At the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair

Updated April 9, 2018, to include Day No. 4 photos.

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair is a classic car extravaganza.

The twice-annual Charlotte AutoFair never disappoints, even when the weather is less than cooperative. Rainy skies and falling temperatures ruled Day No. 3 of the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair, keeping crowds to a minimum.

On the other hand, if you ventured out as we did, those same small crowds made it easier to capture the moment. In this case, we found ample opportunities to take photos without worrying about people getting in our way. The following two dozen photos are the work of my contributing photographer, Arsis Fruritch, and are included here for your enjoyment.

Chevrolet Corvairs
These Chevrolet Corvairs were on display for judge review.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Do your wheels hang low? They do if your Jeep was modified for extreme off-road antics.
Jeep Wrangler
Jeep clubs toughed out the rough weather all day Saturday.
Ford Mustang
This “California Special” caught our eye, one of dozens of first-generation Ford Mustangs on display.

Car Corral

Typically, more than 1,500 cars ring the car corral, but today the numbers were below 100, at least in the late afternoon when we paid our visit. The corral is a top spot for haggling and where deals are finalized with a handshake, cash and title transfer at the on-site NCDMV desk.

hot rod
As dank as the conditions were, this yellow hot rod brightened the infield.
Chevrolet Impala Wagon
This Chevrolet Impala wagon is great for hauling the family and for kicking butt.
Ford Thunderbird
The lone Ford Thunderbird present was this stylish one dressed in black.
1966 Chevrolet C10
This 1966 Chevrolet C10 could become your next project truck.
1934 Ford Pickup Truck
As you can see, this 2018 Ford pickup truck has a $45,000 asking price.
Chances are you can talk this owner down.
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Does this Chevrolet Camaro SS hardtop coupe speak to you?
1964 Plymouth Belvedere
A 1964 Plymouth Belvedere with a Hemi engine? But of course!
1966 Ford Mustang
The price of this 1966 Ford Mustang with a 289 cubic inch engine was a reasonable $12,900.
Chevrolet
Is this your next project car?
hot rod
Too late! This one was already sold. Check back a few for the available yellow one.
1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
A 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 could be all yours.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Our favorite car corral vehicle may be this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Dodge Challenger
The Trakit Motorsports people had not one, not two, but five customized models on hand,
including this Dodge Challenger.
Chevrolet truck
This classic Chevrolet truck is ready to bring a new set of tires your way.

Showcase Pavilion Features the Classics

Moving inside and away from the rain had become a priority by late in the afternoon, something we accomplished by visiting the Showcase Pavilion. True to its name, the pavilion is where we found Chevrolet Trucks marking its 100th anniversary, movie cars and assorted other beauties.

Chevrolet Apache
Did someone say Apache? In Hulk Green, of course!
Chevrolet truck
This truck appears to have just left the factory floor!
Chevrolet truck
I’m a fan of the truck, but not of the wheels.
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Sure, why not show a 1971 Chevelle SS in proximity of the Chevrolet Trucks exhibit?
Blues Brothers
If you have ever seen the “Blues Brothers” movie, then you understand this Dodge Monaco police car.
American Graffiti
“Where were you in 62?” was a saying attributed to the 1973 hit, American Graffiti.
This 1958 Chevrolet Impala played an important role in this classic flick.

2018 Charlotte AutoFair

If you’re still wanting to visit the Speedway for the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair, you have one final chance on Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close early at 4 p.m. Then make plans to return to the fall show, Sept. 6-9, 2018, at the same location.


Day No. 4 Photos

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Author: Matthew Keegan
Matt Keegan has maintained his love for cars ever since his father taught him kicking tires can be one way to uncover a problem with a vehicle’s suspension system. He since moved on to learn a few things about coefficient of drag, G-forces, toe-heel shifting, and how to work the crazy infotainment system in some random weekly driver. Matt is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association and is a contributor to various print and online media sources.

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