Liberty Buick GMC Participates in the Charlotte International Auto Show!

November 3rd, 2017 by

The Annual Charlotte International Auto Show is a time when all dealers are present under one roof to present their very best car models. This year, the 2017 Auto Show hosted more than 300 vehicle models from over 30 different manufactures. To kick off the event, a preview party was held on Wednesday, November 1. All dealers who had vehicles in the show were invited to come to the preview party to rub elbows fellow dealers, view cars, and support their favorite charities. Liberty Buick GMC proudly participated in and contributed to the 25th Annual Charlotte International Auto Show.

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During the preview party, numerous events took place while guests mingled and enjoyed viewing the top vehicles from each manufacturer. One of these exciting events included an appearance by Thomas Davis, football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, who made an appearance, signed autographs, and participated in a question and answer session.

The event also included an award for Dealer of The Year. Scott McCorkle, the owner of Liberty Buick GMC, was a nominee. At the end of the evening, he was announced as the runner up for the overall Dealer of the Year award. Gerry Woods from Salisbury, NC was announced as the winner for the Dealer of the Year award.

Scott McCorkle and his wife, Kim McCorkle said, “It’s all about the Charities, we love to give back and helping where help is needed.” This year the auto show supported many charities including:

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  • Girl Scouts
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Police
  • A Child’s Place
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Dove’s Nest
  • Urban Ministries
  • YMCA
  • Friendship Trays
  • Communities in Schools
  • Thompson Child & Family Focus
  • Rotary 9/11 Scholarship
  • Union County Community Shelter

Scott and Kim McCorkle are big supporters of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

“The police department does so much for our community behind the scenes that people never hear about, these are the things that are truly important,” they said.

The McCorkle family takes pride in supporting the CMPD, but especially enjoy contributing to the CMPD K-9 unit. The CMPD current has 14 dogs that help protect our community. These dogs usually spend 7 years on the team before retiring and spending time at home with their K-9 officer.  These dogs also hold a special place in the hearts of the McCorkle family. At the preview party, Scott and Kim McCorkle presented a donation to the K-9 Officer Pete Capotosta and his dog, Leonidas.

Overall, the 2017 Charlotte International Preview Show was a success. Liberty Buick GMC proudly showcased many vehicles at the 2017 Auto Show. Under one roof, car dealers from all over spent the evening together viewing hundreds of vehicles and various manufacturers on display. Best of all, profits from the 2017 Auto Show supported charities actively giving back to our community. If you are interested in learning more about this event or vehicles on Liberty’s lot, visit