Prior to the Sunday Self-start
Cacklefest the Frantic 4 guys were given the annual "Presentation
Award" given by Greg Sharp to the team presenting the most
accurate image of race car, push car and crew from the golden
age of drag racing. Dennis Holding, Jim Fox and Norm Weekly.
Steve Rutkowski in the
Bob's Muffler Spl. B/D.
Dave Jeffers in the twin
engine "Black Jack" owned by Walt Austin.
Peter Broadribb in his Moody's
Garage D/G which is the only door car in the static Cacklefest.
He was grand fathered in and rightfully so.
Cindy Gibbs, Kyle Keck, his dad
Russ and Gwen McWilliams. Kyle is crippled by cerebral Palsy
but that doesn't stop him from being a avid drag racing fan.
When you see him at the digs be sure to say Hi!
Museum PR person, Monique Valadez
and her trusty assistant Graciela Sanchez.
Following the static Cacklefest
Gwen McWilliams got her first ever push start and she did it
in the BankAmericar like a pro.
Here are some random shots
from over the weekend. Some have IDs, some don't and some are
obvious, others aren't. They are what they are. Enjoy.
For those who remembered to show
up, the annual Standard 1320 Group photo was taken in front of
Tommy Allen, Dominic
Cardoza and Jay Carpenter
Debra Ousley got a fire-up
in the BankAmericar
Geri Tarvin's weekend was almost
over before it started. On the trip out from Missouri her car
broke in half, literally, just ahead of the front engine mount.
Kato the the rescue. There just
happened to be a chassis guy on the property.
Ross Preen, who came all the
way from Australia to ride out with Geri then drive the car in
the Cacklefest served as a jig.
The Grove on Wednesday
Bob Danly, Don Ewald
and Ron Johnson
7 hours and $300.00 later the
car was as good as new - probably better.
Harley, Geno and Cinder
Few shots from Thursday's Cacklefest
Gwen McWilliams arranged for
her boyfriend, Ron Huegli, who drives a 7.0 funny car to have
a fire-up in John Ewald's Mastercar.
Rod Hynes and the Addict
Geri Tarvin in the seat
while Rick McDonald and Ross Preen handle the fuel.
Wayne King and his Drag
Racers Inc. group.
On Sunday afternoon the final
fire-up of the weekend featured Gwen McWilliams and Cindy Gibbs.
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