First out were all the self-start
cars starting with the Russ Davis Mustang funny car of CHRR Grand
Marshall, Gas Ronda. The self starters went to the end then returned
down the push road to line up in front of the stands.
Randy Walls was at the event
with his original car from the 60's. He has been to a few other
cars shows this year with it as well, since Nitro Nostalgia Funny
Car was destroyed in a fire at the 2007 CHRR. He is in the process
of replacing that car but its a long road with limited funds.
Bruce Larson in his 1973 Tommy
Ivo RED. This car has been on display at the NHRA Motorsports
Museum and it this was its last West Coast appearance before
Larson had it shipped home the following day.
Jr. Thompson - John Mazmanian
Ed Lenarth in his unique Holy
Toledo Jeep. This is the actual car restored and there is also
a new version that runs in Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car.
Peter Broadribb has become an
honorary Cacklefest staple with his Moody's Garage D/G '55 Chevy.
The restored 1929 Ford roadster
of Dale Lambrose that ran at the dry lakes in the mid '50s and
drag raced as well. It was rebuilt by Mike Smith of California
Hot Rods using all original components except for a chassis replacement
that was necessary. It is now owned by Neil O'Kane of Castro
Always a welcome sight, the Weekly-Rivero-Fox-Holding
"Frantic 4" A/FD. Norm Weekly is usually in the seat
but due to some health issues Ron Rivero did the honors this
This is the Pesek and Lucas -
Hustlers AA/FD, owned by Bruce Bartlett of Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's an original SPE / Roy Fjastad car that had been stashed
away for over 35 years. Car only had 5 or 6 runs on it when originally
raced. No clone...the real deal.
The1968 version of the Ewell-Bell-Olson
car that car went on to get a late model hemi and full body in
Ash Marshall's "Scorcher"
from Australia with George Bukureshliev (who did the restoration)
in the seat.
Wayne Miggelizza's car from Payson,
Arizona. They are looking for anything about the cars history.
All the way from Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada the Egbert Bros. Seaman & Cooper 'Outcast' AA/FA.
This is a real deal restoration done by B.J. Seaman. Both he
and Egbert went on to field several top fuel cars in the 60s.
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA
The beautiful Mondello &
Matsubara AA/FA restored by Karpo Murkijanian and Pete Eastwood.
In the seat was Dane Matsubara, Sush's grandson.
This car may not have a racing
history but its Cacklefest driver sure does. Paul "The Kid"
Sutherland was in the "The Old Timers". It's a car
Sutherland, Don Prieto and Pete Ogden built in the 60's but never
ran. Sutherland had his signature pointy-nose face mask remade
for this event.
Wayne Parick brought
his first time cacklecar - John Wiebe's 1969 ride.
Jay Carpenter was in
Ken Blackmore's Poison Ivy AA/FD.
Trevor Larkin in his
SBC powered fueler.
Pete Eastwood in Lynn
Park's "Samurai" AA/FD.
Roger Garten in the Tocco
Harper Garten AA/FA.
Sam Davis got the seat
in John Peter's legendary "Freight Train" AA/GD.
Ron Stearns in the Ratican-Jackson-Stearns
The Schrank Bros. 1960
A/D with Jessie Schrank in the seat.
Brian Perrenot in his newly restored
Perrenot Family "The Gizzle Hopper" Lincoln powered
AA/C. Although the Perrenot family had several race cars Brian
chose this one to restore because it was his late brother Travis'
favorite ride. The weird name came from the cartoon oriented
brain of Travis as well.
The man who modeled for the famous
NHRA "Wally", survived a heart transplant - a true
drag racing legend. - Jack Jones in Bucky Austin's A/FD.
Roger Gates was back in the seat
of his old digger that was restored by owner, Denny Fenstermaker.
Dave Jeffers in the recreated
west coast Dead End Kids car. The team consisted of Joe Anahory,
Spider Razon, Frank Huszar and Dave Jeffers. Dave was the driver
of the Dead Ends Kids car and listed as the shop foreman of RCS
in the December 1965 Car Craft magazine. It doesn't list Red
Lang and was probably involved with eastern Dead Ends Kids car
along with Joe and Spider. Jeffers was employed by Bucky Austin
Racing when he and Bucky built this new RCS chassis/car
with as much period correct parts as they could get their hands
Don Prieto took the seat
of his Hustler V for his first push start.
"Paradise Alley" owned
by Bob De Burns. Eily Stafford was in the seat. Eily lives in
Eastern San Diego County, out by Randy Walls. She drives the
Bayuk/Jordan NE 1 car and with her Dad, have their own injected
car as well.
The first Eagle Electric AA/FD
that was driven by Frank Rupert. Jason Rupert drove it here.
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