Things got underway on Thursday
when John Ewald's Mastercar loaded onto a flatbed and headed
into Bakersfield where it was featured at the Chuy's March Meet/St.
noise, had dinner, back to The Patch.
All but one car was housed in
the "Cacklecar Complex" made up of John Ewald's rig
and Ron Johnson's motorhome.
Ewald Bros. BankAmericar,
John Ewald's Mastercar and Bob Hirsh's Anaconda
Ron Johnson's ChiZler
and The Poachers of Paul Schavrien.
Don Preito's Hustler
Wayne King's Doss-Clayton-King
Glen Cupit, Jay Carpenter,
Bob Hirsch and Don Prieto
Roger Lee chose to park his Brissette
"Tribute" car in The Grove and did several fire-ups
including this one with "Kackle Ken" Riley in the seat.
Chicken Nitro soup?
Howard Haight in the
Wayne King gave Annette Barton
(a writer and photog for Cruizin Magazine up in the NW) a thrill
in his DCK car fitted with zoomie header instead of its normal
Cameron Ferre in The Poachers
was the only cacklecar to see the strip. Ferre did a nice burnout
for a rookie. (Videos at bottom of page)
Bruce Dyda of Dyda Race Eng.
(who did the restoration on the BankAmericar, Poachers, Great
Expectations ect.) got his first seat in another cacklecar he
restored - the Mastercar.
Following Bruce's fire-up,
his wife Debra got her first
cackle in the BankAmericar.
These guys had some hard
core equipment to chronicle the event.
Paul Schavrien put his
niece Eileen Atkinson in The Poachers for a fire-up.
Ron Johnson's daughter Connie
brought Tracy Halstead (her husband Mike drives the Bomb Squad
funny car) over for a fire-up in his ChiZler.
Bob Hirsch did a couple
of fire-ups with his beautiful Marvin Schwartz "Anaconda".
Saturday afternoon saw
the weather turn more threatening and colder.
Saturday night John Ewald put
long time friend Bill Pratt in his Mastercar to warm up the fans.
Then Ken Elliott burned
up some nitro in the BankAmericar.
Don Prieto fire-up his
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