After a two-year hiatus from, well, everything, Memphis Motorsports Park was reborn as Memphis International Raceway in 2011, thanks to the folks who own fellow Super Chevy Show host track Palm Beach International Raceway. Before it closed, Memphis was always one of the hottest shows on the circuit, and when the announcement came that the track was returning to the schedule in 2012, we knew it’d be a smash hit.
With over 400 show cars, 500 drag cars, and 571 swap meet slots, the 2012 Memphis show was a riot that might dethrone Maple Grove as the top show this year (we expect our Northeast fans to get fired up at this prospect!).
In the show field there was a variety of cars that had us so overwhelmed we doubled the number of Editor’s Choice awards to give out. All the great racing action kept us running from the show field to the starting line and the race cars were so pretty we photographed two of them for features. Had they tried, they proably would have been nice enough to win show trophies.
The swap meet at Memphis was a bargain hunter’s delight, with an amazing variety of parts, cars, and assorted items to look through and pillage for any sort of project. There was our AMSOIL Best of the Best competition, Revell Make ‘N Take model building program, and a packed manufacturer’s midway to keep you busy as well.