Taggart Autosport Opens in Cary


Cary, NC — Something extraordinary just opened in Cary, and there’s nothing in the area like it. Read more

Photos: Wheels on Academy 2014

Wheels on Academy 2014

Antique and show cars lined Academy Street on May 17, 2014 in Downtown Cary. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC — The Town of Cary held the third annual Wheels on Academy car show this past Saturday May 17, 2014, hosting about 100 vehicles with their hoods open for display along Academy Street, Cary’s picturesque downtown thoroughfare.

CaryCitizen was there for that beautiful day. Photos by Brooke Meyer. Read more

Cary Corvette Finalist for Ridler Award


Picture from Corvette Blogger on Facebook.

Cary, NC – In the world of vintage cars, Detroit Autorama’s Ridler Award is akin to an Oscar. This year, the 50th anniversary of the Ridler, a 1965 Corvette owned by Alan Woddall of Cary made the Final 8. Read more

Pictures: Wheels on Academy

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The weather was dreary but spirits were high on Saturday for the first-ever Wheels on Academy classic car show. And I’ve got the pictures to prove it. Read more

Cary Chamber: Who Wants to Win a Fiat?

Story & photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Someone in the greater Cary metroplex is going to win a brand-new Fiat 500c convertible. It could be you. Read more

Teaching Young Drivers a Lost Art – Car Care

Cary, N.C. –  Atlantic Tire & Service will be holding free car care clinic specially geared toward teens on Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at  1380 Northwest Maynard Road.

The upcoming clinic will teach young drivers how to maintain their vehicle on a day-to-day basis and what to do in an emergency situation. Read more

Man Gets Free Land Rover in Cary

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The car was gleaming and black in Cary Autopark on Wednesday, crouched like a British bulldog, fairly rippling with power. The man next to the car, Bob Thomas, was smiling. And why not? He’d just won a Greg Norman edition Range Rover worth about $70,000. Read more

Talking About: Cars in Cary

Story and graphics by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You can’t spell Cary without C-A-R. And for lovers of the automobile great and small, there’s a lot to talk about in Cary this summer. Let’s start by squaring away the difference between Cary Auto Park and Cary Automall.

Automall vs. Auto Park

Like many perhaps, I was confused – or rather, conflated – Cary’s Auto Park and Automall on Highway 64. They are in fact two separate businesses, competitors if you will, living side by side.

Auto Park is a Leith Automotive development off 64 at Autopark Blvd. It has Honda, Acura, Smart, VW, Jaguar, Chrysler, Jeep, Mercedes, Land Rover and Porsche.

Cary Automall is a Hendrick Automotive Group development. It is split into two areas.

The main entrance is Mackenan Drive off 64. That section has Kia, Buick GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge and Fiat.

Off Old Raleigh Road just behind the main development, Hendrick also has Cadallic, Saab, Hummer and Spyker.

Also on Old Raleigh Road, but unaffiliated with Automall or Auto Park is Johnson Hyundai and Suburu.

Cary Autopark / Automall Map

We’ve created a one-of-a-kind CaryCitizen Auto Park/Automall map, available no where else, to help you navigate your way to the dealerships on 64.

New Toyota Dealership

While other regions are losing dealerships, we’re getting more automotive badges and brands.

The new Toyota dealership on Laura Duncan and NC 64 is open. They also sell Scions.


And, as previously mentioned, Fiat has its first NC dealership in the space formerly occupied by Saturn in Cary Automall.

Other Car Dealerships in Cary

The other big dealership development in Cary is at Crossroads where US 1 and I-40 cross.

It’s a little bit more spread out the Autoparkmall, but it’s where you’ll find Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Mazda.


The local Volvo dealership is on Maynard near the corner of High House. Nissan is in Apex on NC 55 at the intersection of 64.

31 Badges and Brands

That’s a total of 31 car new car dealerships right here in the greater Cary metroplex.

Car-heaven for car-lovers. Plenty to talk about.


Cary Gets First Fiat Dealership in North Carolina

Cary, NC – After 27 years, Fiat is returning to the United States. The first dealership in North Carolina is in the Cary AutoMall. Read more