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2012 Super Chevy Show Memphis - Meanwhile Back In Memphis...

The Super Chevy Show returned to the re-opened Memphis international raceway. it was like we never left.

Patrick Hill Aug 1, 2012
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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.

Editor's Choice Car Show Awards
Scooter Anderson, Bartlett, TN - '68 396 SS Camaro
John Poore & Billy Shirley, Laureli, MS - '67 Camaro Grumpy tribute
Fowler's Car Carriers, Jonesboro, AR - '79 Chevy tow truck
Trent Goodwin, Horn Lake, MS - '79 Z28
Mike Tolbert, Forest, MS - '72 Camaro
Bart Wilkinson, Millington, TN - '66 Corvette
Thomas Landwear, Jefferson City, MO - '57 Corvette
Sean Cotner, Arlington, TN - '69 396 SS Chevelle
Harold Petty, Jackson, TN - '60 El Camino
Larry & Pat Phillips, Lexington, TN - '66 396 SS Chevelle
Mick Price, Atwood, IL - '62 Bel Air 409
Don Bigham, Randall, KS - '57 Bel Air Hardtop
Jim Jackson, Murfreesboro, TN - '57 Bel Air Hardtop
Jim Forman, Memphis, TN - '56 210 Sedan
Joseph Mouton, New Orleans, LA - '55 Bel Air Sedan
Jim Inman, Ward, AR - '62 Impala
Jim Honey, Ullih, IL - '67 Nova
Judy Lippert, Green, KS - '66 SS Nova
Warren Joerg, Warren, KS - '70 396 SS Chevelle

Editor's Choice Drag Race Top 10 Awards
Ken Clark, Brandon, MS - '59 Apache
Stacy Warren, Brandon, MS - '72 Nova
Kenny Pease, Dyersburg, TN - '62 Nova Wagon
Josh James, Lexington, TN - '69 Camaro
Brenda Pringle, Willard, MO - '66 Nova
Robert Wilson, Sparta, MO - '55 150 Wagon
Chris Wooley, Mayfield, KY - '64 Impala
Paul Derryberry, Hernando, MS - '68 Camaro RS
Coy Sellers, Olive Branch, MS - '72 Nova
Buddy Hillard, Brandon, MS - '67 Corvette

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Race Results

True Street Winners James Voyles, Poplar Bluff, MO - '70 Nova with an average ET of 9.325
John Lawson, Poplar Bluff, MO - '69 Camaro with an average ET of 10.137
Dan Lippy, Williston, TN - '67 Camaro with an average ET of 10.542
Bervil Hillis, Sikeston, MO - '94 Chevy Pickup with an average ET of 11.075
Josh Lawson, Poplar Bluff, MO - '11 Cadillac CTSV with an average ET of 12.397
James Green, Mariana, AR - '97 Camaro with an average ET of 13.106

Sunday's Drag Racing Results
Bracket 1 - Mark Meadows, Mt. PLeasant, MS ('06 Nelson Drag) defeated Jeff Bobo, Walnut, MS ('11 Racecraft)
Bracket 2 - Todd Berry, Tuscumbia, AL ('55 Chevy Pickup) defeated Michael Crass, Murrey, KY
DOT - Todd Berry, Tuscumbia, AL ('55 Chevy Pickup) defeated Josh James, Lexington, TN ('69 Camaro)
Pro Mod - Dwayne Watkins, Rosemark, TN ('57 Chevy) defeated John Sullivan, Oakland, TN ('69 Camaro)

Complete results can be found at

Here are the Memphis, Tennessee, winners from the AMSOIL best of the best competition, presented by Danchuk and Classic Muscle:

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 to vote for next batch of classic Bow Ties.

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Tri-Five – Don Bigham – ’57 Bel Air Hardtop

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Camaro – Chris Morganelli – ’67 Camaro restomod

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Chevelle – Poppa Hyde – ’87 Monte Carlo Aerocoupe

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Nova – Mike & Sindy Helton – ’69 Nova restomod

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Fullsize ’58-up – Jim Inman – ’62 Impala custom


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