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A sputtering economy. Record high fuel prices. The nation’s largest ‘Tri Five’ Chevy event had many things going against it for it to be a record setter, but in spite of these obstacles, the hosting club, Dallas Area Classic Chevys, pressed on in their efforts to make the 29th version of the Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention the largest and most eventful ever.
On Thursday, even with no real activities scheduled, the hotel parking lot was already looking like a trip back to the ‘50s! Sponsors were already getting into place with their rigs and folks were getting ready to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, ‘Classic Chevy Style’.
Friday, the host club organized a free tour to nearby Cowboys Stadium and Texas Motor Speedway for convention attendees, including bus transportation. This took a good part of the day, and did it ever set the tone for the weekend. When the nearly 200 folks that took the tour returned to the hotel, there was nothing but smiles and happy faces! That evening, the host club fed the group with a poolside picnic and a live radio broadcast took place.