Oldies but Goodies

While staying at Ver-El RV park in Concord, NC we were parked across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway, we noticed a lot of classic cars heading into the parking lot.  Twice a year the racetrack hosts the Charlotte AutoFair, where owners can put their cars up for sale or trade.  There are also vendors selling parts for every type of vehicle, and displays of some unique vehicles.

We enjoy looking at old cars, so we walked over to check it out.  We were also able to wander around and check out the speedway.  Here is a view from the infield of the bleachers.  The cars were displayed around the 1.5 mile race track.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway

With well over a thousand cars on display, it was hard to pick what photos to display.  This blog is a bit photo heavy, but if you enjoy cars, we hope you enjoy this post!

This fabulous corvette was listed at $55,000 and did have a “sold” sign on it.

Sold!

Sold!

This car is owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Busch.

1956 Chevy Bel Air

1956 Chevy Bel Air

Before the mini van, families traveled in style!

classic station wagon

classic station wagon

classic wagon

classic wagon

And remember the days when everyone had their own ash tray, even in the third row bench seat of the wagons?!

ashtrays for everyone!

ashtrays for everyone!

The show had some very old and beautifully restored vehicles…

1931 Ford Model A

1931 Ford Model A

as well as this truck, which could easily tow just about any 5th wheel!

pimped up truck!

pimped up truck!

There were some muscle cars on display.

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1967 Chevy Chevelle SS Convertible

1967 Chevy Chevelle SS Convertible

classic muscle car

classic muscle car

And some unique vehicles we have never seen before.

1945 COE

1945 COE

1948 GM Cabover Racecare Hauler

1948 GM Cabover racecar Hauler

1935 Ford 4 door Slantback

1935 Ford 4 door Slantback

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Engines were much simpler in the older cars.

Not much  under the hood

Not much under the hood

One of my favorites was this 1964 Impala SS that came with “factory power steering”.  This car is “my age” and was all decked out in purple, my favorite color.

1964 Impala SS

1964 Impala SS

This 1956 Chevrolet Del Ray was getting a lot of inquiries, as it had been fully restored and was immaculate inside and out.

1956 Chevy Del Ray

1956 Chevy Del Ray

super clean engine

super clean engine

inside look

inside look

I’m not really sure if these guys were planning on taking a spin around the track on their scooters!

going for a spin?!

going for a spin?!

They will have another auto fair in September, so if you are in the area, you may want to check it out.

Quote for the day:  “Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” – Erma Bombeck

6 thoughts on “Oldies but Goodies

  1. Love old cars! Especially the 56. Same age as me but I don’t see any wrinkles or blemishes on. We’re moving on to Idaho the end of this week and hope to visit Yellowstone for a few days later in the month. We’ll be sure to look you guys up.

  2. HI WE ARE IN COLUMBIA SC FOR A WEEK AND THEN GO TO KNOXVILLE TENN. WE WILL BE ON THE WAY TO THE WINNEBAGO FACTORY TPO GET SOME REPAIR. BUT THE PROBLEM IT BRAND NEW 2015. SO ONE DAY WE WILL SEE YALL ON THE ROAD SEE YOU THEN

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