Following Top Fuel Mike Boyd
and Ron Hope made an exhibition runs in their fabled Winged Express
and Rat Trap AA/FA.
Leading off the marathon parade
part of Cacklefest was the Honorees starting with Bob Smith.
Parade announcers Jon
Lundberg and Mike English.
Peter Broadribb has become an
honorary Cacklefest staple with his Moody's Garage D/G '55 Chevy.
First out were all the
self-start cars starting with the Budweiser King funny car.
Ray Godman's Tennessee
Bo-Weevil AA/FD on its first trip to the left coast.
Preston Davis in Raymond
Godman's Tennessee Bo-Weevil flopper.
Stone Woods Cook
The beautiful Mondello &
Matsubara AA/FA restored by Karpo Murkijanian and Pete Eastwood.
In the seat was Dane Matsubara, Sush's grandson.
The 1968 version of the Ewell-Bell-Olson
car that car went on to get a late model hemi and full body in
Wayne Miggelizza's car from Payson,
Arizona. They are looking for anything about the cars history.
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA
All the way from Georgia was
the Stephens & Venables car owned by Rip and Natalee Wiley
and driven by Dick Venables.
The Pesek and Lucas - Hustlers
Car Club 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
Wayne Parick in his John
Wiebe 1969 car.
Making their Cacklefest
debut was the Colorado based Kaiser Bros.
Odd for sure but a real
piece of history - the Allison powered car of Art Arfons.
Not to be confused with the Jungle
Jim Camaro that ran in Nostalgia Funny Car this is a Jungle Jim
cacklecar. Got it?
Roland Leong's 1965 Hawaiian
The first of the push start cars
to be introduced was Red Greth in his Speed Sport roadster.
Roger Lee thought he'd get ahead
of the game and was suited up and ready to go in his Brissette
& Sutherland fueler. Little did he know that we would be
stuck in the cars on the other end for nearly an hour while the
self-start fiasco played out.
Wayne King was back again
in his Doss-Clayton-King AA/FD.
Trevor Larkin in his
Tommy Larkin Chevy car.
Making his debut was
Tommy "The Watchdog" Allen in his Woody Trick Car.
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
Bobby Hansen in his restored
"Wynn's Spoiler" AA/FD.which was owned in 1963 by his
father-in-law and driven by Bobby's brother-in-law Ronnie Grams.
The "Gingrass and Dearmore"
AA/FD freshly restored by Larry Crossan with the guidance of
Out of the Bucky Austin camp
the Cross-Mann-King - the only known Jr. Fuel cacklecar.
Don Prieto in his Hustler
Another newbee was Glen Cupit's
Chevy powered Cupit & Cunningham fueler with Jim Rodarmel
in the cockpit.
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.
The Power Kings out of
Phoenix put this club tribute car together.
Bob Bilbow in the Lyndwood Welding
Spec. car from Pennsylvania. Bill & Margaret Klein from Manassas,
VA brought it to the Reunion. Harry 'Tim' Reese who worked for
Pat while still in High School was Crew Chief. Tim now lives
in Claremont, CA.
Bob Hirsch's tribute reproduction
of the Marvin Schwartz "Anaconda". Another stunning
piece of craftsmanship and grace.
Ron Stearns in the Ratican-Jackson-Stearns
Jim Adolph in Pure Heaven
East coast shoe Art Marshall
was in the Jim & Alison Lee "Great Expectations"
restoration done by Bruce Dyda and owned by Brian Beattie.
Tom McIntyre, from Burbank,
now owns the Weiss & Larkin AA/GD.
John Ewald in his Mastercar.
Back for their 7th Cacklefest
was Don Ewald and the BankAmericar.
Sam Davis once again
got the seat in John Peter's legendary "Freight Train".
The Schrank Bros. 1960
A/D with Jessie Schrank in the seat.
Another car making its debut
out of the Austin camp was the restoration of Larry Dixon's Fireside
Dave Uyehara in the Raynor
& Herbert car.
Jerry Ruth's 1970 "business
coupe" with Frank Hall in the seat.