Motorcycle Stunt Show at AutoFair
The Globe of Death, a breath-taking motorcycle stunt show performed inside a 16-foot sphere made of interlaced steel, will be among the featured attractions when Charlotte Motor Speedway presents the April 6-9 Food Lion AutoFair.
The Globe of Death is one of the world's oldest thrill show attractions and the daredevils who challenge it have been entertaining audiences around the world for more than a century.
Carrying on a family tradition that spans seven generations, Erwin and Melvin Urias will rely on teamwork and timing during their Food Lion AutoFair performances as they maneuver motorcycles around the inside of the globe at speeds approaching 50 mph.
The Urias brothers have been performing in their family's Globe of Death for more than 20 years and even though their basic routine is choreographed, they must communicate with hand signals and make numerous adjustments throughout each performance to avoid a disastrous high-speed collision.
The pair of modern-day gladiators will challenge the Globe of Death three times each day during the Food Lion AutoFair. Performances are scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the riders will sign autographs following each show.
Other special attractions coming to the April 6-9 Food Lion AutoFair include the "Monster Garage" flying car, the Tornado Attack Vehicle, a race car that runs on renewable biodiesel fuel, unusual vehicles from the Lane Motor Museum, a Century of Turbochargers and the amazing Amphicar.
Food Lion AutoFair hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.
For information, contact the speedway events department at 704-455-3205 or click here.