2024 Opel Nationals in Charlotte North Carolina

  • Update on the Opel Nationals in April, 2024. The AutoFair dates are April 4th thru the 7th. The "Big" show date is Saturday, April 6th. Of course, you can attend all four days if you want to. the AutoFair awards is usually on Sunday at the Spring event. We will have our own awards as well as the AutoFair awards! I know some of you will want to leave on Sunday morning, which is fine. If you win an award and you've already left, I'll make sure you receive your award through the mail. Or maybe I can bring it to you at Carlisle in May if you attend the Carlisle show.

    The cost is $20 per car. That will get your Opel and two people onto the showfield for all four days or just one day. Pretty good deal! I would just need to know what days you plan to attend in order to get the passes for you. More on that later.

    I will be setting up the hotel in the next few weeks. We plan to go to a restaurant Saturday evening very close to the hotel so it will be convenient for everyone.

    I am working on getting a local band (three or four guys) to come by and play for us at the hotel after dinner Saturday evening. Not sure yet I can get the guys but I'm trying. They are more of a "sit down" band while they play. Very good.

    Of the two AutoFair's each year, Spring and Fall, the Spring one is the largest and best. You had better bring walking shoes if you want to check out the whole show!

    Charlotte AutoFair

    An unmatched combination of cars, community and automotive fun, this year's Spring AutoFair is sure to satisfy every gearhead's interests! From an array of rare classic cars, to family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone at AutoFair -- and we've got lots to announce in the days to come!
    http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

    The website has a place to buy tickets. You won't need to do that as you will get your passes thru me.

    I really hope everyone has been having great Holiday season! More to come!

    Roy Bell

    CarolinaOpelClub@aol.com

    Ooooner@aol.com

    Roy Bell
    73 Opel GT

  • Hotel Update:

    After speaking to a couple of hotels near the speedway this morning, it seems the hotels are not going to give out "group rates". The reason is they say the Spring AutoFair is a "Big" show and the hotels fill up without giving out group rates. It sucks but it is what it is. The Spring AutoFair is the biggest and best of the Spring and Fall AutoFairs. The hotels know it.

    They suggested you go ahead and call the hotel you want to stay at and reserve a room as soon as possible. The Holiday Inn Express is $183 per night, which is $26 a night cheaper than the Hilton Garden Inn that we stayed at 4 years ago.

    These higher rates are higher nearest to the speedway. There are other hotels a few exits up Interstate 85 that you could check.

    If I can help you out with picking out a hotel, let me know at CarolinaOpelClub@aol.com. I'll keep looking but as of right now, you probably need to go ahead and call to get a room.

    Hotel row at the speedway is on Gateway Lane NW, Concord, NC 28027. There are a lot of restaurants within walking distance near the hotels.

    Roy Bell
    73 Opel GT

  • As a reminder, I need to know if you plan to attend the show by February 15th, at the latest. I can't guarantee you will get passes to be on the showfield with your Opel if I don't hear from you.


    I'm going to check on a few more hotels today to see if I can get a decent club rate. As I said before, the hotels near the speedway aren't discounting anything for the weekend of the AutoFair. The one that did give us a rate was unacceptable. Probably the best bet is to go on a hotel discount site such as Travelocity or Expedia to get a room. A few people have already signed up at the Holiday Inn Express on 7772 Gateway Lane, Concord, NC 28027. I just checked the price at Hotels.com and it says $197 a night.


    Please call me at 704-661-3666 or e-mail me at CarolinaOpelClub@aol.com if you have questions or need help.


    Roy Bell

    Roy Bell
    73 Opel GT

  • Only 8 more days for you to let me know if you plan to attend the Opel Nationals AutoFair at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I need to know ASAP so I can put in for your passes. The cost is $30 for all for days. This will get your Opel and two people onto the show field for all four days or just one day. Whatever you decide you want to do. Hope to see you there!


    https://www.charlotte-autofair.com

    Roy Bell
    73 Opel GT

  • Last call for for getting passes for the 2024 Opel Nationals at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, April 5th, 6th and 7th. I need to know by Wednesday, February 14th as I have to let the Speedway know how many cars we plan to show, by the 16th. Let me know ASAP if you want to attend. The Spring AutoFair is the "BIG" show of the two AutoFair's each year. This is a show you really don'y want to miss.


    Roy Bell

    CarolinaOpelClub@aol.com

    Ooooner@aol.com

    Roy Bell
    73 Opel GT