Tony Lopez brought this gem of a road warrior to the show. This first-year street Camaro i
Tire smoke and breathtaking horsepower hit the desert at the recent Super Chevy Show at Southwestern International Raceway. The Tucson, Arizona, site was host to yet another successful exhibition of some of the finest Bow Ties on the planet-both in the car show and on the strip.
Just about everywhere you go, the Camaro section is big enough to be a show within itself, but not on this weekend. Diversity was the name of the game here, with an emphasis on triple nickels, rat rods, and shoeboxes alike.
On the track, there was something for everyone. Foot brake/electronics bracket races, nitromethane-pumping Nitro Coupes, fire-breathing jet cars, the Airborne Express wheelstander, and the True Street competition-all contributing to a great return to the hot sands of Arizona.
Tremec True Street was once again the highlight of the weekend with fully registered and official street machines dukin' it out for bragging rights and cash money. For those of you unfamiliar with the format of the True Street competition, it's a 30-mile hike through the hills, followed by three passes directly thereafter. No cool down, no refueling, no whiners. Competitors are literally swept off the highway, strapped down, and rolled into the water box. True Street's rules demand streetability, horsepower, and ultimately, respect.
In Tucson, the big winner was Carl Cole of Alta Loma, California, who handled his '55 Bel Air to a three-run average of 11.98, with a best pass of 11.96. Runnerup was hometown hero Dave Nast, whose '69 Camaro had an average of 12.32.
Whether at the show or on the track, first-generation Camaros are inevitably crowd pleaser
Imagine what John Milner would have said if Bob Falfa rolled up to that street light with
...and Larry Saitali's '67 Camaro strung together a handful of 10.0 passes at 134 mph.
Taking home the Best Tri-Five of the event was Jim Nelson of Casper, Wyoming, with this ab
All of the bracket classes proved to have great side-by-side action, including this pair t
|Editor's Choice Top 10 Car Show |
|Name ||Car |
|Jim Nelson ||'55 Sedan Delivery |
|Ron Truman ||'60 Impala |
|John Sherwood ||'55 Chevy |
|Ernie Miller ||'67 Chevelle |
|Les Hoctor ||'67 Chevelle |
|Glenn Dickens ||'71 Chevelle |
|Bret Fishel ||'72 Truck |
|Mike Risafi ||'92 Truck |
|Dicky Rivas ||'70 Nova SS |
|Antonio Garcia ||'34 Ford |
|Editor's Choice Top 10 Drag Race |
|Name ||Car |
|Jed Dahar ||'67 Chevy II |
|Scott Bartling ||'06 Silverado |
|Allen Smith ||'67 Chevelle |
|Larry Pittenger ||'68 Camaro |
|Rene Tetreault ||'65 Chevelle |
|Eddie Orozco ||'68 Camaro |
|Josh Edwards ||'70 Nova |
|Lenny Fyffe ||'70 Camaro |
|John Brewer ||'67 Camaro |
|Bob Thurston ||'57 Chevy |
|True Street Results |
|Name ||Hometown ||Car ||Avg. ET |
|(W) Carl Cole ||Alta Loma, CA ||1955 Bel Air ||11.98 |
|(R.U.) Dave Nast ||Tucson, AZ ||1969 Camaro ||12.32 |
|(13sec) Barry Thons ||Tucson, AZ ||1968 Chevy ||13.09 |
| David Burke ||Oro Valley, AZ ||2001 Trans-Am ||13.23 |
| Debbie Hobbs ||Tucson, AZ ||1998 Camaro ||14.14 |
| Larry Heubach ||Tucson, AZ ||1965 Nova ||15.15 |
| Dennis Ward ||Willcox, AZ ||1997 Grand Prix ||16.50 |