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Tribute to Shelby's Cars To Be Featured At Food Lion AutoFair
July 31, 2012
The four-day fall event features more than 50 car club displays and more than 7,000 vendor spaces that offer a plethora of automotive parts and memorabilia.
Tribute to Shelby's Cars To Be Featured At Food Lion AutoFair

Carroll Shelby’s 50 years of super-fast vehicles will be celebrated with a display of nearly three dozen automobiles during the September 20-23 Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To honor the many achievements of the automotive icon, who passed away May 10, 2012, at the age of 89, a display will pay tribute to the special Cobras, Mustangs, Dodges and other cars he created or developed.

The fall Food Lion AutoFair features more than 50 car club displays and more than 7,000 vendor spaces that offer a plethora of automotive parts and memorabilia. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. In addition, up to 200 cars will be auctioned by Dealer Auctions Inc., and kids can enjoy face-painting, bounce houses and other games and entertainment in the huge POWERADE Play Zone.

Fans and automotive enthusiasts can relive the history of his legendary cars and learn more about Shelby’s five decades of work in the auto industry during the four-day Food Lion AutoFair, September 20-23.

Hours for the event are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 per day for adults or $25 for a four-day pass; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.

For more information on the four-day event, contact the speedway events department at 704/455-3205 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.