If there's a fact of life for every stop on the Super Chevy Show series this season, it's that the weather has been chasing us all over the country. Whatever we did (or didn't do) in Chicagoland paid off because we had a great show in great weather, and met the nicest people there. Of course we always know we are going to see great racing in Joliet with avid bracket racers running late trying to take home the cash. Add to that the local Chicago Outlaws and a car fans are never sure where to spend the most time; checking out the bright and shiny Chevys, or watching them tear up the dragstrip. Route 66 is home to oval tracks, including a great NASCAR facility, and a dirt track, along with one of the premier dragstrips in the country.
Our trip to Joliet this year started with picking up Project X in Ohio where we left it after the Norwalk Super Chevy Show. Autostar's Media Director and drag race announcer, Mike Fornatoro, babysat the "world's most famous '57 Chevy" for us between shows-thanks Mike. We made a speed run from Ohio to Joliet in the dark of night and discovered something about what happens as you near Chicago around 4 a.m.; all the trucks in the world are on Interstate 80 and they are in a hurry to get out of town! Just when we were looking forward to a few winks in the morning, it was time to be alert, really alert, and crank up that big 502 of Project X. Four lanes, three of which are filled with 18 wheelers, and they're hauling stuff to the rest of the country-fast. We kept out of harms way and our '57 is intact. When it came time to leave, we left at night. Wasn't too bad heading east and now we have our car ready for Columbus, Ohio, Houston, Texas, and Montgomery, Alabama. Can't wait to get back behind the wheel.
See our version of Monsters of the Midway in Joliet. We won't replace "Da Bears," but it's what we look forward to in Chicago.