2014 Super Chevy Maple Grove: Acceleration Celebration

Super Chevy Maple Grove was a Reunion of Fast Friends.

Rod Short Aug 15, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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When you put together perfect weather at a picturesque track with over 900 cars and an overwhelming number of fans, you know it’s going to be a good weekend. That’s exactly what happened at this year’s annual Super Chevy stopover at Maple Grove Raceway. Presented this year by both Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group, it was a huge celebration of acceleration!

The car show at this year’s event was the largest in several years, with a number of newly finished cars making their debut. Of note were the some 35 Pro Street cars in attendance. While this style has been somewhat dormant in recent years as Pro Touring builds continue to rise in popularity, Pro Street remains insanely popular in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

Of course, old friends were there with stories of cars come and gone, as well as projects yet to come. The swap meet and car corral was a hit as it always was, the girls were pretty, and the food was good. It was one of the best uses of a weekend all year.

1970 Chevy Chevelle Rosencranz 2/38

Tom Rosencranz’ ’70 Chevelle gets moving with 583 inches of Scott Shafiroff big-block power.

1970 Chevy Chevelle Big Block 3/38

He was an Editor’s Choice Car Show award winner.

2014 Super Chevy Hoods 4/38

Car Show Awards
Super Chevy Magazine Top 10 Editor’s Choice Show Cars
Bill Hollingsworth 1969 Nova Pro Street
Charlie Costella 1956 Chevy 210
Bruce Elliott 1967 Camaro
Dennis Eberly 1955 Nomad
Gary Donato 1961 Impala
Scott Chalk 1968 L72 Biscayne
Paige Mahr 1973 Nova
Steve Thumma 1967 El Camino
Jim Brady 1970 Corvette
Tom Rosencranz 1970 Chevelle
Super Chevy Magazine Top 10 Editor’s Choice Race Cars
Scott Calica 1969 Camaro Z/28
Scott Embley 1969 Chevelle
Kirk Madison 1970 Chevelle
Rick Shindel 1970 Nova
Elise Renninger 1963 Corvette
Denny Menninger 1951 GMC Pickup
John Cole 1980 Chevette
Ed Heisey 1975 Vega
Andrew Starr 1956 Chevy
Andrew Flechenstein 1978 Malibu
Specialty Awards
Promoter’s Award: George Parkinson 1966 Chevy Nova Pro Street
Club Participation: First Generation Monte Carlo Club
Outstanding Engineering: David Riddell 1988 Chevy Pickup
Outstanding Paint: Denise Kocher 1957 Chevy
Outstanding Interior: Chris Young 1967 Nova
Outstanding Engine: Charles Randa 1970 Chevy Pickup
Outstanding Stock: David Durst 1972 Monte Carlo
Outstanding Modified: Tony Diangelus 1967 Camaro
Outstanding Show: Ron Hansen 1955 Chevy
Outstanding Workmanship: Wes Castle 1955 Chevy
Top 3 Chevelle
Brian Delp 1970 Chevelle
Kersten Murphy 1972 Chevelle
Bob Ulisey 1969 Chevelle
Anniversary Class
Gary Seramone 1964 Chevelle
Brett “Big Schwag” Top 10 Picks
Bill & Trudy Crawford 1979 Malibu
Glenn Lockett 1991 Camaro
Tim Barr 1991 Chevy S-10 Pickup
Corey Haugland 1978 K1500 Pickup
Daniel & Nancy Wall 1973 Chevelle SS
Mark Hanes 1954 Bel Air
Arnold Warner 1957 Bel Air Convertible
Gary Donata 1961 Impala 4-door
William Nash 1963 Chevy II Wagon
John Stiles 1964 C10 Pickup

1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 Original 5/38

Sitting in the swap meet was this complete, all-original ’79 Camaro Z28 with a factory four-speed, air conditioning, and just 50,000 miles on the odometer. The asking price was $18,500, which may not be all that bad when you consider there are few reproduction parts for these cars.

2014 Super Chevy Ii 6/38

This early Chevy II was one of nearly three dozen Pro Street/Pro Engineered cars at the Grove.

1954 Chevy Bel Air Hanes 7/38

Even the early Chevys get the Pro Street treatment around here.

1954 Chevy Bel Air Small Block 8/38

Mark Hanes’ ’54 Bel Air sported blown small-block power under and through his hood.

2014 Super Chevy Crowd 9/38
1956 Chevy Bel Air Costella 10/38

We fell in love with the color combo on Charlie Costella’s ’56 Bel Air, so much so we gave him an Editor’s Choice Show Car award.

1961 Chevy Impala Donato 11/38

Gary Donato reluctantly bought this ’61 Impala as his first car 45 years ago (at his parents’ urging). He still has it, but now there’s a blown 383 with AFR heads for motivation.

1957 Chevy Bel Air Cherry Red 12/38

This cherry ’57 Chevy was found on the trailer ready to go in the swap meet for $26,500, which included a new 350 small-block, TH350 automatic, power steering, and disc brakes. The car was gone before the weekend was over.

1969 Camaro Z28 Best Camaro Arone 13/38

Frank Arone’s flawless ’69 Z/28 won Best Camaro honors.

1975 Monza Coupe Gutshall 14/38

Barry Gutshall’s ’75 Monza coupe floored onlookers, thanks to its twin-turbocharged LS1. Backing the engine is a T-56 six-speed.

1968 Chevy Biscayne Chalk 15/38

Once again, Maple Grove was home to an astounding selection of fullsize Bow Ties. Of note was Scott Chalk’s latest, a bench seat, four-speed 427/425 ’68 Biscayne (second from left), which he debuted here. Next to it is a ’65 with a 409.

Yenko Stinger Corvair 16/38

Only at Maple Grove Super Chevy will you see a genuine Yenko Stinger Corvair and an original Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins car hauler.

Grumpy Jenkins Car Hauler 17/38
1968 Chevy Camaro Gentry Pro Street 18/38

Rick Gentry’s Pro Street ’68 Camaro was a stunner.

1955 Chevy Bel Air Hamilton 19/38

The workmanship on Roy Hamilton’s ’55 was among the finest we’ve ever seen, with incredible attention to detail.

1955 Chevy Bel Air Hamilton Interior 20/38

Look for a feature on it soon.

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