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Phoenix Welcomes Super Chevy

Tony Kelly Sep 1, 2002 0 Comment(s)
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If you like trucks, go to the Super Chevy Show in Phoenix. At this year's show we saw a collection of the finest early-models, late-models, stock, custom, four-wheel-drive, and two-wheel-drive trucks and SUVs, not to mention some great El Caminos. If it wasn't at the Phoenix Super Chevy Show in March, it probably wasn't built yet. Of course, there were great cars ranging from early models to new Corvettes and Camaros. Phoenix is one of our favorite locations for photographing the car show entrants as well as feature cars for the magazine. We definitely weren't disappointed this year, so look for some of those show cars in the pages of SUPER CHEVY magazine.

Nitro Coupes ran a two-for-one special, contesting the rain-delayed finals of Pomona on Saturday afternoon and winding up the Phoenix competition on Sunday. Defending '01 Champion Jim Nordhougen was in both finals, winning the Pomona title and then being Runner-up to Dan Nickelson on Sunday. These two teams took it down to the wire last season, and it's likely to happen again in 2002. Look for John Reynolds and his Nitro Coupe team to be back and running hard at the next Super Chevy Show in Memphis after their engine let go at Pomona.

Once again, we had lots of young Chevy fans enter their cars in the show. Winner of the Super Chevy Show Young Star Award, Tyler Kurth from Alta Loma, California, was standing by after the show on Sunday evening to get his beautiful '84 El Camino photographed for a possible car feature. When we told him it might take some time, he told us "That's okay, as long as you get me out of here in time for school tomorrow." That was the second week in a row we talked to a young person who drives his or her beautiful Chevy to high school. It makes us feel good about the younger generation.

Phoenix Super Chevy Show Stats

Saturday Awards
Editor's Choice Top Ten Show Cars
Jerry Arnett, Peoria, AZ, '65 Malibu
Bob Cockrill, Queen Creek, AZ, '67 El Camino
Mary Hendrickson, Lake Havasu, AZ, '37 Chevy
Mark Higginbottom, Mesa, AZ, '55 truck
Dale Jager, Henderson, NV, '62 Nova
Dennis Jenkins, Phoenix, AZ, '72 Monte Carlo
Jack Owens, Queen Creek, AZ, '66 Impala
Kelly Post, Chandler, AZ, '67 Camaro
James Schaefer, Phoenix, AZ, '65 Chevelle convt
Bob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, AZ, '55 Bel Air

Specialty Awards
BEST INTERIOR
Larry Wilson, Gilbert, AZ, '38 Chevy
BEST PAINT
Smoky & Diane Crosman, Chandler, AZ, '66 Nova Pro Engineered
BEST ENGINE
Chris Christonsen, Tempe, AZ, '68 Chevelle
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY RACING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, '69 Camaro
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY WATERLOO INDUSTRIES
Randy Duke, Phoenix, AZ, '72 El Camino
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCK
Jag Amdahl, Fountain Hills, CA, '67 Chevelle
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREET
Howard Groff, Northridge, CA, '66 Nova
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIED
Dave Lowther, Glendale, AZ, '55 Nomad
ESPN2 Award Of Excellence
Roger Harris, Phoenix, AZ, '63 Impala
"TRANSPORT AWARD"-FEATHERLITE TRAILERS
Chuck & Barb Hawkins, Hollister, CA, '57 Bel Air
"GRAPHICS AWARD"-AMERICAN COLORSCANS, INC.
Bob Parren, Las Vegas, NV, '54 Chevy
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE" - ISCA
Ernie Padilla, Peoria, AZ, '72 Chevelle Pro Street
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARD
Tom Tait, Camarillo, CA, '74 truck
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD - STREET RODDER MAGAZINE
Joe Cathell, Phoenix, AZ, '22 T-bucket
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD - Classic Truck Magazine
Manny Navarro, Mesa, AZ, '67 truck
SUPER CHEVY MAGAZINE 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Ralph Warnstrom, Mesa, AZ, '57 Chevy convt

Sunday Awards

Specialty Awards
Workmat Car Of The Show Award-Workmat
Manny Navarro, Mesa, AZ, '67 truck
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCE
Smoky & Diane Crosman, Chandler, AZ, '66 Nova Pro Engineered
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD - SOFFSEAL
Howard Groff, Northridge, CA, '66 Nova

Best Of Gold Stock - Autostar Productions Inc.
Chuck & Barb Hawkins, Hollister, CA, '57 Chevy
BEST OF GOLD - STREET - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Fred & Belinda Smith, Alta Loma, CA, '71 El Camino
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Doug Muelder, Ventura, CA, '69 Camaro
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Nick Czuczko, Upland, CA, '70 Nova

BEST '55-57 - DANCHUK MANUFACTURING
Ralph Warnstrom, Mesa, AZ, '57 Chevy convt
BEST BIG CAR - SOFFSEAL
Roger Harris, Phoenix, AZ, '63 Impala
BEST CAMARO - RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROS
Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, '69 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE - ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP
Scott Clark, Laveen, AZ, '66 Chevelle convt
BEST CONTEMPORARY - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Rick Peterson, Mesa, AZ, '02 Monte Carlo
BEST CONVERSION - MEGUIAR'S
Deb Guffin, Tempe, AZ, '54 Olds
BEST CORVETTE - TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINE
Bill Baker, Surprise, AZ, '01 Corvette
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Larry Wilson, Gilbert, AZ, '36 Chevy
BEST EL CAMINO - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Randy Duke, Phoenix, AZ, '72 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Dennis Jenkins, Phoenix, AZ, '72 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA - WHEEL VINTIQUES
John & Sylvia Piccola, Las Vegas, NV, '62 Nova
BEST OPEN - MASTERS ENTERTAINMENT
David Coulter, New River, AZ, '61 Corvair
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED - AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS
Ernie Padilla, Peoria, AZ, '67 Chevelle
BEST TRUCK - AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Guy Gray, Mesa, AZ, '73 truck

Club Participation
Southwest NovaWATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER - DRAG RACE
Chad Langdon, Bloomington, CA, '02 Camaro
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER - CAR SHOW
Andrew Tomasko Jr., Chandler, AZ, '87 Monte Carlo
BEST APPEARING CREW - SIMPSON
Jim Nordhougen, Longmont, CO, '41 Chevy Coupe
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARD
Tyler Kurth, Alta Loma, CA, '84 El Camino

GOLD CLASS WINNERS
GOLD '55-57 - STOCK
Chuck & Barb Hawkins, Hollister, CA, '57 Chevy convt
GOLD CAMARO '67-69 - STREET
Doug Muelder, Ventura, CA, '69 Z/28
GOLD EL CAMINO - STREET
Fred & Belinda Smith, Alta Loma, CA, '71
GOLD NOVA '68 & NEWER - STOCK
Nick Czuczko, Upland, CA, '70

CLASS WINNERS
'55-56-57 - STOCK
Ralph Warnstrom, Mesa, AZ, '57
'55-56-57 - STREET
Liz Baier, Paso Robles, CA, '55
'55-56-57 - MODIFIED
Bob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu City, AZ, '55

BIG CAR '49-54 - STREET
Jerry Keyt, Apache Junction, AZ, '52
BIG CAR '49-54 - MODIFIED
Bob Parren, Las Vegas, NV, '54
BIG CAR '58-89 - STOCK
Donald W. Croonenberghs, Phoenix, AZ, '63
BIG CAR '58-89 - STREET
Jack Owens, Queen Creek, AZ, '66
BIG CAR '58-89 - MODIFIED
Roger Harris, Phoenix, AZ, '63
BIG CAR '90-96 - STOCK
Julian & Sandra Borrego, Phoenix, AZ, '96
BIG CAR '90-96 - STREET
Joe Sanchez, Litchfield, AZ, '96
BIG CAR '90-96 - MODIFIED
Edward A., Chandler, AZ, '95

CAMARO '67-69 - STOCK
Ward Gappa, Scottsdale, AZ, '69
CAMARO '67-69 - STREET
Bill Sefton, Scottsdale, AZ, '69
CAMARO '67-69 - MODIFIED
Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, '69
CAMARO '70-81 - STOCK
Raymond Podsiadlo, Phoenix, AZ, '70
CAMARO '70-81 - STREET
Steve Rang, Gilbert, AZ, '74
CAMARO '82-92 - STOCK
Raymond & Adrian Felix, Mesa, AZ, '90
CAMARO '82-92 - STREET
John & Bill Jordan, Sandy, UT, '87
CAMARO '93 & NEWER - STREET
Scott Campbell, Gilbert, AZ, '96

CHEVELLE '64-67 - STOCK
Scott Clark, Laveen AZ, '66
CHEVELLE '64-67 - STREET
Betty Jo Anderson, Peoria, AZ, '65
CHEVELLE '64-67 - MODIFIED
Tom Gaston, Glendale, AZ, '64
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER - STOCK
Bob Palagi, Phoenix, AZ, '70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER - STREET
Chris Christonsen, Tempe, AZ, '68
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER - MODIFIED
Mark Peters, Glendale, AZ, '70

CONTEMPORARY - STREET
Rick Peterson, Mesa, AZ, '02 Monte Carlo
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER - MODIFIED
Joe Cathell, Phoenix, AZ, '22 Ford
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER - STOCK
Steven Borrego, Phoenix, AZ, '99 Trans Am
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER - MODIFIED
Deb Guffin, Tempe, AZ, '54 Olds

CORVETTE '53-67 - STREET
Doug Payne, Tempe, AZ, '64
CORVETTE '53-67 - MODIFIED
Greg Smith, Peoria, AZ, '63
CORVETTE '68-82 - STOCK
Don DiGuardi, Tucson, AZ, '72
CORVETTE '68-82 - MODIFIED
Dan Norton, Phoenix, AZ, '76
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER - STOCK
Joe & Barbara Endres, Glendale, AZ, '94
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER - STREET
Jack Gould, Mesa, AZ, '98
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER - MODIFIED
Bill Baker, Surprise, AZ, '01

EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48 - STOCK
Alan Wilson, Prescott, AZ, '38
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48 - MODIFIED
Larry Wilson, Gilbert, AZ, '36

EL CAMINO - STREET
Brad Doane, Phoenix, AZ, '70
EL CAMINO - MODIFIED
Randy Duke, Phoenix, AZ, '72

MONTE CARLO - STOCK
DM & Karla Menhennet, Tipton, MO, '87
MONTE CARLO - STREET
Dennis Jenkins, Phoenix, AZ, '72
MONTE CARLO - MODIFIED
Steve English, Tucson, AZ, '85

NOVA '62-67 - STOCK
Howard Groff, Northridge, CA, '66
NOVA '62-67 - STREET
John & Sylvia Piccola, Las Vegas, NV, '65
NOVA '62-67 - MODIFIED
Dale Jager, Henderson, NV, '62
NOVA '68 & NEWER - STREET
Rick Gallegos, Santa Fe, NM, '68
NOVA '68 & NEWER - MODIFIED
Rick Campbell, Mesa, AZ, '69

Open - STOCK
David Coulter, New River, AZ, '61 Corvair van
OPEN - STREET
Eric Remboldt, Phoenix, AZ, '97 Cavalier
PRO STREET - MODIFIED
Ernie Padilla, Peoria, AZ, '67 Chevelle
PRO STREET TRUCK - MODIFIED
Bill Chesser, Glendale, AZ, '59 El Camino
PRO ENGINEERED - MODIFIED
Smoky & Diane Crosman, Chandler, AZ, '66 Nova
STREET CRUISER
Rod & Joe Mazer, Mesa, AZ, '56 Bel Air
STREET CRUISER
Ken Martin, Apache Junction, AZ, '64 Impala

TRUCK '49-72 - STREET
Don Zane, Mesa, AZ, '68
TRUCK '49-59 - MODIFIED
Mark Higginbottom, Mesa, AZ, '55
TRUCK '60-69 - MODIFIED
Manny Navarro, Mesa, AZ, '67
TRUCK '70-72 - MODIFIED
John Sahid, Scottsdale, AZ, '71
TRUCK '73-87 - MODIFIED
Guy Gray, Mesa, AZ, '73
TRUCK '88 & NEWER - STREET
Kevin Kelley, Scottsdale, AZ, '90
TRUCK '88 & NEWER - MODIFIED
Clyde Seeton, Tempe, AZ, '00
4X4 TRUCK - STREET
Jeff Wilson, Chandler, AZ, '94
4X4 TRUCK - MODIFIED
Tom Tait, Camarillo, CA, '74
MINI TRUCK - STREET
Gary Gordon, Chandler, AZ, '99
MINI TRUCK - MODIFIED
JR Arnett, Surprise, AZ, '95
SUV - STREET
Lynn Gernand, Tempe, AZ, '98
SUV - MODIFIED
Nancy Camrud, Prescott, AZ, '01
MINI SUV - MODIFIED
Loren Roetman, Mesa, AZ, '00

Drag Race Results

Editor's Choice TOP TEN DRAG CARS
Amber Dolezal, Chandler, AZ, dragster
Gregg Hopkins, Phoenix, AZ, '70 Camaro
Nick Marafioti, Phoenix, AZ, '70 Nova
Jerry Mock, Las Vegas, NV, '70 Nova
Tom Ricks, Gilbert, AZ, '69 Camaro Z/28
Eric Swang, Mesa, AZ, '68 truck
John Taylor, Apache Junction, AZ, '48 truck
Ray & Tencha Villareal, El Paso, TX, '67 Nova
Jayson Weaver, Mesa, AZ, '80 truck
Steven Wing, Phoenix, AZ, '68 Camaro

Bracket 1
WINNER - Milton Gedo, Lakewood, CO, '01 Yancer Dragster, 8.651 @ 153.95mph
RUNNER-UP - Keith Manogue, Phoenix, AZ, '63 Nova SS, 11.948 @ 128.91mph

Bracket 2
Winner-Mark Meier, Las Vegas, NV, '72 Vega, 12.271 @ 98.20mph
Runner-Up-Tony Marconi, Peoria, AZ, '79 Firebird, 12.417 @ 107.76mph

DOT Street Tire
Winner - Darrell Marshall, Mesa, AZ, '66 El Camino, 12.803 @ 106.01mph
Runner-Up - Steve Gant, Avondale, AZ, '68 Chevelle, 13.273 @ 100.64mph

Nitro Coupes
Winner - Dan Nickelson, LaVerne, CA, '94 Beretta GT, 6.276 @ 226.13mph
Runner-Up - Jim Nordhougen, Longmont, CO, '41 Chevy coupe, Broke

Saturday Bracket Race
Winner - Keith Manogue, Phoenix, AZ, '63 Nova SS, 11.999 @ 121.92mph
Runner-Up - Bonnifacio Garcia, Casa Grande, AZ, '71 Malibu, 12.529 @104.20mph

Junior Dragsters
Winner - Jennifer Weaver, Mesa, AZ, '98 Jr. Dragster, 9.608 @ 66.33mph
Runner-Up - Amy Secor, Mesa, AZ, '97 Alex Green, 10.302 @ 60.31mph

Phoenix Super Chevy Show Vendors
Andy's Pin-Striping
Big Tiny's Toys
BRE (Beck Racing Engines)
California Street Rods (Chevrolet)
C.A.R.S. Arizona
Danchuk Manufacturing
Don Garlits Museum
East Valley Customs
Express Auto Care
Firebird International Raceway
The Gas Pump Depot
Global West Suspension
Hacienda Harley-Davidson
Hardcore Hardware
High Performance Image (Primedia)
Larry Lovato
LoneStar Muscle Car
MBNA
Meguiar's
Millennium Shades
Photo Sports
Pioneer Classic Autos
Promark Advertising, Inc.
Rick's Pickup Parts
Sacred Heart Catholic School
SoffSeal
Starwood Vacation Ownership
Sunoco
Terry Woods Engineering
Trim Parts
Thunder Graphics
Van Raalte & Co. LLC
Vivid Products
Weld Racing

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