On April 5th, our sister publication, Super Chevy, was at Palm Beach International Raceway hosting one of their annual SC shows, and we were able to swing by for the day to take in all of the sights and sounds.
Super Chevy events tend to largely focus on classic Chevy horsepower; such as Chevelles, Novas, first- and second-gen Camaros, and Tri-Fives, the events are also open to late model, Chevy powered, GM muscle of all years.
As much as we love classic Chevy musclecars, we were more interested in the late-model crowd, so we went hunting to see what we could come up with. Immediately, we were struck by the display at the Redline Motorsports booth. Howard Tanner brought out some of his big guns, including a former GMHTP feature car, his 2010 Inferno Orange Camaro SS, a PTE boosted stroker engine stuffed with goodies from RHS, COMP Cams, and Mast Motorsports, among others, and some of his latest customer project vehicles, Redline’s in-house C7 Stingray, and last but not least, a Corvette-destined Powerglide transmission/9-inch rear axle combo.
Browsing through the show field, we caught a glimpse of an LT4-powered C4, several 4th- and 5th-Gen Camaros, a few Cobalt SS,’ a CTS-V coupe, C5-C7 Vettes, and get this, even an ’83 Malibu wagon with a complete Buick GN LC2 engine swap under the hood!
We couldn’t leave the event without having a go around the autocross in our ProCharger i-1 blown 2012 Camaro SS project car, so after a few laps we whittled our time down from a 75:49, to a best time of 72:38 seconds – which put us in the top tier of some of the fastest cars there! With some more practice, better tuning of the suspension and grippier tires, we could have shaved another second or two off. Maybe next time!
To see more coverage of this event, head over to the Super Chevy site here.