Red Light: SC auto auction moving to NC

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - They've hit the brakes on an auto auction on the South Carolina coast because of a little-known state law and will be heading to North Carolina instead.

Wayne Fogelson of Muscle Car Auctions in Greensboro, NC, was forced to cancel a classic car show and auction that was to start Thursday and continue through the weekend.

The event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center was expected to mean millions for the local economy.

But a 1976 state law prohibits anyone who is not a licensed automobile dealer in the state from auctioning vehicles to the public. Dealers can only hold auctions at their place of business.

Fogelson has rescheduled the show and auction for December in Wilmington, NC

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