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Cool Cars: Super Chevy Show Montgomery 2004

A hint of rain didn't keep them from Alabama's SCS

Mike Petralia Jan 12, 2005

This year the weather agreed with us that September in Alabama would be a good place for a car show. As clouds swept across the sky, keeping temps in check all weekend, the cars and people were cool. Even though, like Norwalk last month and Maple Grove before it, the 2005 Montgomery Super Chevy Show was held under the slightest threat of rain, but Mother Nature just barely interfered. A few light sprinkles dampened our heads, but it was never enough to stop the action as the sun dried the drops away before anyone could tell the ground was wet.

This year's Montgomery SCS was perhaps the biggest one yet. It certainly drew a good crowd of competitors and spectators. And, since Montgomery is a small venue, all the lanes were stacked full. It was easy to cruise the fairgrounds and seek out whatever it was your tastes desired. And since Montgomery is also an eighth-mile drag strip, there was tons of racing action all weekend long. Some say that eight-mile racing is better, since there's more of it going on and you can see the finish line from the start. Regardless, the cars were quick and there were plenty of them to run.

Another topic of discussion at the show was recovering from Hurricane Frances and the impending thoughts of another one on the horizon. Several show and race competitors talked about, and had damage to prove, their experiences of the hurricane. Like living in California with the threat of quakes, fires, mudslides, and riots, the South has its natural forces to deal with, too. The high spirits of all who attended kept things going smoothly and we're thankful that Mother Nature also wanted to enjoy the show.


This show-stopping '70 Chevelle belongs to Gene Hubbard who took home, Best Interior, Best Modified Chevelle, and Best Chevelle.

Evidence was everywhere. Hurricanes can damage our property, but they can't dampen our spirits.

Montgomery is a family event as evidenced by the friendly harmony between racers and show goers. This group drove in from Atlanta for some eighth-mile frenzy and both took home Editor's Choice Top 10 Drag Race awards for it.

Editor's Choice Top 10 Drag Car winner, Steve Wilkens gets his Lukovich small-block-powered black and green '69 Camaro ready to run.

Racing at this level is a team effort.

Wanna' get your car featured in SUPER CHEVY? Here's how it's done. Leslie Smith cleaned up his '69 Camaro and ran it down the eighth-mile on Saturday and then entered it in the car show on Sunday. Double the exposure means double the chances.

Mr. And Mrs. Troy Clemens brought out their beautiful, blown...

...big-block '69 Camaro for the car show spectators to see.

We're not sure is this group needed new tires for their race car at the track, or if they planned to take them home, but anything could be bought in the swap meet section this year.

The staging lanes were stacked deep as racing went on all weekend long. There were a few spotted rain delays that didn't last long after the sun broke through and dried the track.

We know that Corvette had something to do with airplanes right? Richard Boyd's '64 Vette's interior looks like it's modeled after a cockpit. Happy flying Rich.

This shot says it all. Power, speed, and stance, all thanks to an arrest-me-red paint job, big-block power, and G-machine rollers on Daryl McGough's '69 Camaro show winner.

They lined up deep and far for a shot at getting their cars photographed for use on the official Super Chevy Show Web site.


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