The raucous sounds of rock 'n' roll and the thunderous rumble of big-block-powered musclecars rend the air in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, once a year. This can only mean one thing-the tribes are gathering, and it must be Chevellebration time again! About 10 miles north of Nashville, the city of Goodlettsville plays host to the largest gathering of Chevelles that one eye could ever hope to see. You ain't seen nuthin' till you have seen 450-plus Chevelles gathered in one spot. At every gas station, hotel parking lot and restaurant lot, you will undoubtedly witness one of these Chevelles rumbling past, toward, or around you. It really is a sight to see, and this is not at the actual showgrounds, either. So who produces and organizes this madness? The American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society, a.k.a. ACES, a car club compromised of nothing but Chevelle owners from around the country and beyond our borders. This Chevelle club is so large, they even have their own bimonthly publication dedicated to-you guessed it-Chevelles. Presiding over the ACES car club is Chuck Hanson of "Horsepower TV" fame. Chuck has been at the helm of this organization since it's inception in 1997. And every year since then, the gathering of Chevelles has grown and grown, and this year's event was no different. With an event this large, how many new Chevelle owners could you expect to see? This year broke a new record; there were more first-time Chevelle owners this year than in any past year. The '70 Chevelle seemed to make its presence known, as there were more '70 and '69 Chevelles in attendance than any other year. This year's show was more than just a park-and-shine-type of car show. A 23-mile cruise to the local dragstrip was on the agenda one night, and while at the strip any Chevelle that wanted to make a pass and impress the crowd got the chance. If you haven't stood on the side of this little country road and looked off into the distance and seen nothing but Chevelles, next year is the time to try it. Besides cruises every night, there were plenty of organized events for the kids to participate in, as well. At the end of the day's events, the hotel parking lots were filled with Chevelle owners BBQing and BSing. And not to mention Nashville and its famous Honkey Tonks were open. What a great event! Look for more event coverage on the Web site, and in our all-Chevelle special issue. For info on ACES, visit: www.chevelles.com/aces l Opening day, the registration lines were longer than food lines in Russia. Only these lines were a heck of a lot more enjoyable to be in. Opening day, the registration lines were longer than food lines in Russia. Only these line Hoods up and trunks open! Can you spot Waldo in this picture? And they're off! Chevelle versus Chevelle. Now that's something you don't see every day. OK, we could not get enough of this wild-looking El Camino. No kidding. This rear engine Elky looks like something straight from the mind of Ed Roth. Hats off to Robert Stewart of Greenbrier, Tennessee, for daring to be different and driving this cop magnet of a vehicle. OK, we could not get enough of this wild-looking El Camino. No kidding. This rear engine E Here we are at the dragstrip. The Bonnie Blue and the Betsy Ross are flying high over the strip. Here we are at the dragstrip. The Bonnie Blue and the Betsy Ross are flying high over the Uh oh, the cruise to the dragstrip was not without its share of problems. We were traveling in a cluster of Chevelles that somehow got lost on the way to the strip. We saw this guy on the side of the road and stopped to see if he needed help. On this cruise, whether a guy was lost or broken down, he was never alone; somebody was always willing to help. Uh oh, the cruise to the dragstrip was not without its share of problems. We were travelin A big part of the after-hours celebration takes place in the hotel parking lots. In this shot, the Cajun members of the Heart of Dixie car club cook giant vats of Jambalaya and spicy vittles for everyone to eat. A few hundred people gather for this little parking lot event. A big part of the after-hours celebration takes place in the hotel parking lots. In this s We figure the best way to do mosquito control is by burning rubber rather than spraying for them. Hey, it's one way to keep the West Nile Virus in check, right? And this method is much more fun. We figure the best way to do mosquito control is by burning rubber rather than spraying fo See what we mean? No bug repellent required here. Just roast those hides. Remember this guy? We saw him on the side of the road with a big puddle under his car. We snapped this shot as he came rolling into the strip. Remember this guy? We saw him on the side of the road with a big puddle under his car. We It's time to go racing off into the sunset. We'll see you next year at the event. Like we said, for more pictures check our Web site and Chevelle special. It's time to go racing off into the sunset. We'll see you next year at the event. Like we By Mike Harrington Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!