CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - A big crowd descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday for the first full day of the popular AutoFair event. Fans come from across the country to one of the biggest shows of its type.
Among the attractions are the cars of NASCAR Stars, a "Back to the Future" DeLorean time machine, lawn mower racing, pogo stunt teams and more:
NASCAR Stars Personal Cars: NASCAR fans won't want to miss the personal vehicles of some of the sport's biggest stars. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, David Ragan and Ben Kennedy are among the owners of the dozen automobiles that will grace the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion.
Going Back to the Future: It's the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster movie "Back to the Future" and AutoFair is celebrating with a display featuring the iconic time-traveling DeLorean as well as a monster truck DeLorean and a limo DeLorean. The DeLorean monster truck features the body of a DeLorean on a 1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer 4x4 chassis. The DeLorean limo is still a work in progress, but offers six gullwing doors, custom fabricated stainless steel panels, and utilizes parts from several wrecked DeLorean cars.
High-Flying Stunts: Three members of the XPogo professional stunt team will be on hand, showcasing their talents, tricks and pogo jumping skills on Friday and Saturday. The team currently holds 13 Guinness World Records, has performed in over 17 countries, and has appeared on numerous TV shows, movies and commercials. The shows are set to take place outside of the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Lawn Mower Racing: Back for the third consecutive year, the sod slingers of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Series will take over the speedway's 1/5-mile for some dirt racing on Saturday and Sunday. More than 120 mowers in 11 different classes are set to race on the specially designed track. Racing starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Speedway Brunch Burger: Whetting the palettes of both breakfast and lunch lovers alike, the Speedway Brunch Burger, stacked high with delicious ingredients, is the latest fun fair food to come from the innovative minds at Levy Restaurants. This nearly 1,200-calorie masterpiece is a fresh-made quarter-pound cheeseburger topped with hash browns, more American cheese, two slices of crispy bacon, an egg over-easy, hot maple syrup drizzle and served on two thick slices of French toast.
100 Years with Dodge: The speedway is celebrating 100 Years of Dodge with a special display in the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion featuring vehicles from every decade the manufacturer has been in production, including a replica 1969 "General Lee" Dodge Charger and a 1923 Dodge/Graham Bros. truck. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship crew chief Ray Evernham is contributing to the display with a 1951 Power Wagon and 1996 Viper.
Modern Muscle Display: Located inside the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be five of the most powerful cars ever produced, including a yet-to-be-released 2016 Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang. Also set to appear will be a 2015 Mustang GT, a 2015 Corvette Z06, a 2014 Camaro Z/28 and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Classic Car Auction: Auto enthusiasts looking to add to their car collection will be over at the classic car auction hosted by Dealer Auctions Inc. on Friday and Saturday. Located at the Champions Pavilion in the infield, more than 100 vehicles will roll across the auction block, including a 1968 428 Cobra Jet Mustang, 1990 Ferrari Testarossa, 1969 Camaro Pro Touring Coupe, 1967 Ford Fairlane GT and more.
Car Clubs: Nearly 50 car clubs will be on hand in the infield on Saturday and Sunday, featuring some of the best in both collector cars and modern vehicles. Some of the participating clubs include Fifth Generation Camaros, East Coast Cruisers, Metrolina Corvettes, Mustang Addicts and Southeastern GM Toyz.
Awards Ceremony: The ceremony for car club awards will be take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Victory Circle.