Searing sun is no deterrent for true Bow-Tie enthusiasts when the Super Chevy Show comes to town. Even in mid March the temperatures were soaring, but not high enough to keep Chevy lovers indoors when they could be at the largest travelling show and race series in the world.
The Arizona stop on the Super Chevy tour isn't the largest, but with cruisers driving in from Southern California and others coming from surrounding states like Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, Montana, Texas, and even Minnesota, it does garner its fair share of cool cars and trucks. One such truck was the wild '57 pickup belonging to Doug Brocker of Prescott, Arizona. This stellar truck puts new meaning to the word hauler, and he really drives his truck. In fact, the pickup averaged 142 mph in an open road race. If this truck looks familiar it should-it has been around for awhile but was crashed nearly a year ago, and made its first appearance in this form at the Phoenix show.
As far as cars go, Zane Cox from Tucson, Arizona, showed up with his hot, flamed '57. Zane tells us the car has been in storage since he moved to Arizona from Southern California nearly a year ago. He finally pulled the car from his garage, thoroughly cleaned it and brought it to the show. For his efforts Cox was rewarded with Best Interior, Best Pro Street/Engineered- Sponsored by Meguiars. He also won top honors in the Pro Street class-not an easy feat considering he went head to head with Darrel & Peggy Nance's slick blue '55 Pro Streeter, Pomona's Pro Street class winner and Meguiar's Medallion Award winner for Outstanding Body Appearance.
One thing that would make the Phoenix show perfect would be to open up the nearby lake for water sports. Then the mix of hot cars and cool entertainment would simply be too much for anyone to pass up. Until then we'll continue to come for the great cars and hot racing action.
Drag Race Results
Winner: Dana Feather, Apache Jct., AZ, '69 Chevelle (11.548 @ 126.66mph)
Runner Up: Blake Williams, Chandler, AZ (8.811 @ 158.07mph)
Winner: Mike Proctor, Mesa, AZ, '68 El Camino (11.443 @ 114.60mph)
Runner Up: Brian Manske, Mesa, AZ, '84 Camaro (12.252 @ 110.65mph)
DOT Street Tire
Winner: Anthony Piceno, Phoenix, AZ, '66 Chevelle (13.443 @ 96.31mph)
Runner Up: Ken Lukesh, Albuquerque, NM, '71 Nova (13.457 @ 99.11mph)
Winner: Jeff Brozovich, Tracy, IA, '38 Chevy Coupe (6.371 @ 217.14mph)
Runner Up: Bill Kuhlmann, Wentzville, MO, '69 Corvette (8.920 @ 102.45mph)
Winner: Nicole Butler, Mesa, AZ, '97 Old Achieva (16.691 @ 83.09mph)
Runner Up: Christine Ashley-Denton, Chandler, AZ, '00 Malibu (16.496 @83.90mph)
Winner: Amy Secor, Mesa, AZ, '97 Alex Green Jr. Drag (10.902 @ 56.96mph)
Runner Up: Amy Fisher, Gilbert, AZ, '97 Prestige Jr. Drag (10.979 @ 54.93mph)