Prior to the start of the parade
it is a tradition to read the name of those who have left us
since the 2012 CHRR. Each year the list seems to get longer and
this was no exception. It is a sobering reminder of why we have
these reunions in the first place.
Leading off the parade
were the Honorees starting with Tommy Allen.
Grand Marshall, Butch
"Big John" Hunt
Bobby Lagana, Sr.
Frank Nelson, Sr.
Tammy Ferrell Oberhofer
Norman "Moose" Pearah
Brian Van Dyke
Steve "Nitroman" Wallace
Leading off the push
start cars was John Wiebe.
Next out was original
driver Roger Garten in the Tocco-Harper-Garten AA/FA.
names of the "drivers" were taken off the pre-entry
list and may not be totally correct at game time. Send corrections
Turk-Woolsley & Cox Buick
powered gas dragster won the short wheelbase award. In the seat
was Bob DeBurn, former owner of Paradise Alley and the Poison
Ron Hampshire in the
Waterman & Hampshire RCS legs under fueler.
Gerry "The Hunter"
Glenn in the newly restored Schultz & Glenn 1971 World Championship
Tuttle car. The wheelbase and engine placement made this car
Red Greth in the legendary
Fisher & Greth Speed Sport A/MR aka "Ol Noisy".
The Howard Cams Rattler with
Justin Arias driving in the parade. Larry Dixon Sr. first fired
the Smirnoff car, and then hurried down to get in the Rattler
to have a problem
and it did not start.
Gary "Mr C" Cochran
in his restored RED. Gary was one of three drivers who did double
duty this year (push starting two different cars) as he also
drove his restored roadster.
Jessica Anderson in the
Vagabond, one of the original eight.
Tom McIntyre in the Weiss
& Larkin Top Gas car.
Another Cacklefest newby was
the Atlas Oil Tool Spec. (business coupe edition) of Tom Scott
and Keith Brednich. Jimmy Scott in the seat.
Aussie, Ross Preen in
Geri Tarvin's "Nitro Therapy" AA/FD.
The "Varmit" was a
surprise debut entry by Jim Wearanga, from Durham, CA. This car
is a real beauty.
The beautiful Marvin Schwartz
"Anaconda" AA/FD with owner Bob Hirsch in the seat.
The Gruzen family Newhouse
Special with Dave Gruzen up.
Back for its second Cacklefest
was Dan Rini's "Canadian" AA/FD.
Jim Frye, driver in the
Original driver Jeep
Hampshire in Bill Pitts' "Magicar".
Bartlett Bros. &
Moore AA/FD with Gary Ritter in the seat.
O'Kane in the slick Cracklin' Rose Jr. Fuel car.
Don "The Wavemaker"
Prieto in his Hustler VI.
Ron Stearns in his Ratican,
Jackson & Stearns AA/A
Larry Dixon Sr. back in the seat
of the Smirnoff AA/FD owned by Joe Passalaqua.
Jon Rowley in the Allison
powered Green Monster 5.
I had to do it....
Australian based Ash
Marshall "Scorcher" AA/FD with Dennis Young aboard.
Terre Rothweiler in the Courtesy
Chevrolet Spl. AA/D of Lex Swayne and Bob Keith.
Another of the dozen debut cars
was the Groundshakers Jr. with owner and original driver Glenn
Way in the seat.
Danny Rice in the Rice and Williams
AA/FD out of Lakewood, Colorado. Owned by Danny Rice (son of
the late Bill Rice) and Mark Williams.
Newby Wilton & Doss
BBC powered fueler with Bobby Evans doing the honors.
Without question the flashiest
car debut went to the gold plated 1971 Peebles & Williams
TF car with Chip Woodall in the seat.
Bobby Hansen in his "Wynn's
Original driver Jerry
King in the Cross, Mann & King Jr. Fuel car.
Pete Eastwood in his
Ed Pink "Old Master" AA/FD.
Leaving his Trick Car at home,
Tommy Allen was out with the newly completed Larry Huff's Soapy
Sales fueler. This was a beautiful car in its day and is a stunner
in its after life.
Roger Lee in his Masters
& Richter tribute car.
Cacklefest vet Sam Chastain
in the Iron Horse AA/FD.
Jerry Ruth's 1969 car
driven by former NHRA FC World Champion Frank Hall.
Jay Carpenter's "Southwind
III "AA/FD with Mike Clancy at the wheel.
John Wiebe's "Violin Car"
owned by Lynn Bruch and Don Love of Port Angeles, WA. No ID who's
in the car for the parade, but John Wiebe was in it for the push
start. He also drove the other Wiebe car owned by Wayne Patrick
and Gary Meehleis.
John Ewald in his Mastercar
Bill Dunlap in the Fuller
& Dunlap car, another new entry.
Original driver Don Ewald in
the BankAmericar AA/FD. Ewald took a bad fall on Friday and after
the parade decided that he did not want to take the chance of
having the injuries effect him on the push start so on the top
end he relinquished the seat to Bob Muravez.
Yeakel Plymouth Spl.
AA/FD with Paul Rossi .
Harry Burkholder in the
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA
Original driver Hank
Johnson in the Dailey & Johnson AA/FD.
Dave West in his very
popular Beebe & Mulligan tribute car.
Newby by Gary (dad) and Andy
(son) Humenik of Cerritos, CA. Andy built the car from ground
up under the tutelage of Steve Davis. Call the car "The
Importer". Andy's a great young enthusiast, and very talented.
Bill "The Captain"
Tidwell had the honors in The Poachers entry.
Bennie Osborn in his
"Brand X" AA/GD..
Schrank Bros. BB/FD with
no ID in the seat.
Gingrass & Dearmore
with Alan Webb in the seat.
John Mullins in the Benny
Cacklefest staple with original
driver Wayne King in the Doss, Clayton & King AA/FD.
in the Ford powered Mr. C roadster
was Robert Casado, co-owner of the restoration. The other co-owners
are Steve and Ron Poe. (son & father), and Fred Seay, (a
machinist at Donovan's). Gary Cochran himself was in the car
Don Bowman in his debut
Drew Mraz got the 2013
seat in Ron Johnson's ChiZler.
The irrepressible Tom
Ivo in the Ron Johnson "Barnstormer"?
Jerry "The King"
Ruth in his 1970 Don Long business coupe.
Last but not least, Sonny
Messner rolled out in his Swamp Rat III.