If Super Chevy magazine were a human being, chances are it would be balding, growing a paunch, and looking for love in all the wrong places. Instead, it is as fit as a 20-year-old Marine and looking to kick just as much butt.
A lot has happened in the publishing world since Super Chevy first hit the newsstands in the spring of 1973 as a special issue by Argus Publishing. It helped start a revolution in automotive publishing—it focused on only one marque, and when the results started pouring in (along with the dollars), a lot of other companies took notice.
A second issue followed, and the magazine quickly became a quarterly, then a bimonthly, then a monthly. Circulation exploded. Soon a world that previously knew only Hot Rod, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding, found newsstands populated by magazines devoted solely to Chevys, Corvettes, Pontiacs, Mopars, Mustangs, and so on.
Over the years, dozens of Chevy-only periodicals have been launched, and except for Super Chevy and sister publication Chevy High Performance, all have bitten the dust. The Internet buried more than a few, yet our circulation continues to grow. Super Chevy has not only survived, but also thrived. There are a number of reasons for this—quality of information and photography, the Super Chevy Show series, and (as important as any of them) the staff has always been comprised of hard-core Bow Tie enthusiasts. More >
The concept was first sketched on a napkin in the Atlanta airport. A decade later, the jet dragster that was on that napkin has been making its first passes.
The Queen of Diamonds II, with driver Jill Canuso, plans to make its debut tour this summer and will run on Maple Grove Raceway’s quartermile for the first time during the Super Chevy Show on Saturday and Sunday. The QDII will be part of a quartet of jets at Super Chevy. Hanna Motorsports teammates Rich Hanna and Ken Hall will be driving the GOJO Firebird and Top Secret Funny Cars, respectively. Also on hand will be Bob VanSciver’s Jersey Thunder dragster.
“I’m looking forward to racing QDII at Maple Grove for the first time during the Super Chevy Show,” said Canuso, who has been racing at The Grove for several years. “The Grove is my home town track, and the place where I first decided that I wanted to be a racer.” More >
Get Your 1320ft worth of Pro Modified action July 19th through July 21st. Continuing this year at the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove will be the “Chevy vs. the World” Pro Mod Wars format that will be a 16 car field, combining Nitrous, Blowers and Turbos with our standard rules. All NEOPMA Members would be eligible for this event, regardless of make or model. Chevy Pro Mods have dominated and won the first three years. Do the other manufacturers have something for the Chevy’s this year?
The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association will be hazing the quarter mile of Maple Grove Dragway for their ultimate side by side drag racing, all the best Pro Mods from Nitrous to Supercharged to Turbocharged will be adding to the excitement of the “Super Chevy Show” this coming weekend. More >
It’s a ritual that thousands go through every summer at Maple Grove Raceway. The biggest Super Chevy Show in the country will be back July 19-21 with hundreds of the cars with the bowtie moniker, along with other General Motors products, making their way to Southeastern Pennsylvania to both race and show.
With Super Chevy Magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Grove will once again be pulling out all the stops to make sure this edition will once again be one of the track’s “must see” events.
Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group, this year’s Super Chevy Show will include: More >