Here’s our seventh gallery from the Tri-Five Nationals and you’re going to be just as happy with this one as the previous ones we’ve posted. But if you missed any of our previous galleries, click the link below to check them out too. This one has a bunch more cool stuff from this amazingly huge show, so sit back and enjoy!
(Words and Photos by Tim King) 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolets – that’s all you’ll see at the Tri Five Nationals in Bowling Green, KY. Don’t think that means there isn’t a lot to see though. Over 2,500 registered vehicles at this event and they came out in force. With the weather being just about perfect, there was no excuse not to head to Beech Bend Park for some Tri-Five action.
Walking around there wasn’t a bad on the grounds. Every variation of the Tri-Five was on hand from Nomad wagons, to four door sedans. Don’t forget from 150’s all the way up to Bel Air’s as well. We saw bone stock 100% original Bel Air’s along with highly modified versions. Whatever your flavor of Tri-Five is, they were sure to have it at the Tri-Five Nationals.
This show also has drag racing all weekend long. As long as the car passed tech, you could run it. We even saw a 100% bone stock 1956 Nomad clicking off a lap. The big excitement was Saturday afternoon when all the cars had been judged and grouped into the Top 25. From there the Top 5 were chosen. Finally, the Tri-Five of the Year was announced which was Bobby Alloway’s ’56. Shortly after that they pulled the winning ticket for one lucky participant to win a brand new ’55 Bel Air! The perfect way to cap off a weekend of Tri-Five.