Car Show coordinator offers some advice for Super Chevy Show participants

December 22, 2010 by  
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2010) — By the calendar, the Super Chevy Show season opener is still four months away. But car show judging coordinator Andy Hendricks said this is time that can make the difference when the season kicks off in early April.

Hendricks recently offered several tips for competitors, who should pay special attention to the engine, body, paint and interior areas of their show cars.
“We look at body, paint, engine and interior,” Hendricks said.
Here’s a brief breakdown of each area that participants should concentrate on their off-season work:
ENGINE
Hendricks said the initial work should be in cleaning the front pulley area, The headers should be painted, sand blasted and jet coated. Next would be to detail the wiring before cleaning and painting the fender wells and firewall area.
Another important area of concern is a basic one – the condition of the engine, which should be checked for leaks. Finally, the underside of the hood should be painted, with the frame rails, cross-members and core supports cleaned and painted to give a new look.
BODY AND PAINT
The first order of business is to prepare the body, removing waves and dents that may have occurred during the winter. Next up is to check over the body. Do the panels line up? Also, check from the fenders to the hood. The molding, outside trim and the emblems need to be installed correctly. The paint should be applied very detailed and check the drip rail areas and make sure there are no dry areas or overspray. Then the final finish can be applied.
INTERIOR
The interior area is a key component to any show car, and the best entries have that new car look. The first order of business is to clean the carpet. Also, the interior should be free of cleaning materials and jackets. The trunk area is considered part of the interior, and that is an area that needs to be cleaned as well. Next, check the condition of seals and whiskers. Also, leave the door ajar or open.
CLEANING TIPS
Hendricks offered some cleaning tips and those include checking and cleaning some hidden areas in the engine compartment, door jams, and trunk lips. Also clear the wax out from and around trim pieces and emblems, as well as the wheels and tires, which need a thorough check and cleaning.

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Super Chevy Show enjoyed solid season in 2010

December 15, 2010 by  
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 15) — The Super Chevy Show, armed with new ownership from SCSW, enjoyed a solid season of success in 2010.
The national touring series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary, offered thrilling racing with the top car shows in the country while visiting some of drag-racing’s most-storied tracks.
Here’s a brief look at each of the 10 events of the 2010 season:
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: The year began in grand style as the

Back-to-back Northwest U.S., and Canada Events Highlight the 2011 Super Chevy Show Schedule

November 30, 2010 by  
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 30) — As the Super Chevy Show says goodbye to a successful 2010 and says hello to 2011, it does so with high expectations on its 31st season, which begins in April and will feature 12 events, including stops at four new venues.
The highlight is expected to come in back-to-back weeks when the national touring series returns to the Pacific Northwest with a visit to Spokane County Raceway in Airway Heights, Wash. on Aug. 26-28, then travels north of the border, making a stop at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Sept. 2-4.
“Spokane County Raceway has always had a huge Canadian contingent, both spectators and participants, so we feel it makes sense that the events are scheduled back-to-back,” said Cindy Gibbs-Arias, Spokane County Raceway manager.

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