Texas Motorplex Super Chevy Show Adds Fireworks for 2016

January 7, 2016 by  
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Two Car Shows in One will be Completed with a FREE City of Ennis Fireworks Show

ENNIS, Texas (Jan. 5, 2016) – What’s in a brand? What’s YOUR preferred brand? If it’s either Chevy or Ford, plan on being at Texas Motorplex to defend your favorite American auto brand as two car shows will be held in one giant celebratory day: The Super Chevy Show and the Fun Ford Series will be held on July 2.

Car show awards will be awarded to the best-of-the-best for both car shows. The difference this year? The winners of each matching categories will go head-to-head in a showdown for a Texas Shootout trophy.

The best muscle car from Ford that day will be judged against the best muscle car from Chevy that day. The winner will take home the grand award along with bragging rights big enough to carry the Texas name.

“We’re harnessing that intense rivalry and passion fans have for Ford and Chevy,” Texas Motorplex President and General Manager, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “By combining Fun Ford Series and Super Chevy Show we are raising the bar and adding another layer to the fan experience at these popular events.

“The rivalry between these two brands is among the richest of any rivalry. We want to have some fun and see who comes out on top that day in the car show and drag racing.”

Also adding to the fan interaction at the Texas Shootout is a category for “daily driver” cars. If anyone can appreciate the “Daily Driver” car show award category, it’s everyone who owns a Ford or Chevy and gets to drive it every day.

“We didn’t want to leave out Chevy and Ford fans that may not have the time or money to restore classic cars, but take pride in the vehicles they drive every day,” Stevenson said.

In a unique gesture, gates to the Texas Motorplex will swing wide open for free entry starting at 3 p.m. so fans will be able to watch the car show awards, exhibition runs, and a live band. Then at sunset, the City of Ennis will present the free 4th of July celebration fireworks show.

The Texas Shootout will also feature staples the Manufacturers Series events have become known for: a car coral, an extensive swap meet and a host of car part vendors on a large midway. Stay tuned for more information, special ticketing offers and more at www.texasmotorplex.com, on Facebook or download the FREE Texas Motorplex mobile app.

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Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.


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The RockAuto.com Restored Award returns to the Super Chevy Show for the 2016 season. This will be the second year for the award that recognizes car owners across the country for the hard work they put into restoring their classic Chevrolets.

Bob MacQuinn took home the award at the Texas Motorplex Super Chevy Show with his 1979 Camaro Berlinetta and is a loyal RockAuto.com customer. “I used RockAuto.com for my other vehicles, so it was a no-brainer to turn to them when putting my show car together also.”

Another fan of RockAuto.com is Memphis winner, Byron Long who restored a 1967 Camaro RS Convertible. “RockAuto.com is the first place I go to look when buying parts.”

Your RockAuto.com Restored Award Winners for 2015:

Palm Beach:  Norm Goodman with his 1973 Corvette

Memphis:  Byron Long with his 1967 Camaro RS

Tucson:  Trish Williams with her Star Cruiser Dragster

Dallas:  Bob MacQuinn in his 1979 Camaro Berlinetta

Virginia:  George & Cathy Hebler with their 1992 Corvette

U.S. 131:  Marvin & Judy Schurling with the 2005 Chevy SSR

Maple Grove:  Guy Amato and his 1969 Camaro Z28

Denver:  Randy Watson and his Chevy Nova

Bristol:  Skylar Hagy with his 1974 Chevy Nova

Rockingham: Nate Hunsinger with his 1969 Pro Touring Camaro

St. Louis: Gerald Zielinski and his 2005 Monte Carlo

Bakersfield: Tim Miller with his 1957 Chevy Wagon


About RockAuto.com

RockAuto, LLC was founded by the Taylor family in Madison, Wisconsin. RockAuto.com carries maintenance, repair, restoration and hard-to-find parts for both classic Chevrolets and your daily driver. The family background in engineering and their passion for old cars prompted them to start the company. RockAuto.com now ships thousands of parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.


2016 MFG Series Schedules Released

December 1, 2015 by  
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The Manufacturers Series reveals its 2016 schedule which includes nearly forty events throughout the U.S., and the addition of two new host tracks: Cordova International Raceway, and Heartland Park Topeka.

Automotive enthusiasts can celebrate the “Big Three” American car manufacturers through the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar Series which take place from March through November. The events attract thousands of participants and spectators to their car shows, drag racing, vendor midway, and swap meet area for an eclectic array of hot rod shopping.

Royce Miller, COO of IRG Sports + Entertainment, oversees the Palm Beach and Memphis host tracks which have held Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar Series events for several years.  He is excited to bring the popular automotive events to Cordova International Raceway.  Miller said “having these events come to our track in Cordova gives us a chance to reach the large muscle car enthusiast market in Chicago.  The shows are very popular in Memphis and Palm Beach, which gives us great attractions to offer all of the participants and fans in those markets as well.”

New in 2015, the Manufacturers Series started its own television show: The Menards Chevy Series which currently airs on Velocity, Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. EST. The 30-minute program features high caliber Chevys, unique restoration stories from car owners, and various winners of sponsor awards including the Duracell “Crank It With The CopperTop Award”, the RockAuto “Restored Award”, the Original Parts Group, Inc. “Original Award,” and the Minties “Top Dog Award.”

Also joining as a new track for the 2016 season will be Heartland Park Topeka.  Jim Farnum, who recently took over the track is excited to offer fans in the Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, and Manhattan Kansas areas, as well as fans from the Omaha Nebraska, and Des Moines Iowa regions a chance to bring their muscle cars out to the multi-use facility.  Heartland Park includes a drag strip and road course that can be used at the Manufacturers Series events.  “We have a great lineup of events planned for racers, car show participants, and all automotive enthusiasts for the 2016 season.  We are doing a lot of updates to the facility, and know that the Chevy, Ford, and Mopar fans will like what they see,” said Farnum.


The Manufacturers Series Schedules:

2016 Super Chevy Show

Palm Beach, FL           March 19-20

Memphis, TN              April 8-10

Petersburg, VA            May 14-15

Martin, MI                  May 21-22

Topeka, KS                   June 18-19

Dallas, TX                    July 2

Reading, PA                 July 15-17

Cordova, IL                  July 30-31

Denver, CO                 August 12-13

Rockingham, NC         September 24-25

Bristol, TN                   September 30-October 2

St. Louis, MO               October 15

Bakersfield, CA           November 5-6


2016 Fun Ford Series

Rockingham, NC         April 30

Cordova, IL                  May 21

Denver, CO                 June 12

Petersburg, VA            June 18

Dallas, TX                    July 2

Martin, MI                  July 10

St. Louis, MO               July 16

Topeka, KS                   July 23-24

Memphis, TN              August 27

Bakersfield, CA           September 17-18

Reading, PA                 September 17

Palm Beach, FL           October 15

Dallas, TX                    November 5


2016 Mega Mopar Series

Dallas, TX                    April 2

Rockingham, NC         April 2

Cordova, IL                  May 21

Reading, PA                 May 22

Denver, CO                 June 5

Martin, MI                  July 10

Topeka, KS                   August 6-7

Memphis, TN              August 27

Petersburg, VA            September 17

Bakersfield, CA           September 17-18

Palm Beach, FL           October 15


About the Manufacturers Series:

Designed to offer something for every Chevy, Ford, and Mopar enthusiasts, the Manufacturers Series takes place at 13-facilities throughout the U.S.  Each Manufacturers Series event, Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar Series event is operated by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, vendor midway, swap meet and car corral in a family-friendly atmosphere. For more information or for the most current event schedules visit our websites: mfgseries.com, SuperChevyShow.com, FunFordSeries.com & MegaMoparSeries.com


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