The King of Rock ’n’ Roll is back for the annual Charlotte AutoFair.
Elvis Presley’s 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III – the last car he drove before his death in August 1977 – is one of the stars of this year’s show at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Here’s a rundown of other AutoFair highlights:
• In addition to his beloved 1973 Stutz, the Presley exhibit includes the car’s gold key, the check he wrote as a down payment, and the photo a fan snapped while standing outside Graceland as Elvis drove it through the gates for the last time.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Charlotte Observer
• The Jailhouse Rock Café offers an Elvis-approved menu of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Blue Hawaii fresh pineapple lemonade, Hound Dog Fries and doughnut sandwiches.
• Mustang celebrates 50 years with an exhibit including its 1965 GT 350, a 1967 coupe in Playboy Pink, a 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, the 1968 390 GT replica from “Bullitt,” and the Fastback “Eleanor” replica from 2000’s “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
• To commemorate the 85th year of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the speedway is bringing in seven historic patrol vehicles spanning 1935 to 2014.
• Other attractions include lawnmower races, more than 50 car clubs, a classic car auction, dog and pig races, thousands of vendors and more.