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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.

Jim Campisano Jun 25, 2014
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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.

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This classic Chevy truck really got our engines revving.

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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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Saturday Race Results
CAMAROGUYS GEN 5 CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY S&W RACE CARS
James Stacey; Fort Worth, TX
FAST GM
Winner: Rick Sellers; Lawton, OK
Runner-Up: Donna Watson; Mesquite, TX
QUICK GM
Winner: Jake Augustyn; Midlothian, TX
Runner-Up: Noah Rubalcadao; Crosbyton, TX
STREET GM
Winner: Larry Jack; Arlington, TX
Runner-Up: Shawn Farris; Red Oak, TX
TUFF TRUCK
Winner: Larry Jack; Arlington, TX
11-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Chad Broom; Fort Worth, TX
Runner-Up: Abraham Rubalcado; Crosbyton, TX
12-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Jake Augustyn; Midlothian, TX
Runner-Up: Shawn Farris; Red Oak, TX
13-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Larry Jack; Arlington, TX
Runner-Up: Noah Rubalcado; Crosbyton, TX
PRO MOD
Winner: Steve Wiley; Burleson, TX
Runner-Up: James LaFitte; Palestine, TX
TRUE STREET
Winner: Jason Glover; Bryan, TX
Runner-Up: Billy Jones; Amarillo, TX
10-Second Winner: Jason Glover; Bryan, TX
11-Second Winner: Shawn Farris, Red Oak, TX
12-Second Winner: Jeff Kmosko; Fort Worth, TX

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Sorry, but few things are cooler than a Vega with the wheels way up in the air.

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Except maybe a first-gen Camaro with the wheels way up in the air.

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Sunday Race Results
DRIVEDURACELL.COM FAST GM
Winner: Paul Peyton; Waxahachie, TX
Runner-Up: Chad Hankins
QUICK GM
Winner: Warren Wright; Grandview, TX
Runner-Up: Ken Graham; Red Oak, TX
11-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Chad Broom; Fort Worth, TX
Runner-Up: John Stepan
12-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Ed Ridenhour; Kennedale, TX
Runner-Up: Jake Augustyn; Midlothian, TX
13-SECOND INDEX
Winner: Bud DeWolfe; Midlothian, TX
Runner-Up: Larry Jack; Arlington, TX

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