How about an event exclusively for Cackle Cars
in the LA area prior to the CHRR? A place we could get everyone
with a running car together at a venue where we would be the
only cars there and would be able to do practice fire-ups, practice
push starts and in general everyone could get more familiar with
each other and share ideas, experience etc.
Well, we have arranged to make
this happen at the Irwindale Dragstrip on August 4th, 2007
(Saturday). We invite and encourage friends, fans and also
the general public to attend as well, to broaden the exposure
of the Cackle Car experience. There will be no racing going on
so cacklecars are the entire event!
Cacklefest.com will be the host for the event and will be backed
up by Steve Gibbs, Dusty McWilliams and Wayne Phillips from the
NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum. Set-up, or placement in
the pits will be possible Friday evening (participants only).
Ron Johnson and a few others will be on-site overnight for security.
Gates will open at 7:30 in the
morning on Saturday and motors can be started at 10:00 A. M.
on. We will stop activities at 3:00 P. M. with the objective
of being loaded up and heading out by 4:00 P. M., when the area
we will be using (Drag Strip pits) will start to be overflow
parking for the evenings circle track program.
Since we will not be piggybacking on any other event, there will
be some direct and some indirect expences. Cacklefest.com will
front these costs. In order to help offset these expenses, we
will ask for donations. Probably about $50 per cackle car and
$20 per car load for spectators.
We encourage everyone to come
out and get up close and personal with drag racing history!
Committed Cars as of 07.12.07:
Rat III AA/FD
Shubert & Herbert A/FD
Howard Cams Rattler AA/FD
Ratican-Jackson-Stearns - AA/FA
Mondello & Matsubara AA/FA (debut)
Tommy Larkin AA/GD
Paradise Alley AA/FD
Swamp Rat VI AA/FD
Ted Cyr A/FD
Tommy Ivo "Showboat"
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