92-year-old drives a legend around the Speedway

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - When Rachel Veitch and her first husband picked out her 1964 Mercury Comet in 1964, she had no idea the car would outlast her marriage, and two others.

With 563,000 laps on the odometer, Rachel never has had serious trouble with the car. She's also only paid for one battery, one set of shocks, and one muffler. Three parts she bought in the 60's all came with lifetime warranties.

Wednesday, was an all new show for the nationally-known woman and her car. Rachel brought the car from her home in Florida to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Food Lion Auto Fair. Rachel got to take her baby for a few laps around the track. If you've never taken a ride around the speedway, it's a real treat.

It's an absolute blast when the driver is 92 years old.

The Food Lion Auto Fair is at Charlotte Motor Speedway from Thursday to Sunday. Rachel's Mercury will be there too.

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