The Chevrolet Racing Team was a loosely organized car club that was active in Sioiux Falls from the mid-1960's into the early 1970's. There were no meetings, no dues, and no rules; it was just a group of Chevy lovers that enjoyed getting together to work on their cars, "bench race', and go to the drag races. Their unofficial meeting place was Park Ridge Texaco, on the southeast corner of 26th Street and Western Avenue. Robert Williams owned the station for several years, and his main employee, Daryl VanderPloeg was a "charter" member of the Chevy Racing Team. Randy Williams, Robert's son (seen to the right) was a younger member of the team and its lead promoter. (At the time of this photo, in 1965, Randy's dad had sold the station to Ray Hofer.) Randy owned this nice '56 Chevy early on, and later owned a '61 Chevy Impala, prior to entering the US Army in 1966. Sadly, Randy was killed in Viet Nam in 1968. By the early '70's, the Chevy Racing Team sort of faded away as guys moved, began raising families, or pursued other interests. It is hoped you will enjoy this look back at a simpler time when today's classic cars were commonplace.