2005 Autozone Super Chevy Show - Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!
Bow Ties Flock to the Super Chevy Show at Pomona Raceway
The AutoZone Super Chevy Show Tour XXV came to Pomona Raceway at the tail end of April, and wouldn't you know it, we were there. The 4-day event was perfect at fulfilling our need to smell burnt rubber and race fuel. The show is predominantly full of classic cars, but there is a group of hard-core truck nuts that go to show off their style of custom and maybe take a full-throttle pass down the 1320.
There was plenty to do at the show when you weren't in the stands watching the races. Vendors row, or should we say rows, was a proverbial mechanic's candy store. You could hit up GM Performance Parts for the new 572 big-block or trip over to Meguiar's and score a bottle of Quick Detailer.
The show-'n'-shine area wasn't too shabby either. With 128 classes covering almost 60 years of iron, there was something for everyone, unless you wanted to see a Henry Ford product, that is.
These events have something we hold dear to our hearts-Drag Racing, 1,320 feet of pure right-pedal excitement. The participants are given a few passes to try and determine their dial-in for the bracket racing classes, then it's time for the Nitro Coupes.
These suckers are stuffed full of 526 cubic inches of alcohol-burning, nitro-eating, and tire-smoking powerplants. Coming in at a wee 2,600 pounds and producing 2,500-3,000 hp, these cars bail down the strip in the low 6-second range at 230 mph. After a few rounds of those, the bracket classes lined up and went for it. We weren't surprised as much by the Chevy LUV trucks running in the 9s as we were the lifted big-block Suburban on Super Swampers dialing in at 12.48.
If you want to show off your Chevy's killer paint or if you have something to prove on the quarter-mile, check out the site and see if the show is coming to a town near you. The Super Chevy Shows are presented by Autostar Productions, so for specific information about the shows, including ticketing, rules, drag racing, and so forth, check out www.superchevyshow.com, or call (800) 692-6230.