Evernham auctions custom-built muscle car for IGNITE
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – Ray Evernham, NASCAR legend and ESPN racing analyst, is bringing his custom-designed 1964 Plymouth Belvedere, known as “ForPly,” to auction Jan. 19 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale.
Net proceeds from the sale will go to Evernham Family Racing for a Reason, a foundation that is funding IGNITE, a new program in Davidson operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina.
IGNITE enables adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome to enjoy a better quality of life as valued members of the community in which they live and work.
“We set out to design the ultimate street machine that takes a vintage American muscle car with great motorsports heritage and brings it into the modern age,” said Evernham. “There is not another one like it in the world. We hope it draws the attention of racing and non-racing enthusiasts, as well as the collector who is looking for that one-of-a-kind vehicle.”
Under the ForPly’s hood, is a former Evernham Motorsports Dodge R5-P7 race engine (previously run by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne), which has been re-formulated as a fuel-injected, 358-cubic-inch, 8-cylinder powerhouse that outputs 750+ horsepower.
Racing components integrated from the Evernham Motorsports #10 Dodge Charger driven by Scott Riggs at the 2007 Daytona 500 include the four-speed manual transmission, front and rear clips and fully-adjustable suspension.
Visit www.rayevernham.com for more information about Ray Evernham and the ForPly.