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Annual Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion

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The Historic Speedway Group will host the Annual Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion rain or Shine, gates open at 8am and welcome you all day. The event closes at 5pm.

"Go back in time, in the good ole days" and visit the only surviving Dirt Race Track from NASCAR's inaugural season in 1948.

Racers Reunion will feature guest appearances by prominent NASCAR drivers and car owners as well as celebrities of the racing fraternity including:

* Cotton Owens - "King of the Modifieds" - famed racing driver and car owner of David Pearson
Grand National Championship 1966
* Hoss Ellington - Famous NASCAR racer & team owner of Donnie Allison & A.J. Foyt
* Rex White - NASCAR Champion 1960 - Most Popular Driver & Driver of the year 1960 and
winner of the Dixie 400 in 1962 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
* Marvin Panch - Superspeedway Winner: Daytona 500, Atlanta 500 & World 600 (Charlotte)
(Driver appearances are subject to change without notice)

The history of the Occoneechee-Orange Speedway will be the primary focus of the event, and all in attendance will be invited to walk or ride the tram around the .9 mile dirt track and ramble through miles of the forested trails along the Eno River.

Restoration of the Occoneechee-Orange Speedway includes a recently rebuilt Ticket Office that now houses a valuable collection of historic racing memorabilia. The Mens and Ladies Out Houses, The Flag Stand and a freshly refurbished Concession Stand - Press Box provide glimpses of the historic racing era that brought NASCAR to life.

In the afternoon, The Tim Flock Memorial Triple 10s, will feature parade laps by NASCAR greats driving vintage racing cars around the Speedway. Mrs. Francis Flock will be in attendance.

An Open Car Show will feature Classic Cars, trucks, race cars, street rods, motorcycles and special interest vehicles. All vehicles are welcome to enter. Hosted by the Bull City Street Rod Association Pre-Registration and day of show registration is available.

Also featured will be Live Music, free rides for children, a free shuttle service, free Tram rides, a live auction, exhibits, 50/50 drawings, souvenirs and food provided by local vendors.

All events taking place will be free and open to the general public beginning with the Friday night Cruise-In with a Twist at The Shops at Daniel Boone, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The Friday night festivities are sponsored by The Shop at Daniel Boone & hosted by the Bull City Street Rod Association starts at 5pm. Live DJ, 50/50 drawings and much more.

Sponsored by BB&T of Hillsborough and O'Reilly Auto Parts, Burger King of Hillsborough - The House Doctor of Efland

Annual Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion

Address : Elizabeth Brady Rd/Hwy 70A (entrance to Speedway) Hillsborough NC
Phone : 919-636-0751   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Admission Fee : Free

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