Charles Myers, former
Marketing guy for NHRA is strip manager shown here with Gibbs.
Mark Breznay, who worked for
Steve on the NHRA Safety Safari, made the trip out from Florida
to see his old friend along with the Gibbs girls.
Easy to find, TV Tommy
Two hall of famers reliving 60
years of friendship, Ed "Isky" Iskenderian and Red
"Speed Sport" Greth.
Tom Jobe and Bob Higginson
Joe Schubeck and Mendy
Lee Littlefield and Larry
We think the surprise appearance
of the day was Al "Mousie" Marcellus who has been dealing
with health issues for the last couple of years. He has not made
any public appearances until NR3. He has been missed and we are
so glad he chose our event to get out of the house so to speak.
Some 17 years ago Alicia Stirling
was the first female to win a Nostalgia Top Fuel race, in Tucson,
driving a car built by her father, Rob Stirling. At least one
of those younger gals is a daughter, and possibly both, though
I can't identify.
Walt Stevens and Joel
Joel Gelfand and Dave
Pat Galvin and TV
Cole Coonce camera in
Evil Joe Schubeck
Adam Sorokin "The
Don Prieto pretending
Dave McClelland &
Larry Ofria, Schubeck
Don Ewald and Ron Rivero
who raced each other in the late 60's.
Start 'em young...
Ed Pink and Tom Hoover
Joe Walla interviewing
Brad Littlefield for his upcoming "Legends of Speed"
Larry Sutton getting
a feel for the Rupert Eagle Electric car.
Ed Pink and Harry Hibler
Hunt, Gibbs and Dan Richins
The Vipe in thought...
Joe Smith, famed fuel
Go to safety guy, Don Irvin who
will be sorely missed at the two NHRA reunions. After years of
running their safely crews it seems a certain lawyer in Glendora
didn't think he was worth a raise on his contract. This is not
something the racers wanted to hear. Another huge mistake on
Joe Schubeck and Mendy
Glen Menard, former Irwindale
Manager for Doner and Richard Tharp
Boogie gives a whole
new meaning to the word "flopper"; <Ivo Grin>
Red Greth with his legendary
Speed Sport Special A/FMR
Vance Hunt and Joe Schubeck
Bob Barry and Don Ewald
Howard, Graham &
Brown ... could be a law firm.
Randy Winkle and Stormy
Byrd - the Dynamic Duo
Matt Nausin getting a
trial fit to get cackled in Jim Brissette's Bomb.
A confused Ivo between
his first Buick dragster and his last early hemi car.
Kol Johnson, TV and Don
" You talkin' to
Veteran car and boat
drag racing photographer Jim Phillipson.
Pam Conrad and Joel Gruzen
playing the decades old $20.00 bill game.
Kol Johnson giving some
love to the Ivo Barnstormer.
Pam Conrad, Dan Kaplan and Bob
Higginson bringing the Skinner, Crosser & Jobe into the lanes
for the Line of Fire.
Speaking of the
Higginson car, Muravez just
can't help himself when it comes to jumping into a seat.
made the most of his VIP entry.
Larry Sutton, Jess Sturgeon,
Ex funny car owner/driver Bob
Barry who's cars were named Rolling Thunder in the 70's approved
of the spoiler on the Littlefield & Rupert NFC.
Larry with son Robert.
Don Johnson who was one
of the original Winged Express crew and Mousie Marcellus
Kimberly Gaide got a
fire up in the MagiCar.
Cindy's cousins. Daughters of
her moms older sister, Helen. Her first best friends. Kay Obrymski,
Vivian Holcomb and Gloria Pelletterra
John Peters, Herm and
Lou Hart and John Force,
Steve and Sonny
Joel Gruzen, Julie and
Jerry Bivens, Marvin and Rabbit
High Speed Motorsports in the
staging lanes. Tom Shelar, Mendy Fry, Donnie Ho, Jake Dungan,
Adam Sorokin, Walt Stevens, Rick Shelar, Eric Morrow, Eric's
nephew, Mario Campos, Nick San Angelo. Lot of talent in this
Steven and Justin Arias
Tom & Betten Hoover
National Dragster photog
Marc Gewertz had a weekend off so what did he do?
Todd Fields, Berlin Higginson,
Bob Higginson Cackle Driver for Hire John Strom,
Vicki Higginson and Tom Jobe.
Bob McLennan, who made sure we
had a Welcome Center tent also brought his Champion Speed Shop
NTF car to make exhibition runs.
Brenda Rupert and Tom
Sonny getting ready for
his push start.
Isky and Orah Mae Millar
Roland Kleinsorge &
Sam Chastain with his
Iron Horse AA/FD
Broussard and Tom Jobe
Kimberly Gaide, daughter of Don
Gaide has more energy than the law allows. Not sure how many
seats she had on Saturday but it was more than three.
Corrine Phillips, Bill Pitts
and Connie Braun who is the late Ron Johnson's daughter and major
player in the cacklecar world.
Top row, left to right.
John Strom the driver substitute for Jeep. Vince Yamasaki. The
brains behind the operation. Corrine Phillips and John Phillips.
John is Bills Dear friend since 3rd grade. And provides more
brains! John and Corinne will have the Caspary, Stokey, Hampshire
car up and running by the end of the year. Bottom row, left to
right. Connie Braun, and Bill Pitts.
Gary Beck with Hairy Burkholder.
On the right is Jim Cartright. Per Hairy, "He and his his
dad had a '57 Bel Air before he was in High school. He kept it
thru college and when he married and had their first child. Then
he sold it and I (Hairy) bought and restored it. He tracked me
down, we became friends & he asked if I had ever sold it.
If not, he wanted me to call him when I was ready. Two years
ago I called him, I needed $$$ to finish our new Altered. He
bought it and brought it to Nitro Revial 3. Gary Beck bought
my 40 Ford pickup. They were both at the revival. Made it very
special to have both of my street rods there."
Mousie and Gibbs' right
hand man, Alan Miller
Vance Hunt with Joe Schubeck
Petersen, Gibbs &
Graham - another law firm.
Ewald and Harley with
his Uber driver.
Howard Koby, Joel Gruzen
and Dan Kaplan
Don Ratican and Gruzen
Bill Schultz and Gerry
Glenn - they made a bunch of history
Stormy Byrd and Lou Hart
Bud and Linda Rasner
The Ace and Nitro Kitty
Brett Johansen, Don Prieto,
Justin Arias and John Sousa.
John and Ann Rey Sousa
who are key players on Cindy's "crew".
Mike Kuhl, Carl Olson,
Bill Schultz, Ed McCulloch and Richard Tharp.
Brian Pain from Denver
H&H - Howard and
No, I won't share...
Kenny Youngblood and
Dave Kommel, Dan Kaplan,
Jim White and Doug Adams
Henry Walther and Rick