Time flies when you’re covering Super Chevy Shows. Seems like just yesterday we were in Jupiter, Florida covering the season opener, and, BLAM, it’s Labor Day weekend and time to head north of the border for our annual visit to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Castrol Raceway for the ninth stop of the 2013 Super Chevy Show series.
Our Canadian Chevy brothers are great enthusiasts, and are always excited to see us—and we them. We get to see some unique cars at this event, including the hybrid Acadians and Beaumonts that blended parts of two divisions for a time. On the racer side, the pits were packed with some fast machines, and the Pro Mod racer turnout was great, with 19 in attendance. Attendees at the show this year got a special opportunity to make pace laps on the newly finished road course at Castrol Raceway, and we had our AMSOIL Best of the Best competition to show off the best Bow Ties at the event.
It was a great weekend in the Great White North, and we hope it’s even better next year.
|Gold Class Winner|
|Larry & Marline Sibert, ’69 Camaro RS|
|Editor’s Choice Show Car|
|Mark Stallard, ’74 Z28|
|Alexander Weslosky, ’56 210 Sedan|
|Stephen Hopkins, ’70 Chevelle SS396|
|Dean Watts, ’70 Nova SS396|
|Ralph & Brenda Christian, ’61 Corvette|
|Editor’s Choice Drag Car|
|Tyler Gritten, ’62 Nova/Acadian Convertible|
|Mark Kaplan, ’71 Z28|
|Dustin Kalynchuk, ’91 S-10|
|Calvin Hiller, ’63 Nova|
|Wayne Smith, ’63 Nova|
Larry and Marline Seibert’s full custom ’69 Camaro RS was an absolute work of art that had been on display in the Auto Metal Direct booth at the 2012 SEMA Show. From top to bottom, there wasn’t one aspect of this car that wasn’t modified. And the ’59-’60 Impala dash grafted in was a unique touch. Watch for a future feature on this one.
Walking the pits, there was no missing Dustin Kalynchuk’s super clean ’91 S-10. Dustin ran a 10.46 at 129.72 on the track, and was definitely worthy of an Editor’s Choice award. Unfortunately for him, he went home early with a red light start in competition.
The Pro Mod class was jam packed at Edmonton, with 19 in competition, one of the biggest Pro Mod fields of the season.
Filling the rare factory muscle role at the show was Dean Watts gorgeous, fully documented ’70 SS396 Nova. It was built at Willow Run and delivered to Preston Chevrolet/Oldsmobile in Langley, British Columbia. Besides the usual SS equipment, Dean’s car has a full gauge package, including ultra rare factory tachometer.
Another one of our Editor’s Choice winners from the race side was Taylor Gritten driving Garnet Rose’s ’63 Acadian convertible. Besides being amazingly straight and clean, seeing such a rare car rocketing down the quarter-mile was an amazing sight.
Part of this year’s event included the opportunity to make pace laps on Castrol Raceway’s just completed road course.
It was hard to miss Mark Stallard’s Z28 when it pulled into line with the other Camaros. It was originally built and painted for the show circuit back in 1980, when this style of over-the-top presentation was the norm for impressing crowds and judges. The multi-colored effects showed a level of detail only true high-end paint jobs have.
Burning it down old school style was this ’55 hardtop!
A wolf in sheep’s clothing? At the 2012 show, Andrew Chemello was racing his ’68 Chevelle. This year, he decided to enter it in the show competition.
In the Fullsize class, Leonard Green’s factory big-block ’69 Impala was livin’ large.
What would you do if you had a C6 Z06?
Gord Satermo led the Alberta, Canada, chapter of the SSR Fanatics group. The first retro-design production vehicle to come from Chevrolet, SSRs have a strong following today, and their owners are always proud attendees at Super Chevy Shows. We can’t wait to see how many show up next year, and if you have an SSR and are looking for fellow enthusiasts, check out www.ssrfanatics.com
With original paint patina and a factory interior minus the lone racing seat up front, Byron Bourget’s ’55 210 four-door sedan was a neat attraction at the strip. Byron ran a best of 13.725 at 101.71 thanks to healthy small-block power.
It’s not often you see such a well-built and clean third-gen Camaro as Steve Payne’s ’89 IROC-Z. The 421-inch small-block uses a Little M block, and is forced fed air via a ProCharger D-1SC blower, for 558 HP at the wheels. Steve bought the F-body new in ’89, and it still wears its original paint, along with original interior. Steve’s best time in the quarter mile is a 10.76 at 128 mph.
Alexander Weslosky brought out his spectacular ’56 210 sedan for the show (he also had a Chevelle there too). The shoebox is motivated by 572 Rat, and the interior features leather-wrapped bucket seats, console with nav/sound system, and Classic Instruments readouts.
Here are the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada winners from the AMSOIL Best of the Best competition, presented by Danchuk and Classic Muscle:
The AMSOIL Best of the Best voting begins the Monday after each Super Chevy Show and lasts through the following Monday at midnight. Keep your browser aimed at bestofthebest.superchevy.com to vote for next batch of classic Bow Ties.