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The spring edition of the Charlotte AutoFair is right around the corner – April 7-10, to be exact – hosted by the Hornets Nest Region of the AACA and held on the sprawling grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway located in Concord, North Carolina. If you plan on stopping in to partake in the Southeast’s largest collector-car event, there will be plenty to see other than the ever-popular swap meet (in the track’s infield and the grounds outside of NASCAR turn three), the 1.5-mile-long car corral (on the track’s racing surface) and the AACA car show on Saturday behind the NASCAR turn 2 suites.
Denver, North Carolina-based Dealer Auctions will conduct the meet’s official collector car auction at the speedway’s concours (behind the front stretch grandstand) for a second year. More than 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles are scheduled to cross the block over the course of the two-day sale, which begins on April 8. There are some interesting lots that appear on their online catalog, including a 1970 Shelby G.T.350 showing just 32,000 miles and a full Marti Report, and a 1932 Ford three-window coupe finished with flames, Chevy V-8 and remote-control doors (both pictured below). Dealer Auctions also plans on offering 20 “no reserve” cars during the sale.
The infield garages will play host to two notable displays: Legends of Drag Racing, and Beauties and Beasts. It’s the latter of the two where spectators will find a 1957 Chevy Corvette matched up against a 1976 Chevy Chevette. Don’t laugh: New to the Chevy lineup, the company assembled 178,007 Chevettes and another 9,810 Chevette Scooters that year.
Just a few miles to the west, at the Metrolina Expo, Tom Mack Classics will open their 11th annual Spring Fling auction, scheduled for April 7-8 with late afternoon start times; more than 100 cars are set to cross the block each day.
Pictured below is a 1959 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible equipped with a six-cylinder engine and a three-speed manual that will cross the block on Thursday, and a 1968 Chevy Camaro SS 396 offered at no reserve on Friday. The Camaro touts a Protect-O-Plate, deluxe interior, four-speed backing the 375hp 396, power accessories, console with gauges and other assorted high-demand bits. Click here for a partial catalog.