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Columbus Discovers Super Chevy

And a Whole World of Cars

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.

2003 COLUMBUS SUPER CHEVY SHOW STATS
SATURDAY AWARDS
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS
Todd Chadwick, Columbus, OH, 72 NovaJay & Jack Detzel, Harrison, OH, 64 Corvette
Mike & Dave Inmon, Greenwich, OH, 72 NovaButch Lechler & Ernie Ross, Utica, OH, 55 Chevy
John Lieser, Lancaster, OH, 69 CamaroDarren Martell, Sandusky, OH, 68 Camaro
Tony Simmons, Avon, IN, 70 CamaroNathanael Stilwell, Baltimore, OH, Jr. Dragster
Dan Wilder, London, OH, 72 NovaJeff Wright, Brownsville, OH, 97 Beretta
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN SHOW CARS
Lori Abshire, Columbus, OH, 68 CamaroTom Bretz, Mason, OH, 67 Camaro
Mark & Paula Guyton, Galloway, OH, 67 NovaJoe Haase, Columbus, OH, 57 Bel Air
Ken Heckman, Union, OH, 65 ChevelleJim Hester, Whitehouse, OH, 63 Nova
Jay Maxwell, Columbus, OH, 56 Bel AirCharles & Juanita Mills, New Philadelphia, OH, 67 Camaro
Tom & Lynn Niesley, Clayton, OH, 67 ChevelleJerry Scaccia, Mt. Morris, NY, 67 Nova
SPECIALTY AWARDS
BEST INTERIORWes McDonald, Pittsburgh, PA, 35 Chevy Coupe
BEST PAINTRoger Wellman, Galion, OH, 86 S-10
BEST ENGINEMark Robinette, The Plains, OH, 72 Chevelle
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY RACING
COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Craig Massie, Reynoldsburg, OH, 69 Camaro
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY WATERLOO INDUSTRIESBruce Elliott, Chesapeake Beach, MD, 64 Chevy II
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCKAncil Cross, Jackson, OH, 57 Chevy
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREETBill Kunkel, Jefferson Hills, PA, 68 Camaro
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIEDBryan Wilde, Huntingtown, MD, 56 Chevy
ESPN2 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Mike Wolfe, Gahanna, OH, 55 Chevy
"TRANSPORT AWARD"--FEATHERLITE TRAILERSDean Davis, Moline, IL, 69 Camaro
"GRAPHICS AWARD"--AMERICAN COLORSCANS, INC.Fred Hoyle, Pickerington, OH, 97 Truck
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"--ISCA Bob Hilton, Waterloo, ON-Canada, 2001 S-10
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARDChris Huss, Celina, OH, 94 Truck
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD--STREET RODDER MAGAZINEKathy Doran, Pataskala, OH, 34 Willy's
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD--CLASSIC TRUCK MAGAZINEPaul & Andy Hemminger, Tiffin, OH, 58 Fleetside
"OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD" AWARD--CUSTOM RODDER MAGAZINEStephen Russell, Baltimore, OH, 41 Chevy
SUNDAY AWARDS
SPECIALTY AWARDS
WORKMAT CAR OF THE SHOW AWARD--WORKMATBill Kilkeary, Eighty Four, PA, 55 Chevy
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR
OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCE
Bruce Elliott, Chesapeake Beach, MD, 64 Chevy II
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD--SOFFSEALBob Hilton, Waterloo, ON-Canada, 2001 S-10
BEST OF GOLD--STOCK--STREET & PERFORMANCE, INC.Randy Kirker, Sanborn, NY, 66 Chevelle
BEST OF GOLD--STREET--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, 69 Camaro
BEST OF GOLD--MODIFIED--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Chris Pilos, Athens, OH, 57 Chevy
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Wanda Cross, Jackson, OH, 67 Corvette
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Walt Natskakula, Tarentum, PA, 68 Camaro
BEST '55-57--DANCHUK MANUFACTURINGBryan Wilde, Huntingtown, MD, 56 Chevy
BEST BIG CAR--SOFFSEALPeter Hemme, Whitehall, OH, 54 Chevy
BEST CAMARO--RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROSScott West, Athens, OH, 70 _ Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE--ORIGINAL PARTS GROUPSteve & Bev West, Normal, IL, 72 Chevelle
BEST CONVERSION--MEGUIAR'SKathy Doran, Pataskala, OH, 34 Willy's
BEST CORVETTE--TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINEJay Youngblood, Longview, TX, 66 Corvette
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET--KIMBERLY-CLARK SCOTTWes McDonald, Pittsburgh, PA, 35 Chevy
BEST EL CAMINO--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.Russ & Pam Laird, Hermitage, PA, 65 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO--PARTS UNLIMITEDMark & Brenda Patrone, Canfield, OH, 70 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA--WHEEL VINTIQUESMichael Chapman, Salt Rock, WV, 66 Chevy II
BEST OPEN--WORKMAT.NETRyan & Theresa Gamber, Gordonville, PA, 91 Cavalier
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED--
AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS
Roger Wellman, Galion, OH, 86 S-10
BEST TRUCK--WORKMAT.NETPaul & Andy Hemminger, Tiffin, OH, 58 Fleetside
CLUB PARTICIPATIONDAM CAR CLUB
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. PARTNERSHIP AWARDTom & Lynn Niesley, Clayton, OH
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--DRAG RACEMike Dunlap, Nashport, OH, 69 Chevelle
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--CAR SHOWMark Sensabaugh, Newark, 69 Camaro RS/SS
FLOWMASTER DRAG RACE GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERBill Calder, Orient, OH, 73 Camaro
FLOWMASTER CAR SHOW GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERDave Marion, Columbus, OH, 67 Camaro
MR. GASKET "BRACKET ONE" GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERSMike Jewell, Crestline, OH, 68 Camaro
Keith Stewart, New Albany, OH, 27 Altered
BEST APPEARING CREW--SIMPSONN/A
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARDJay Prather, Norwood, OH, 92 Camaro
GOLD CLASS WINNERS
GOLD BIG CAR '58-89--STOCKMark Whitmer, Plain City, OH, 62
GOLD CAMARO '67-69--STREETGary Trahan, Houma, LA, 69
GOLD CHEVELLE '64-67--STOCKRandy Kirker, Sanborn, NY, 66
GOLD CORVETTE '53-67--STOCKWanda Cross, Jackson, OH, 67
GOLD PRO-STREET TRUCK--STOCKQuint Walberts, Danville, IN, 85 S-10
GOLD PRO-STREET '57 SEDAN--MODIFIEDJerry Welsh, Ashville, OH, 57
GOLD PRO-STREET '57 HARDTOP--MODIFIEDChris Pilos, Athens, OH, 57
GOLD PRO-STREET '67-69 CAMARO--MODIFIEDWalt Natskakula, Tarentum, PA, 68
CLASS WINNERS
SPECIAL INTEREST--MODIFIEDBrett Young, Fairborn, OH, 57
'55-56-57--STOCKAncil Cross, Jackson, OH, 57
'55-56-57--MODIFIEDBill Kilkeary, Eighty Four, PA, 55
BIG CAR '49-54--STREETWayne & Pat Lasley, Romney, IN, 53
BIG CAR '49-54--MODIFIEDPeter Hemme, Whitehall, OH, 54
BIG CAR '58-89--STOCKRick Tidd, Hilliard, OH, 64
BIG CAR '58-89--STREETTom Young, Fairborn, OH, 67
BIG CAR '58-89--MODIFIEDChris Harrison, Columbus, OH, 78
BIG CAR '90-96--STOCKCharles & Norma Hinckle, Auburn, IL, 96
BIG CAR '90-96--STREETDale Daily, Columbus, OH, 95
BIG CAR '90-96--MODIFIEDDave Breiner, Cincinnati, OH, 96
CAMARO '67-69--STOCKDean Davis, Moline, IL, 69
CAMARO '67--STREETCharles & Juanita Mills, New Philadelphia, OH, 67
CAMARO '68-69--STREETBill Kunkel, Jefferson Hills, PA, 68
CAMARO '67-69--MODIFIEDDon Hendrickson, Medina, OH, 69
CAMARO '70-81--STOCKKeith Kirkpatrick, Coshocton, OH, 71
CAMARO '70-81--STREETCharles Brisco, Madison, TN, 79
CAMARO '70-81--MODIFIEDScott West, Athens, OH, 70 _
CAMARO '82-92--STREETGary Gutchschmidt, Parma, OH, 85
CAMARO '82-92--MODIFIEDJay Prather, Norwood, OH, 92
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STOCKMitch DeVoll, Zanesville, OH, 2002
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STREETGreg Bennett, Newark, OH, 2002
CHEVELLE '64-67--STOCKEd Coffel, Bremen, IN, 66
CHEVELLE '64-67--STREETTom & Lynn Niesley, Clayton, OH, 67
CHEVELLE '64-67--MODIFIEDRick Morland, Zanesville, OH, 65
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STOCKMark Ragland, Elkhart, IN, 69
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STREETJames Jeter, Mt. Gilead, OH, 70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--MODIFIEDSteve & Bev West, Normal, IL, 72
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER--MODIFIEDKathy Doran, Pataskala, OH, 34 Willy's
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--STREETGary Williams, Smock, PA, 00 Boss Hoss
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--MODIFIEDAndy & Sharon Jones, Dublin, OH, 82 Avanti
CORVETTE '53-67--STOCKJack Gottschalk, Pittsburgh, PA, 66
CORVETTE '53-67--STREETJay Youngblood, Longview, TX, 66
CORVETTE '68-82--STOCKDaryl Limings, Thornville, OH, 70
CORVETTE '68-82--STREETDave & Kristi Jones, N. Ridgeville, OH, 79
CORVETTE '68-82--MODIFIEDKen Raymond, Pickerington, OH, 76
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STOCKDave Whitchurch, Englewood, OH, 95
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER --STREETCharles Brisco, Madison, TN, 93
EARLY CHEVROLET '35 & EARLIER--MODIFIEDWes McDonald, Pittsburgh, PA, 35
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48--STOCKAllen Payne, Newfane, NY, 41 Truck
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48--MODIFIEDEd & Sharon Young, Lancaster, OH, 37
EL CAMINO--STREETJim O'Neal, Marysville, OH, 70
EL CAMINO--MODIFIEDRuss & Pam Laird, Hermitage, PA, 65
MONTE CARLO--STOCKMichael Zeiber, Reading, PA, 83
MONTE CARLO--STREETLen Waites, Trenton, OH, 72
MONTE CARLO--MODIFIEDMark & Brenda Patrone, Canfield, OH, 70
NOVA '62-67--STOCKDebbie Riggs, New Matamoras, OH, 66
NOVA '62-67--STREETMichael Chapman, Salt Rock, WV, 66
NOVA '62-67--MODIFIEDBruce Elliott, Chesapeake Beach, MD, 64
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STOCKPete George, Reynoldsburg, OH, 69
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STREETTom Fisher, Johnstown, OH, 72
NOVA '68 & NEWER--MODIFIEDGreg Nolan, Cincinnati, OH, 72
OPEN--STREETAdam Lochstampfor, Reynoldsburg, OH, 2002 Cavalier
OPEN--MODIFIEDRyan & Theresa Gamber, Gordonville, PA, 91 Cavalier
PRO STREET '65 & EARLIER--MODIFIEDMike Wolfe, Gahanna, OH, 55 Bel Air
PRO STREET '66 & NEWER--MODIFIEDJerry Scaccia, Mt. Morris, NY, 67 Nova
PRO STREET TRUCK--MODIFIEDRoger Wellman, Galion, OH, 86 S-10
PRO ENGINEERED--MODIFIEDBob Hilton, Waterloo, ON-Canada, 2001 Xtreme
STREET CRUISER AWARDS BY TREMEC TRANSMISSIONSMatt Macciomei, Pickerington, OH, 72 Nova
Kerry Robinson, Hanging Rock, OH, 91 S-10
TRUCK '49-72--STOCKDon & Donna Baker, Chesterville, OH, 51
TRUCK '49-72--STREETVictor Dance, Flat Rock, IN, 72
TRUCK '49-72--MODIFIEDPaul & Andy Hemminger, Tiffin, OH, 58
TRUCK '73-87--STREETTim Jarrell, Belpre, OH, 84
TRUCK '73-87--MODIFIEDCaleb Stimmer, Richmond Dale, OH, 82
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STOCKMike Marsh, Maineville, OH, 95
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STREETMike Budd, Alexandria, OH, 89
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--MODIFIEDFred Hoyle, Pickerington, OH, 97
4X4 TRUCK--MODIFIEDChris Huss, Celina, OH, 94
MINI TRUCK--STOCKSly Brisco, Boyce, VA, 2003 Xtreme
MINI TRUCK--MODIFIEDTim Alvey, Lagrange, KY, 94 S-10
SUV--STREETRod Prather, Norwood, OH, 92
MINI SUV--STREETMaria Nickell, Piketon, OH, 89
MINI SUV--MODIFIEDShell Brown, Frazeysburg, OH, 93
4X4 MINI SUV--STREETMike Apelons, N. Olmsted, OH, 94
DRAG RACE RESULTS
BRACKET 1
WINNER--Wayne Sears, Middletown, OH, 90 Corvette, 8.352 @ 160.92mphRUNNER-UP--Tony Hall, Columbus, OH, 85 S-10, 14.717 @ 58.48mph
BRACKET 2
WINNER--Sidney Grimes, Guysville, OH, 81 Buick Regal, 12.630 @ 103.79mphRUNNER-UP--Todd Tomamichel, Fairland, IN, 76 Truck, 12.018 @ 109.95mph
DOT STREET TIRE
WINNER--Dan Doell, Wellington, OH, 85 Monte Carlo SS, 13.051 @ 98.67mphRUNNER-UP--Elizabeth Held, Pataskala, OH, 72 Chevelle, 12.424 @ 105.46mph
NITRO COUPES
WINNER--Rained Out- To be completed at HoustonRUNNER-UP--
CHICAGO OUTLAWS
WINNER--Rained OutRUNNER-UP--
SATURDAY BRACKET RACE
WINNER--Dave Bell, Westerville, OH, 84 S-10, 10.230 @ 123.37mphRUNNER-UP--Adam Lear, Newark, OH, 95 Dragster, 8.277 @ 156.01mph
JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
WINNER--Mitch Shomber, Westerville, OH, 7.952 @ 81.01mphRUNNER-UP--Nathanael Stilwell, Baltimore, OH, 8.026 @ 81.02mph
NITRO COUPE POINT STANDINGS
To be updated after Houston
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