Home of the
CLASSIC CHEVY CONVENTION
1955, 1956 and 1957
The GOLDEN YEARS
LONE STAR XXXVI
ALL ROADS LEAD TO
The 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention
will be more than just another car
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
Drive In Movie
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
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
Free Awards Banquet
with Dinner Sunday Evening!
Swap Meet all weekend for '55-'57
Indy 500 Watch Party
Grapevine Trolley service
Friday & Saturday to
nearby Grapevine, Texas!
Arrivals Parking Lot
'The Vinyl Stripes'
to perform Saturday Night!
Grapevine Vintage Railroad Tour to Ft Worth Stockyards
LONE STAR '36'
50/50 Raffle to
and follow on
FAQ about Lone Star
6/18/18 - Lone Star '36'
Photos and Winners List Up!
Click on the 'PICTURES' link, then
select the 2018 Lone Star Photos link at the bottom to see a full recap of the
36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention
5/28/18 - WHAT A BLAST!
It was a HOT TIME IN TEXAS over
Memorial Day Weekend at the Lone Star '36' Tri Five Chevy Convention with
temperatures hovering 10 -15 degrees above normal! But regardless, the
cars were also hot and there were lots of activities to keep folks busy.
Thanks to all who came to the event and thanks to the members of the host club
Dallas Area Classic Chevys who put the event on. Photos from Lone Star
'36' soon on the this Lone Star website and watch for news for the 2019 Lone
Star Classic Chevy Convention when the Houston Classic Chevy Club plays host!
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
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
5/15/18 - Awards Evening
includes Happy Hour, Buffet Dinner, music from the Route 66 Band and LOTS of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
2/13/18 - Vinyl Stripes to
play Lone Star '36'
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
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
2/8/18 - Eckler's becomes
Associate Sponsor for Lone Star '36'!
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
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
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
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
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