trophies awarded for various categories including Best in Show, People’s Choice, and from the event sponsor, the Harrisburg Cruisers’ Choice. Additionally, attendees can participate in the thrilling 1:64 Diecast Racing Tournament, compete for heat wins, and vie for the title of tournament champion. With popcorn, drinks, and gift bags available, it’s a family-friendly event not to be missed.

Autobarn Classic Cars annual Diecast Car Show for kids

Group shot of kids who participated in the Autobarn Classic Cars diecast car show

Kids working on a car kit

Book Signing with Tom Cotter (April 13)

Renowned author and host of “The Barn Find Hunter” on YouTube, Tom Cotter will be at AutoBarn Classic Cars for a special book signing event on April 13th. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Cotter in person and have copies of his latest book, “America’s Greatest Road Trip!” signed. Following his epic journey from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, spanning nearly 9,000 miles, the book is sure to engage readers with tales of adventure and discovery.

Tom Cotter is coming to Autobarn Classic Cars for a special book signing event on April 13

Annual AutoBarn Spring Cruise-In (April 27)

Rev up your engines for the Annual AutoBarn Spring Cruise-In, a gathering that celebrates the diverse array of classic cars in the Concord area. Open to all makes and models, this event promises a day of camaraderie, good food, and of course, stunning automobiles. With door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and music provided by DJ Gary Walter, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, making it a meaningful way to give back to the community.

Autobarn Spring Cruise-In

With a commitment to excellence, a dedication to customer satisfaction, and a calendar filled with exciting events, AutoBarn continues to solidify its position as a cornerstone of the classic car community in Cabarrus County and beyond. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply appreciate the beauty of vintage automobiles, AutoBarn Classic Cars welcomes you to stop in and say hello.


Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!