by Bill Evanoff - email@example.com
photography by Ron DiPaola - firstname.lastname@example.org,
Wayne Ing - email@example.com
and the author
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Another strong turnout of SCs Swoop in on Columbus
This show, sponsored by the Performance Ford Club of America, is a treat to go to every
year if you love drag racing, looking at fast cars, and being surrounded by the sights, sounds,
and smells of burning rubber and loud racing engines. The car show is nothing to look down your
nose at either, but DRAG RACING is the king for this three-day long, Labor Day weekend event.
The show is held at National Trails Raceway, which is about twenty-five miles East of downtown
Columbus, Ohio. The SCCoA has been attending this event for the last three years now. Supercoupe
attendance has grown every year with over twenty SCs present this year.
Many first time cars were present this year and unfortunately a few of the core group that
usually attends every event were not present due to their cars being currently torn apart for
performance enhancements. When these cars hit the road again, there are going to be MANY, seriously
FAST SCs at Columbus next year. This outing could be called the SCCoA first Internationally attended
event since there were two members from Canada who drove the eight + hours to get there. Now THAT'S
DEDICATION! Thanks for coming Wayne and Bill!
Only a few members were drag racing their cars this year. Times ranged from 14.1 to 14.9 seconds for
the quarter mile track. Most elected to simply enter their cars in the "display only" area that held
the other car clubs present. The weather was rather hot but a breeze kept things comfortable and
dispersed the tire smoke cloud that was ever present on the track.
Saturday evening, a group of thirty plus members went to a local Max & Ermas for dinner. Afterwards, many
attended a well-organized cruise-in at a nearby Sam's Club parking lot. The cruise was practically as
good as the show at the track during the day except for those junky Chevys, and other makes that don't
wear a blue oval that took up space in the Sam's lot.
Sunday was another beautiful day with most everyone coming back. Members, plan ahead now!
Next years events will be better organized, better advertised, and we hope BETTER ATTENDED!
These events are a blast, and one of your few opportunities a year to see more than one SC at
a car show. SC owners... Come On Out to the shows in '99!
List of Attendees:
Tom Wilheim of Columbus, Ohio
Dick Adams of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Wayne Ing of Markham, Ontario CAN
Bill Gowland of CAN
Bill Evanoff of Loveland, Ohio
Ron DiPaola of Endicott, New York
Mark Sayers of Lexington, Kentucky
Keith King of Xenia, Ohio
Jim White of Adrian, Michigan
Bill SchlaCarrollf Canton, Michigan
Chuck Carrol of Port Clinton, Ohio
George O'Neill of Germantown, Ohio
Bob Moore of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Curtis Hungerford of Columbus, Ohio
David Glista of Fairfax, Virginia
If you were there and are not listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know so we can add you to the attendance list and/or the Winners list.