When the Danchuk Tri-Five Nats kicked off five years ago, it was an educated guess that the field would be filled to the brim with renowned racecars and perfect restorations. Danchuk has been one of the top names for restoration parts for 1950s Chevrolets for as long as I’ve been breathing, it seems. But there’s no way that I would’ve expected to see two twin-supercharged cars in the same show field at the same time. And that wasn’t even the best part…those two twin-charged cars are surrounded by rarified air. The Tri-Five Nats brings out all sorts, not just mild street cars, drag machines and Grandpa’s old cruiser. The tri-five is an institution at this point. You can find it in just about any setup. It’s likely that you’ll find old Pro Street builds and tributes to famous rides like the Two-Lane Blacktop car and Project X, but then you are just as likely to find a fully-done lowrider, or a ragged and brutal dirt-tracker, or even a trar.
This year there was a custom car pit that had plenty of worked-over cars, including the “Boyd Air”, a Boyd Coddington droptop that hasn’t seen much sunlight recently. With it’s chopped windshield frame and reworked proportions, it required several minutes of studying just to figure out the major change points. You’d probably need hours and a Cliff Notes book to figure out the whole story.
We’ve got more photos coming, so stay tuned!