A never-before-seen field of champion race cars, iconic classics and innovative automobiles will come together for the second annual Smith Heritage Invitational on Saturday, April 6, at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway. The collection brings some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world to the public for a single-day event to celebrate all things automotive.

“The original idea behind the Smith Heritage Invitational was to bring together some of the world’s premier collectors and cars to celebrate history and innovation in the car community,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “This year’s collection hits all of those marks with an eye-popping list that spans more than a century of automotive excellence.”

This carefully curated assemblage of cars represents a cross-section of history, artistry and innovation. Renowned automotive collectors such as J.R. Amantea, Wayne Carini, Rick Hendrick and Rob Kauffman will help create a once-in-a-lifetime display on the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway, as part of AutoFair. Vehicles scheduled to be part of the event include:

  • 1930 Packard Super 8 Boattail Speedster (Ralph Marano)
  • 1938 Peugeot Darl’mat (Stahl Museum)
  • 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Twelve (Savoy Automobile Museum)
  • 1934 Jaguar SS1 Open Sport Tourer (Scott Bluestein)
  • 1953 Allard K3 (Mark Moskowitz)
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Nick Soprano)
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB (Scott Borchetta)
  • 2021 McLaren Elva (Mark Rein)
  • 1911 Marmon Wasp (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
  • 1934 Duesenberg J Riviera Phaeton (Paul Gould)
  • 1931 Bentley 8-Litre “Silent Bloc” Saloon (Barry Lowe)
  • 2004 Ferrari Enzo (J.R. Amantea)
  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO (J.R. Amantea)
  • 1987 Porsche 959 (Rick Hendrick)
  • 2004 Mercedes CL55 AMG (Ed Bolian)
  • 1927 Hudson Super Six (Wayne Carini)
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB (Rob Kauffman)
  • 1991 Ferrari F40 (Rob Kauffman)
  • 1967 Porsche 906-158 (Ingram Brothers)
  • 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (Ingram Brothers)

From the first Indianapolis 500-winning car to the last car personally approved for production by Enzo Ferrari, guests in attendance for the Smith Heritage Invitational will hear the stories of each of these inspiring automobiles directly from their owners and curators. The event will be held in the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the four-day AutoFair.


The AutoFair will transform the famed 1.5-mile speedway throughout the weekend. The latest technology, trends, parts and products will fill the Manufacturer’s Midway. Guests can ride shotgun along the infield road course with Ford Performance Racing and explore the latest from the world of RVing in an all-new Camping World display. The reconfigured swap meet, hosted by the Hornet’s Nest Region AACA, will provide a wide array of hard-to-find parts and memorabilia.


Single-day tickets start at $10 for adults. Admission is FREE for children 12 and under with an adult. Tickets are available online at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com or at the gate. Attendees can upgrade their AutoFair experience to include high-end hospitality in the Champions Pavilion, featuring private appearances by industry leaders, food, VIP parking and more.


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