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  • Joint ASME Sections and PENC November Family Event Saturday, November 14th, 2015

    Tours 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.


    Beginning as a childhood dream of becoming a race car driver while selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium, Richard Childress bought his first race car for $20 and working out of his home garage has gone on to build what is widely considered one of the most legendary organizations in motorsports history. Over its 45-year history Richard Childress Racing has become synonymous with success and championships.

     We have arranged for two tours at a Max 26 per tour – total 52. Requested that people plan to arrive 10 minutes before the tour.  

     The RCR race shop is next to the museum. The museum is open 10-2 on Saturdays, gift shop 10-3. We will meet in the parking lot at the museum. Tour is free.

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    Campus Map

    The Charlotte PENC and Carolina Section ASME groups will join us for the tours.

    Register at 

    Childress Vineyards

    Additional attraction nearby is The Childress Vineyards.  By opening the doors to Childress Vineyards in 2004, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress fulfilled a longtime dream that grew from the days when he first began racing in California and visited wineries with friends. What began as camaraderie and good times soon became an engaging passion for world-class wines and then the vision to build a world-class winery. The Childress winery is about 5 miles away. 

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     There is a small restaurant at the Winery called the Bistro but reservations are necessary due to size and popularity.  Welcome is close to Lexington so BBQ lovers can find a BBQ joint that suits them.




    UNCC EPIC Center Tour – Presentation Event

    Wednesday October 14th

    6:00 p.m. – 8:00
    EPIC is the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    EPIC enhances the available technical workforce, advances technology and facilitates the strategic industry-university collaboration for the global energy industry while supporting the Carolina’s economic and energy security development. Join Senior Members and the Student Group for a light dinner (sandwich trays, chips and soft drinks) followed by a presentation and tour of the facilities.

    Sign in and meal served at 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 in room EPIC 1249

    (presentation starts at 6:45)

    Travel Directions:

    (note parking instructions)

    Senior Section ASME Members $16.00

    ASME Student Section Members $8.00

    Guest $16.00

    Register at:

    Events Calendar for 2015 - 2016 Calendar Year

    • November Event – RCR racing shop tour set for 10 am and 11:15 am on Saturday 11/14. This will be a family outing and include a winery tour. We will partner with Charlotte PENC.

    • January Event – Duke Energy is a lunch meeting at their auditorium.

    • February Event UNCC Engineers Event with NASA speaker, Tim Ezell. Tim is a former Charlotte resident.