It was a great gathering of Chevys in the Old Dominion for the 2011 Virginia Super Chevy Show.
Co-author Hill's journey to this year's Virginia Super Chevy Show started out somewhat auspiciously. As he tells it, "Happily resting with my eyes closed in first class (free upgrades rock, especially on early morning flights) I broke from my slumber somewhere over Georgia as the plane's engine pitch changed and a stewardess was busily gathering up everyone's beverages. 'Ladies and gentlemen, we've got a warning light on one of our engines, so as a precaution we're diverting to Jacksonville. Nothing to be alarmed about, we've just got the bad engine idling right now.' "
"Being an airplane nut, I wasn't alarmed, but reasonably concerned considering the A320 I was on only had two engines.
"After a safe landing in the biggest city in Florida (by area), I luckily was rerouted to another flight that only had me behind schedule by a couple of hours. Unfortunately my bag wasn't, so my first night I just had the essentials--my camera, laptop, and iPod. Thank God for Target!
"Once Saturday rolled around though, I could see the good fortune of getting all the bad karma out of the way at the beginning of my trip. The whole weekend we had bright, beautiful skies and a dragstrip full of eager and excited Bow Tie fanatics. The swap meet was overflowing thanks to the handiwork of parts peddler extraordinaire Harry the Hat, the crew at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) had the racing surface prepped, and the concessions were awash with artery-clogging goodness. Freelancer and Virginia resident Rod Short lent his invaluable assistance in covering all the goings-on, and I was stalking the show car field for our next AMSOIL Best of the Best contestants."
How many fried Oreos can one associate editor eat? Fortunately my eating bravado was overridden by my common sense, so I'll never know. But I do know we had some cool Chevys to look at during the event, so I'll quit yakking and let you all check out the pics."
Gold Class Winners
|Gold Class Chevelle '68 & Newer (Stock): Roger Berry, Fredericksburg, VA|
|Gold Class Corvette '53-'67 (Stock): Bill Sewarc, Claremont, VA|
|Gold Class Camaro '67-'69 (Street): Eddie Sells, Apex, NC|
|Gold Class Camaro '67-'69 (Modified): Jeff Smith, Richlands, NC|
Editor's Choice Top 10 Show Awards
|1. John Pyke, Chesterfield, VA, '81 Camaro|
|2. Gerald Runion, Chester, VA, '73 Nova|
|3. Brian Eubank, Locust Hill, VA, '65 Chevelle|
|4. Barry Barnet, Sackville, Nova Scotia, '60 Impala|
|5. David and Ruth Baldwin, Colonial Heights, VA, '60 Nomad|
|6. Flip Bost, Statesville, NC, '61 Impala|
|7. William Moore, Colonial Heights, VA, '57 Bel Air|
|8. Duane Maloy, Midlothian, VA, '90 ZR1|
|9. David Durst, Cumberland, MD, '72 Monte Carlo|
|10. Eddie Sells, Apex, NC, '69 Z/28|
ISCA Award - Roger Wood, Christiansburg, VA, '55 Chevy
|Editor's Choice Top 10 Drag Awards|
|1. Tim Harper, Colonial Heights, VA, '55 210 Sedan|
|2. Lewis Yates, Clements, MD, '65 Chevy C10|
|3. Wesley Cox, Pulaski, VA, '68 Chevelle|
|4. Chuck McCarter, Petersburg, VA, '57 150 Sedan|
|5. Tim Clark, Rockingham, NC, '67 Chevelle|
|6. Steve Jenkins, Carrollton, VA, '55 Sedan|
|7. Robert & Gwen Miller, Norfolk, VA, '71 Monte Carlo|
|8. James "Chubby" McDonald, Inwood, WV, '71 Nova|
|9. Steve Carper, Charlestown, WV, '68 Camaro|
|10. John Cook, Highland Springs, VA, '69 Corvette|
True Street Results
|Winner: Tim Harper, '55 Bel Air (Avg. e.t. 8.686)|
|Runner Up: Glenn Hunter Jr., '56 Bel Air (Avg. e.t. 8.688)|
|10.0 Index Winner: Bob Perrot, '67 Chevelle (Avg. e.t. 10.670)|
|12.0 Index Winner: Wesley Cox, '68 Chevelle (Avg. e.t 12.29)|
|13.0 Index Winner: Gwen Miller, '71 Monte Carlo (Avg. e.t. 13.1136)|
Sunday Race Results
|DOT Winner: Brandon Tuck, Runner Up: Eric Finch|
|Bracket 2 Winner: Todd Atkinson, Runner Up: Gerald Driver Jr.|
|DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 Winner: Rich Gernier, Runner Up: Tommy Johns|
|Nitrous ProMod Winner: Matt Deitsch, Runner Up: Gary Courtier|
|Nitrous Blower Winner: Tim O'Hare, Runner Up: Steve King|
AMSOIL Presents Super Chevy 2011 Best of the Best
Here are the Virginia winners from the AMSOIL best of the best competition, presented by Danchuk:
The AMSOIL Best of the Best voting begins the Monday after each Super Chevy Show and lasts through the following Sunday at midnight. Keep your browser aimed at bestofthebest.superchevy.com to vote for next batch of classic Bow Ties.