Bowling Green is home of the Corvette, right? Not this weekend. Right now, Chevrolet’s sports car is taking one huge backseat to the legendary Tri-Five Chevrolets. Be it 150, 210, Bel Air, Nomad or any other machine that falls in that year range that left the factory with a Bow-Tie on it somewhere, it’s present and accounted for at Beech Bend, and trust me…they’re all there. The place is packed and the quality is good. Whether you want to see a legitimate Boyd Coddington car up close (“Boyd Air” is on the property), can’t get enough Two-Lane Blacktop 1955 clones, or whatever have you, it’s here.
View them as racers, customs, restorations, survivors, rats, whatever floats your boat. The Chevrolet car line between 1955 and 1957 was on fire. The small-block Chevrolet had appeared and was changing a game that nobody really knew was coming. Fuel injection, courtesy of the Rochester system, made the 1957 fuelies solid thumpers. The six-lug “Black Widow” 150 cars were no-joke factory racers meant to look like poverty pickin’s. From the most gutted 150 delivery to the beyond over the top El Morocco, it is at Beech Bend.
We’re on the ground and we’re snapping away at what catches our eye…there’s hundreds of cars roaming in and out of the track!