Prior to the start of the parade
it is a tradition to read the name of those who have left us
since the 2014 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 Paul Althouse.
Don Ratican and Don Gaide
Grand Marshal Jim
Dexter "Pop" Bradford
Al Dal Porto
Bill "Maverick" Golden
Glen "Fireball" Kellog
Joe Lepone, Jr.
Larry "Murf" Murphy
Following the honorees Mr. Show
business "TV Tommy" Ivo atop one of his original trailers
owned and restored by Ron Johnson.
After the honorees parade was
completed, but before the cackle car parade started, the fans
were treated to a look Mr. Show business "TV Tommy"
Ivo atop his first glass sided trailer from 1966. Inside was
Johnson's Ivo "Barnstormer" cacklecar. Ivo had heard
years ago that what was left of the trailer still existed in
central coastal California and was able to assist Ron Johnson
in buying what was left of the trailer. Ron got the hulk back
to his shop and with assistance of friends in his local area
was able to piece it back together again.This was its second
Bob Frey did the on track
Leading off the parade proper
was Roger Lee in his beautifully recreated Masters & Richter
Bob Hirsch in his Marvin
Schwartz "Anaconda" AA/FD
Original driver Gerry "The
Hunter" Glenn in the restored Schultz & Glenn 1971 World
Championship Tuttle car. The wheelbase and engine placement made
this car very unique. Restored and owned by Gerber Racing. Maintained
by Troy Glenn.
Bartlett Bros. &
Moore AA/GD with Gary Ritter driving.
This is a John Buttera car that
Bruce Dyda is in the process of restoring. It's not a runner
parade. It's a 1967 Lil John Buttera chassis with 472 c.i.
Was Cloverleaf Aviation, out of Chicago, IL. Driver
in car is Dan Pettinato.
The restored legendary Howard
Cams "Twin Bear" originally driven by Jack Chrisman.
Owned by Bob & Don Johansen, driven by Rich Howell.
Next out was "Gentleman
Joe" Schubeck in his restored 1966 AA/FD.
Schrank Brothers BB/FD
with Jerry Schrank in the seat.
Jim Wearanga driving, owned by Jim & Michelle Wearanga.
Dave Uyehara was back in the
seat of the Raynor, Bishop & Herbert car owned by Allen Jaynes.
Trevor Larkin in his
Tommy Larkin tribute car.
Lon Bonnett in the "Pavement
Original driver Tommy Allen in
the Soapy Sales AA/FD owned by Roland Kleinsorge.
Ewell, Bell, Stecker
& Olson AA/FD owned by John Kiley driven by John Kopenger.
"Thunder Chief" AA/FD
owned by Terry Maestrejuan who is listed as the driver but this
is not him in the seat.
Ratican, Jackson &
Stearns AA/FA owned and driven by Ron Stearns.
Wayne King in the restored Doss,
Clayton & King AA/FD owned by Wayne King & Gary
Rini Brothers Canadian
owned and driven by Dan Rini.
Southwind III AA/FD owned
by Jay Carpenter, driven by Mike Clancy .
Cross, Mann & King
Jr.Fuel car owned and driven by Jerry King.
No ID who's in Don Bowman's
The Allison powered Green
Monster A/D owned and driven by Jon Rowley.
Speed Sport Special A/MR with
original driver Red Greth in the seat. The car is owned
by RTL Racing and can be seen at the NHRA Motorsports Museum.
Wilton & Doss AA/FD
owned by Bubby Wilton with Deyon Young in the seat.
Allen & Huff "Woody
Trick Car" AA/FD now owned and driven by John
Climax AA/FA owned and
driven by Scott Krenzer.
Pipedream Racing / Roger Gates
AA/FD owned by Denny Fenstermaker with original driver
Roger Gates in the seat.
Jerry "The King" Ruth AA/FD.
Neil O'Kane in his Cracklin'
Rose Jr. Fuel car.
Australian based Ash Marshall
"Scorcher" AA/FD driven by Steve Dickerman, owned by
Waterman & Hampshire AA/FD
owned and driven by Ronnie Hampshire, with Ronnie Hampshire Jr.
in the seat.
Larry Crossan's Gingrass
& Dearmore AA/FD with Bob Muravez driving.
Rick Caron was in John
Dearmore 's AA/FD .
The Belle of the Ball was the
Dunn & Reath "Rainbow Car". This is the real deal
car owned and restored by Pete Eastwood who is also in the seat.
From Colorado, the Alan Bockla
K&M Auto Parts AA/FD with owner Ken Gupton in the seat.
Also out of Colorado, the Rice
& Williams AA/FD owned by Bill & Danny Rice with Bret
Goethe doing the driving.
John Wiebe's "Violin Car"
owned by Lynn Bruch and Don Love had Dan Richins doing the driving.
Another car making is debut was
the super clean "Royal Canadian". Owned and driven
by Rod Hodges from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Don Long chassis,
restored by Don Long. Other restoration work by Pete Eastwood
and Derek Bower.
Out of Bucky Austin's cacklecar
stable, the Dailey & Johnson late model hemi powered fueler
with original driver Hank Johnson in the seat.
Sam Chastain in his "Iron
Back for its third CHRR appearance
was the gold plated 1971 Peebles & Williams TF car with original
driver Chip Woodall in the seat.
Dave West made his first trip
from their new home in Texas with his show stopping 1969 Beebe
& Mulligan fueler that was recreated by the late Pat Foster
New to the scene this is the
"Pepes Pizza Parlor" AA/FD from 1964. Owned,
restored, and driven by Aaron Von Minden.
Yeakel Plymouth Special
AA/FD with Chuck Goebel in the seat.
Mario Garcia in his Mastercar.
Harry Burkholder in the
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA.
Glenn Way in his Groundshaker
Take a dragster, fit an odd fiberglass
body and call it a funny car. That sums up the Austin & Grassi
Fuel Cuda making its debut with Dave Jeffers in the seat.
The oldest car award went to
the Silhouette Flathead Dragster from 1954. All Original
car owned and driven by Mike Hegarty, Rich Guasco also affiliated
The Sihouette restoration was
pushed by a very famous early Mercury originally built in the
50's and owned then by Buddy Ohesian, which is also owned now
Tony Nancy Sizzler owned
by John Neas and driven by Harry Hibler.
Owner/driver Jack Gillett
in the Joe Mailliard Sidewinder.
Original driver John Wiebe in
the Kansas John Wiebe AA/FD owned by Wayne Patrick.
The only rear engine restoration
in the show was Gary Cochran - Mr. C T/F car driven by Don Nosse
and owned by Al Nosse.
Bob Lawson got the seat
of Paul Schavrien's "The Poachers" AA/FD.
This year Mike Lewis
got the seat of Ron Johnson's "ChiZler".
Arguably the most famous Top
Gas car of all time, John & Bev Peters "Freight Train"
was back with son Brad in the seat.
After leading off the parade,
the Tommy Ivo "Barnstormer" was unloaded from its glass
trailer and took its place at the end of the line.
The final car in the parade was
the AA/FA of Tocco, Harper & Garten, a CHRR regular. With
the loss of Roger Garten earlier this year, it was the first
time anyone other than him was in the seat. Don Cooper got that