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Super Chevy Reader Appreciation Day - East Coast Appreciation

We kicked off the inaugural Super Chevy Reader Appreciation Day Jersey-style

By Dan Ryder, Photography by Dan Ryder,

Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, provided the backdrop for our first ever Super Chevy Magazine Reader Appreciation Day. After spending a good portion of the show-and-go season traveling across the country, the Super Chevy crew finally had its first home game. The closest thing we've had on our home turf is the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania, more than two hours away, so this was a real treat.

The purpose of this gathering was to bring all the Bow Tie faithful into the Garden State to meet with the Super Chevy staff, slay the 1320, and show you our Chevys. As with most events, we awarded the Top Ten show cars with some hardware, as well as the Top Ten drag cars. Since we're testing the waters for future events, there was no class racing-just a day full of time trials. We may implement some classes into the mix as car counts grow. As an added bonus, there was a burnout contest to conclude the festivities. Winner Michael Hellinger of Bayonne, New Jersey, burned the hides off his '86 Monte Carlo SS and was awarded a new set of Mickey Thompson drag slicks for his efforts.

While we were rewarded with a beautiful August day, the car counts were pretty low. This being our first stab at this event, it was not advertised very well, although it did give the Super Chevy Magazine editors plenty of quality time to meet with its readers and see what makes them tick. As always, we welcome all comments and suggestions whether good or bad. Stay tuned for dates and information on our second annual Readers Day for the '08 season.

Kick back and enjoy some images of the rides that attended.

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