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LONE STAR CLASSIC CHEVY CONVENTION

Texas' Premier 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet Event
The GOLDEN YEARS of Chevrolet!


LONE STAR XXXVI
MAY 24-27, 2018

ALL ROADS LEAD TO
Dallas/Ft Worth!



Open to ALL '55-'57 Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes - original, modified, restored, traditional, projects, customs, race cars, daily drivers, show cars - ALL WELCOMED!

The 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention
will be more than just another car show!
A FULL WEEKEND EXCLUSIVELY FOR
1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes
and fun for the whole family!

HOSTED BY THE
Dallas Area Classic Chevys
at the DFW Airport Marriott Hotel in Irving, Texas


SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE
Drive In Movie Saturday Night Showing 'Two Lane Blacktop'!
'Top 25' Awards for Tri Five Car Show, plus others awards!
Free Beer / Wine / Appetizers on Sunday with a live performance by the Route 66 Band!
Friday Night under the lights Tri Five Chevy Drag Racing!
Fabulous Sightseeing Tours by bus to 'The Star', the Cowboys new facility in Frisco
and Gas Monkey Grill in Dallas for lunch on Friday!

Route 66 Band performs Sunday afternoon
Sunday scenic Tri Five Chevy Poker Run and lunch stop!
Food Trucks on site to fill your belly!
Oldies Music All Weekend!

Free Awards Banquet with Dinner Sunday Evening!
Swap Meet all weekend for '55-'57 Chevys!

Indy 500 Watch Party on Sunday!
Grapevine Trolley service Friday & Saturday to nearby Grapevine, Texas!
Thursday Early Arrivals Parking Lot Party!
'The Vinyl Stripes' to perform Saturday Night!
Sunday afternoon Grapevine Vintage Railroad Tour to Ft Worth Stockyards


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50/50 Raffle to Benefit
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5/23/18 - IT's TIME!  We are ready!!  It's going to be a great weekend in Texas and we hope you can make it!  The 'Early Arrivals Parking Lot Party' gets going when Registration opens at 5PM on Thursday, our DJ 'Jammin John' Gibson will be playing the tunes you love all weekend, Friday we have food trucks that will be on site all day and on Saturday so when you're not at the Drag Races or you're taking a break from listening to The Vinyl Stripes play live in concert Saturday Night you can grab a bite to each without having to leave!  Take in the movie 'Drive In Style' Saturday Night featuring TWO LANE BLACKTOP with free popcorn thanks to the host club's Hospitality folks before hitting the sack and get ready for Sunday morning's 'The World's Largest Tri Five Chevy Poker Run'!  You will be back in time to relax a bit and then it's the free Happy Hour before the Awards Dinner and Program!  Top 25 Tri Five Chevys will be recognized along with many specialty awards, club picks, sponsor picks and more!  This weekend is gonna be a blast!  BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!  Watch the Lone Star Facebook page for late news and updates! 

5/18/18 - CAR CLUBS - BRING YOUR BANNERS!
 If your car club has a banner, bring it!  It is tradition at Lone Star for the Tri Five Chevy Clubs to hang their banners throughout the event and at the Awards Dinner.  And don't forget to bring an award for your club's Favorite Tri Five Chevy at the Convention! 

5/15/18 - Awards Evening includes Happy Hour, Buffet Dinner, music from the Route 66 Band and LOTS of Awards!  The Sunday evening Awards presentation is not to be missed!  Your registration includes a fantastic Happy Hour, followed by dinner that will offer you roasted chicken breast or grilled redfish as the main item, live music from the Route 66 Band and LOTS of awards to be passed out to many of the fantastic Tri Five Chevys to be on hand!  With registrations from California, Illinois, Florida, Washington, New Mexico and others, you can expect to see it all if it's a Tri Five Chevy!  We will be showing each winner during the awards so it should be a fun evening!  And if you don't get an award you will leave with a full belly and you should sleep well for the drive back home on Monday! 

5/3/18 - DEADLINES EXTENDED!  The cutoff for host hotel reservations has been extended!  If you messed around and didn't book your room for Lone Star '36' until after the deadline, you just got a big break!  The new deadline is FRIDAY MIDNIGHT MAY 11th!   After that date, the special $99 Lone Star rate goes away, the free hot full breakfast is no more.  You will pay more and get less!  DO NOT DELAY MAKING YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS!  Click the HOTEL link on this page on the left to get that room booked!  AND, as a bonus, the Dallas Area Classic Chevys have extended 'early' event registration to the same May 11th deadline!  Go to the REGISTRATION link on this page on the left to get that completed, you will save some cash and get a free event t-shirt by doing so!

4/26/18 - FINAL SCHEDULE POSTED!  The 2018 Schedule of Events for Lone Star '36' are now finalized and posted under the 'Schedule' link.  Times and other details are listed, so plan now to take in as much of Lone Star '36' as you can as it will be a fun filled weekend of Tri Five Chevys! 

4/15/18 - Recent Grand Opening of Entertainment District at The STAR makes Friday's Lone Star Tour that much better!  The Lone Star '36' sightseeing tour that leaves the host hotel on Friday morning has just gotten that much better with the recent Grand Opening of the Entertainment District at the STAR in Frisco.  Serving not only as the World Headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys, the STAR is now a destination for live entertainment, special events and more!  The Star in Frisco is a 91 acre mixed use development created as a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD.  This unique entertainment destination includes: a 200,000 sq ft shopping and restaurant district, Omni Frisco Hotel, Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy Center, Ford Center at The Star, Tosito's Championship Plaza where community and sporting events are hosted, Cowboys Fit, Health and Fitness facility, Cowboys Club which is an exclusive members only club and of course the Dallas Cowboys World Corporate Headquarters.  All your fees are included for this tour in your registration including bus transportation and tour fee of the Star!  And don't forget the last stop is Gas Monkey Bar & Grill where you will be given time to buy lunch!  With the registrations coming in, the first bus is filling up fast and we will get another bus if needed!  Make plans now to be on this special tour as we wheel you around Dallas!  More details on the tour HERE.  

4/4/18 - Patriot Paws beneficiary of Lone Star '36' 50/50 raffle over Memorial Day Weekend event!  The Dallas Area Classic Chevys have announced that the charity to benefit from the 50/50 cash raffle at the 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention will be 'Patriot Paws'.  This organization has a mission to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans and others with mobile disabilities and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.  With the Memorial Day weekend being celebrated while at Lone Star '36', it seems only appropriate to honor those veterans with this raffle.  At the Sunday evening awards dinner and banquet, Patriot Paws will have representatives on hand with a dog to explain further their mission.  Find out more about Patriot Paws at their website at www.PatriotPaws.org.

3/28/18 - American Tri Five Association joins list of Lone Star '36' supporters!  The Dallas Area Classic Chevys are proud to have the support of the American Tri Five Association for this year's Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention.  There is no denying that the '55-'57 Chevys are the most popular trio of collector cars the world has ever seen.  Many years ago clubs formed to provide a community to these enthusiasts to share their passion, (the host club of this year's Lone Star event just one of several that still remain active from that period).  But over time many of those clubs strayed from their commitment to these 'Classic Chevys'.  Fortunately, the American Tri Five Association was formed as the next chapter in the history of these great cars and trucks.  This organization vows to stay true exclusively to Tri Five Chevys, and if they don't - a full refund of membership dues ever paid will be issued!  Members are eligible for discounts for parts from vendors like Danchuk, Heacock Classic Car Insurance and more, and as the presenter of the Tri Five Nationals each year, discount entry fees to that and other events.  If that isn't enough, you get a first class '55-'57 Chevy only magazine nine times a year chocked full of tech, historical data, event coverage, feature cars and more!  We thank the ATFA and be sure to check them out online HERE where you can also join! 

3/26/18 - World's largest Tri Five Poker Run to feature unlimited Tri Fives, unlimited players, scenic drive and special parking/lunch stop in Roanoke, TX!  The small town of Roanoke makes the perfect stop for the world's largest Tri Five Chevy Poker Run on Sunday during Lone Star '36', special parking has been arranged with the city of Roanoke with police support that will allow you to enjoy lunch at one of many restaurants within walking distance along with specialty shopping, (Roanoke is OFFICIALLY the Unique Dining Capital of Texas! Check out the 'downtown' selection HERE).  The poker run will pay out 5 places!  At $10 per poker hand the pot will be large and 5 Lone Star participants will find the final day of the 4 day event a profitable one!  Unlimited number of Tri Five Chevys can participate, and unlimited number of poker hands can be bought so expect a big payday and a fantastic lunch!  Click HERE for more details!  You don't want to miss this once in a lifetime Poker Run! 

3/19/18 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) added about Lone Star '36'  A link has been added above on this page of FAQ regarding Lone Star or click HERE.  If you have a question not addressed, shoot us an email at info@DallasClassicChevy.com and we will respond as soon as we can! 

3/6/18 - The Route 66 Band to play Sunday at Lone Star '36'!  Added to the lineup of live music for the 36th Annual Lone Star Tri Five Nationals is the Texas based Route 66 Band!  These guys love to play music from the late 50's to the mid 60's and they love cars on top of that!  It's a perfect match and they will play during Sunday's free beer, wine and appetizer event that will be even better with the tunes of Route 66 playing!  Find them online at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Route66BandTX/

3/3/18 - Reliable Chevrolet to support 2018 Lone Star '55-'57 Chevy Convention!  Longtime supporter of the hosting Dallas Area Classic Chevys has signed on to support Lone Star '36' as their continued recognition of the heritage the '55-'57 Chevys have for Chevrolet.  As a backer of the local host club for over 10 years, Reliable Chevrolet has been a steady and proud supporter of the Classic Chevy hobby.  Their support for the Lone Star Convention continues that effort to keep the legacy of Chevrolet  strong.  Reliable Chevrolet is located in Richardson, Texas at the intersection of Central Expressway and Arapaho Road.  Each spring the dealership plays host to the annual Spring Classic Chevy Show put on by the Dallas club which has seen attendance top 100 '55-'57 Chevys recently.  On top of that the dealership provides incentives for club members to buy their new and used Chevrolet's along with excellent service and parts from General Motors.  Find out more about this great Chevrolet dealership at www.ReliableChevyTexas.com.

3/1/18 - Top 25 Awards, other awards to be produced by MaxCacklePhotos.com!   The awards for the Lone Star '36' Tri Five Chevy Nationals will be provided by Max Cackle Photography.  The awards will be made on site and will be personalized featuring a photo of the winning car/truck and event logo all in a framed plaque.  MaxCacklePhotos will also be offering souvenir event photos of your car, custom showboards and even large metal signs featuring your Tri Five Chevy - a perfect addition to any man cave!  Awards will be given to Best Engine Modified, Best Engine Original, Best Paint Modified, Best Paint Original, etc in addition to the 'Top 25'.  Plus event sponsors will be selecting their favorite Tri Five Chevy at Lone Star '36' for awards and as has been tradition for many years, other clubs will be providing their club's 'Favorite Pick' award also.  Lone Star '36' favorite picks will be made on Saturday and the awards presented at the free dinner and banquet on Sunday evening which takes place after the free beer, wine and appetizer social.  Max Cackle Photography provides photography services to the drag racing industry, and has been featured in many major websites and magazines including Hot Rod Magazine, Car Craft Magazine, Drag Review, Drag Racer Magazine, Competition Plus.com and many more.  To learn more about offerings from Max Cackle Photography, check them out online at www.MaxCacklePhotos.com.    

2/27/18 - Authentic Automotive signs on as Lone Star '36' sponsor!   The Dallas Area Classic Chevys are proud to announce the support of Authentic Automotive to the 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention to be held May 24-27th in Irving, TX.  Authentic Automotive is the 'Original Power Steering Specialists'!  Heavily devoted to the Tri Five Chevy market, proprietor Steve Pratt offers complete power steering systems.  You have an original power steering system that needs rebuilding back to new?  Have a leaky hose or looking for a hard to find power steering bracket?  Authentic Automotive is the answer!  In addition to power steering components for Tri Five Chevys, you will find them as an exclusive dealer for Vintage Alternators - alternators that look like generators!  This is a direct replacement for old, less powerful generators!  All the wiring and hardware comes with this new school technology that has the old school look!  Find them online at www.AuthenticAutomotive.net.  And at the Lone Star '36' Early Arrivals Parking Lot Party, Authentic Automotive will be giving away 2 complete Vintage Alternators to lucky registered participants!  Make sure you are 'in the house' Thursday evening May 24th for the giveaways! 

2/19/18 - Pre-Registration NOW LIVE!
 
 You can now Pre Register for the 2018 Lone Star '36' event right here at LoneStarChevys.com!  Click on the link above and left 'Registration' and you will find the online form to complete and you can pay with a credit card safely and securely immediately.  If you prefer, there is a link on that same page where you can hand fill out the hardcopy form and mail in a check.  Either way, we will want a photo of your car for your name badge that will be prepared before your arrival.  Why Pre-register?  You will get a free event T shirt, you get to save money AND you will be entered into a contest for a free night at the host hotel!  And remember, your registration gets you tons of free benefits!  Things like free transportation and paid admission to 'The Star in Frisco' that comes with a stop for lunch at Gas Monkey Grill, free entry to the drive in movie night featuring 'Two Lane Blacktop', free beer, wine and appetizers Sunday, free admission to the drag strip and a free race entry for the Lone Star Drags, free entry to the Tri Five Chevy Poker Run, free concert featuring 'The Vinyl Stripes', free dinner at the awards banquet, free parking in the secured Tri Five Chevy only parking area all 4 days and the list goes on!  Pre-registration ends at MIDNIGHT APRIL 30th so do not delay!  After that the fee goes up and you will NOT get a free event t shirt!!  And make sure you have your room reservations at the hotel also and get that special Lone Star rate of only $99 per night! 

2/17/18 - O'Reilly Auto Parts agrees to support Texas '55-'57 Chevy Nationals!   The Dallas Area Classic Chevys welcomes O'Reilly Auto Parts back as a supporting sponsor of the Lone Star '36' Convention.  O'Reilly was a sponsor in 2011 when the event was last held in North Texas, so supporting the Tri FIve Chevy hobby is nothing new to O'Reilly Auto Parts!  The year 1957 is an important year for O'Reilly just as it is for Chevrolet, as it was in that year O'Reilly was founded by the O'Reilly family in Springfield, Missouri.  Today the company operates over 5000 stores in 47 states and is one of the largest automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers.  We are proud to have O'Reilly Auto Parts on board for Lone Star '36'!   To order online or to find a store near you, go to www.oreillyauto.com

2/13/18 - Vinyl Stripes to play Lone Star '36'   The Vinyl Stripes is the best rockabilly/surf music band in Texas and they will play at Lone Star '36'!  It will be a Saturday Night to remember as The Vinyl Stripes will play a LIVE concert, followed by the showing of the classic road movie 'Two Lane Blacktop' drive in movie style - all in the parking lot of the Marriott DFW Airport Hotel filled with classic '55-'57 Chevys!  With their skinny ties, Gretsch guitars, slappin standup bass and retro rockin drums, The Vinyl Stripes will perform the classics along wtih original music you will love!  From 50's Rockabilly to 60's Surf Jams, boppin Swing and instrumental guitar jams, you will definatley get REAL GONE to the sounds of the Vinyl Stripes!  You can check them out online at www.thevinylstripes.com and be sure to listen to some of their tunes!  Just another great addition to what will be a great weekend for '55-'57 Chevys in Irving, Texas on Memorial Day Weekend! 

2/8/18 - Eckler's becomes Associate Sponsor for Lone Star '36'!  The Dallas Area Classic Chevys are proud to announce that Eckler Industries, Inc. and Chevy Classics will be a sponsor at the 2018 Lone Star XXXVI Tri Five Chevy Convention in Irving, Texas over the Memorial Day weekend.  Chevy Classics started back in the 70’s as Classic Chevy International as the “original” tri-five club and have now grown and expanded to cover other years of Chevys, but still remain true to the Tri-Fives.  We are honored to be a part of this event once again.  A representative from Eckler’s will be in attendance to hand out the newest 1955-57 Classic Chevy catalogs and offer discount coupons.  To learn more about Eckler’s and their Classic Chevy parts offerings, check them out online at www.ClassicChevy.com.

2/5/18 - Friday Morning Tour Details Announced!  'The Star In Frisco' and lunch at 'Gas Monkey Grill'  included in your Lone Star '36' registration!
 You don't want to miss the fantastic tour set up by the hosting Dallas Area Classic Chevys when on Friday morning tour buses will wheel you to Frisco, Texas and your tour fee will be covered as we tour 'The Star'.  This multi million dollar 91 acre complex is the state of the art headquarter/practice facility for any NFL team.  Once the tour is complete, you will be whisked away in our tour buses and head to Dallas for lunch at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, made famous by the Fast N' Loud television show entrepreneur Richard Rawlings.  While your lunch is not included in your registration, the transportation and tour fees are all covered!  So make plans to arrive on Thursday evening, take part in the Thursday night Parking Lot Party at the hotel and be ready for a tour you won't soon forget!  For more details, check the 'Schedule' link on the left, or click HERE to be taken directly to the Tour details! 

2/3/18 - Painless Performance Products signs on as Major Sponsor of Lone Star '36'!  Painless Performance Products, a Fort Worth, Texas based company, is proud to sponsor the 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention. They are the recognized leader in automotive wiring products. Whether you have a race car, hot rod, street rod or truck you can depend on Painless for quality innovative electrical products. From complete chassis and fuel injection harnesses, to race car switch control centers, battery accessories and more, Painless offers guaranteed, proven performance. Learn more about Painless and all the fantastic products they offer by visiting their website at www.PainlessPerformance.com

1/31/18 - 'Two Lane Blacktop' Featured at Lone Star's Saturday Night Drive In Movie!
Perhaps the most famous '55 Chevy to ever be in the movies, the Monte Hellman directed road flick from 1972 features a gray primer '55 Chevy wheeled by singer James Taylor in his only acting gig.  Taylor and Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson travel the southwest picking up races against the locals.  They end up racing across the country against Warren Oates who plays an imaginative want-a-be who strives to be 'as cool' as the boys in the '55.  The movie has attained cult status and captures the scenery and times of the late 60's and early 70's in a docudrama manner.  The '55 is a icon on it's on, being duplicated, diecast models made of it, t shirts and more.  All registered Lone Star participants will get to enjoy this movie under the stars in the hotel parking lot when we transform it into a drive in movie theatre!  A 36 foot screen will be erected and a high powered sound system will give you an experience like no other!  For more details about the movie, check out the link HERE!

1/26/18 - Registered Participants to enjoy secured parking at host hotel!  The hosting club for Lone Star XXXVI will be providing secured parking over night at the host hotel.  The DFW Airport Marriott will have a nearly 400 space parking lot reserved for our event, and that parking lot will be monitored 24/7 by club members and off duty police officers hired by the host club.  Only Lone Star registered participants will be allowed in this parking area, so make your hotel reservations early and register for the 2018 Lone Star '55-'57 Nationals soon!  Live online registration and mail in forms coming shortly! 

1/23/18 - Indy 500 Watch Party Added to Sunday Schedule!  Since we are all gearheads, in only seemed appropriate to add the the Lone Star schedule a 'Watch Party' for the Indianapolis 500 that will take place on Sunday of Lone Star.  While most will take part in the 'Poker Run', we will also have the option to enjoy the 500 at the hotel is a group setting.  This will be the 102nd running of this legendary race so it should be fun! 

1/14/18 - Friday Evening's Lone Star Drags details ANNOUNCED!  New for 2018 is an all female class in the Lone Star Drags called 'Power Puff Eliminator'!  This will be in addition to the two classes established at past Lone Star events.  Lone Star registered participants get in the track FREE!  Up for grabs in the racing action is $850!  Check out all the details on the Drag Racing at this year's Lone Star by clicking the Schedule link on the left or click HERE!

12/10/17 - Facebook users can keep up with all the Lone Star 36 news!  For all the Tri Five Chevy Facebook users, you can follow along with all the Lone Star XXXVI news via the Lone Star 36 Facebook page and be informed about the latest news about the 2018 Tri Five event of the year in Texas!  Find the link HERE

11/17/17 - Tentative Lone Star XXXVI Schedule Announced!  4 days of '55-'57 Chevys will make the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend one to remember for Tri Five Chevy enthusiasts in Irving, Texas!  The weekend will get started on Thursday with a 'Early Arrivals Parking Lot Party' at the DFW Airport Marriott and end on Sunday evening with the Awards Banquet that will feature club favorite awards, sponsor awards, Best of awards, special awards and the 'Top 25' Awards to be chosen from all the Tri Five Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes that will be attending.  In between Thursday evening and Sunday evening will be plenty to keep attendees busy as if just having a parking lot full of nothing but '55-'57 Chevys isn't enough!  Friday morning will be a yet to be announced sightseeing tour that will run into the afternoon, the LONE STAR DRAGS will take place that evening at a nearby drag strip.  Saturday will be devoted to showing off the Chevys, along with live band to keep the tempo upbeat!  That evening we will transform the hotel parking lot into a giant drive in movie and enjoy an appropriate movie (one with lots of cars or perhaps a classic 50's flick).  Sunday we will have a Poker Run like no other with a nice Sunday drive that will include nice drives to make in our Chevys, before concluding that evening with a great meal and awards.  What for details to be filled in as the DACC puts the pieces together for Lone Star XXXVI!  Click on the 'Schedule' link in the left column of this page for details as they develop! 

11/17/17 - Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau to support Lone Star Convention! The Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau has agreed to support the Lone Star event as the presenter of the Pool Side Hospitality function throughout the weekend of Lone Star.  This will be the 'go to' place for information, snacks and more and is conveniently located near the main parking area where the '55-'57 Chevys will be on display.   

11/14/17 - Host Hotel Selected for Lone Star XXXVI! The Dallas Area Classic Chevys have selected the Dallas/Ft Worth Airport Marriott as the host hotel of Lone Star XXXVI.  The room rate for the event is $99 and will include a hot breakfast each day!  The DFW Airport Marriott is conveniently located near DFW International Airport in Irving Texas at the Hwy 114 and Freeport Parkway exit.  Go to the Hotel tab on this webpage on the left to reserve your room and learn more about the hotel accommodations.   

10/29/17 - Date Announced for 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention!
The host club for the 2018 Lone Star Tri Five Chevy event have set the date, make plans for a 'Texas '55-'57 Chevy Nationals' on May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend in North Texas for Lone Star XXXVI!  Exact hotel site to be announced soon along with more event details.
 



 

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