Car shows and cruises are the lifeblood of this hobby, so when we get invited to come out to one, we’re, as the saying goes, “all in.” This event was sponsored by Performance Online (www.performanceonline.com) as an open house from 8am ‘til 3pm last Sunday, and people showed up to check out cars and hang out with other gearheads. Of course, Chevrolet dominated with a majority of rides wearing a bowtie or being powered by a Chevy engine! POL had music, food, raffle prizes, and even go carts for the kids. We were really digging the all-original, survivor, 1955 gasser that showed up. Yep, the 1955 was unrestored, unmolested, and unbelievable. There were also a good group of tri-fives, some sweet Novas, and the crew from Super Chevy brought out two of their personal project cars; a 1964 Chevelle drop-top and a 1966 Malibu Wagon.
For Chevy trucks, Performance Online (POL) was showing off their new slew of bolt-on upgrade parts. In addition to the tubular control arms and other handling bits, we were very interested in their new rear frame C-notch kit. This bolt-on kit lets you easily drop the back of your 1963-1972 C10 truck and is much easier that cutting, welding, and fabricating a solution to this common problem. Later in the day we had a moment of déjà vu when a yellow1957 Bel Air rolled in that was the spitting image of our Project X tri-five. This was POL’s first open house and the turnout was great considering the short notice. We’ll be sure to be there next year when it will hopefully be even better.