Christopher Columbus never heard of a Chevrolet, but the people in Columbus, Ohio, certainly have. Thousands of them came to the Super Chevy Show at National Trail Raceway, and were treated with looks at the fastest, finest, shiniest, most beautiful Chevys in the known world. Since the Columbus event is a homecoming for the AutoStar crew (producers of Super Chevy Shows all over the United States), it was a treat to have such a great turnout of local family, friends, and Chevy fans.
A tip of the hat goes to the folks at Bowden Chevrolet, located about three miles from National Trail Raceway, who put on a great Saturday night cruise at their dealership, and jumped in to do some needed repair work on Project "X" that morning.
Our Manufacturer's Midway was again the place to be for great products and deals. Here's a word to the wise -- if you want to pick up a Work Mat from the AutoZone store, get one early, because the prices are right and the stock only lasts so long. Right next to the AutoZone booth, was the English Leather Corvette Funny Car, originally owned and driven by Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, to an exciting final round win (against Don "The Snake" Prudhomme) at the 1978 Nationals at Indy. The car was lovingly restored by Don Trasin of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and was on display for the enjoyment of the crowd.
We must confess that there was a bit of rain, but it held off until late Sunday afternoon. We got the awards show in, but the photos of winners' cars demanded a little innovation. For those owners who didn't mind getting their cars wet, we did a "drive-by shooting" (with a camera, of course), as the cars passed the AutoStar truck (while keeping the camera dry in the doorway). At last report, we hear none of the cars suffered any damage that wasn't repairable with a chamois.