Welcome to Charlotte Motor Speedway Theme Week here at the CRO Blog. This week we will cover all things that pertain to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. We start the week by recapping the highlights of the recent Charlotte Spring Auto Fair.
Each spring, the auto world has the opportunity to enjoy one of its most popular gatherings. The Charlotte Spring AutoFair concluded on April 12, 2015. As always, this four-day event included a car show, car corral, auction, swap meet and AACA meet. Approximately 1,300 cars participated, and spectators were treated to a number of special exhibits.
Featured Display at the Charlotte AutoFair – 100 Years of Dodge
To celebrate Dodge’s 100-year anniversary, more than a dozen of the brand’s cars were on display. Through the decades, this manufacturer contributed great innovations with its vehicles. It played a key role in the muscle car era with its Hemis and six-pack V8 engines, and it created the V10 Viper, one of the best supercars of modern times. The AutoFair gave enthusiasts a look back at some of the most notable Dodge creations.
Antique Cars Owned by NASCAR Drivers
Although NASCAR drivers are known for speeding cars around a track, many famous racers own classics that are polar opposites of their modern counterparts. At this year’s AutoFair, guests had the chance to view some oldies owned by NASCAR’s most popular drivers. For instance, Jimmie Johnson’s 1967 Camaro RS was on display next to Jeff Gordon‘s 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible. Another car featured in the exhibit was Kyle Busch’s 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
Back to the Future
Dodge was not the only entity celebrating an anniversary. Three decades after its original release, fans of the movie “Back to the Future” had the opportunity to reminisce about the film. As a salute to the movie, three DeLoreans made an appearance at the event. One was a recreation of a car featured in the film, another was transformed into a six-door limo, and the third was mounted onto a monster truck frame.
As the AutoFair concluded, the “Best of Show” trophy was awarded to a 1969 Camaro ZL1. It was shown as a tribute to its late owner, Tony Young. Overall, the weekend was a great success for classic car enthusiasts.
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