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Super Chevy Show Columbus 2004

Super Chevy is Treated Well in Columbus

Tony Kelly Nov 17, 2004

Why shouldn't we feel welcome in Columbus? After all it's home to the Autostar folks and we had some reunions with former Autostar employees who came out to visit. We even caught up with some old friends from California and we noticed several families had reunions at the Super Chevy Show. Columbus, and more specifically National Trails Raceway is user friendly with a great track, a great show grounds, and lots of places to take photos of feature cars. How can you beat that? Plus we even got the weather to hold off until night time so we could have the show and race during the day. Just have to love that. Take a look at some of the great cars and action.


Tim Gunsalus of Eaton, OH, displayed his tangerine '65 Impala with a "most impressive" engine compartment with just enough plating and just enough paint.

This kind of pressure is what we look forward to on race day.

We don't know exactly where these taillight lenses come from, although we suspect something offshore,'but they sure do fit this old fat-fendered pickup nicely.

It's got to be a driver. This sedan was parked in the employees lot near the tower. Those National Trail cats are truly into cool Chevys.

How many times do we have to say this? Nice car, possible prize winner, but without that entry card filled out legibly, there's no chance. Too bad.

John Runion from Shepard Falls, WV, brought his straight and clean '69 Camaro to the show and took home an Editor's Choice Top Ten Show Car award.

Chad Holland of Hilliard, OH, likes 'em big. His '70 Chevelle, an Editor's Choice Top Ten Drag Car winner, runs the quarter in about 9.10 seconds at 144 mph.

Very smooth and low. Bert Riggs of Ashland, KY, is a veteran racer and his latest ride is this '02 Trans Am. Now he's displaying an Editor's Choice Top Ten Drag Car award in the shop next to his neat car.

Is this a great pickup, or what? Don and Dona (that's what the entry card said) Baker from Fredricktown, OH, own this fine '46 that took the Classic Trucks Magazine's Outstanding Classic Truck award."

This '68 Camaro took Best Achievement Stock. From the looks of it, it could have taken Best Achievement in any category. Nice work by Anvil Gross of Jackson, OH.

'57 150 series business coupes are quite the hot topic among the shoebox fans. This one, owned by Gary Young of Lancaster, OH, took the Best Detail award. It's equipped with a Rochester Fuel Injection system and was parked in the show area next to another 150 coupe that was running a 270hp dual-quad engine. Seems as though cars such as this deserve to be called the first musclecars.

Steve and Bev West from Normal, IL, are the proud owners of this '72 Chevelle that took an Editor's Choice Top Ten Show Car award.

Here's a better look at Tim Gunsalus' '65 (the engine is featured above) as it posed for a photo after winning the Custom Rodder Magazine's Outstanding Custom Rod award.

Bill Kilkary's stunning '55 Nomad took the Featherlite Transport award home to 84, PA. Nice ride!


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