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Too Many Stories To Tell

Denver Super Chevy Was Eventful, to Say the Least

Tony Kelly Sep 12, 2003

Of course losing one of our good friends and Nitro Coupe drivers cast a pall over the show, but as John Reynolds would have wished, the show, and the race, went on. Suffering an unknown failure, John's racer failed to stop after recording a 218 mph speed on a qualifying run Saturday afternoon, and went in to the sand and barriers at the end of Bandimere Speedway without opening chutes. The resulting crash and damage took John's life and made us all aware of how precious our friendships are, and that all those who race cars (at any speed) have some risk whenever they strap themselves in. God bless John; we'll think of him often.

It was a time that made us feel like renewing old friendships, and making new ones so it seemed fitting then that we met many interesting people with many interesting stories at Denver. There are some great folks in the Mile High City. Of course our website coverage show s many winners and their cars but be sure and check out our April 2004 issue to learn about the rest of the Denver Super Chevy Show people and see some of the greatest cars we gazed upon all season.


We see some Corvettes that need protection under the hood from heat generated by reflections off the chrome air cleaner. Ron Rockwell's 2000 C5 from Las Vegas, NV seems to get its heat from outside.

The El Camino behind the people had the look of a Batmobile. It was surrounded all day long and this was about as clear a shot as we had.

What else do you need? Walk in to this booth and walk out with a racecar. Bring a couple of bucks of course but it beats shopping at the mall.

Of course if this is what you start with, you're shopping problems are over. Very racy Stingray!

A certain group of Super Chevy fans knew that this device was to make it easier to see a signal hanging in the middle of the intersection when you were the first or second car waiting for a green light. Of course that assumes you've ever even seen a traffic signal that wasn't on a steel pole. Teenagers and 20 -somethings didn't have a clue.

Sometimes he races it, sometimes he shows it. Keith Levin ran his '89 Camaro on Saturday, recording an 11.24 e.t. at 118 mph, then put it in the show on Sunday. That's the way to do a Super Chevy Show to the utmost.


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