After 30 years of bringing Chevy lovers together, the Original Super Chevy Show series shows no signs of slowing down. One of the most popular events in the series is the one held in Hebron, Ohio, at National Trail Raceway.
Even though rain was predicted for all three days, the weather held and there was even some sunshine from time to time to warm the racers, spectators, and show participants. The lack of rain was especially good news for the drag racers who battled all day and into the evening for a shot at some of the prize money being offered up in the various classes, including the True Street competition that was a late addition to the track action.
The car show turnout was great, which meant competition for one of the many awards was fierce and hard fought. Spectators had a lot do between the car show and drag racing action. Add in exhibition runs by a wheelstander and jet car and a good time was had by all. In addition, there was a vendor midway and a Chevy swap meet where you could try to find that “certain part” for your Chevy project.
For 2016, Hebron was the fifth of six events, but for 2017 the show schedule has been expanded to eight shows! And if you’re in the area and missed last years’ event, be sure to find your way to Hebron on July 28 when the Original Super Chevy Show series will once again roar into town.
Some really outstanding Chevys showed up for the event. One of our favorites was this 1967 Nova owned by Ken and Mila Rice of Russiaville, Indiana. Aside from the stunning orange paint, it wielded a built LS mated to a pair of rather large turbos.
On the other end of the Nova spectrum was this beautifully restored 1963 Nova SS owned by Keith Leek. Keith even managed to resist the urge to ditch the straight-six in favor of a V-8 and for this we applaud him.
In between those two examples was this green ’67 Nova. The Chevy II was stuffed with a carbureted big-block fed by a centrifugal blower. Harold Green’s Nova was updated and tubbed, but the steel wheels and hubcaps gave it just enough vintage attitude.
Any respectable car show generally has a large contingent of Tri-Five Chevys, and Hebron was no exception. This highly worked-over 1956 150 was brought to the party by Brent and Lori Clark and it was one of the nicer ones we’ve seen. Powered by an LT1 there wasn’t much on this wagon that hadn’t been massaged, chromed, or polished.
On the newer car side of the show was this crazy 1986 Camaro owned by Bill and Tammy Justice of Dayton, Ohio. We really like third-gen Camaros so it’s nice to see them become more popular.
Of course, while the show was going on there was constant action at the dragstrip as Chevys fought it out for a piece of the prize money up for grabs.
Fred Abraham’s 1960 Impala may look restored with a hint of Pro Street, but under the hood is a modern LS powerplant. Once again proving that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
One of the reasons the Original Super Chevy Show is so popular is that there is a constant stream of things for the spectators and entrants to do. One of the more popular spectator events is the wheelstander exhibition. For even faster action, a jet car was on hand for some subsonic blasts.
We have a soft spot for wagons, so we especially liked this 1959 Brookwood owned by Dale Deburger of Seymour, Indiana.
There were also quite a few vendors at the swap meet selling a wide array of used Chevy parts.
Even though the skies clouded up the weather held and that meant the drag racing ran fast and loud from morning till night.
Did we mention there were a ton of really nice Novas on hand? Well, there were, including this badass Pro Street ’67 owned by Larry Gottschalk Sr.