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Old 10-11-2017, 05:38 PM   #11
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That is just one area from the 2015 show -1700 cars. This year there were 2700-2800 cars so I think you are going to be OK coming down and hanging out, lol!

Unfortunately, Super Chevy completely lost its way quite a few years ago. I was at the very first show at Maple Grove in 82 or 83 I forget now, lol, and brought the 57 to those shows from the first until 1990. They were an enormous amount of fun. But the production company that ran the shows just did not progress or pay attention for that matter to the changing winds. It was more about the money and putting a "show" on then to encourage participation and make it appealing for people to make the effort to get a car ready and attend the show. It was just not all that much fun by 1990. The show had really turned into a drag race for race cars only and car show for show cars. By 1990 the early bring it drag it drive it mentality was long gone. If you were not a show participant or a race participant, your car got parked in the general lot with all the other cars. Was sad to see given just how much fun those early shows really were. I actually took my son to Maple Grove a couple of years ago and it had not gotten any better.

Chris Sondles, the man behind the Nationals works really hard, and I mean really hard, to make the Nationals the inclusive show that it is, and boy is it fun. His thoughtfulness with respect to those of us attending and participating, as well as his enthusiasm for our hobby, is not only infectious but I think plays the largest part in why this show has thrived and grown. He is just not there marking time and running the show for the sake of running the show.

Take a chance and attend the 2018 show. I think you will be surprised.
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I think its important to note 2800 cars registered but no actual count of cars there. My guess is 10-20% of registered cars are not there, just the owners as I have been.

So, its still 2300-2500 cars and it is just mind blowing to have only 555657 Chevys in one place. It is well worth going to.
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The largest classic Chevy club international, inc. show was I think in Detroit in the 90s with about 800 cars (actually less but close to 800 anyhow). All three nationals blew that attendance away. It's a pretty impressive sight!
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That sounds absolutely wonderful, and like something I definitely want to attend. Thanks for responding. I'm looking forward to experiencing it.
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