Just one of the cool parts of
the Cacklefest show is the pre-Cacklefest 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
nonetheless. 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.
Prior to the start of the
cacklecar parade it is a tradition to read the names of those
who have left us since the 2017 CHRR. Each year the list seems
to get longer and this was no exception. It is a sobering reminder
of why we have these reunions in the first place. They were read
with respect by Bob Frey to a hushed crowd.
PUSH START CARS
First out was the Hundley &
Boggs entry which has been a staple of the NHRR for several years.
This is their 1967 car owned by Richie Boggs who put Marty Harrison
behind the wheel.
Hundley & Boggs also brought
their 1969 car. Unlike the 1967 car this sports a full body and
wild paint scheme. The car is owned and driven by Richie Boggs.
NHRR staple Dan Rini
in the Rini Bros. "Canadian" AA/FD 1965 Canada National
Next car going to the top end
was Scott Mason in "The Tank" twin engine Chrysler
AA/GD formerly campaigned by Bill Mullins.
J.D. Strawn was in the
Pesek and Lucas SPE car that was in storage 40 years.
Ronnie Sandifer in the Shreve
Automotive AA/FD that is a recently restored Long/Hanna car.
Austin Myers in his Mickey
Thompson Dragmaster chassis blown SBC power.
Ken Fox in the "Fox
& Hulls" AA/FD
Hoyh Family "Swamp
Fox" AA/FD Driver: David Hoyh.
Don Morre was back in
the Hunt Family Farms AA/FD
Jeff Sanborn in the seat
of the Cox and Amos AA/FD out of Tennessee.
Paul Broughton made another
apperance in his Richie Broughton "Comanche" AA/FD
Next out was the inspiration
for Tyler Hilton's (Lee's grandson) NTF car, Brian Beattie's
Jim & Alison Lee "Great Expectations" AA/FD driven
by Honoree Art Marshall.
STATIC START CARS
2019 Grand Marshal Randy
Walls was in his '69 Super Nova funny car.
Normally in his USA 1 Camaro
funny car, this year Bruce Larson came to Bowling Green
with his newly restored 2 blown flatheads in a '60s Lyndwood
Mark Collett was in the
Gordon "Collecting" Collett '64 Indy-March Meet winning
John Everett was on hand
with his Ingenue Buick Skylark Funny Car
Rich Budinsky in the
Power King (Patrick and Ferry 104" Arizona car)
John Jones in his "Cammer"
homemade chassis with an ex-Dyno Don SOHC Ford for power. Why
the 6 point cage?
Coast-to-coast Ross Howard
with his often seen Custom Body Enterprise Funny Car
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