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100,000 People Expected for Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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The Auto Fair is in full gear at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The four-day long event lasts until Sunday and is expected to bring in 100,000 people to Concord and Charlotte. The Auto Fair is a place for people to buy, sell, and show off collector cars and also to purchase car restoration parts.

The event kicks off a busy season at the Speedway with NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the ZMAX Dragway to follow next weekend and two NASCAR races in May.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway does not release official attendance numbers but tells us vendors have come to the area from 40 different states and Canada.

Jon Sage, a vendor with Charlotte Rod and Custom, said, “It’s a huge impact obviously. It brings a lot of money and tax base to the area. Also, it’s a huge boost for the local economy.”

Ron Lewis and his wife drove from Kent, OH with the goal of selling a car at the Auto Fair. Lewis said, “We drove down about 8 hours more to get in the sun a little bit and out of the snow.”

Jeff Crawford came to the Auto Fair from West Virginia. He’s looking for some car parts. Crawford said, “It takes two to three days to look through it (the Auto Fair).”



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