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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: 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!


1937 Ford XL-1 Coupe - AmeriCarna
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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
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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!


1999 Plymouth Prowler | AmeriCarna
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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!


AmeriCarna LIVE 2014 | AmeriCarna
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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
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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
Rick Hendrick awarded this 1996 Dodge Viper to crew chief Ray Evernham as a bonus for leading Jeff Gordon and the #24 Rainbow Warriors to win the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship.

This metallic blue and white striped beast is equipped with a giant 488 cubic inch, 450 horsepower V-10 engine, and a 6-speed manual transmission. It is capable of reaching 180 miles per hour!


1996 Dodge Viper
Rick Hendrick awarded this 1996 Dodge Viper to crew chief Ray Evernham as a bonus for leading Jeff Gordon and the #24 Rainbow Warriors to win the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. This metallic blue and white striped beast is equipped with a giant 488 cubic inch, 450 horsepower V-10 engine, and a 6-speed manual transmission. It is capable of reaching 180 miles per hour!
Posted On: July 9, 2014, 1:43 pm
Check out the progress on this famous modified being restored for AmeriCarna Season 2! These guys are good...


Posted On: July 3, 2014, 1:50 pm
Ray purchased this fully restored 1970 Plymouth Cuda from Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale in 2012. This yellow and black beauty is an AAR model, which stands for All American Racer. It is equipped with a 340 cubic inch “six pack” – three two barrel carburetor – engine with automatic transmission.

A cool fact about this particular Cuda is race car driver Dan Gurney, who raced a factory-sponsored Cuda in the 1970 Trans-Am Series, actually autographed the interior dashboard.


1970 Plymouth Cuda
Ray purchased this fully restored 1970 Plymouth Cuda from Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale in 2012. This yellow and black beauty is an AAR model, which stands for All American Racer. It is equipped with a 340 cubic inch “six pack” – three two barrel carburetor – engine with automatic transmission. A cool fact about this particular Cuda is race car driver Dan Gurney, who raced a factory-sponsored Cuda in the 1970 Trans-Am Series, actually autographed the interior dashboard.
Posted On: July 1, 2014, 7:37 pm
We are still searching for cool car stories to feature on AmeriCarna. Make sure to send them over if you have an idea!
Posted On: June 26, 2014, 1:51 pm
The guys are starting on another #AmeriCarna build for Season 2!


Posted On: June 19, 2014, 8:55 pm
Check this out! Coming soon on AmeriCarna Season 2!


Posted On: June 12, 2014, 8:28 pm

Posted On: June 12, 2014, 3:01 pm
With a fresh style and improved engineering, the 1940-1941 Ford Pickup was a very popular choice among truck buyers in the 40’s. The truck came equipped with a handful of new mechanical improvements, including sturdier and wider cabs and windshields fixed with cowl mounted wipers. The 1941 pickup looks almost identical to the 1940 model, but the choice of engines expanded.

Ray bought this 1941 Ford Deluxe Pickup back in 2011. It is a completely original truck with some minor cosmetic restorations. The car features an original 221 CI flathead V8 converted from 6V to 12V.


1941 Ford Deluxe Pickup
With a fresh style and improved engineering, the 1940-1941 Ford Pickup was a very popular choice among truck buyers in the 40’s. The truck came equipped with a handful of new mechanical improvements, including sturdier and wider cabs and windshields fixed with cowl mounted wipers. The 1941 pickup looks almost identical to the 1940 model, but the choice of engines expanded. Ray bought this 1941 Ford Deluxe Pickup back in 2011. It is a completely original truck with some minor cosmetic restorations. The car features an original 221 CI flathead V8 converted from 6V to 12V.
Posted On: June 11, 2014, 6:32 pm
Our new website will be up and running soon! You will finally be able to buy your own AmeriCarna merchandise! Stay tuned.
Posted On: June 5, 2014, 1:55 pm
Ray purchased this 1949 Mercury Two-Door Custom Coupe in 2009 at an auction in Amelia Island, Florida. This black beauty was originally built in Ohio and is equipped with a 350 CI Chevrolet V8 engine that produces around 350 HP. Other features include a three speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission, four wheel hydraulic brakes, independent front suspension and live rear axle with Air Ride system. The wheelbase of the car is 118”.
The cool, air-conditioned interior includes bucket seats with fawn leather upholstery along with a custom dash and floor console. Everything about this car is of the highest quality.
This stunning Mercury was featured in the May 2001 edition of Northern Rodder magazine.


1949 Mercury Two-Door Custom Coupe
Ray purchased this 1949 Mercury Two-Door Custom Coupe in 2009 at an auction in Amelia Island, Florida. This black beauty was originally built in Ohio and is equipped with a 350 CI Chevrolet V8 engine that produces around 350 HP. Other features include a three speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission, four wheel hydraulic brakes, independent front suspension and live rear axle with Air Ride system. The wheelbase of the car is 118”. The cool, air-conditioned interior includes bucket seats with fawn leather upholstery along with a custom dash and floor console. Everything about this car is of the highest quality. This stunning Mercury was featured in the May 2001 edition of Northern Rodder magazine.
Posted On: June 3, 2014, 9:44 pm

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