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2014 Super Chevy Show Memphis - Chasing Away The Blues

Fans at Super Chevy Memphis were rockin’ and rollin’ with all things Chevrolet.

May 2, 2014
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Since it’s opening in 1987, Memphis International Raceway has brightened many lives with a wide range of motorsports, including drag, stock car, road, and motorcycle racing. Darkness fell, however, with the track’s closing in 2009. The Memphis blues were sung by more than just B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf, as one of the Top 25 dragstrips in the country fell silent.

Fortunately, the track re-opened just a few years later. Super Chevy returned not long afterward, and Memphis regained its status as one of the premier stops along the tour.

This year, 30,000 people coming through the gates were greeted by a stellar field of show and racecars. There were more than 750 swap meet vendors, a massive manufacturer’s midway, a concession area, and 350 show cars. Shirts were sold, corn dogs were consumed, parts changed hands, and stories were swapped as friendships were made and renewed. As if that weren’t enough, people got to take in and enjoy all things Chevrolet.

2014 Super Chevy Memphis 1967 Corvette Hillard 5/35

Buddy Hillard’s eye-catching ’67 Vette made it to the third round of eliminations in Bracket 1 on Saturday. With a 502 bored 0.060 inch over, Crower injection, and a Powerglide, Hillard was running 5.50s in the eighth-mile at just under 125 mph.

Best Big Car: Edward Woodfork, Little Rock, AR’62 Impala
Best Camaro: Tony Perry, Meridianville, AL’69 Camaro
Best Chevelle: Alan Jakes, McMinnville, TN’71 Chevelle SS
Best Corvette: Phil Smith, Memphis, TN’01 Corvette
Best Conversion: Robert Williams, Marion, AR’41 Ford F1
Best Open: Dave West, Memphis, TN’65 Corvair Monza
Best Early Chevrolet: Honey Baker, Horn Lake, MS’41 Pickup
Best El Camino: Larry Foster, Terry, MS’69 El Camino
Best ’55-’56-’57: Noniel Campbell, Wetumpka, AL’57 Bel Air
Best Monte Carlo: Darfell Hyde, Bartlett, TN’87 Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe
Best Nova: Pete Vaught, Murfreesboro, TN’67 Two-Door Post
Best Pro Street/Engineered: Alan Pearcy, Marion, AR’71 Chevelle
Best Truck: Dennis Roark, Poyen, AR’69 Stepside
Best Gold Stock: Larry Frederick, Petersburg, IN’62 Bel Air
Best Gold Modified: Jim Lippert, Green, KS’67 Nova
Best in Show: Jennings White, Manchester, KY’55 Bel Air Two-Door HT

Race Results

Pro Modified
WTim SavellTerry, MS
R/UJerry Prater Ripley, TN
Super Pro
WWayne Franks Linden, TN
R/UBuddy Ferell Brighton, TN
Pro Footbrake
WBradley Sanders Henning, TN
R/UJosh KingNot Listed
CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Challenge
WBilly HillNot Listed
R/ULester Miller Wynee, AR

2014 Super Chevy Memphis Danny Tellman 12/35

Danny Tellman of Jefferson City, Missouri, made the seven-hour tow to Memphis worthwhile by winning True Street with three consecutive low-9-second runs to give him a winning average of 9.245 seconds. Tellman, who also won at St. Louis last year, won with a Dart 540 engine combo with a Pro Systems Dominator and a Turbo 400.


There was no winner declared for the DOT due to the rain that moved in Sunday evening. R.T. Turbines D.O.T. Raymond Kendall and Todd Berry split the event, and Michael Crass was the semi-finalist.

True Street
WDanny Tellman Jefferson City MO9.245 sec. average
R/UAlan Cleveland Florence, MS11.059 sec average
11.00 Index
WAlan ClevelandFlorence, MS
12.00 Index
WRonnie McKennaGulfport, MS
13.00 Index
WSteven WilliamsLexington, TN
14:00 Index
WMatt Loft Bartlett, TN

2014 Super Chevy Memphis Ls Engine 19/35

It’s nice to see LS stuff hitting the swap meet circuit. Here we have a complete truck motor and trans. The guy had everything, including the wire harness, for $1,500 bucks.

2014 Super Chevy Memphis Factory Tri Power 427 1969 Big Block Engine Corvette 20/35

Here’s a pretty rare item, a complete factory Tri-power setup from a ’69 427 big-block Vette. It’s got a whopping price tag of $2,800, the seller is actually under what most guys are asking for a complete one of these.

Editor’s Choice Top 5 Drag Car Awards
1. Natt Moore’69 Chevelle SS
2. William Mills’55 Chevy
3. Troy Williams’66 Nova
4. Jeff James’69 Camaro
5. Ronnie Hays’86 S10
Editor’s Choice Top 5 Show Car Awards
1. Mick Price’62 Biscayne 409/409
2. Kenny park, ’71 Heavy Chevy Chevelle
3. Chuck Leonard ’56 Nomad
4. Geoff Cowan’69 Camaro 572
5. Carl Walling’61 Corvette

2014 Super Chevy Memphis 1957 Black Widow Tribute 24/35

George Poteets’ ’57 Black Widow tribute had a foot in each of two centuries.

2014 Super Chevy Memphis 1957 Tribute Poteets Engine 25/35

It has an Art Morrison Enterprises frame and large wheels and tires for improved cornering, plus a five-speed gearbox, but the engine’s an all-aluminum ZL1 crate engine with two four-barrel carbs.

2014 Super Chevy Memphis Chevy Camaros 35/35



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