June 19, 2016 - Bowling Green,
KY: Every Fathers Day weekend for the past 14 years thousands
of hot rodders, nostalgia drag racing fans and cacklecar lovers
make their way to Beech Bend Raceway Park for the Holley National
Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance
Since its inception, the cacklecar
portion of the NHRR has been an integral part of the show. Amid
the quality racing and incredible hot rods fans can see these
restored and recreated memories from the past throughout the
pits. Over the weekend they get to see the practice push starts
on the track. Then of course, the event is capped off by Cacklefest®
on Saturday evening.
Racing and hot rods aside, for
Cacklefest.com the story started on Friday with the Honorees
Reception that before this year were held at the Holiday Inn
University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. New for this
season, the honoree reception took place at Beech Bend Raceway
to let those at the track take part in the event.
On Friday the legends of racing
were honored for their contributions to many facets of motorsports
during the second day. During the course of a busy day the influential
members of the motorsports community had the opportunity to meet
with the fans, sign autographs and be interviewed on the public
address system for those in the stands to hear.
The evening concluded with
Bill Bader Sr., the grand marshal of the event, and all the honorees
including Ron and Steve Boggs, Austin Myers, Ed Rachanski, Roy
Tuller, and Chip Woodall were celebrated for their contributions
to the sport.
We now offer our coverage of
the Cacklefest® and all that surrounds it.