One of the cool parts of the
Cacklefest show is the pre-fire up parade where the fans get
to see the cars and crews up close and personal while getting
a verbal history of the cars. This is also a fun deal for the
folks participating in the event.
Like the CHRR at Bakersfield
in October, this event draws more quality cacklecars each year.
First out are the push start
cars as they go to the top end of the track. Following them are
the static start cars that are positioned on the guardwall in
the starting line area. Meet the 2013 Cacklefest participants.
We present them to you in the
order they were presented to the fans. And if you tell yourself
there are too many photos, Cacklefest.com is here to recognize
in a small way those who come to this event from all over. This
is where they can see the fruits of their labor.
Leading off was The Bronson Special
built in the late 40s or early 50s (the actual date is unknown).
Original owners grandson, Bill Bronson restored the car and it
is a staple at the NHRR. It's the oldest cacklecar there is.
Bronson's grandson Bill is in the seat.
From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Terry Capp in his restored Wheeler Dealer dragster from the mid
70's. It was restored and is owned by Brian Friesen.
One of several new cars this
year is the King Twigg / Lyndwood B/D of E.J. Kowalski
NHRR staple had been the Barnes
& Gladstone "Michigander" AA/FD owned and driven
by Bob Gladstone.
Hilton Family's "Locomotion"
AA/FD driven by Bobby Hilton.
Hunt Family Racing AA/FD
owned by Tom Hunt with Don Moore in the seat.
J. Ed Horton in the Hundely
& Boggs AA/FD owned by Marty Harrison
The Amos families Cox
& Amos AA/FD with Ron Nichols driving.
Don Ross in the Bobby
Langley Scorpion I
A debut: Paul Broughton
in the restored Richie Broughton AA/FD.
Jimmy King back in his
seat in the Ray Helger owned King & Marshall fueler.
Bob Malone brought up
his Pontiac powered, "The Pony" A/FD from Texas.
Pusch & Cain AA/GD
owned by Whitney & Bowls, Mike Whitney driving.
An NHRR staple the Perrenot Family
"The Gizzle Hopper" Lincoln powered AA/C with Gretchen
Shelby in the seat.
Tyler Hilton in the Little Honker
A/C yet another of what seems like an endless string of cars
coming out of the Hilton Family stables.
Roger Lee in his Masters &
Richter recreation. The multi talented Lee constructed the beauty
in his garage, making many of the parts himself.
Bill Crosby in his Bobby
Langley Scorpion V recreation.
Ken Upton in the Flag Auto -
Alan Bockla AA/FD out of Denver, CO. owned and driven by Ken
Jim Walther back in the seat
of his "Special Edition"
that Lawrence "Penny" Flammia restored
and owns. This is a real beauty.
John Neas' Tony Nancy
Sizzler AA/FD with Roy "Goob" Tuller in the seat.
Ken Fox in the Fox &
John Logghe in the Al
Bergler prepared Logghe Stamping Special.
Alan Webb in the
sleek John Dearmore AA/FD.
Jerry Baltes in the The
Bob "Reb" Fulton in
the Wale & Candies car recreated by the late Pat Foster and
owned by the Candies Family.
Bennie Osborn Brand X
AA/GD owned by John Mullen. Osborn in the seat.
Owner John Mullen in
the Bennie Osborn "Wizard" AA/FD
Starting off the static start
cars is the Ray Godman Bo Weevil AA/C with Chris Walker sitting
in the seat.
Tennessee Bo-Weevil AA/FC owned
by Raymond Godman, Scott Davis in the seat.
Raymond Godman's Tennessee Bo-Weevil
Top Fuel car with Mark Davis getting the fire-up.
Don's Speed Shop C/FD
owned by Don Schenzel, driven by Trey Schnzel.
Hillbilly Hemi AA/FD
owned by Thompson & Sons, Austin Myers in the seat.
John Popovich in his
Blue Angels twin SBC car out of Ohio.
Gordon Collett in his
Peterson & Colson
Top Fuel dragster owned by Bruce Litton.
"Jungle" Pam Hardy
with the Jungle Jim AA/FC tribute car owned by WREN Racing.
Al Bergler in his Motown
Shaker funny car.
Ramcharger Demon AA/FC owned
by Jim Matuszak with Clare Sanders in the seat.
Certainly not a cacklecar by
definition, but hey, Rockey Pirrone's Big John Mazmanian AA/SR
its too pretty to leave out. Bones Balogh in the seat.
- Push Starts
- Light Up the Night