For the third straight year, Texas Motorplex owner Billy Meyer, track GM Gabrielle Stevenson, and the entire staff at the Texas Motorplex pulled out all the stops to make this show something special. To fire up everyone’s patriotism, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall was on display. “The wall honors all U.S. servicemen and women in all branches of service and we are proud to be able to host the wall this week. It’s truly an honor for all of North Texas,” Meyer said. The Cost of Freedom Tribute includes statistics from each major U.S. conflict and 9/11 attacks, a 380-foot-long and eight-foot-high Vietnam Memorial with 51,000 inscribed names, a gold dog tag display, a tribute to law enforcement and firefighters as well as historical documents, for visitors to reflect on. Adding to the veterans’ tributes was an opening day cruise from an old-school courthouse in nearby Waxahachie to the Motorplex. Everyone gathered around 8 a.m. for free coffee and a saugage biscuit breakfast before loading up and hitting the road to the show. Once on the show grounds, everyone parked their Chevys in their respective areas and did a quick clean up. The drag racing action started just a few minutes later, filling the air with the sweet smell of burnt rubber and race fuel. There were all levels of Bow Ties on the track, from 15-second bracket cars to electronics cars running mid 8s. And if that wasn’t enough, Elaine Larsen and her jet car team made a bunch of exhibition passes throughout the day. Even though we could sit and watch the 1320 all day, there was still more to see, like the show cars and we are here to tell you the gearheads in Texas don’t mess around. There was a huge selection of high quality builds that really impressed. Chevy Performance blew us away with its Chevrolet First Responder Silverado. In partnership with renowned airbrush artist Mickey Harris, the Silverado features airbrushed murals, depicting different scenes of the fateful attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, along with a small piece of glass recovered from the Twin Towers site. For the young ones there was the Revell Make-N-Take, which gives each budding gearhead a Revell model (Chevrolet of course) and a place to assemble it. Winner of the Super Chevy Magazine True Street Challenge was Jason Glover from Bryan, Texas, in his awesome ’57 Bel Air. He clicked off a 10.12, a 10.18 and finished with a wicked 10.00 at 137 mph. Winner of the Super Chevy Magazine True Street Challenge was Jason Glover from Bryan, Texa Elaine Larsen put on a great display of raw power in her jet-powered dragster. The unmistakable whine of the turbine spooling up had spectators running to the stands to watch the run. Elaine Larsen put on a great display of raw power in her jet-powered dragster. The unmista Everyone that came on the cruise met up at 8 a.m. The North Texas Camaro Club was out en masse with 20 exemplary examples of the breed. Everyone that came on the cruise met up at 8 a.m. The North Texas Camaro Club was out en m JR Woods from Willow Park, Texas, brought out his son’s ’73 Z28. The car has an older NASCAR truck series small-block backed by a four-speed trans. The exhaust note on this car was just awesome. JR Woods from Willow Park, Texas, brought out his son’s ’73 Z28. The car has an older NASC The Gold Class area, which is the cream of the crop at the show, had three Camaros, a Chevelle, and an El Camino. The Gold Class area, which is the cream of the crop at the show, had three Camaros, a Chev For all you nostalgia lovers, we present Jim Leinart’s ’55. Dual quads, tunnel ram, small-block, Americans, and fenderwell headers? Check, check, check, check, and check. For all you nostalgia lovers, we present Jim Leinart’s ’55. Dual quads, tunnel ram, small- Winning the Original Parts Group Best Chevy Restoration award was Brittany Joeng and her immaculate ’70 Chevelle SS396. This car looked like it just drove off the showroom floor. Winning the Original Parts Group Best Chevy Restoration award was Brittany Joeng and her i 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Calin Head Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!