The fourth annual Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals kicked off on Thursday in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with a stunning display of Bowtie power and pride.
Many participants in the ever-growing event picked up their registration packets at the Sloan Convention Center in the city, where the day was highlighted by the Heritage Spotlight display. The program featured 31 restored, high-end 1955-1957 Chevys, including seven of the fewer than 40 El Moroccos ever built.
The Sloan Center also hosted a model car contest, a variety of vendors and a party in the parking lot where attendees created their own car show before the event shifted to historic Beech Bend Raceway across town on Friday and Saturday. Everything from all-original restorations to LS swaps were on hand in the parking lot show, in models ranging from Bel-Airs to Nomads to trucks and everything in between.
The festivities were slated to move to Beech Bend on Thursday evening for “Thursday Night Under the Lights,” where drag racing was to take place at night during the event for the first time. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and heavy rains early in the day forced the cancellation of the racing. However, competition cars, gassers, wheelstanders and more still took to the strip on Friday and Saturday.
We captured all of the excitement that comes with the first day of the Tri-Five Nationals and created the photo gallery below.
Be sure to keep watching The BLOCK and @theblockdotcom on Instagram as we’ll have much more featuring Chevrolet Performance from this year’s Tri-Five Nationals and the 3,000 cars on hand at historic Beech Bend Raceway.