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2008 Super Chevy Show Atlanta - Atlanta In Action

Forget About The Gas Prices, It's Race Time

By Mike Harrington, Photography by Super Chevy Show Staff

The Super Chevy shows that take place in or near the Atlanta area have long been the most popular in the American South.They feature legions of spectators, a car corral that rivals the car show itself, and a swap meet that junkyard dogs can roam for hours.

True Streets was anything but a one-man show, with five of the seven competitors within a second of each other. Four late-model hot rods turned the contest into a nail biter as Phil Bonner in his 2000 Corvette took home gold with a 13.23-second average; just a hair quicker than Mitchell Moon's 13.15-second average.

No nine-second True Street passes today, but this one sure goes into the record books as the closest margin of victory in the history of the class. Way to go guys!

When it came to True Street, seven He-Men entered the contest with hammer in hand.

These are the top three True Street Machines and their owners:
Overall Winner:
Phil Bonner, Lilburn, GA, 13.12 in his 2000 Corvette.
Mitchell Moon, Appling, GA, 13.15 in his '99 Trans Am
13-Second Index Winner:
Justin Buckern, Bincon, GA, 13.51 in his 2002 Camaro SS

Jerry Dennis, Concord, NC '62 Chevy
Jerry & Gary Rice Royston, GA '69 Camaro
Erwin Aderhold Woodstock, GA '38 Chevy Coupe
Chris Palmer Alpharetta, GA '67 Nova
Al Adron Sharpsburg, GA '67 Chevelle
Tendra Embrey Franklin, GA '55 Chevy Pick-Up
Clay Jones Cumming, GA '37 Chevy Coupe
Betty Garner Liburn, GA '55 Nomad
Ricky Twiggs Murphy, NC '57 Chevy
Greg Cape Hull, GA '55 Chevy
Mark Patten Boaz, AL '82 S-10 Pickup
Randy Bruce Conyers, GA '78 Malibu
Tim Turbyfill Boone, NC ' 69 Camaro
Travis Bryant Bowman, GA '68 Camaro
Doug Gronewold Dunlap, TN '55 Chevy
Ryan Nelson Tocca, GA '72 Monte Carlo
Andy Lewis Hampton, GA '63 Chevy II
Paul Dooley Gainesville, GA '80 Monza
David Miller Waco, GA '69 Nova
Vic Temple Hartwell, GA, '37 Chevy

Automotive icon Linda Vaughn was on the scene at the Super Chevy show in Atlanta sporting a GM Performance Parts shirt no less.

Gimme a little love, won't ya? Here is something else you don't see very often. The oh-so little Chevy LUV pickup truck. Back in the day when I would go to the street races, a guy would always show up in small-block Chevy LUV and whoop over some of the bigger cars.

I guess nobody told them that if you win a plaque at a Super Chevy show, they line you up and shoot you. Well...with a camera that is.

The joint was jumping and was so packed a little grease might help you slip through the crowds.

Unsafe at any speed? Bah, what does Nader know anyway? Has he ever seen two Corvairs in a punching match on the two-lane? How often do you see this sight?

These two custom Tri-Fives were given a military-style crewcut, knocking the roofs and windows down a few inches.

This '69 Z28 is absolutely beautiful, bathed in black with black wheels and white stripes. What a classic.

I'm not saying this just because it's Super Chevy magazine, but the Chevy trucks of the '50s simply are the best looking of any truck from that era.

Get out of the way or the flames will get you! When the jet cars come out to play, the grand stands fill up and there is only standing room available.

Another modern twist on a classic look. A Yenko Deuce clone on the outside with all the modern conveniences to make it perform.

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