2012 Super Chevy Show - Denver, Colorado

Thunderstruck At Thunder Mountain

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Tri-Five
Dan Vonfeldt
1957 Nomad

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Camaro
David Wynne
1969 RS Convertible

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Chevelle
Randy Reymann
1967 El Camino

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Nova
Jeff Smith
1967 Nova

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Fullsize, ’58-up
Chris Reymann
1964 Impala

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