6th Del Mar Nationals
working with the Goodguys arranged for a display of Cacklecars
and appropriate era push cars at the Del Mar Car Show. Drawing
on Standard 1320 members for Cacklecars yielded four cars for
a set-up inside in addition to Norm Weekly with the Frantic Four
car and Dennis Prater and his Stellings and Hampshire car which
were setting up outside to do fire-ups. The Ted Cyr Lincoln and
Chris Karamesines original Chizler rounded out the inside display.
Bill Pitts Magicar. Bill
on the right, doing his favorite thing, telling people about
these old cars and what is being done with them to preserve their
The Poachers AA/FD, formerly
owned by Jack McCloud, restored in 2005 by Paul and Pam Schavrian.
The Loukas/Preising Competition
Coupe, soon to lose it's engine for the next 15 months, so the
Chizler can live again. Behind is Ted Cyr's 65 Ford Fairlane
Ted Cyr's Lincoln with
Ted's personal 40 Hudson Pickup in "Push" posture!
Paul and Pam Schavrian, owners of the Poacher, behind and to
Chizler 204 car, recently removed from the Don Garlits Drag Racing
Museum. Behind is long-time San Diego area rodder, Ray Lake's
Jag suspended 5.0 liter Ford powered F-100.
The Shubert & Herbert
recreation owned by Ron Johnson on its custom trailer behind
Ron's El Camino.
Parked behind the Shubert
& Herbert car was the Paradise Alley 1965 Woody car. This
is a very nice piece but was not originally raced as a fuel dragster.
It has yet to make an appearance in a Cacklefest.
Norm Weekly and Dennis
Prater were busy doing fire-ups the entire weekend with the Frantic
Four car and the Stellings & Hampshire car outside the building.
Ron's El Camino, The
Chizler and The Magicar.
Keeping the cacklecars
company inside were three of the "new kids". The NE-1
dragsters of Chuck Bayuk and Zimmerman, Witek & Martin flank
the VRA Top Fuel Champion car of Neal & White.
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