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.
Not nearly as many, but really nice iron. This year was no exception
with four notable debuts.
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 NHRR 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.
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.
Bob Frey did the driver/car
First out was the newer of two
competing Gordon "Collecting" Collett cars with his
son, Terry driving. The older car was a self-starter.
Cacklefest regular Marty
Harrison in his Hundley & Boggs AA/FD.
Gary "Mr C"
Cochran's restored RED with Don Nosse in the seat.
E.J. Horton in the purple
"Brazil & Brower" AA/FD.
Comanche AA/FD owned
and driven by Paul Broughton.
With daughter Gretchen's retirement,
the Perrenot Family "The Gizzle Hopper" Lincoln powered
AA/C had owner, Brian Perrenot back in the seat.
Bill Crosby was back
in his Bobby Langley "Scorpion V" recreation.
The Jenkins, T-Bar & Cortines
late model powered AA/FD owned and driven by Bob Gibson. The
original timing on the car was really bad. As we all know, Garlits
came out with his first RED in early 1971, this was not even
in the jig yet. By the time it was ready to run there was no
doubt that front engine cars had a short shelf life. Even the
big wing could not keep this car competitive. It was the last
T-Bar FED ever made.
Don Moore in "Hunt
Dave West made the trip
from Texas with his beautiful Beebe & Mulligan recreation.
Austin Myers in Dave
Huber's Chevrolet powered Dragmaster car.
Making its Cacklefest debut,
the 1965 Ramchargers car with Michael Hilton driving. This was
the first dragster to run a late model hemi on fuel.
Mike Whitney in the "Indecision"
AA Fuel Altered.
Jim Walther back in the seat
of the "Special Edition" fueler that he drove in the
late '60s. It was restored by its owner, Lawrence "Penny"
Keith Burgan was in the
seat of Geri Tarvin's Nitro Therapy.
Ken Fox in "Fox
& Hulls" fueler, another Cacklefest regular.
Cacklefest vet Ron Nichols
in "Cox & Amos" car.
John Dearmore's beautiful
SPE car with Bob "Floyd Lippecott" Muravez driving.
More Aggravation AA/C
restored and owned and driven by Al Bergler.
Donnie Anderson in Jack
Chisenhall's "Don Rightsell's Texas Longhorn".
Original driver, Chip
Woodall in the Peebles & Williams car our of Texas.
Another car making its debut
was the legendary "The Prussian" of Steffey & Rupp.
This is another Al Bergler beauty. Norm Sudgen driving.
Don Bowman in his car
that was restored by Brendan Murry.
The most famous Top Gas dragster
in history, John Peter's "Freight Train" with original
driver Goob Tuller in the seat. Peters made the long tow from
California for this event.
Yet another debut was the stunning
Jimmy Nix car with Bennie Osborn in the seat. Osborn and the
late Nix were close friends.
Don Ross in the other
Bobby Langley "Scorpion" that he restored.
SELF START CARS
There was no list of
who were in these cars.
National Dragster photog,
Randy Anderson and Greg Sharp during the set-up.
Presentation, Hotel Cacklefest
Push Starts, Pits & People