Bill Pitts' Magicar
is the flagship of Cackelfest cars and always gets top billing.
Another cackelfest vet
and regular winner at Lions is the Frantic
The newly restored Waterman &
Hampshire car that was also a constant player at Lions.
Bob Bradley, Ron Hampshire,
Joe Douglass and Jeep Hampshire.
The winner of the 1965
Winternationals, Roland Leong's "Hawaiian".
The easily recognizable
Horsepower Engineering car of Doug Robinson.
Another new addition to the huge
cacklecar family in 2010 was Pete Eastwood's restoration of the
Ed Pink "Old Master" fueler in its 1965 trim. Although
the car would go on to have a full body, several drivers and
eventually become Bruce Wheeler's "Wheeler Dealer",
Eastwood chose to go with the original configuration driven by
Baney-Rossi-Gobel Yeakel Plymouth Spec.
originally driven by Tom McEwen.
The oldest car of the group was
of the late Ted Cyr now housed in the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsport Museum.
Ron Johnson's "ChiZler
V" made it safely to Pomona because it was not in the
trailer that crashed. All in all, Johnson didn't have a great
Darr Hawthorne and Connie Braun
(Johnson's daughter) were on had to give out the special flyer
and to sell the Drag
Sport Illustrated CD set.
Joe Douglass, Ron Hampshire,
Jeep Hampshire and "Fast Jack" Beckman who is probaly
only headed by Larry Dixon Jr. in his knowledge and interest
of drag racing history.
the Lions cars was Bob Hirsch's beautiful tribute reproduction
of the Marvin Schwartz "Anaconda".
Near the Anaconda was the Howard Cams Ratter
that calls the NHRA Museum (literally yards away) its home.
Tocco Harper Garten AA/FA
Outside Building 8, where the
Lions Drag Strip display was located, John Ewald was given a
prime piece of realestate for his traveling road show consisting
of two fuel dragsters and an Indy Champ car.
John was offering people the
opportunity to sit in the Firestone Indy car
and have their picture taken and he auctioned "seats"
in the dragsters
during the two-a-day fireups and collected hundreds of dollars
for the NHRA
Wally Parks Drag Racing Museum.
John Ewald gave about a 15 minute
talk before each fieup about the history of the cars, nitromethane
and info on the starting and running of a nitro engine.
RodShows Public and Media Relations
gal Alyssa really enjoyed her Friday night fire up.
Crew Chief of the Maxed Out Racing
dragsters, Bob Danly had installed fresh Littlefield blowers
on both cars for the event and the 392's liked them. He made
the fuel adjustments necessary to deal with all the air the fresh
huffers provided and had 'em thundering.
Rodshows office manager Michelle
Bohannan gets the full fire show in the Mastercar on Friday night.
Cynthia Carpenter and Robin Millar
were keep very busy helping guests into the Firestone Complete
Auto Care Indy car for photo ops.
Young and old got to sit in the
Indycar for their opportunity for a great photo, guests could
shoot all the photos they wanted.
Crew member Mario Garcia wacks
the throttle of the BankAmericar to the delight of the crowd
and the driver on Saturdey night who was Linda Perham of Saratoga,
CA. She was one of the winning bidders for a fire up in the and
said it was the thrill of a lifetime.
Big Emmett of Bozeman, Montana
squeezed into the seat of the Mastercar after placing his winning
bid....the grin was on his face for the rest of the show and
all the way back home.
Day or night fire ups drew huge
crowds and big applause...they really enjoyed the show.
Dragsters always have
a interesting effect on pretty ladies!
See ya at the 2011 March
Here's a handful of some of the
other cars in the same building as the Lions display.