substantiates the "Moth to the flame" theory more than
the push start part of the Cacklefest program. The more header
flames, the more photos. It's not planned that way, ideally all
cars would get equal coverage but they don't. It's hectic out
there shooting these cars and like moths, photographers are drawn
to the flame. It is what it is.
There were some 40 cacklecars
on the property and the Saturday night headliner featured 36
of them. Out of the 26 cars that took part in the parade, 23
actually push started. It went smoothly and the fans who stayed
were on their feet. In short it was a great show that damn well
better bring a ton more folks next year.
As a caveat, there was a procedural
change in the program due to an unforeseen issue with the track
itself. In the past the push vehicles went around behind the
far guardwall to park. This year they were forced to follow the
cars up the track and park next to them. This created issues
for spectators and photogs alike. With that in mind, we did the
best we could with the added obstacales.
Without further ado, here's Cacklefest
- wish you could hear the rumble and smell the nitro.
The stage was set. Let
the show begin.
The 29th annual California
Hot Rod Reunion presented by the Automobile Club of Southern
California will be held at the legendary Auto Club Famoso Raceway
in Bakersfield, California the weekend of October 23rd-25th,