From the ground-pounding force of the 1970¿s Muscle Car era to the wild-and-crazy vehicles handcrafted by Jesse James and crew on Discovery Channel¿s hit TV series ¿Monster Garage,¿ raw power will be the theme of the Sept. 16-19 Food Lion AutoFair at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

Displays in the massive Food Lion Pavilion will include: The History of the American Muscle Car; a tribute to the 35th Anniversary of Richard Childress Racing featuring several of the NASCAR team¿s No. 3 Chevrolets driven by the late Dale Earnhardt; a sampling of modern high-tech Muscle Cars and a collection of ¿Monster Garage¿ vehicles including the Hot Dog Cart Dragster and the Cop Car Donut Shop.

Food Lion AutoFair is the nation¿s largest show of its kind. In addition to the attractions in the Food Lion Pavilion, the event includes a car show featuring various makes and models from some 50 clubs, thousands of parts and memorabilia vendors and a collector car auction. A car corral, located on the 1.5-mile superspeedway, features nearly 2,000 vehicles of all makes and models that are available for sale or trade.

When: Sept. 16-19. Food Lion AutoFair runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets: Tickets for the Food Lion AutoFair can only be purchased at the gate on event days. Adult tickets are $10 per day with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.

Details: Information about the Food Lion AutoFair can be obtained by calling the Lowe¿s Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or online at

Location: Lowe¿s Motor Speedway is located in Concord, N.C., 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte on Highway 29. Take Exit 49 off I-85.