Fontana, CA. The inaugural Nostalgia Nitro Shootout at California
Dragway was conceived and organized by the All American Fuel
Dragsters, LLC and the Nostalgia Funny Car Assoc. to showcase
their nitro burners to SoCal fans who had never seen these kinds
of cars at Fontana before. The one day event was limited to 150
cars that included 5 Top Fuel Dragsters and 11 fuel Funny Cars.
Also on had were a small contigent of cacklecars to help promote
the upcoming "Cacklecar Showcase" August 4th, 2007
at Irwindale Dragway. By all accounts the show was good, the
crowd large and everyone had fun.
Photos by: Bob Brown, Tim Marshall and John
Cacklecars were set up
right behind the grandstands.
In all 6 cacklecars made an appearance
at Fontana. John Ewald had the BankAmericar and Mastercar Maxed
Out Racing road show, the McCloud Bros. debuted their new Bluestreak
Special recreation, Jay Carpenter brought out his awesome "Syndicate"
twin engine fueler, the Poison Ivy car of Ken Blackmore and the
Custom Body funny car.
Dusty McWilliams and Steve Gibbs
representing the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum are stapels
at most all events where Cacklefest cars are present.
John Ewald, Steve Gibbs and Mario
Garica help Harvey Palish into the BankAmericar. If, by chance,
you don't recognize the name Harvey was Diamond P Productions
and along with Steve Evans and Dave McClelland put NHRA drag
racing on TV. Until ESPN took over the contract, Diamond P offered
national event race coverage second to none. To this day people
speak of how much they miss the team of Evans and McClelland
and the directing style of Palish. It was good to see him back
out to and event and he really loved sitting behind 2500 horsepower
for 5 minutes!
Maxed Out Racing crew members
Mario Garcia and Bob Danly check the heat buildup in the "BankAmericar"
always wanting to give the longest and loudest cackles while
not hurting parts. Between the "BankAmeicar" and the
"Master Car" this team has fired up the engines over
850 times with no damage to speak of.
Mario, Bob and Cynthia start
packing John Ewald's "Maxed Out Racing" traveling road
show. There is always a few fans who stick around to see how
this team puts two 20 foot dragsters in a 30 foot non-stacker
trailer. It's easy...one on top of the other!
The McCloud Bros. debuted
their new Bluestreak Special recreation.
Debbie of the very trick Matt
Rider shirt company enjoyed a cackle in the "Master Car".
In fact she purposed marriage to the dragster afterwards!
Ken Blackmore's Poison
Jay Carpenter's awesome
"Syndicate" twin engine fueler.
The Syndicate running
on all 16 cylinders.
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