With more than 3,000 pre-1972 hot rods, street rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks arriving from 38 states and Canada, Lowe¿s Motor Speedway will become the ¿world¿s largest drive-in¿ Friday through Sunday during the 10th annual K&N Filters GoodGuys Southeastern Nationals presented by A Sani Can.

With a record number of pre-registered vehicles, event participants will drive to Lowe¿s Motor Speedway from across the United States and Canada, some from as far away as Alaska.

Don and Sylvia Blake will make the 700-mile trip from Scotland, Ontario, to show their 1940 Mercury. While some participants will be hauling their cars to the speedway on trailers, the Blakes will display their own fall colors while rolling south in their purple, magenta and raspberry-striped four-door classic.

¿We¿re driving our car down there, because we figure why have the car if you don¿t drive it,¿ said Don Blake.

The Blakes have owned the car for three years and spent half that time customizing it. Although this will be their first trip to Charlotte, the Blakes have attended four other GoodGuys shows, including a 3,800-mile trip to California.

¿Last summer, we drove the car 20,000 miles coast to coast, but I¿m most excited about coming to Charlotte because of the camaraderie and the chance to drive on the track during the Twilight Cruise,¿ Don Blake said.

In addition to the incredible display of automobiles, the K&N GoodGuys Southeastern Nationals presented by A Sani Can will feature a model and pedal car show, swap meet, car corral, ¿how-to¿ clinics, children¿s play area, live music and more than 130 automotive aftermarket vendors.

Daily adult admission is $12 with children ages 7 to 12 admitted for $6. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Parking is $5.

Event hours are Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, visit www.good-guys.com or www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or contact the Lowe¿s Motor Speedway Events Department at (704) 455-3205.