AmeriCarna LIVE car show to debut in November

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 26, 2013) – This fall hundreds of classic, cool and celebrity cars will roll into Davidson, N.C. for the inaugural AmeriCarna LIVE car show presented by Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co., a first-of-its kind event to be held at Ingersoll Rand’s Davidson campus on Saturday, November 30, 2013.

The AmeriCarna LIVE car show is hosted by Ray Evernham, legendary NASCAR championship crew chief and team owner, long known for his creativity and innovation when it comes to cars and racing. Evernham created the car show to unite two of his passions – his support of the IGNITE Community Center he founded in honor of his son, and his new television show “AmeriCarna,” set to air on Velocity in the coming months.

“Americarna LIVE is the celebration of car culture and what better place to host it than in the town of Davidson, N.C., which personifies the classic American community,” said Ray Evernham, an avid car collector and long-time Lake Norman-area resident.  “With support from our Davidson-based corporate partners Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co., Americarna LIVE will serve as a great holiday activity for the whole family and also raise awareness and funding for IGNITE.”

At AmeriCarna LIVE, auto enthusiasts will have the opportunity to display their cars along side the unique rides that belong to the NASCAR community’s top stars.  The AmeriCarna LIVE show will feature several of the vehicles that will be featured on Evernham’s “AmeriCarna” TV show.  Vehicles on display include: 

  • 1964 Plymouth Belvedere No. 777 raced by Marty Robbins and recently restored by Evernham
  • Classic Carolina Moonshine cars from the 1940s
  • Select vehicles from Rick Hendrick’s automotive collection

The car show will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $5 a person.  All cars are welcome to register for the event at $25 per car.  Entertainment includes live music, food trucks from local restaurants, and a kid’s area.

The AmeriCarna LIVE car show will benefit IGNITE, a new community center in Davidson for young adults with high functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that will foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members. But most importantly, IGNITE offers a social environment where members can connect with others and experience a sense of community.

The “AmeriCarna” TV show will tell behind-the-scenes stories of lost race cars, barn finds, speed secrets, Hollywood films, historical racetracks and other unique places. Along the way, Evernham and his guests will meet the cars and characters that have shaped and preserved this history — from the Appalachian Moonshiners that helped build NASCAR, to the West Coast Hot Rodders and Woody Wagon surfers that defined California Cool. 

To register your car and check out more details on the show, visit

IGNITE is a program of the Autism Society of North Carolina.  For more information on IGNITE visit

For sponsorship information and registration questions contact David Jessey at (704) 663-0176 or

For event updates, check out and follow @AmeriCARna_tv on twitter.

For more information on the show and Ray Evernham, visit, and follow him on twitter @RayEvernham.

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems. The diverse and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers’ energy efficiency, productivity and operations. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit or

About MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. is one of the largest distributors of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (“MRO”) supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States. MSC employs one of the industry’s largest sales forces and distributes approximately 900,000 industrial products from approximately 3,000 suppliers. In-stock availability is approximately 99%, with next day standard delivery to the contiguous United States on qualifying orders up until 8 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, visit MSC’s website at

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