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.
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 2015 NEHRR Cacklefest participants.
We present them to you in the
order they were presented to the fans. Images such as these vary
in the angle of the shot and amount of flames in the headers.
Rather than us trying to pick which of the shots of any one car
is "The Best", we will include a range and let you
decide for yourself which ones are the best.
First out were the push start
cars that proceeded to the top end of the track to suit up and
prepare for the call to push down.
Unlike the Granddaddy of them
all, the California Hot Rod Reunion that draws a massive amount
of Top Fuel Dragsters, Bowling Green and Epping get fewer of
these and therefore have space and time for a broader variety
of competition cars in the Cacklefest.
First out was Partrick
Brady in the Brady & Mahan Fiat Altered.
Ed Pearson's AA/Altered
with Joe Fleming driving.
With daughter Gretchen's retirement,
the Perrenot Family "The Gizzle Hopper" Lincoln powered
AA/C had owner, Brian Perrenot back in the seat for the second
event in a row.
Bill Crosby made his way from
Texas with his Bobby Langley "Scorpion V" restoration.
Veteran fuel driver Don Roberts
was in the seat of the Comanche AA/FD owned by Paul Broughton.
Ted Tine in his Dailey
& Johnson AA/FD
King & Marshall AA/FD
driven by Jesse Helger.
Tom Augers TV Tommy
Ivo AA/FD driven by Ray Helger.
Here's a Cacklefest twist, for
the first time a funny car would go to the topend, fire up and
join the dragsters coming down track. The flopper, the recreated
Pisano car that was driven by Mike Dunn, in the seat here was
Great Expectations driven by Art Marshall.
With all the introductions given
on the parade page, here is Cacklefest proper with out having
to read anything! Just enjoy the photos and imagine the feelings.
The static start cars fired first followed by the push starts.
When the order was given, all the cars started at once (or at
lease were suppose to).
Page 1 - Awards,
Pits, Push Starts