Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
October 19, 2015

On Friday, October 9th, 2015 a record 322 people attended a VIP dinner at Richard Petty’s estate, Reverie Place, in Randleman, North Carolina. The Fifth Annual Petty’s Garage Car Show presented by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) took place the next day at the Level Cross Petty Enterprises Historical Site down the road. Dinner attendees were treated to a Southern cookout in a beautiful pavilion on the Petty estate, with the opportunity to tour the grounds and the family’s log cabin.

There was fun for the whole family at the car show the next day, Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015, including free admission to the Richard Petty Museum, a bounce house, DJ and local food truck, as well as the opportunity to buy and install new Petty’s Garage performance parts and to compete for the best scores on the mobile chassis dynamometer. A highlight of the day was the chance to meet “The King” himself, as seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Richard Petty signed autographs for two hours in front of his museum. Some hardcore fans even slept out in the parking lot the night before.

There was fun for the whole family at the Petty’s Garage Fifth Annual Car Show presented by ALI on Oct. 10, including a bounce house for the kids, free admission to the Richard Petty Museum, a DJ and food truck.
Mike Cormack of Petty's Garage presents the Best Ford trophy to Kenny Haddaway for his 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible.

“The only thing missing from this year’s Petty’s Garage Car Show was the sun,” says R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI’s president. “When rain moved in Saturday afternoon, it caused us to wrap up the show a couple of hours early, but we really appreciate the dedication of everyone who came out and stayed with us until the end. We had a good turnout considering the weather, and the ALI team enjoyed talking with everyone, checking out the cars and sharing our lift safety message.”

The car show was open to all makes and models. Judges selected the Top 50 cars at the show to receive award plaques. Kenny Haddaway took home a trophy for his 1967 Ford Mustang convertible. For the full list of winners with photos, as well as many other pictures from the Fifth Annual Petty’s Garage Car Show presented by ALI, visit the ALI Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LiftInstitute. The Sixth Annual Petty’s Garage Car Show will be held in the fall of 2016 on the Level Cross Petty Enterprises Historical Site in Randleman, North Carolina. Registration and more information will be available in the spring of 2016.