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AmeriCarna car show benefits autism centers

The 7th annual AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show, benefiting IGNITE, the Autism Society’s community centers for young adults, will be Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Ingersoll Rand campus in Davidson.

The event is hosted by Ray Evernham, NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief and car owner, star of “Glory Road” and “AmeriCarna” television shows, and founder of IGNITE.

“AmeriCarna LIVE has become an incredible day for car lovers of all ages,” Evernham said. “Each year of the event, we have had an incredible lineup of cars, great turnout of attendees, and terrific partners. I cannot say how much we appreciate the support and involvement of the car owners, car enthusiasts, and community. We expect the seventh edition of the event to be bigger and better than ever, enabling us to raise even more money for the IGNITE centers.”

This year’s show stars include vehicles from the personal collections of Evernham, Rick Hendrick and Joey Logano, whose 1935 Drift Truck is pictured.

The show is open to the public for $5 per person and kids under 10 are free.

Car owners can pre-register their vehicles online through Oct. 31 for $25 or $30 beginning Nov. 1. Registration will also be available at the gate on event day. Gates open for car entrants at 7 a.m. and for spectators at 10 a.m. A variety of food vendors will be available.

Go to http://www.americarnalive.com to register your car or to donate.

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. Locations include Davidson and Raleigh. The Davidson location is at 209 Delburg St., Suite 134.