Phillip Walker announced at the Fall 2011 CCAF that starting in 2012, the Silver Anniversary of the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, the Best of Show Trophy for the Saturday Classic Car show would be renamed the A. Earl Smith Memorial Best of Show Award in honor of the founder of the CCAF, A. Earl Smith, who started this event in 1988.  2012 dates are March 9-11 and November 9-11, 2012.    We were honored to have Mr. Smith’s family with us for the November Awards when this announcement was made.