The Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment crew has just returned from the 2016 Spring Pennzoil AutoFair. We spent four days in the beautiful Carolinas at the largest automotive car show and swap meet in the country! Organizers at Charlotte Motor Speedway asked us to prepare an exhibit for the event’s Showcase Garage of unusual vintage fire vehicles, and we did not disappoint.
The biennial AutoFairs are run by members of the Hornets Nest Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). The speedway acts as host site and participates in many of the special attractions and marketing.
We met a lot of our magazine’s readers and gained many new subscribers in the process. Of even greater importance for our readers, we located a ton of amazing fire and rescue vehicles that you will see in upcoming issues of Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment.
Our editor, Jack Harrison, got to visit on camera with Jon Wilson, host of WCCB-TV’s “Wilson’s World.” Click here to see Harrison’s segment, which starts around the 4:15 mark.
Here are a few photos we snapped during some rare “slow times” in the garage. Thanks to Ed Fausel and the many other speedway staffers who answered our many questions and helped make the event a smooth success for us.
- Event – 2016 Spring Pennzoil AutoFair
- Where – Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, NC)
- When – April 7-11, 2016
- Weather – windy and sunny, no rain!