Spotlight on Trophy Rides at Sept. 4-7 Food Lion AutoFair
What: 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 3M Car Care Garage will feature a Trophy Rides theme with several award-winning hot rods sharing the spotlight. Among the radical machines will be a 1935 Ford convertible that earned hot rodding's premier honor, the Ridler Award, in 2006 and was named America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 2007.
Food Lion AutoFair will also celebrate the 100th birthday of the car that put America on wheels, Henry Ford's legendary Model T. A special display recognizing the 1958 debut of Ford Motor Company's ill-fated Edsel division is planned and several drag racing vehicles will be featured in advance of the Sept. 11-14 NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
When: Sept. 4-7. 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 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.
Details: Information about the Sept. 4-7 Food Lion AutoFair can be obtained by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or online.
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway is located in Concord, N.C., 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte on Highway 29. Take Exit 49 off I-85.