Following the opening ceremonies
all the cars that chose to participate in the cackle assembled
in the staging lanes.
Leading off the pre cacklecar
parade was Steve Gibbs push starting Kenton Greth in the Speed
Don Irvin headed to the
topend to organize the push starts.
The cars that chose to push start
came out first. Leading the parade was a local car, The Old Timer
AA/FD. We apologize for not knowing the names of several drivers
and hope others can fill in the blanks.
Another local favorite,
the Lil Ol Whine Maker rear engine funny car.
Original driver, Jerry
Glenn was back in the seat of the Schultz & Glenn fueler.
Sam Chastain was in his
Iron Horse AA/FD
Not sure who was in the
seat of the Climax AA/FA
Jerry Biven's Checkmate
Making its last appearance in
the United States was the Banshee AA/FD of Ross and Jude Preen
from Orange NSW. Australia. The car could only stay in the U.S.
for a year and it has been so that means another long boat ride
Dunlap & Fuller "Westwind"
Jay Carpenter in his
Southwind AA/FD. Mike Clancy was in the car for the push start.
Bob Hirsch in his beautiful
Kol Johnson was in the
TV Tommy Ivo "Barnstormer" AA/FD
Rick McDonald got the
seat in the "ChiZler" AA/FD
The Allison powered Green
Monster A/D owned and driven by Dan Rowley.
Kenton Greth in the Speed
Sport II roadster.
Pesek & Lucas "Hustler"
AA/FD owned by Jim Burgess Larry "the OKIE Smoker Brown
in the seat.
Three fuelers showed up sporting
the Steinegger & Eshenbaugh names. This recreation of their
very first car was done by Al Eshenbaugh in the last year and
was one of three legendary cars that debuted at this event.
Steinegger & Eshenbaugh
Leading off the static start
cars was Cherie Glenn in the Warren-Coburn-Miller AA/FD.
Don Ross in his Bobby
Langley's Scorpion B/D.
Don's Hot Rod Shop AA/A
Steinegger & Eshenbaugh
Ron Miller Tribute Car.
New fueler of Mike Elsberry,
driven and cackled by his brother Mitch.
Gruzen Family Newhouse
Without a lot of fuel
cars, gassers and lower class dragsters were part of the show.
Peter Broadribb in his
Moody's Garage D/G Chevy.
Terry Maestrejuan in
his Thunder Chief" AA/FD
Ross Howard in the Custom
Body Enterprises AA/FC.
Hunt Family AA/A
STATIC CACKLES FOLLOWED BY PUSH
Because this all happened so
fast, the two of us were only able to cover a small portion of
the static start cars. This is what we got.
The push start cars were
led off by Gerry Glenn.
Due to an incident the remaining
push start cars were canceled. We hope you enjoyed the coverage.
The Next DON'T MISS Event
1: Kickoff BBQ