PEOPLE N' PITS
Lisa and Don were set up early
looking forward to a huge cackle and book sale weekend. Both
left very happy with everything.
Alan Miller, Dunn, Geno,
Ewald and Bob Lawson from Team Kalitta.
Sonny Messner, Jerry
Ruth, Don Ewald, Garlits and Steve Gibbs.
Hook n' Big
Ruth, Sonny and Don
Harley driving in.
Rich "Pure Hell"
Guasco and Don "Wavemaker" Prieto.
Garlits and Isky exchanged
books, each signing the others.
Gordy and Steve roll
in on Friday.
Ed "The Ace"
Mike Dunn, Alan Miller
and Melvyn Record
Jeep Hampshire and Harry
Max Romero and Dennis
Bob Brown explains this photo: "I see Ed McCullough talking with
this older bearded guy and a younger fellow. I want to get a
pic of Ace in his element, so I shoot a few of the three of them
Pretty soon I get welcomed into
the conversation by Ed, and I try to let the bearded gent know
that hes talking to someone whos quite important-
the Ace! The bearded guy then pauses and asks me if I know the
story about how Ed acquired the moniker of Ace. I
said no, and he then proceeds to tell me that back in the day,
he and Ed were sitting around trying to figure out a nickname
for Ed to counter Jerry (The King) Ruth. He said to Ed, What
tops a King in a deck of cards? An Ace of course! He then
introduces himself as DRI member Jim Cooper whom I had hoped
to meet someday. His son CJ and his trusty Bassett Boogie were
Brendan Murry and Kol
Jeep Hampshire and Kenny
Photog Ken Sanders turns
race car driver.
The legendary Red "Speed
Jim Igge and Mike Sassa, a team
that has endured time. Jim was the driver, Mike was the tuner
and together they fielded many successful race cars under the
"Sons of the Rising Sun" banner. They included Jr.
Fuel cars, Top Gas and ProComp rear engine dragsters dating back
to the late 60's.
Mike Dunn and Roger "Riceman"
Floyd Lippencotte Jr.
Ross Howard and Marvin
Harley fan, Bob Berry
(Ewald photo w/Bob's camera).
Leeza and Jeff Diehl
Jason and Jennifer Rupert
Ex-Div 7 Tech Director
Cloy Fitzgerald and Alan Miller
Tom "The Surfers"
Harley being bored.
Walt Stevens with Patti
and Don Prieto
John "Freight Train"
Harry "The Sandman"
Sonny with GiGi and Joe
Nitro Revival Media Director
"Ok Dad, stop hammin'
for the camera and give me a biscuit."
"That's what I'm
The Boss and Big
This was a family affair.
Stephanie and Debby Gibbs had the
Nitro Revival merchandise booth under control.
Ross and Jude Preen won the long
distance award. They came from Australia to attend their second
Ross and Dan Kaplan
Gibbs on the go.
Sam "Iron Horse"
Joe "Da Kingz"
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA
with Robert Reel
Brendan Murry with Don
Walt Stevens and John
Cindy and Jerry Ruth
Goodguys PR director,
Cole Coonce and wife/top
fuel driver Mendy Fry
Ace photog, Bob Brown
Buzz Baylis and Jim McCraw
Connie Braun getting
into her late father's (Ron Johnson) Tommy Ivo car. Brother Kol
2018 Nitro Revival Page 1 - Lay Back
International Hotel "Nitro Night"
Saturday - Push Starts
Saturday - Line of Fire
Ace's Hot Rod Hangout
Random Saturday Shots
Laguna Seca Road