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Date Set for Annual ALI Sponsored Petty’s Garage Car Show and Drag-strip Event


Petty’s Garage Spring Fling Expands to Include Car Show and New Drag Racing Experience

 Cortland, NY (March 21, 2013) – The third annual Petty’s Garage Spring Fling expands to two days in 2013 and features a public drag racing session for the first time. The Memorial Day weekend event starts at Piedmont Dragway on Friday, May 24, and ends with the traditional car show on Saturday, May 25, at Petty’s Garage, the Randleman, N.C., performance speed shop owned by Richard “The King” Petty.

Sponsored by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the Spring Fling drag racing experience and car show are open to all makes and models. Racing starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. For $40, each participant will be able to make several passes on the track and receive two spectator tickets. ALI will pay $50 cash to the three fastest racers of the day if their ride sports an ALI sticker when they cross the line. One lucky competitor will also receive a Petty’s Garage gift card courtesy of ALI. Other prizes will also be available. Adult spectator admission is $10; children aged 10 and younger get in free.

At Saturday’s car show, members of the Petty’s Garage team of custom car designers and builders will be on hand to greet visitors and give facility tours. More than 200 cars will be displayed, highlighted by the ALI-sponsored Legacy by Petty, the custom Richard Petty tribute Dodge Challenger convertible that is currently part of the Petty’s Garage 2013 Performance Tour.

The $45 car show vehicle entry fee includes show space for one vehicle, admission for two adults, a goodie bag and shirt. Trophies will be awarded in multiple classes, including best engine, best paint job, wildest ride and best overall. Gates open at 8 a.m. and judging begins at 1 p.m.

Car show admission is $5 for adults and free for children aged 10 and younger. There will be live music, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

The Spring Fling Car Show will be held at Petty’s Garage, 311 Branson Mill Road in Randleman, N.C. The Piedmont Dragway is located at 6750 Holts Store Road in Julian, N.C.

To register for the event, visit PGNCEvents.com, email carshow@pettys-garage.com or call (336) 498-3745. Connect with Petty’s Garage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PettysGarage, on Twitter at twitter.com/pettysgarage and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/officialpettysgarage.

To learn more about ALI, visit www.autolift.org or call (607) 756-7775. You can also connect with ALI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiftInstitute, on Twitter at twitter.com/LiftInstitute, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LiftInstitute.

About Petty’s Garage

A performance-driven company, Petty’s Garage, owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, is currently bringing “The King’s” winning tradition to a wide variety of high-performance automobiles from production-based Richard Petty Signature Series to custom builds and restorations. The Petty’s Garage Performance Tour, powered by primary partners Continental Tire, BASF and Automotive Lift Institute, provides an up close experience to auto enthusiasts at select nationwide events. The motto at Petty’s Garage is: “If you can dream it, we can build it”. For more information, visit our website: www.pettys-garage.com.

About ALI

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third- party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.


Caption: The Petty’s Garage Spring Fling 2013, sponsored by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), will include two days of activities: a public drag racing session on May 24 and a car show on May 25.

Media Contact:
Kristen Simpson
Simpson Communications
(216) 991-4297


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