A number of things combine to make the annual American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society (ACES) show a success. For one, the club has quite a following. Club founder and President Chuck Hanson is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet (and the host of popular television show Horsepower TV). And it doesn't hurt that Chevelles are one of hottest cars of all time (this author may be slightly prejudiced by the '64 Malibu SS parked in his garage).
Hosted by the Mid-South Chevelle Club, the fourth-annual event was again held at Moss-Wright Park in Goodletsville, Tennessee. Some of the highlights of the event included a show 'n' shine, slow drags (slowest time over a measured distance without stopping or touching the brakes wins), a cruise through the country, and plenty to eat. It was all capped off with a casual cruise to one of the few remaining drive-ins for a movie-what better way to celebrate a classic car.
Chevelles of every year and style decorated the lush grass of Moss-Wright Park. In all there were more than 350 cars preregistered (the show was limited to preregistered vehicles only, so others who brought their cars had to park them outside the showgrounds). While their cars basked in the warm sun, owners lounged under huge shade trees and exchanged stories with each other.
One of the popular features of Chevell-abration are the numerous seminars held throughout the show. The speakers ranged from technical experts on modifying cars to highly knowledgeable restoration gurus.
Attendees came from all around, including a handful that couldn't make the drive in their own A-bodies but flew in just to be part of the action. The list of attending states included Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, California, Washington, and one die-hard Chevelle fan who flew all the way from Puerto Rico. A few even made the drive from Canada. With great sponsors like Holley, Comp Cams, GM Performance Parts, Superior Spindles, Trim Parts, Year One, National Parts Depot, Original Parts Group, Auto Custom Carpets, and SoffSeal, the popularity of Chevell-abration can only grow. Plans are already in the works for the 2001 event, and as soon as the date is set look to us for all the details.