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57 Chevys for 1957 at 2016 Danchuk Tri-Five Nats

Brian Brennan Aug 13, 2016
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Well, here you go the wrap up featuring our individual tribute to each of the years making up the Tri-Five family1955, 1956, and now 1957. What better tribute then to find 57 great examples of this leg of the Tri-Five clan.


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We are just about to wrap up our daily coverage this weekend from Bowling Green and Beech Bend Raceway at the 2nd Annual Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals and what better way to go out then a tribute to the '57 often times referred to as the most popular of the trio (although we are guessing that is open for debate!).

We looked through the show 'n' shine ranks, the pit for race cars, and drag strip and autocross area and came up with a good representation of what showed up this weekend to represent the 1957 Chevy.

The 1957 was supposed to be a new design but business within GM being, well, business within GM they couldn't get their ducks in a row so the '57 carried over the '55 theme. When the 1957 Chevy was introduced it came in three trim levels: the 150, 210, and the big-deal trim level Bel Air. There was also the Del Ray trim used on the 210 two-door sedan. Then, of course, there was the Nomad two-door station wagon based on a limited production.

Fuel injection was an amazing performance option for the day. However, for a series of reasons the most popular engine performance enhancement was the single four-barrel carburetor rated at 400 cfm coupled with a dual-exhaust package was known as the "power pack". You could also get a pair of four barrels for added performance. This dual quad equipped V-8 also had available hydraulic or solid liftersin 245 or 275 hp ratings.
Flip through the photo gallery and see if there is one, or more, that gets your oil pressure to building.


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