It was my ninth Super Chevy Show of the year, and after the excitement of the other eight, I was out of breath. Still recovering from the action at the Houston event, I was feeling a bit worn down as I pulled into the show area at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. But all it took was exposure to the enthusiasm of the Chevy fanatics who had come out in force to revitalize my spirit.
Unfortunately, this year's show in "Thunder Valley" was only going to be a one-day affair. We'd played Russian roulette with rain at the Houston, Topeka, Norwalk, and Virginia shows earlier in the year, but came out on top with two days of fun. This time our number was up, and Sunday morning dawned with a drenching rain that washed out the day's festivities.
But Saturday was still a great day. At the dragstrip, racers were filling the lanes for their sprints down the 1320, and in the show-car area the rows were packed with great Bow Ties ranging from all original to full-on restomod. The photos are more entertaining than my words, so I'll quit my scribbling and let you, the readers, get to looking.
Editor's Choice Car Show Winners
Randall Matheson - Jonesborough, TN - '68 Camaro
Teddy Meclure - Chilhowie, VA - '68 Bel Air
Dennis Bunton - Statesville, N.C. - '55 Chevy
D.T. Jeter - Bristol, TN - '70 Nova
Robert & Keith Crane - Morganton, N.C. - '56 210
Gerald Copeland - Tifton, GA - '67 Corvette
David Durst - Cumberland, MD - '72 Monte Carlo
Carroll Rhodes - Hendersonville, N.C. - '64 Chevelle
Nick Blevins - Manchester, KY - '69 Camaro
Ken Nester - Lenoir City, TN - '61 Impala
Editor's Choice Drag Car Winners
Mike Ballew - Burnsville, N.C. - '65 Chevelle
Joe Reeves - Independence, VA - '55 Chevy Truck
Terry Davis - Wytheville, VA - '66 Chevelle
Tim Peters - Mt. Jackson, VA - '68 Chevelle
Melony Peters - Hannover, PA - '72 Vega
Justin West - Dunn, N.C. - '69 Camaro
James McDonalds - Inwood, W.V. - '71 Nova
Cody Mitchell - Little Creek, KY - '85 Camaro