One of the cool parts of the
Cacklefest show is the pre-fire up parade where the fans get
to see the cars, drivers and crews up close and personal while
getting some 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 as the CHRR, but a lot of really nice iron.
This year was no exception.
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 2017 NHRR Cacklefest participants.
We present them to you in the
order they were presented to the fans. One reason Cacklefest.com
is here is to recognize in a small way those who come to this
and other events from all over the country. This is where they
can see the fruits of their labor.
Bob Frey had the honor
of introducing the cars and drivers.
PUSH START CARS
This was the the second outing
of Roland Leong's 1967 "Hawaiian". A Don Long car in
its early hemi configuration. The restoration was overseen by
John Dearmore for owner Frank Heinig. Bob Muravez was in the
seat for its NHRR debut.
David Pace in the John
The Hundley & Boggs team
had two entries this year, this is their 1969 car. Unlike the
1967 car this sports a full body and wild paint scheme. The car
is owned by Richie Boggs who put J. Ed Norton Jr. in the seat.
The second Hundley & Boggs
entry which has been a staple of the NHRR for several years is
their 1967 car. Also owned by Richie Boggs who put Marty Harrison
behind the wheel.
Don Morre in the Hunt
Family Farms AA/FD
Larry Brown in Jim Burgess's
"Pesek & Lucas" AA/FD
Original driver Jim Walther was
in the "Special Edition" AA/FD owned by Penny Flammia.
Paul Broughton was in
his Richie Broughton "Comanche" AA/FD
Ken Fox in the "Fox
& Hulls" AA/FD
NHRR staple the Cox &
Amos AA/D Driver: Ronnie Nichols.
Dave Huber's 1960 Dragmaster
"Huber's Standard Oil Special" A/GD with Austin Myers
doing the honors.
Hoyh Family "Swamp
Fox" AA/FD Owner/Driver: David Hoyh
Rice & Williams out
of Colorado. Owned by Sue Rice, driven by Danny Rice.
Brian Beattie's Jim &
Alison Lee "Great Expectations" AA/FD Driver: Art Marshall
STATIC START CARS
Funny car legend Dick Harrell
was well represented by his Fred Gibb sponsored 1970 car on a
ramp truck and his 1968 Camaro in tow. Both cars owned by Bill
The Mafia II AA/FD owned
by Edwin Laiche who put Raymond Laiche in the seat.
"Coleman's Super Ford"
owned by original owner/driver Larry Coleman who put his son
Nick behind the wheel.
Bruce Larson was back
with his 1974 USA-1 Corvette funny car.
Castronovo Bros. Custom Body
1971 Dodge Challenger funny car owned by Ross Howard who also
did the fire up.
NHRR newbie "Hooligan"
UFD owned by Calvin Smith with Stephan Smith in the cockpit.
Hilton Family "Locomotion"
with Mike Hilton in the seat.
The Hunt Family Farms Competition
Coupe owned by Tom Hunt, driven by Patti Hunt.
Out of Ontario Canada,
the "Alien II" AA/FD of John and Bev Chandler.
AA/FC Owners: David and Rob Stewart.
Gary Cochran's "Mr. C"
rear engine dragster owned by Al & Kathy Nosse with Ryan
Davis in the seat.
The Cupit & Cunniham A/FD
was back in honor of the late Glen Cupit now owned by Conrad
Cupit with Jordan Cupit in the seat.
Scott Hannum's "Martin &
Smith" with Ron Martin in the seat. The car was raced out
of Blue Springs MO....Ron Martin & Bob Smith.
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