About Americarna

AmeriCarna is a car culture television show hosted by Ray Evernham with guidance from his friend and mentor, Rick Hendrick, simply known as Mr. H. They’ll rely on their vast experience as “car guys” to take viewers back in time and introduce them to a period of history when the automobile heavily influenced American culture.

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Posted On: September 18, 2014, 4:13 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is Ray Evernham's 1969 Ford Talladega!


1969 Ford Talladega - AmeriCarna
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In 1969, Ford created the Talladega, naming it after NASCAR’s newest superspeedway at the time. The Talladega was built as a more aerodynamic version of the Torino with the intent of making Ford more competitive in NASCAR. These super aerodynamic …
Posted On: September 17, 2014, 6:36 pm
The AmeriCarna team had a very successful trip to California! Lots of cool cars and stories that we can't wait to share with our viewers on Velocity!


Posted On: September 12, 2014, 7:32 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is Ray Evernham’s 1981 Edmunds “Casey Special” Midget!


1981 Edmunds “Casey Special” Midget - AmeriCarna
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Midget driver John Casey purchased this beautiful car from veteran open wheel racecar builder and former Indy 500 competitor, Don Edmunds. Unfortunately, after only the first few laps of its competitive career, the car suffered a driveline failure and was …
Posted On: September 9, 2014, 9:28 pm
It is about time for the Jerry Cooke car to get its Axalta Racing paint! Do you remember what color this #38 was?


Posted On: September 8, 2014, 8:16 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is the Ray Evernham Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports V-MAX Lumina!


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The nickname V-MAX was given to this particular car due to the outstanding “maximum velocity” numbers it received during wind tunnel testing. V-MAX was first fielded in NASCAR competition by Hendrick Motorsports at North Wilkesboro Speedway in October of 1993 …
Posted On: September 3, 2014, 5:36 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is the famous Richie Evans #61 Modified Cavalier!


Richie Evans #61 Modified Cavalier - AmeriCarna
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This beautiful orange small block Chevy was designed and built by Richie Evans and Billy Nacewicez in 1984. Cars built by the duo were famous for the signature orange paint scheme that was used throughout Richie Evans’ racing career. Evans …
Posted On: August 27, 2014, 2:21 pm
Let us know if you plan to attend our second annual AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show this year! It will be a great day for a great cause!



Posted On: August 25, 2014, 9:59 pm
Entries for #AmeriCarnaLIVE 2014 are coming in quick! Sign up now to make sure you have a spot at this year’s show


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AmeriCarna LIVE is a celebration of car culture hosted yearly by Ray Evernham in Davidson, N.C. to benefit the IGNITE Community Center.
Posted On: August 25, 2014, 1:12 pm
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Posted On: August 21, 2014, 3:45 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is Geoff Bodine’s famous #99 Cavalier-bodied Modified!


1980 Geoff Bodine Cavalier-bodied Modified - AmeriCarna
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This outstanding NASCAR Modified, built by eventual Daytona 500 champion Geoff Bodine and Bob Cuneo, was the very first Cavalier-bodied Tour-Type Modified race car to compete at a speedway. It was so revolutionary at the time, NASCAR would not let …
Posted On: August 19, 2014, 9:09 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is Ray Evernham’s 1937 Ford XL-1 Coupe!


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For a number of years, enthusiasts and historians of NASCAR Modified racing have searched for the famous XL-1 (Experimental Lincoln Number One), a pink and white 1937 Ford Coupe that for close to 15 years during the 50s and 60s …
Posted On: August 14, 2014, 3:20 pm
Want to buy a real piece of AmeriCarna? Click here to see what Ray Evernham has for sale!


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This #11 “Flat-Tail Big Car” is representative of a racecar that was very popular from the mid-1920’s to the mid-1940’s.
Posted On: August 12, 2014, 6:58 pm
Our AmeriCarna Car of the Week is Ray Evernham's 1999 Plymouth Prowler!


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The Plymouth Prowler was brought to life in one of the most car-crazy states in the US, California. The idea for the Prowler came about at an “idea fair” held at Chrysler Pacifica in 1990 and, eventually, was designed by Kevin Verduyn, Design Director for Chrysler at the time. The concept car was in…
Posted On: August 5, 2014, 9:26 pm
This year’s #AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show will be on November 29th at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, NC. Go sign up now!


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Ray Evernham’s second annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show presented by Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co. will be held on Saturday, November 29th. The show will again be open to all cars and held at Ingersoll Rand’s North American Corporate Headquarters in Davidson, N.C.
Posted On: August 5, 2014, 2:44 pm
We apologize for the technical difficulties but the site is now up and running 100%! http://www.AmeriCarnaTV.com/
Posted On: August 1, 2014, 3:32 pm
It’s almost time! Remember to check out our brand new website at 10:00 a.m. EST this morning! http://www.AmeriCarnaTV.com/
Posted On: August 1, 2014, 1:26 pm
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Posted On: July 31, 2014, 9:05 pm
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Posted On: July 31, 2014, 7:54 pm
Ford Motor Company Administrative Services ordered this slick looking car as a special purpose vehicle on August 23, 1968. After being built in the Lorain, Ohio plant the car was released to Ford Motor Company Administrative Services on October 11, 1968, four months prior to the first production Talladega being built. It is one of two known prototypes built by Ford in 1968 and is believed to be the car used in the dealer brochure. Ford ended up selling it to NASCAR Hall of Fame legend, “Banjo” Matthews, in 1971.

This car is one of two Talladega’s ever built with Hood scoops, bucket seats or a console. It is also one of only three Talladega’s ever built with air conditioning. The engine in this ultra-rare muscle car is a Q-code 428 Cobra Jet non-ram air version. Ray was fortunate enough to acquire this piece of car history in February of 2013.


1969 Ford Torino Talladega Prototype
Ford Motor Company Administrative Services ordered this slick looking car as a special purpose vehicle on August 23, 1968. After being built in the Lorain, Ohio plant the car was released to Ford Motor Company Administrative Services on October 11, 1968, four months prior to the first production Talladega being built. It is one of two known prototypes built by Ford in 1968 and is believed to be the car used in the dealer brochure. Ford ended up selling it to NASCAR Hall of Fame legend, “Banjo” Matthews, in 1971. This car is one of two Talladega’s ever built with Hood scoops, bucket seats or a console. It is also one of only three Talladega’s ever built with air conditioning. The engine in this ultra-rare muscle car is a Q-code 428 Cobra Jet non-ram air version. Ray was fortunate enough to acquire this piece of car history in February of 2013.
Posted On: July 30, 2014, 1:57 pm
The body on this piece of AmeriCarna is almost ready for some Axalta NA Refinish paint!


Posted On: July 25, 2014, 7:58 pm
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Meet @[51922869562:274:BRM Chronographes Americas]' newest ambassador, @[403905229708634:274:Ray Evernham]! The @[53219688800:274:NASCAR] legend is taking our timepieces along for the ride while filming Season 2 of his hit TV show, @[196413610393596:274:Velocity]'s @[233065566834663:274:AmeriCarna], so stay tuned . . .
Posted On: July 24, 2014, 3:32 pm
During the late-60s, NASCAR’s “aero war” was in full swing. In 1969, Dodge introduced the Charger Daytona to NASCAR racing and, in response, longtime Plymouth supporter, Richard Petty, urged Plymouth to produce a car that could beat the Daytona. This led to the creation of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was introduced.

Richard Petty had great success with the Superbird in 1970 but that success was short lived. In 1971, NASCAR made rule changes that had a significant effect on the power-to-weight ratios of these cars. The rule changes unfortunately rendered these winged cars uncompetitive, which ultimately ended their career in NASCAR.

Fortunately, Ray Evernham was able to obtain this original Plymouth Road Runner Superbird in 2011. The “Winged Warrior” before you is one of only 1,920 Plymouth Road Runner Superbirds ever produced and one of only 950 that still exist today. It features a Tor-red exterior and rare white leather interior, a 440 C.I big block engine with 4-barrel carb, and automatic transmission.


1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
During the late-60s, NASCAR’s “aero war” was in full swing. In 1969, Dodge introduced the Charger Daytona to NASCAR racing and, in response, longtime Plymouth supporter, Richard Petty, urged Plymouth to produce a car that could beat the Daytona. This led to the creation of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was introduced. Richard Petty had great success with the Superbird in 1970 but that success was short lived. In 1971, NASCAR made rule changes that had a significant effect on the power-to-weight ratios of these cars. The rule changes unfortunately rendered these winged cars uncompetitive, which ultimately ended their career in NASCAR. Fortunately, Ray Evernham was able to obtain this original Plymouth Road Runner Superbird in 2011. The “Winged Warrior” before you is one of only 1,920 Plymouth Road Runner Superbirds ever produced and one of only 950 that still exist today. It features a Tor-red exterior and rare white leather interior, a 440 C.I big block engine with 4-barrel carb, and automatic transmission.
Posted On: July 22, 2014, 9:22 pm
New school Dodge vs. old school Dodge. Now that's AmeriCarna!


Posted On: July 18, 2014, 6:55 pm
The No. 9 Bowes Seal Fast Special was a famous Indianapolis-based car built by Luigi Lesovsky in 1958. It made its racing debut at Langhorne, PA with driver Johnny Boyd. Ultimately, the car was engulfed with flames during the race, leaving Boyd with serious burns.

After the car was repaired, it returned to competition with Jud Larson behind the wheel. Larson enjoyed a great deal of success with this car, including a win at Phoenix in 1958.

Interestingly enough, this car ran at Daytona International Speedway in 1959, the year the 2.5-mile track opened, with driver Bobby Grim. The car carried the No. 4 during this historic race because, in that era, each USAC car carried the number that corresponded to its finishing position in point standings the previous season.

The car is powered by a 270 CI Offenhauser engine and was acquired by Ray from a private collection in Texas.


1958 No. 9 Bowes Seal Fast Special
The No. 9 Bowes Seal Fast Special was a famous Indianapolis-based car built by Luigi Lesovsky in 1958. It made its racing debut at Langhorne, PA with driver Johnny Boyd. Ultimately, the car was engulfed with flames during the race, leaving Boyd with serious burns. After the car was repaired, it returned to competition with Jud Larson behind the wheel. Larson enjoyed a great deal of success with this car, including a win at Phoenix in 1958. Interestingly enough, this car ran at Daytona International Speedway in 1959, the year the 2.5-mile track opened, with driver Bobby Grim. The car carried the No. 4 during this historic race because, in that era, each USAC car carried the number that corresponded to its finishing position in point standings the previous season. The car is powered by a 270 CI Offenhauser engine and was acquired by Ray from a private collection in Texas.
Posted On: July 16, 2014, 2:23 pm
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Posted On: July 10, 2014, 8:50 pm

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It is about time for the Jerry Cooke car to get its @axalta paint! Do you remember what color this #38 was? http://t.co/IURKwmsyoj
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.@RayEvernham having some fun talking about #AmeriCarna with our Cars and Coffee guests this morning. http://t.co/ooy5xIlUF2
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We've got some cool cars showing up for our first #AmeriCarna Cars and Coffee! http://t.co/8oX2S3SIhw
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Our #AmeriCarna Car of the Week is the @RayEvernham @JeffGordonWeb @TeamHendrick V-MAX Lumina! http://t.co/EqiE6ivLjT http://t.co/wQTwryXeBl
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Our #AmeriCarna Car of the Week is the famous Richie Evans #61 Modified Cavalier! http://t.co/rfxoBQ6Hl1 http://t.co/UIKuMUNCWw