Published on 04/08/2019

Spring AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

WORDS:

DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

MATT BEST

Thanks to our location in the motorsports and performance capital of Charlotte, North Carolina, here at The BLOCK we have a lot of opportunities to take in automotive events that are right in our backyard. Spring AutoFair is one such example.

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Published on 04/08/2019
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DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

MATT BEST

Spring AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thanks to our location in the motorsports and performance capital of Charlotte, North Carolina, here at The BLOCK we have a lot of opportunities to take in automotive events that are right in our backyard. Spring AutoFair is one such example.

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Upon entering on the track’s backstretch, we were immediately greeted by a gorgeous, custom 1958 Chevrolet Apache powered by an LS3. Then, not 20 yards away, we came across a wineberry-colored 1949 Chevy pickup with a Ram Jet 502 crate engine under the hood. It was clear we’d see some cool sights on this Carolina afternoon.

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Throughout the day we spotted dozens of cool Chevrolet vehicles, ranging from all-original to complete restorations and plenty of customs. Among the Chevy cars and trucks on hand were each year of the fabled Tri-Five, plenty of each generation of the Corvette and Camaro, and other well-known vehicles including the Nova, Chevelle, C10 and Silverado. In fact, it seems like we saw more Chevrolet trucks than ever this year. Also in the truck realm was a display in one of the NASCAR garages called “Camino Corner,” which featured half a dozen killer examples of the Chevrolet El Camino.

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Meanwhile, the Chevrolet brand itself was set up in the infield of the track to show off the latest new vehicle offerings from the Bowtie. On display were the Equinox Premier, Blazer, Colorado with Z71 off-road package, All-New Silverado, Traverse and Camaro RS convertible. Plenty of knowledgeable staff were on hand to answer questions, while interested enthusiasts had the ability to sign up for the latest news and product offers.

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Chevrolet Performance dealers also displayed their wares in the vendor midway, with a variety of crate engines, parts and accessories available.

Below is a photo gallery of some of our favorite Chevrolet images from AutoFair. Also, be sure to keep following The BLOCK and @theblockdotcom on Instagram for more event coverage all year long.

 

 

**Because of their effect on a vehicle’s emissions performance, these engines are intended exclusively for use in competition vehicles. These engines are designed and intended for use in vehicles operated exclusively for competition: in racing or organized competition on courses separate from public streets or highways. Installation or use of these engines on a vehicle operated on public streets or highways is likely to violate U.S., Canadian, and state and provincial laws and regulations related to motor vehicle emissions.

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