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‘Exotic’ cars take cruise through uptown

Some of the world’s most expensive cars went cruising at midday Wednesday in Charlotte’s uptown.

The so-called “exotic” cars were in Center City to promote the AutoFair, the twice-a-year car show that opens a four-day run Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Speedway officials said this weekend’s show will feature what might be the show’s most expensive collection of vehicles ever.

“There will be nearly $12 million worth of the exotic cars in the feature pavilion area at the speedway,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway communications director Scott Cooper. “One of the Lamborghinis is worth nearly a half-million dollars by itself.”

On display will be a pair of Lamborghinis, a 1931 Bugatti, a 1995 Mercedes Lotec, a 2015 Aston Martin Vantage and a 2008 Porsche GT3 RS, among others.

As usual, Charlotte Motor Speedway officials have scheduled a variety of entertainment for show-goers. That will include everything from a display marking the 50th anniversary of the Pontiac GTO, including what is billed as the earliest-known 1964 GTO convertible, to a performance of Carolina DockDogs, the dogs that jump from boat docks to retrieve and catch items.

There also will be terracross racing, featuring four-wheelers in a type of rugged off-road competition, on Friday and Saturday. And nearly 50 car clubs in the region will have displays.

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