The Automotive Lift Institute will partner with Petty’s Garage to support the Petty’s Garage Performance Tour for its second year in 2013.
The Performance Tour brings Petty’s Garage expert car designers and builders, custom parts, and unique vehicles directly to fans and auto enthusiasts at events across the United States. Among the cars on display as part of the tour is the Legacy by Petty Challenger, a custom Dodge Challenger convertible built by Petty’s Garage as a tribute to Richard “The King” Petty by ALI.
“The 2012 Petty’s Garage Performance Tour was a fantastic avenue for spreading the ALI vehicle lift safety message across the country. We saw a significant increase in traffic to our website and Facebook page as a result of the exposure our ‘Your Safety Is Riding On It’ message got on the tour,” O’Gorman says. “We’re happy to be back this year as we launch our ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program. The tour gives us the chance to build on the excitement Richard Petty helped us create when he appeared at our kickoff event at the SEMA Show in November.”
The relationship between ALI and Petty’s Garage stretches back to 2005, when Richard and Kyle Petty teamed up to host ALI’s Lifting It Right DVD lift safety training program. ALI also sponsors the Petty’s Garage annual Spring Fling Car Show. And in 2012, ALI was the primary partner on the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway.
“The Performance Tour is our opportunity to bring Petty’s Garage from Randleman, N.C., where it all started for me and my family, directly to our fans at events around the country,” Richard Petty says. “We appreciate our partners, including ALI, Continental Tire and Forgeline Wheels, making it possible for us to connect with fellow car enthusiasts at great events like the Hot Rod Power Tour, Goodguys and select races.”
A full schedule of tour stops is available on the new Petty’s Garage website at www.pettys-garage.com/performance-tour.php.
The ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program was created to provide third-party qualification of vehicle lift inspectors and to certify those who demonstrate that they are qualified to properly inspect vehicle lifts in accordance with ANSI standards and in support of OSHA’s General Duty Clause and provincial requirements in Canada. Detailed materials about the program can be found at www.autolift.org/certified-inspectors.
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.