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Meet Our Staff

Tony Hasty

a retired law enforcement officer, knows firsthand about “grass-roots-old school” customer service. His dedication and involvement in the community has given him the experience and knowledge to deal with people on all levels. As a young child, his playful side of collecting and playing with match box cars has now become a reality. His passion for fine American classics paired with years of experience in the community gives him the leadership capabilities needed to assist you in your next investment……a true classic. His first love was a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro that he shared with his twin brother, Timmy. Stop in Carolina Classic Cars and have Tony take you on a test drive in his personal favorite.


Vernon Whitaker

is known to fly the friendly skies and not so much on ground. His career stemmed from flying a corporate jet for a major coffee chain. After retirement he wants to keep his feet on the ground (not so much) by being an asset to the new Classic Car Dealership, Carolina Classic Cars. His love for the “fast and furious” American Hot Rods still runs true today as he is a classic car collector of a 1972 Nova. His “fun loving, humorous” personality is a welcoming addition to our establishment, and he is sure to make you feel welcomed when visiting our showroom.


David Varner

grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing factor to our day-to day tasks to keep #thecarolinaclassiccars in tip top shape! He is actively involved in many car clubs and attends various cruise ins and classic car functions across the state. A native of NC and a previous manager of one of the largest NC grocery chains, he enjoys spending time with his wife Brenda and their newborn (fur baby). Stop in this coming week and say hi to David and ask him to show you around the showroom!


Carolina Classic Cars owner, Candace Bongiovanni

became infatuated with the pristine condition of rare and unique vintage automobiles triggering a lifelong love of the need to become a classic car collector and now the venture into an aspiring Classic Car dealership Her quintessential passion for superb customer service and love for American Classics led her to fulfill a life-long dream of opening a Classic Car dealership in her hometown. Her devotion to philanthropy and giving back to her community is built into the day -to-day tasks and careful event planning at the classic car dealership. She tries to pair a charity that she feels passionate about with each “Cruise In” or event that the dealership holds 4 times a year. Stop in and visit with Candace and ask her to take you for a test drive. Just remember…..she thrives on speed!