Richard Petty set to appear at Ridgely Car Show Oct. 14
RIDGELY — NASCAR legend Richard Petty is scheduled to make his fifth appearance at the annual Ridgely Car Show.
The 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 signing autographs and meet with 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 injur y.
Admission to the car show is free for all ages. Cars can register the day of the event. For more information, visit www.ridgelycarshow.com.
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.
Memorabilia will be auctioned off 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.
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 his first appearance to the car show will be David Rea, owner of DB Restorations LLC, a Moparonly 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.