Fourth Annual AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show Presented by MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Autogeek.com to Support Young Adults with High-functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

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November 26 Event Hosted by Ray Evernham to Draw Thousands of Car Enthusiasts and Benefit Autism Society of North Carolina's IGNITE Program

American Graffiti 58 Chevy

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On Saturday, Nov. 26, more than 3,000 car lovers are expected to attend the fourth annual AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show presented by MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Autogeek.com in Davidson, NC. The event will raise funds to benefit IGNITE, the Autism Society of North Carolina’s community center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

WHO:     Ray Evernham, former NASCAR championship crew chief, star of the “AmeriCarna” television series on Velocity, and founder of IGNITE, along with MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Autogeek.com.

WHAT:    AmeriCarna LIVE will feature celebrity cars from NASCAR’s biggest stars as well as classic, custom, and collector cars on the Ingersoll Rand North American Headquarters and Corporate Center. A special display of off-road vehicles and vintage race cars will also be on-hand for spectators to enjoy.

  •     Jeff Gordon’s 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Coupe
  •     Ryan Newman’s 1939 Hudson Terraplane
  •     A special display of cars from Ray Evernham’s television series AmeriCarna will be on hand, including the recently unveiled 1958 Chevy Impala from “American Graffiti”

The show is open to the public for $5 per person and kids under 10 are free. Car owners can pre-register online at http://www.AmeriCarnaLIVE.com or register at the gate on event day for $30. A variety of food vendors will be available.

All proceeds from AmeriCarna LIVE will be donated to the Evernham Family – Racing for a Reason Foundation and go to support the IGNITE Community Center in Davidson, N.C. for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

WHERE:     Ingersoll Rand North American Headquarters and Corporate Center, 800 Beaty Street, Davidson, N.C. 28036

The campus is located on the edge of Lake Davidson adjacent to Lake Norman. Parking is available on the Ingersoll Rand campus.

WHEN:     Saturday, November 26, 2016. Gates open for car entrants at 7 a.m. and for spectators at 10 a.m. Show ends at 4 p.m.

Media Opportunities: Media are invited to cover AmeriCarna LIVE the day of the event. Also, Ray Evernham is available for in-studio interviews and media are invited to visit Ray Evernham Enterprises for a sneak peek at some of the classic cars to be featured in the event. IGNITE representatives also are available for interviews at the event.

About IGNITE:
IGNITE, which was founded with support from the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members.

About AmeriCarna Live:
For event updates, go to http://www.AmeriCarnaLIVE.com. For more information on Ray Evernham, follow @RayEvernham on twitter.

About IGNITE and the Autism Society of North Carolina:
For more information on IGNITE, a program of the Autism Society of North Carolina, visit http://www.ignite-davidson.org.

For more than 45 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services and support for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in North Carolina.
For more information, call 1-800-442-2762 or visit http://www.autismsociety-nc.org.

About Autism:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. As many as 1 in 59 children may be diagnosed with ASD in North Carolina, according to a prevalence study by the CDC of 8-year-old schoolchildren.

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