Pulling into Rockingham Dragway for the start of our final show of 2013, we had to stop for a sec and make sure 12 months had already passed since our last sojourn to The Rock. We'd seen thousands of awesome Chevys in the show fields in 2013, and an equal number of impressive racecars blasting down the dragstrip. And by the time you read this, we'll be knocking on the door of the 2014 show season. For the new schedule, go to superchevyshow.com and click on Schedule. So, with that said, let's check out how the Super Chevy Show finished up in 2013. Car Show Results Editor's Choice Top 5 Car Show Awards George Keel, Spotsylvania VA '34 Chevy Coupe Buddy Godwin, Sanford NC '72 Corvette LT-1 Tony Poole, Laurinburg NC '55 Chevy Gasser Ronald Geehring, Monroe NC '75 Monza Town Coupe Troy Loftis, McLeansville NC '68 C-10 Pickup Editor's Choice Top 5 Race Cars Kenny Suits Thomasville NC '68 Z/28 RS John Powell, Fayetteville NC '72 Vega Tom Ball, High Point NC '56 Bel Air Wagon Lloyd Tisdale, Kingstreet SC '62 Corvette Harold Smith, Roseboro NC '69 Nova Top 10 Driver Cars Tyler Manness Rubbins NC '52 Pickup Jean Howard Polkton NC '66 Nova Ann Goldman Raleigh NC '90 Pickup Butch Watson Rockingham NC '86 El Camino Robert E. Thomas Monroe NC '69 Camaro Larry Spires Trenton SC '87 Pickup Ray Bleau Fort Hill SC '70 Camaro Dillon Shelley Salisbury NC '66 Chevelle Karl Neal Raleigh NC '57 Chevy Bill Duncan Greensburg NC '55 Chevy 1. Tom Ball's '56 wagon has been a quarter mile veteran since the mid '60s, racing at various Florida dragstrips with trips up to Indy for the Nationals. Tom bought it in '91, with the faded “Action Wagon” lettering still on the body. 1. Tom Ball's '56 wagon has been a quarter mile veteran since the mid '60s, racing at vari 2a. The new small-block debate. 2b. Buy the Gen I 400 Mouse for $450, or the Gen III 5.3L truck engine for $400? 3. Lance and Van Rickman have been racing their '69 Corvette convertible (that's right, it's a ragtop) since '76, after buying it in '73 as a street car. Currently the car runs 9.96 in the quarter at 144 mph, thanks to a carb equipped LS2/TH400 power combo. 3. Lance and Van Rickman have been racing their '69 Corvette convertible (that's right, it 4a. Michael Knight's '63 Chevy II SS had small-block power and a stunning saddle tan interior. 4a. Michael Knight's '63 Chevy II SS had small-block power and a stunning saddle tan inter 4b. We nominated it for our AMSOIL Best of the Best online voting competition. 5a. We don't see a lot of '58 Chevys anywhere, so seeing one as well-done as Grady Shue's Pro Street Del Ray is a pleasant surprise. 5a. We don't see a lot of '58 Chevys anywhere, so seeing one as well-done as Grady Shue's 5b. Grady also brought his stunning (just completed) '56 210 Delray to wow the crowd. 6. Derrick Sholar won the DriveDuracell.com Pro E/T class in his '68 Camaro, cutting an .009 light to beat Lee Desist's breakout run of 6.127 on a 6.13 dial-in. Derrick ran a 6.379 on a 6.37 dial-in. 6. Derrick Sholar won the DriveDuracell.com Pro E/T class in his '68 Camaro, cutting an .0 Drag Race Results Sunday Race Results RT DI ET MPH Driveduracell.Com Pro ET Winner: Derrik Sholar 0.009 6.37 6.379 104.51 Runner Up: Lee Desist 0.027 6.13 6.127 110.07 Aeromotive Eliminator: Donald Norris Aeromotive Eliminator: Rooster LAT Racing Oil Winner: Derrik Sholar Bracket 2 – Footbrake Winner: Daniel Leggett 0.047 6.91 6.918 97.59 Runner Up: Kevin Riner 0.052 6.67 6.668 98.53 Aeromotive Eliminator: Randall Cantell DOT Winner: Jerry Cline 0.041 12.25 12.283 109.58 Runner Up: Justin West 0.058 12.49 12.468 103.70 Camaroguys.com Gen 5 Challenge Winner: Jeff Brady 0.324 11.80 11.939 117.88 Runner Up: Tom Johnson -0.099 10.90 11.106 132.19 JR. Dragster Winner: Logan Brown 0.046 7.90 7.936 83.53 Runner Up: Robert Vogler III 0.730 7.90 7.898 79.74 Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Winner: Randy Weatherford 0.118 3.825 195.93 Runner Up: Chris Rini 0.054 4.068 185 7. Two V-8 Vegas and a V-8 Monza Town Coupe in the show? Oh, yeah! There were at least a half-dozen remarkably clean Vega bracket cars as well (including this one with the RS-like bumper treatment. That's reason enough for us to come back to Rockingham in 2014! 7. Two V-8 Vegas and a V-8 Monza Town Coupe in the show? Oh, yeah! There were at least a h 8a. This killer Brookwood '60 wagon was built by Ray Bleau 8b. It has a small-block crate power and acres of leather interior. 9. We spied Sam Battaglia's '68 Biscayne while shooting from the stands, and scoured the pits till we found his stall. An original L72/four-speed Biscayne, the car was raced from the day it left the dealer lot new. Currently it's back-halved and runs a 540 big-block backed by a Powerglide, running 9.29 at 143 in the quarter. Sam also owns a stock '67 427 Biscayne with the 385 hp motor. 9. We spied Sam Battaglia's '68 Biscayne while shooting from the stands, and scoured the p 10a. Troy Loftis snagged an Editor's Choice Choice Top 5 Show Car award for his outstanding '68 C-10 truck. 10a. Troy Loftis snagged an Editor's Choice Choice Top 5 Show Car award for his outstandin 10b. We're seeing more and more trucks of this era at each show and we love it. 11a. Want a new COPO Camaro you can drive on the street? Do what Angela Naff did and build a COPO clone—and then some! 11a. Want a new COPO Camaro you can drive on the street? Do what Angela Naff did and build 11b. Angela stuffed a monster twin turbo LS under the hood, and to keep her COPO Clone company, also had her new 2014 C7 Corvette and '13 Hot Wheels Camaro SS coupe parked next to it. 11b. Angela stuffed a monster twin turbo LS under the hood, and to keep her COPO Clone com 12. In the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod class, Randy Weatherford took home the trophy after running a blistering eighth mile pass of 3.825 at 5.93 mph. 12. In the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod class, Randy Weatherford took home the trophy after runn 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Jim Campisano, Patrick Hill Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!