Car show to auction signed NASCAR helmet
RIDGELY — Ridgely Car Show event organizers will be auctioning off many items for charity, including a racing helmet with more than 40 signatures from NASCAR stars and racing legends.
Event organizer Brenda Walls and her team got NASCAR Monster Series drivers to sign a helmet during this May’s race at Dover International Speedway. The signatures include reigning Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, NASCAR legends Richard Petty and more.
The 2018 Ridgely Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Since the car show began, the event has raised nearly $300,000 for charity, with the Petty Family Foundation becoming the car show’s primary charity five years ago.
Petty will be making his fifth trip to the car show, and signing autographs for fans from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the Ridgely Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor on Belle Street. The car show will be giving out 200 wristbands the day of the show to meet the NASCAR legend.
The opportunity to bring Petty to the show came about when organizers selected the Petty Family Foundation as the event’s charity in 2013. The foundation serves the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C., a haven for children stricken with serious illness and injury.
Admission to the car show is free for all ages. Registration for cars, motorcycles and trucks can be done at www.ridgelycarshow.com. Cars can register the day of the event.
The Ridgely Car Show accepts all years, makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles in dozens of classes. There will be more than 100 trophies, including some very unique trophies for specific classes, awarded on a judged basis.
Also scheduled to appear at the car show will be The “Miss Hurst” Linda Vaughn, Tom Sarnento builder of the “General Lee” and Roy Hill who won 28 IHRA national event victories and currently operates Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School.
Making her first appearance to the car show will be Catherine Bach who played Daisy Duke from the “Dukes of Hazzard.” Also making his first appearance will be David Rea, owner of DB Restorations LLC, a Mopar-only restoration shop in Creswell, Ore. They also will be signing autographs.
The show also benefits the Ridgely Car Show Foundation nonprofit organization, which supports local charities, including Pink Cares of the Eastern Shore, Md.
For more information about the Ridgely Car Show, visit www.ridgelycarshow.com and find them on Facebook.
Reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. signs a pink helmet, which will be auctioned off for charity on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ridgely Car Show.