Capping off a Saturday
to remember was the NR3 Line of Fire where 24 cars chose to participate
for the fans and more so in the loving memory of Gloria Gibbs.
First in line was Steve Anderson's
beautiful Tom Hoover Fish Bowl car with Bob Muravez aka Floyd
Lippencott, Jr. in the seat.
Next to Floyd was John
Peters' fan favorite "Freight Train" with Brad Peters
Don Cooper in the Tocco,
Harper & Garten AA/FA
Scorpion V came out with
Blake Crosby ready to go.
Brian Pain took the seat
in Don Prieto's "Hustler VI" AA/FD
Dan Kaplan traded off his Nikon
(to Don Ewald) for the seat in Bob Higginson's Skinner, Crosser
& Jobe Surfers AA/FD. Nice trade, Dan.
The seat in Ross Howard's Custom
Body Enterprises flopper was filled by dragster guy, Marvin "Who"
The team of Kuhl and
Olson once again answered the cackle call.
Boyd Penington Smog Rat
AA/FA had Ron Penington doing the honors.
The Johnson familys
"Tommy Ivo" Barnstormer with none other than Ivo suited
Gentleman Joe Schubeck
with his AA/FD
Bivens & Fisher Checkmate
with Julie Bivens getting the honors.
Next in line was ground zero
for cacklecars. Bill Pitts' Winkel, Trapp & Fuller Magicar
with John Strom in the seat.
Ed Pink's Old Master
with builder/owner/driver Pete Eastwood
Groundshaker Jr. AA/FA
owned and driven by Glenn Way.
The Wilton & Doss
AA/FD owned by honoree Bubby Wilton had Deyon Young in the seat.
Another premium AA/FA
was the Burkholder Brothers with Robert Reel suiting up.
The Baney, Rossi & Goebel
"Yeakel Plymouth Special" AA/FD with Paul Rossi in
Gary Cochran Mr. C
AA/FMR owned by Steve Poe, Robert Casado & Fred Seay with
Robert Casado getting the honors.
Jake & Marilyn McCloud's
"Dean Engineering" AA/FD had Jimmy "C" Christiansen
in the seat.
Frank & Jason Rupert's "Eagle
Electric" AA/FD had the legendary Larry Sutton filling the
cage but it was Cami Beck who brought it to its place.
Ratican, Jackson & Stearns
A/FA owned by Ron Stearns & Bill Jackson with Stearns doing
The final car in line was Doug
Robinson's "Horsepower Engineering" AA/FD with Doug
in the cockpit.
Prior to the order to fire-up
from Gibbs, starting with the Tom Hoover car, the crews were
asked to back off so line up shots could be taken. Here's the
ones we got.
First to fire and then
we had new nitro every 30 seconds!
Until next year....