What’s the best way to understand how something works? Slice it in half! Dallas residents John McCalmont and Budd Kelley use a variety of incredible tools to literally slice objects apart, layer by layer, and explore their inner workings on the History Channel’s show, SLICED. From the macro to the micro, SLICED unveils the secret functions of the most complex machines, fastest engines and biggest structures, to reveal the mysteries of how these objects work by looking at them in a whole new way.
An episode about a spy car was filmed at the Texas Motorplex and will air Thursday at 9 p.m. (CST). Check out more information about the show here: http://www.history.com/shows/sliced
ENNIS, Texas (May 14, 2010) – The Texas Motorplex will play host to the Super Chevy Show, May 21-23 and will have a little of everything to offer fans, participants and anyone looking to have fun. There will be an eye-pleasing car show, the sound of outlaw nitro drag racing, a 1957 Chevy truck that runs on jet engines, a Texas BBQ, live music, a professionally designed autocross and more.
Just call it a Texas-style block party.
“This year’s Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex is absolutely going to be the most entertaining one we’ve ever had,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, Texas Motorplex general manager. “We are getting a lot of positive feedback on the event already because people can already feel a difference in the excitement and investment by the new owners. Our goal was to make this an event that families would want to attend even if they weren’t racing or car show enthusiasts. With the additional entertainment like the band, the ’57 Jet Truck and everything else, we have something to entertain everyone.”
Drag racing fans will get their kicks with Saturday’s Pro Show, which will include “Beat the Heat” pro-mods, Kenny Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander and the fastest jet truck in the world — a Super Shockwave jet 1957 Chevy pickup – that runs on two Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines.
If that wasn’t enough, there will be the Outlaw Fuel Altereds Association race too, which will feature two rounds of qualifying and eliminations. The OFAA is made up of independent races with blown alcohol and nitro burning altereds who run at events in the Southwest. It features 135-inch wheelbase cars, with a funny car type chassis.
“Beat the Heat” will make exhibition runs both Saturday and Sunday, and for those wanting a closer look, they will also be on display on the vendor midway.
“Our racing enthusiasts will be in for a treat,” Stevenson said. “The entertainment will not stop there. The show will also include a traditional Texas-style BBQ and live music, as fans and participants will enjoy great food, with live music from The Morticians a popular band based out of Waco.”
The BBQ has all the makings of a celebration in the pits that will allow fans, racers and car show participants to hob-nob with staffers from the Super Chevy and Custom Classic Trucks magazines. The magazine staffers will be handing out BBQ tickets throughout the day for free food. The BBQ should be a great time, if fans can pull themselves away from the new kids’ play area.
“The excitement level for this event is pretty high and it’s refreshing to feel such enthusiasm for Super Chevy Show again,” Stevenson said.
The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.
ENNIS, Texas (May 12, 2010) – Summer is on the way and it’s time to cruise – to the Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex.
The Super Chevy Show series is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010 and what better way to celebrate it Texas-style than by cruising to the track with editors and photographers from Super Chevy Magazine and Custom Classic Trucks Magazine?
There will be Camaros, El Caminos and Silverados…oh my!
The day will start will donuts, coffee and car talk at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington. Once the cruisers take off and head to the track, an exclusive entrance gate and early parking will await them as the Super Chevy celebration kicks into high gear.
The Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex will offer a car show, drag racing, an autocross course run by the Texas Region’s Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) group, a swap meet, live music, BBQ and more.
It all starts with a cruise to celebrate one of the most beloved car brands in American history.
A similar cruise, which saw Chevy enthusiast join a parade from Southern California to Las Vegas, took place for the 2010 Super Chevy Show opener in March, receiving great reviews from all parties. The Texas version, of course, is expected to be bigger.
“The Super Chevy Magazine staffers are going to be on this trip and I think it’s a great way for them to get to know the car show participants and see firsthand how the Motorplex is situated within the DFW region,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, general manager of the Motorplex. “The Magazine photographers did a great photo shoot from the cruise from Los Angeles to Las Vegas at the season opener and I have high hopes that the Texas version of the cruise will be bigger.
“The series is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the Texas Motorplex is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being one of the best race tracks in the country. The Super Chevy Show is just going to be a big celebration of cars, racing and more.”
The cruise takes place Saturday morning, but the track will be hosting a test-and-tune on Friday, May 21. The ever-popular car show, swap meet and drag racing will continue May 22-23.’
Car Show Cruise Info – Saturday, May 22
Cowboys Dancehall (2540 E. Abram St., Arlington)
Gathering at 8 a.m. for coffee and donuts
Departing for the Texas Motorplex for the 2010 Super Chevy Show at 8:30 a.m. with Super Chevy Magazine staffers
Will enter the track through an exclusive gate
The drag racing portion of the event will feature bracket racing, including the new shoebox class, and a pro show that will include two rounds of qualifying and eliminations for the Outlaw Fuel Altereds, as well as Beat the Heat pro-mods, Kenny Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander and the fastest jet truck in the world — Super Shockwave jet 1957 Chevy pickup – that runs on two Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines.
Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, the first 100 people that come in for the Super Chevy Show will get a collectible limited edition souvenir mug.
Each mug includes a coupon for one free fountain drink from the Get Loose Café in the Food Court.
There will be four special edition mugs offered during the 25th anniversary season here at the Motorplex: NHRA Lucas Oil Divisionals, VW Bug In, Super Chevy Show on May 21-23 and the NHRA O’Reilly Fall Nationals Sept. 23-26.
Get yours today and start collecting!
ENNIS, Texas (May 2) – Everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes the upcoming Super Chevy Show event at Texas Motorplex. The series is celebrating its 30th anniversary season and will be in Ennis for the third of 10 national events in 2010. The track has big plans for the Super Chevy Show this year.
The event, which runs May 21-23, will include drag racing, an autocross and the ever-popular car show, which is expected to feature the largest contingent of show trucks on the 10-race circuit.
And in response, Custom Classic Trucks Magazine will be on hand to view it all.
CCT editor Ryan Manson will be on hand to present the “Best Truck” Award from CCT as well as scouting the grounds during the car show to seek out its next featured truck. Manson will also be blogging about the event on CustomClassicTrucks.com. He is also inviting truck owners to come out to the event, show their truck and compete in the autocross.
“Trucks are a big deal in Texas and we want to get the word out and invite truck owners as well as car owners,” said Texas Motorplex general manager Gabrielle Stevenson. “The Super Chevy Show series has new owners and they are determined to make it one of the premier events in the country again and in Texas, that means we want to show the best cars and trucks in the state. I hope some of those trucks go over to the autocross event and give the cars some competition.”
The Texas Super Chevy Show will feature several drag racing categories, including the True Street Cruise, a pro show that will feature fuel altereds and the autocross, a timed competition over a road-type course. But the main attraction will be the car show, especially the Truck Division categories.
The True Street Cruise is making its second appearance of the season after booming success during last month’s Virginia Super Chevy Show.
This will also be the second event with an autocross, which was popular during the season-opening Las Vegas Super Chevy Show. The Texas SCCA regional group will host and organize the event. The track is encouraging truck owners to take part in this fast-growing competition.