Food Lion AutoFair is the world's largest automotive extravaganza. Attracting over 120,000 visitors, the four-day event includes a car show featuring various makes and models from more than 50 clubs; more than 7,000 vendor spaces that offer a plethora of automotive parts and memorabilia; and a collector car auction conducted by Tom Mack. A car corral, which completely circles the 1.5-mile superspeedway, features nearly 1,500 vehicles of all makes and models that are available for sale or trade.

The Food Lion Pavilion will be filled with "heavy metal," including a pair of awesome Audis, a trio of historic Jaguars, television host John Walsh's massive H2OEX amphibious vehicle and radical hot rods built by David Watkins of Watty's Fabrications. Three cars from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s private collection, including a 2000 Intimidator Camaro prototype and the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R he co-drove with his father in the 2001 24 Hours of Daytona, will be on display and the Chevrolet Camaro and GMC Topkick from the hit movie "Transformers" will be featured. A special display celebrating the 50th birthday of one of America's favorite cars, the 1957 Chevrolet, is also planned.

The Sept. 13-16. 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. Stop by Charlotte area Food Lion stores and pick-up $2 off discount coupons for adults.

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.