2014 Super Chevy Show: Ennis, Texas - Double Your Pleasure

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun - Super Chevy Ennis returned to being a two-day show and the result was more than twice as many show cars and lots more fun.

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After a few years as a Saturday-only event, the folks at the Texas Motorplex decided to go back to a two-day format for their 2014 Super Chevy Show. The result was an unqualified success, with the number of show cars more than doubling from 2013, with cars coming from as far away as Kansas and Oklahoma.

The event started early Saturday morning with a cruise from the historic Waxahachie Courthouse to the Motorplex, about a 20-minute ride. The local chamber of commerce provided a complimentary breakfast and coffee to the nearly 50 cruisers who participated. Tri-Fives, F-bodies, Chevelles—even a few non-Chevys with Bow Tie power joined in on the fun. The North Texas Camaro Club had about a dozen cars involved, from stockers to hot rods. The cruisers got easy entry into the track and were parked among the hundreds of other classic and newer Chevys.

On the racing side, the action was just as hot and heavy. Brutally fast Chevys of every type were tearing up the asphalt. A half-dozen cars competed in the True Street Challenge, with Jason Glover’s ’57 210 coming out on top with a steller 10.06 best pass, and a 10.118 average. The Pro Mod show was even more exciting; with these untamed missiles covering every square inch of the eighth-mile en route to 200-plus mph passes.

Super Chevy Show Ennis Classic Truck 5/33

This classic Chevy truck really got our engines revving.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 383 Engine 6/33

This 383 was for sale in the swap meet and the seller had it running on this stand so you could hear how healthy it was.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1961 Impala 7/33

Dennis Kuyrkendall’s ’61 led the fullsize brigade. It looked bone-stock on the outside, yet sported 454 Rat power under the hood (though it looked like a factory install). We gave him an Editor’s Choice Show Car Award.

Top 5 Editor’s Choice Show Car
Sandra Jameson 1955 Nomad
Earl Randall 1969 Camaro
Bobby Evans 1978 Malibu
Gerry Wise 1963 Chevy II
Dennis Kuyrkendall 1961 Impala
Top 5 Editor’s Choice Race Car
Shawn Farris; Red Oak, TX 1969 Camaro
Jason Glover; Bryan, TX 1957 210
Gary Kallen, Adan Gereau; Magnolia, TX 1967 Camaro RS
Kevin Johnson; Coppers Cove, TX 1971 Chevelle
David Thompson; Grand Prairie, TX 1995 S-10

Super Chevy Show Ennis Gereau Editors Choice Drag 1967camaro 11/33

Gary, Kallen, and Adam Gereau snagged an Editor’s Choice Drag Car plaque for their ProCharger F2/400 SBC-equipped ’67 Camaro RS.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1995 S 10 Truck Thompson 12/33

David Thompson’s 406-powered S-10 was also an Editor’s Choice Drag Car, er … truck.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1936 Coupe Joerg 13/33

While husband Warren’s ’70 Chevelle SS396 was grabbing accolades in the Gold Class, Marilyn Joerg’s ’36 Chevy coupe had us swooning. It won the award for Best Interior on Saturday and Best Early Chevy on Sunday.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1957 Bel Air 1966 El Camino 1969 Camaro 14/33

Six attendees were selected for the invitation-only Gold Class. Wyatt Stripling and Al and Donna Thompson had gorgeous restored ’57 Bel Air convertibles, Warren Joerg brought his SS396 Chevelle, John Bedenbender a ’66 El Camino custom, and the eventual Best in Show Winner, Jody Parker’s ’69 Camaro (this month’s cover car).

Super Chevy Show Ennis Best Of Show 1969 Camaro 15/33

Best of Show: The Transition Camaro

Car Show Awards
GOLD CLASS
Wyatt Stripling; New Braunfels, TX 1957 Bel Air Convertible
Al & Donna Thompson; Colleyville, TX 1957 Bel Air Convertible
John Bedenbender; Mt. Vernon, TX 1966 El Camino
Warren Joerg; Randall, KS 1970 Chevelle SS
Jody Parker; Wills Point, TX 1969 Camaro
BEST BIG CAR: Dennis Kuyrkendall; Boerne, TX 1961 Impala
BEST CAMARO: Robert Edwards; Dallas, TX 1969 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE: Jerry Sherrill; Arcadia, LA 1970 Chevelle
BEST CORVETTE: Tim Wardlaw; Burleson, TX 1962 Corvette
BEST CONVERSION: Billy Jones; Amarillo, TX 2002 Pontiac Trans Am
BEST EARLY CHEVY: Marilyn Joerg; Randall, KS 1936 5 Window Coupe
BEST EL CAMINO: Melvin Mills; Dallas, TX 1967 El Camino
BEST ’55 - ’56 - ’57: Donnie Anderson; Albany, TX 1957 Nomad
BEST MONTE CARLO: Robert Watson; Mesquite, TX 1970 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA: Gerry Wise; Tyler, TX 1963 Nova
BEST PRO STREET/ENGINEERED: Ricky Marshall; Burleson, TX 1967 Nova
BEST TRUCK: Wayne Terry; Kaufman, TX 1967 C10
TEXAS MOTORPLEX TOP PICK: Tim Wardlaw; Burleson, TX 1962 Corvette
BEST IN SHOW: Jody Parker; Wills Point, TX 1969 Camaro

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1955 Nomad 16/33

Sandra Jameson has owned Tri-Fives for over 50 years, but her new ’55 Nomad is the best of the bunch. Look for a feature on this Editor’s Choice Car Show Award Winner soon.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1967 Camaro Z28 17/33

Owner Tom Newman claims this Sierra Fawn ’67 is not only a real Z/28, but that it’s the only one this color. He also showed a Capri Cream ’67 Z that he said was 1-of-9.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1967 Camaro Interior Z28 18/33
Super Chevy Show Ennis 1957 Nomad Anderson 19/33

Donnie Anderson’s ’57 Nomad has LSA power under the hood, and won the Best ’55-’56-’57 award.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1955 Bel Air Gonzales 20/33

Austin and Joe Gonzales brought this stunning ’55. We like the C1 Corvette grille, which old-timers will remember was once a popular styling upgrade on these cars.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1965 Corvette 27/33

Battle of the midyears: Stocker is a ’65 396/425-horse car (one-year-only), while the ’66 has the Pro Touring look and what was advertised as a 427/390 under the hood.

Super Chevy Show Ennis 1966 Corvette 28/33

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