The scope of what was laid out before us was almost too huge to comprehend. Over 2,700 tri-five Chevys (Chevys build in 1955, 1956, and 1957) were sprawled out as far as our eyes could see. Every color combo, build style, and body design you could imagine was there to be drooled over. Restored, custom, gasser, pro-touring, pro-street, you name it and there were dozens to check out. On top of all of those show participants there were hundreds of cars on the drag strip trying to take home bragging rights and prize money. Add in the display cars at the numerous vendor booths and there were close to 3,000 tri-five Chevys to behold.
This year’s give away car for the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals was a 1957 Chevy gasser built by Woody’s Hot Rodz called the All American, so to celebrate hundreds of Gasser Chevys were in the show and on the drag strip, which was really fun to watch. If you’re a tri-five, or just a Chevy, fan then this event really needs to be on your must see list.
As an added bonus Jeff Lutz was there to debut his new, super-secret, 3,500 horsepower 1957 Chevy street car. Yep, you read that right, this insane Chevy was built to own Hot Rod’s Drag Week (and maybe whoop on some Street Outlaws) and maybe be the first Drag Week ride to break into the 5s, which is damn fast for car legal to roll down the highway.
Between the drag racing, exhibition runs, and car show it was almost too much to see in just two days. So grab your favorite icy beverage, sit back and click through over 500 of our favorite Chevys from the event. To find out more about this must-see even check out www.thetrifivenationals.com.
Photography by Steven Rupp