2015 Charlotte Spring AutoFair



 

 

 

The Charlotte Spring AutoFair wrapped up four days of clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and super classics at the Charlotte Motor Speeday. Keeping with its tradition, this combination car show, car corral, auction, AACA Meet, and Swap Meet had something for everyone. If you were in the market for a new vehicle, you had more than 1,600 cars from which to choose. For your shopping pleasure, thousands of vendors booths, containing all-things automotive, lined the inside and outside perimeter of the track. On Saturday, 335 vehicles were judged at the AACA Meet, and on Sunday, the Best of Show was chosen from 1,300 super classics.

 

Best of Show

 

The award ceremony was held on Sunday afternoon with one car selected from each of the 51 car clubs attending the show. NASCAR Crew Chief and TV personality Ray Evernham provided color commentary as the winner from each car club drove through the Winner’s Circle at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then, the three top overall show cars made a final victory lap:

 

  • 1963 Chevy Nova (Second Runnerup)
  • 1959 Chevy Apache Pickup (First Runnerup)
  • 1969 Camaro ZL-1 (Best of Show)

 


1963 Chevy Nova, Second Runner Up

 


1959 Chevy Apache Pickup, 1st Runner Up
Also won Best Paint Award

 


1969 Camaro ZL1, Best of Show

 

 

Best of Show Presentation Video






In the Special Display Pavilion

 

 

100 Years of Dodge

 

Through the years, the Dodge division produced many innovative cars and trucks. It introduced us to the minivan, and was a big player in the muscle car era with Six-Pack V8s and Hemis, as well as giving us the current day supercar, the V10 Viper. At this year's Spring AutoFair, they continued the celebration of Dodge's contribution to automotive history by featuring vehicles that span all decades of their 100 year run. Here are a couple of Dodge vehicles at the Charlotte Spring AutoFair.

 


1969 Dodge Daytona

 


 

 

Personal Cars Owned by NASCAR Drivers

 

Ever wonder what NASCAR racers drive when they're not blasting down the track? It just might surprise you. The Spring AutoFair has Jimmie Johnson's 1967 Camaro RS, Brad Kesclowski's 1986 GMC 'A Team' Van, Kyle Busch's 1956 Chevy Bel Air, and Jeff Gordon's 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible.

 


1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible, Owned by Jeff Gordon

 


1956 Chevy Bel Air, Owned by Kyle Busch

 


1967 Camaro RS, Owned by Jimmie Johnson

 

 

Back to the Future DeLoreans

 

Celebrating 30 years of the movie, "Back to the Future," three DeLoreans are making an appearance at the Spring AutoFair. One is a recreation of the car featured in the movie, one is a 6-door limousine, and the third DeLorean is mounted on a monster truck frame.

 


"Back to the Future" DeLorean

 


DeLorean Limo

 


DeLorean Monster Truck

 

 

Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Meet

 

A record number of vehicles participated in this year's AACAs Southeastern Division National Meet, which is held during Charlotte's Spring AutoFair. All 355 were at least 25 years old and spanned from the Brass Era to the Muscle Car Era.

 


1911 Buick

 


1954 Corvette

 


1969 Oldsmobile 442 W30

 

For more photos of the AutoFair, see our gallery.