DAVIDSON – Hundreds of classic, custom and celebrity cars will roll into the Ingersoll Rand corporate campus Nov. 30 for the inaugural AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show.
Celebrity cars from the collections of NASCAR stars Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Rusty Wallace, Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham highlight the one-day event along with show-ready cars entered by area enthusiasts and car clubs.
“We’ve had a great response from the NASCAR community in offering celebrity cars to showcase at the event,” Evernham said. “AmeriCarna LIVE will serve as a great holiday activity for the
whole family and also raise awareness and funding for IGNITE.”
Evernham, an ESPN broadcaster and former NASCAR crew chief, created the car show to support IGNITE, a new community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. IGNITE offers activities, skills training and educational workshops that will foster social, financial, educational and employment independence for its members.
AmeriCarna LIVE derives its name from a new Evernham-hosted TV show that is in production and set to premiere on the Velocity channel in early 2014.
The “AmeriCarna” TV show will tell behind-the-scenes stories of lost race cars, barn finds, speed secrets, Hollywood films, and other unique places.
Several special vehicles to be featured on the TV show will be showcased at AmeriCarna LIVE, including a 1940 Ford Moonshine Car and Marty Robbin’s 1964 Plymouth Late Model Modified. The Velocity Channel will also film at the car show for an episode of “AmeriCarna.”
The car show is open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event includes a silent auction, live music from bands, local food vendors, and a special activity area for kids.
Admission costs $5. Registration for the car show costs $25 per car and can be completed at www.americarnatv.com/live. Car entries are first-come, first-served.