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Super Coupe Club of America > Events > All-Ford Expo 1998

by Bill Evanoff -
photography by Ron DiPaola -,
Wayne Ing -
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 and let us know so we can add you to the attendance list and/or the Winners list.

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