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2008 Super Chevy Show Joliet - Jivin' In Joliet

Project American Heroes 2 is unveiled at the Illinois Super Chevy Show

By Mike Harrington, Photography by , Mike Harrington

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Project American Heroes 2 Gets Unveiled At The Illinois Super Chevy ShowWhat a great event! The Super Chevy Joliet show rolled into town at the Route 66 Raceway, and so did the American iron from all over the mid-western states. By all definitions, the show was a success. Project American Heroes 2, our '69 Camaro built for the benefit of the Armed Forces Foundation by the Route 66 Motorsports crew (and finished in record time), was unveiled at the Joliet show. The Super Chevy attendees' reaction was everything we hoped for-the crowds were so thick around the Camaro when it was on display, that it was hard for anyone to snap a shot!

And then the rains came later in the afternoon-the bright red '69 Camaro sure received it's baptism that day. While other vehicles scattered and looked for shelter or trailers, the Camaro stayed put and received its first wash job, whether it wanted it or not. That was Saturday. On Sunday the sky was blue and there were 100 more vehicles that showed up for the car show than on Saturday. Truth be told, there were more magazine feature-quality cars at the Joliet show than at the California show. The downside was there were so many cool cars, we just didn't have enough time to photograph them all. To all sharp-looking Chevy owners, come back next year; we'll get your cars then.

The Tremec True Street turnout was decent, too. Not great, but a good start. A total of 10 sharp-looking cars made the reliability run and the back to back passes down the track. They are as follows:

Steve Hoch '68 Vette-Overall winner with an average time of 8.98 at 154.33
Joe Kosiba '63 Nova-Runner-up with an average time of 9.07 at 154.21
Brian Roche '69 Nova-11 second class winner; 11.32 at 118.61
Mike Meyers '69 Corvair-12 second class winner; 12.11 at 112.64
Mark Litavsky '82 Camaro-13 second class winner; 13.12 at 102.70
Lloyd Moreland '00 Camaro
Kevin Rowband '08 Vette
Shadi Ibrahim '01 Trans Am
Dave Vegter '68 Chevelle
Roland Dreitsch '69 Camaro SS

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP10 DRAG RACE AWARDS
DAVE MILLS OSSEO, MI '65 CHEVY II 409
DENNIS EUDALEY LECLAIRE, IA '59 EL CAMINO
STEVE HOCH TOLULON, IL '68 CORVETTE
CASEY GRIFFIN MIDLOTHIAN, IL '71 CORVETTE
WILLIAM COCHRAN HIGHLAND, IN '65 CHEVELLE
HOWIE KNOEBEL PLAINFIELD, IL '67 CHEVELLE
HERMAN ZEHNDER TINLEY PARK, IL '72 NOVA
BILL INGRAHAM NEWARK, IL '65 CHEVY II
ADAM NEEDLES VALPARAISO, IN '72 OLDS 442
MICHAEL SLAVIERO NEW LENOX, ILPRIX '76 PONTIAC GRAND
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP 10 CAR SHOW AWARDS
DAVID KEMP JOLIET, IL '69 IMPALA SS
DAVID EILH PALATINE, IL '67 NOVA
JIM BRENNAN NEW LENOX, IL '56 BELAIR
DAN & JO BROWN URBANA, IL '69 CHEVELLE
JIM & MICHELLE ESKRIDGE CEDAR LAKE, IN '67 CAMARO
GARY GOODIN INDIANAPOLIS, IN '69 CAMARO
ED ARENDS LOCKPORT, IL '66 CORVETTE
KEN NAGEL PLANO, IL '58 IMPALA
DAVID ALFRED LAKE ELMO, IL '69 CAMARO
JOHN PEARCE FRANKFORT, IL '55 CHEVY
By Mike Harrington
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