Ray Evernham’s 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 was a huge success, with perfect weather, great cars and a good crowd.
Following are some of our favorite cars from the show:
Now here’s something you don’t see every day: A mid-1960s Buick Riviera trimmed out in Bobby Allison’s iconic Miller beer paint scheme.
The fabulous Hudson Hornet ruled the NASCAR Premier Series in the early 1950s.
The original Shelby Cobra is the most replicated car ever built, but one with an all-chrome finish? Now, that’s a rare snake.
Back before the days of the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow and then the current Generation 6 cars, the Premier Series cars like this Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet were nicknamed “Twisted sisters.” You can see why.
Super sexy supercar
It was a long tine coming, but the all-new 2017 Acura NSX hybrid sports cars is breathtaking in person.
At the show there were cool cars and there were cool trucks, too. And there were even cool cars that came in on the backs of cool trucks.
Author Tom Cotter has written several books on cars found in barns. He showed up this year with a super-rare barn find of his own, a 1967 Ford Country Squire station wagon with a mammoth 428-cubic-inch V-8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.
One of the stars of the show was this 1958 Chevrolet Impala that was used in the filming of the iconic movie “American Graffiti.” Evernham owns this car, which he recently restored.
Kyle Busch brought this gorgeous 1956 Chevrolet that he bought a few years ago at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. Busch was at the show, as was his fellow championship competitor Joey Logano.
Whether you like Minis or you like maxis, there was something for everyone size-wise at the show.
This resto-mod 1957 Chevy is painted to look like the class Chevrolet “Black Widow” that Buck Baker drove to the ’57 Premier Series championship.
Check out the zany leopard-skin roof on this classic race car that belonged to noted Northeast modified racer Bob Pickell, who ran it in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The Dodge Viper is one of today’s modern supercars, with V-10 power and crisp, responsive handling.
With a price tag of more than $13,000 new in 1958 — about $109,000 in today’s dollars — the Eldorado Brougham was more expensive than a new Rolls-Royce was at the same time.
There are always a ton of cool 1955-57 Chevrolets at this show, and this year was no exception.
In 1970, the Plymouth Superbird and its Mopar sibling the Dodge Daytona ran wild in NASCAR.
One of the greatest American car designs of all time is the split window 1963 Corvette.
Here’s something you almost never see at an American car show — a Nissan Figaro, which was built for the Japanese market and features right-hand steering.
This 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air was set off perfectly with some period-correct props.
Back in black
What a beautiful Corvette resto-mod. Someone put a lot of time, attention and money into getting this build just right.