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Auctioneer Kenneth Smithey Auctioneer 336-344-8400
Auction Date Jan 15 Auction
Time 12:00PM
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30th Annual Piedmont Racing Expo

Friday-Saturday, January 15-16, 2016

(see Event Schedule for more info)


            Consignment Checkin:  Wed. 10am-8pm
                                                      Thu. 8am-4pm

(Note: Pre-Registered Lot numbers not confirmed by 2 pm on Thursday will be reassigned on a first come first served basis!) 

            Vendor Setup:
            Thu. 8am-5pm, Fri. 7am-10am

            10AM..............Doors Open
            12noon-8pm+/-..Racers Auction 
            10am   -9pm .....Trade Show-Car Corral

            8am.................Doors open
            9am-5pm+/- ......Racers Auction
            8am-4pm ..........Trade Show-Car Corral
            11am-2pm.........6th Annual Racers Reunion and
                                        Autograph Session for Raleigh
                                        Fairgrounds Speedway's Legendary
                                        Drivers sponsored by Holley,
                                        Butlerbuilt, and RacersReunion.Com


Again we plan to have a great group of vendors with anything any racer would need!  We had a full house both days and sold over1200 lots thru the auction last year.  Special thanks to our Grand Marshall, former GN Driver Gene Hobby for organizing all the drivers for the Autograph Session.   

     Join us as we celebrate our 30th year for our annual short track motorsports trade show and auction.  With the assistance of Holly, Butlerbuilt, and RacersReunion Radio, we'll have our Sixth Annual Racers Reunion as part of the Expo at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  We invite you to join us in our third decade of servicing short-track racers across the Southeast US including racers from NC, SC, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana, West Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee. 
     Our shows are well respected in racing circles and our event is the longest running annual trade show and auction in the Southeast United States.

As with racing, whether it’s the lead dog in a Dog Sled Race or the driver coming to the checkers at the Martinsville LMSC 300, there comes a time when the older lead dog must move over and let the younger, stronger dog take the lead. That time has come for Diane and me. I am pleased to announce that Kenneth Smithey, one of our Auctioneers here at the Expo, along with his soon to be bride, Beth, will be assuming the lead for the Piedmont Racing Expo & Auction effective with the 2016 event. Diane and I will still be assisting and auctioneering, but we are turning over the operations management of the event to Smithey’s Funwood Auction. Many of the staff will be returning as well, but you will see some younger faces in the years to come as many of us “age out”.

That being said, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all who have assisted us for the last 30 years in making this event successful, and we welcome the new and young blood to the event. Please join us in welcoming Kenneth and Beth with Smithey’s Funwood Auction. Kenneth is a former racer, both on Dirt and Asphalt, and can sometimes be seen driving vintage racers now! He runs a successful auction firm out of Reidsville, NC and we are pleased to pass our part of racing history on to him and his firm. Thanks to all our consignors, customers and clients. Many of you have become our good friends over the years. We encourage you to give Kenneth and Beth the same consideration and support you’ve given us over the years. They in turn will be working hard to continue providing the type of customer service you’ve been accustomed to. 

Phillip and Diane Walker
Walker Auctions LLC

Contact info:
Smithey’s Funwood Auction 
126 Citty Store Road,
Reidsville, NC 27320
Phone: 336-344-8400 

Phillip and Diane Walker have worked hard for many years making The Piedmont Racing Expo the best event of it's kind in the Southeast! Beth and I are very excited and are already preparing for it and we look forward to seeing all of you in January! Look for the Post Cards in the mail later this year and contact me with any questions at 336-344-8400

Phillip will continue to be involved and auctioneering along
 with Jerry Wade, 2Al Terry and the rest of the crew!

Phillip Walker, promoter and auctioneer, is no stranger to racing, motor-sports auctions, and racing parts. Behind the wheel of a race car for 20 years, this veteran racer has garnered three track championships, owned a racing parts distributorship for 10 years, and has over 30 years of motor-sports auctioneering experience. 

  This racing expo is the perfect place for vendors to showcase products and services to the racing community.  Our racing clientele includes short-track stock car racers, dirt track racers, vintage/old-timer racers, drag racers, plus muscle car and street rod enthusiasts.   We provide a targeted audience of potential customers for you.  Come on out and join us to jumpstart 2016!

 See these legendary drivers and more at the Raleigh Fairgrounds Racers Reunion autograph session sponsored by Holly Carbs and Butlerbuilt Seats on 

Saturday, January 16, 2015 from 11am-2pm.
PLUS- See one of Richard Petty's race cars from the Petty Museum.  Richard won the last NASCAR Grand National Race on Dirt here at Raleigh on the 1/2 mile Fairgrounds Speedway track! 

Event Schedule
Friday-Saturday, January 15-16, 2016

Location:  State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Building:  Expo Building (Consignors and Vendors, please check in at the Rear of the Expo Building.

Consignment Times:  Wed. 10am-8pm
                    Thu.    8am-4pm

(NOTE):  Pre-Registered Lot Numbers will need to be confirmed by 2pm on Thursday, otherwise they will be available on a first come, first served basis with no refunds)

Vendor Setup Times: Thu 12noon-8pm
                    Fri  8am-10am

Show Hours:         

Fri  10am-9pm  (auction starts at 12 Noon)


Sat.   8am-5pm
                    (auction starts at 9am)


 Adults: $10/day
 Age 12-15:  $5/day
 Ladies & under 12 Free


funwood auction

126 Citty Store Road Reidsville N.C. 27320


Kenneth Smithey Auctioneer 

NCAL #8082 NCAFL #9565

Jerry Wade Auctioneer NCAL #2627

Phillip Walker Auctioneer NCAL #2462

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