One of the largest events in the south is the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Hornets Nest Region's Charlotte Auto Fair on the grounds of the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., each spring. This huge show takes up the entire infield, areas under the bleachers and a few of the surrounding parking lots. The event runs four days (Thursday through Sunday) and you will want at least a couple of days to explore it thoroughly. While the AACA is noted for its focus primarily on the 'antique' (pre-1948) market, there were a large number of vendors and display vehicles more oriented toward more modern machinery.
If you are hoping for a mini-Mopar Nats, this may be a disappointment; there were Chrysler products interspersed in the Car Corral, some vehicles displayed by car clubs, and spotty vendors with Mopar parts, but you will ended up looking through a much greater variety of other brands to find them. That said, the large number of general product dealers, parts suppliers, and generally cool swap meet items still make it well worth the $10.00 a day to get in.
So, with that said, here is a pictorial recounting of this year's event from last weekend. The 2013 event will be April 4-7; there is also a fall show held in late September. For more details, go to the www.charlotte-autofair.com website.