Super Chevy Show - Petersburg, VA, October 5, 2002
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Do you like checking out older Chevys in vintage condition? Maybe you're a tuner into tricked-out cars with eye-popping mods? How about drag racing? Does witnessing nitro coupes, jet cars, and wheelstanders tearing down the strip sound more your speed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or merely had your curiosity piqued, then you need to check out the next Super Chevy event in your area.
On October 5, the Super Chevy Show Series rolled into the Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Virginia for two days of premier drag racing and show car excitement. After hearing about the show for years, we were totally psyched to have the opportunity to have a Crutchfield presence in the vendor's area.
Who was in the booth?
Our car show troopers, Warren and Matt, had the Crutchfield tent up early and stocked with catalogs and products for the crowds on Saturday morning. As many as 20,000 fans were expected, and with bright, cloudless skies, the crowds were sure to be out in force.
They were! Thousands of fans came over to check out our displays of custom car enhancements and A/V gear. A Chevy Blazer loaded with two Kicker L7 10" subwoofers in a vented box provided plenty of bass-rich tunes for the crowd. In addition to giving out lots of Crutchfield tee shirts, catalogs, and stickers, we gave away a Kicker 10" Comp subwoofer to two grateful fans.
There was so much to take in at the show that it's hard to pick just one aspect to highlight. The jet cars were definitely the most jaw-dropping spectacle watching these land rockets hit close to 300-mph and spew 40-foot fountains of flame is something you have to see to believe. The nitro coupes were equally as outrageous. Champion Gary Irving, of Ontario, Canada, took his 37 Coupe 1/4 mile in 6.516 seconds, hitting 227.88 mph. Unbelievable!
Drag racing superstar "Big Daddy" Don Garlits was on hand in the parking lot with his dragster, the Swamp Rat IV. The legend was out greeting fans and signing autographs, a real thrill for any motorsports enthusiast.
The show cars were probably our favorite part of the show though. There was everything a Chevy fan could hope to see on display, from a modified 1948 Chevy Truck to a 2002 Monte Carlo, and pretty much everything in between. ESPN2 covered the show and interviewed various owners of the exquisite Gold Class entries. Check out pictures of some our favorite vehicles on the right.
To see a list of the race and car show winners from the weekend, plus car show highlights and more pictures, click here.And keep an eye on our Event Calendar to see when the next Super Chevy Show will be in your area. You'll also be able to find out which other shows we'll be attending and where our tent will be. If you're at one of those shows, be sure to drop by and say hello!
To see our gallery of more photos from the show, click here.
Chevy fans and owners flooded the grounds of the Virginia Motorsports Park for the Super Chevy Show on October 5 and 6.
A Chevy Blazer laden with twin Kicker L7 subs kept the crew at the Crutchfield tent hopping.
Drag racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits was swamped with fans seeking autographs all day.
"Big Daddy" interviewed owners of some of the Gold Class entries in the car show for ESPN2.
The custom modifications on this truck warranted a personalized sign.
We wanted to drive this modified Chevy home.