People often associate Cabarrus County (bordering Charlotte’s University City to the North East) with fast-paced motorsports and Charlotte Motor Speedway, but this destination is also ideal for the classic-car collectors, lovers and fanatics.
Some of the biggest classic-car events and museums available to auto enthusiasts year-round include:
AutoBarn Classic Cars – A 60,000-square-foot indoor showroom located at the Gibson Mill community gathering spot in Concord. Just a 10-minute drive away from Charlotte Motor Speedway this car show is a great place to browse new-to-you classic and concept cars. And for an added bonus, race cars and classic memorabilia are up for sale.
Morrison Motor Car Museum – A car museum full of sports and muscle cars. There are more than 50 cars featured in this exhibit, all from the past century. It also has a gift shop and opportunities to buy a collector car such as a Mustang or Camaro on the property’s lot.
Streetside Classics – This showroom carries an impressive collection of street classics. Guests can view street rods, muscle cars, vintage cars and more. The 70,000-square-foot showroom has over 300 classic cars that are up for sale.
Mustang Owner’s Museum – The perfect place for Mustang lovers! Mustangs grace the museum’s displays, with various modified vehicles displayed throughout the year. The museum also hosts car shows and cruise events like the “Best of the Best Car Show’ and the “Mustang Chili & Cornbread Cook Off.”
Curb Motorsports Museum – Dale Earnhardt’s No. 2 car can be seen here! The Curb Museum features a collection of NASCAR and Indy cars. The museum also holds cars that wrote pages in the motorsport history book including the car that Dale Earnhardt drove when he won his first Winston Cup Championship.
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