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Cars, Knievel Featured at State Fairgrounds

Posted March 18, 2007

— The State Fairgrounds looked more like an auto park this weekend, as the 19th Annual International Auto show was in town.

Visitors got a chance to experience their dream cars, and the event featured new production models and concept cars. About six car, truck and sports utility manufacturers displayed their latest models.

One of the star attractions at the show was Robbie Knievel, who raced up a ramp and flew hundreds of feet in the air as the crowds cheered. Robbie is the son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel.


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  • mrcrosby Mar 19, 2007

    why would any of the "high end" manufactures put their vehicles next to those sub-standard domestics. that show was more like, the car companies that are going to be out of business in ther next few years. Detroit has not had a fresh idea since 1974. they just don't get the idea that we don't want their junk. build a good car at a reasonable price, we will buy it. Not the junk that they want to push on us

  • Just One Opinion Mar 19, 2007

    For FireWireRocks and others that may think the same.

    The Raleigh AutoExpo is open to all dealers and manufacturers. It is up to the local dealers and manufacturers as to whether or not they choose to partipate. Nissan and it's cousin Infiniti were both in the show - - the others mentioned are under the umbrella of a dealer in the area that does not wish to be a part of the show. Figure it out.

  • FatCat Mar 18, 2007

    What a huge let down. Looks like Detroit is trying to manipulate the general public into buying their stuff again at inflated prices to save their butts. I've been to this annual auto show a number of times and this year I was very disappointed to find that Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Nissan, and Audi were not (allowed?) at this years' show. In my opinion, these are the cars people come to these shows to see. The majority of the general public doesn't get to see these cars up close and enjoys the opportunity to drool at them during the shows, but this year it seemed like little more than a very poor collection of boring boxes from Detroit's finest(?).

  • pinus5 Mar 18, 2007

    wow posted at almost 7pm , well after we have any chance to go see it, gg wral

  • cattom124 Mar 18, 2007

    I wish I would have known that Robbie was going to be in Raleigh this weekend. I've been wanting to meet him every since I saw his reality TV series.

  • drnc Mar 18, 2007

    I have been to the North Carolina Auto Show every year since it's inception in 1988. I like the fairground location better than the convention center - easier parking and more room for the cars.

  • love32acupIBTC Mar 18, 2007

    What a shame--- I (and hundreds others) knew nothing about this. We would have LOVED to seen this instead of watching money man millionaire Hendrick win again.