Exotic cars take cruise through Charlotte’s uptown

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

The “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 its 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 – dogs that jump from boat docks to retrieve and catch items.

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