I mean it wholeheartedly when I say that the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals is a huge show. Out of everything that I have attended at Beech Bend, the Tri-Five Nats genuinely feels almost equal to the current monster, the Holley LS Fest, in car population and attendees. The scope of the show is almost unexplainable unless you’re familiar with Beech Bend, but let’s put it like this: there is no room on the main grounds for anything but a Tri-Five Chevrolet (or the occasional Corvette or truck), trailers for the race teams and a swap meet area. If you don’t fall into any of those categories, you park outside of the track in the grass, period. Between the entrance gate and the Barren River, it is tailfins as far as the eye can see. Stock, custom, modified, race-ready, and spotless, in whatever form you want one to be in, it was there. A strong contingent of cars make up the “Two-Lane” style of 1955 Chevrolets, and while we lust after the flat-black and purposeful, the “Stardust” ’55 Chevy is too gorgeous to ignore. One of these days I’ll get the twenty tons of flake in that paint to really pop out of the photo!
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