Of all the Super Chevy Shows we attend throughout the year, the event at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver, Colorado, welcomes us with the best weather. The skies are dotted with little clouds and the air is cool with a slight breeze. It's the kind of weather that puts you at ease right up till you get close to the venue. That's when the sound of horsepower echoes off the mountainside and gets our adrenalin pumping. When Associate Editor Patrick Hill and I pulled into the gates, the pits were already full of simple bracket cars all the way to some seriously quick Pro Mod rides. We quickly became kids again oohing and ahhing and pointing at all the cool stuff.
After composing ourselves, we parked the rental car, grabbed our camera gear, and set off towards the show field. It, too, was packed to the gills with everything from stock restored beauties to full custom restomods. We gotta tell ya, the quality of the restorations we saw at Bandimere is a true testament to how thick with car culture Colorado really is.
After walking the rows of Chevelles, Camaros and the like, we headed to the swap meet area. There were all kinds of goodies to be had and once again we were bummed that we flew in so we couldn't take home some of the bigger items we really wanted.
If you are more of a new part kind of builder, then the manufacturers midway surrounding the show field offered everything from air tools to detail products. If you wanted to see some new engines or even a new Chevy to buy, then Chevrolet Performance and Stevinson Chevrolet were there to help. There were even a few activities for the budding gearhead, like the Revell Make 'n' Take. Held in one of the facility's large tents kids and their parents were given a 2010 Camaro model to assemble together and then take home.
We really enjoy coming to Bandimere, as the track is just great and the people are even better. If you are even close to Denver next year, this is one to stop in and check out.
Steve Berlav’s well-optioned ’69 Chevelle was a definite stock resto head turner, resplendent in its LeMans Blue hue. 350-horse 396, four-speed, A/C, disc brakes, power steering, white interior, and full factory gauges.
|Car Show Results|
|Editor's Choice Car Show Winners|
|David Wynne, Denver, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Tim Hobbs, Lakewood, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Ben Brandon, Denver, CO, 2011 Camaro|
|Robert Loos, Denver, CO, 1966 Chevelle|
|Steve Beriau, Centennial, CO, 1969 Chevelle|
|Kim Case, Littleton, CO, 1962 Impala|
|Chris Allen, Aurora, CO, 1967 Corvette|
|Curt Williams, Lakewood, CO, 1970 Blazer|
|Jason Robling, Elizabeth, CO, 1971 Nova|
|Dick and Brenda Brazzell, Arvada, CO, 1960 Corvette|
|Editor's Choice Drag Car Winners|
|Larry Dorsey, Grand Junction, CO, 1960 Biscayne|
|AJ O'Brien, Castle Rock, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Alex Farmer, Colorado Springs, CO, 1974 Vega|
|Danny McEwan, Greely, CO, 1970 Camaro|
|Scott Putney, Aurora, CO, 1967 Chevelle|
|Dallas Gavito, North Glenn, CO, 1966 Chevelle|
|Shawn Fink, Casper, WY, 1963 Nova|
|Jim Mordini, Fort Collins, CO, 1972 Chevelle|
|Jerry LeBleu, Rangely, CO, 1971 Camaro|
|Chris Major, Parker, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Best Of Show|
|Big Car: Marv Bauer, Lincoln, NE, 1963 Impala|
|Camaro: David Wynne, Denver, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Chevelle: Tracy and Dianne Kelly, Hot Springs, AZ, 1966 Chevelle|
|Corvette: Dick and Brenda Brazzell, Arvada, CO, 1960 Corvette|
|Conversion: Don Hills, Morrison, CO, 1946 Diamond Tramp|
|Early Chevy:Robert Trujillo, Littleton, CO, 1938 Sedan|
|El Camino: Randy Reyman, Aurora, CO, 1967 El Camino|
|1955-1957: Kelly Boen, Henderson, CO, 1956 Nomad|
|Monte Carlo: Don & Jane Morgareidge, Casper, WY, 1988 Monte Carlo|
|Nova:Jeff Smith, Littleton, CO, 1967 Nova|
|Open:Charles Kirmuss, Westminster, CO, 1965 Corvair|
|Pro Street/Engineered: Kevin Lueck, Windsor, CO, 1966 Nova|
|Truck: Mike Uchida, Henderson, CO, 2001 Pickup|
|Paint:Warren Joeng, Randall, KS, 1970 Chevelle|
|Detail: Warren Joeng, Randall, KS, 1970 Chevelle|
|Engine: Warren Joeng, Randall, KS, 1970 Chevelle|
|Excellence Award: Mark Fielps, Longmont, CO, 1969 Camaro|
|Best Of Show: Steve Luethge, Omaha, NE, 1956 Chevy 210|
Here are the Denver, Colorado, 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 Monday at midnight. Keep your browser aimed at http://bestofthebest.superchevy.com to vote for next batch of classic Bow Ties.
1969 RS Convertible
1967 El Camino