Evernham’s ‘AmeriCarna’ Debuts on Velocity

Feb 4, 2014

AmeriCarna, a TV show exploring automobiles that have had an impact on American history hosted by three-time NASCAR champion Ray Evernham, recently debuted on Velocity.

From the inception of American racing at the turn of 20th century, to the Woody wagons that defined California culture in the 1950s and ’60s, to the infamous drag strips of the ’70s, automotive history has left an indelible imprint on the American experience. In AmeriCarna, Evernham travels across the country to give viewers a tour of American culture through the lens of the automobile, according to Velocity.

“Over my career, I have visited every corner of the country and learned firsthand about America’s rich, diverse love affair with automobiles,” Evernham said. “Cars hold the key to many of America’s historical secrets, and I am proud to share my journey through barns, along coastlines, and inside racetracks and garages with viewers on Velocity this January.”

The premiere episode brings Evernham together with Laird Hamilton, a surfing legend and revolutionary waterman. The focus of the episode is the iconic Woody wagon, a staple in the beach community popularized by in the ’50s and adopted by surfers nationwide as a fitting chariot to transport their gear.

“The automobile is a quintessential part of the American experience-they’re synonymous with freedom and adventure,” said Bob Scanlon, general manager of Velocity. “Since the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line, cars have continually helped evolve our culture, and we’re honored to have a true godfather of American car culture, Ray Evernham, host AmeriCarna. The stories and characters featured are even more unforgettable than the cars themselves.”

Additional episodes of AmeriCarna feature historical automotive insight from Ron Howard, Mike Love, Brad Paisley and Don Prudhomme. It airs on Tuesdays.