Nitro Revival is, well, about nitro. We feature the cars that do that thing they do so well. But, this page will share some of those who make all the things happen. The owners, drivers, fans, photographers and staff. Unlike the autograph page, many of the folks here are not household names. Other sites would not acknowledge them at all. We are not other sites. If you're not here, nobody sent a photo. The cars will come again on the next page.

 

 

Who better to lead off this page than Geno Gastelum.

 

Welcome Race Fans

 

"FAMILY GIBBS".  Justin Arias, Toby Denham, Stan Berry, Steven Arias, Patriarch Hook, Jesse Martinson, Cinders, Kayla Rask, Stephanie Gibbs-Kinder, Debby Gibbs-Lemus, Troy Kinder and Soledad Lemus.

 

There in memory was Ron "Big Yohns" Johnson

 

One of drag racings first couples. "Floyd" and "Big Red". aka the Muravez's.

 

Hook thinking, "WOW"

 

Ronnie Hampshire and the Cacklefather, Bill Pitts.

 

Jack Beckman and Tommy Ivo

 

Jay Carpenter and Danny Brewer

 

Ronnie Hampshire

 

There was nothing but people at the In-N-Out Burger food fest on Friday evening. Unlike last time, they came prepared this time... two trucks with extra crews. It was a sea of red and white uniforms. Some are Henry Walther and Yuill Brothers, Mark and Brad.

 

Henry Walther and Mark Yuill

 

Don Irvin and Alan Miller taking 5 after a hard Friday at work.

 

Guess which one is the "Boogie Burger"

 

 

Mike Salinas and Robert Reel

 

Lou Hart - photographer/keeper of history

 

Pittsie

 

Dan Kaplan and cousin, Howard Koby

 

C.J Cooper, Debbie Harris, Gibbs, Dave Kommel and Wayne Lederer

 

Boogie & Debbie

 

Glenn Way and Harry Burkholder

 

“Hot Rod Holly” Ansman

 

Brian Pain and Don Prieto

 

Cindy and video master, Les Mayhew

 

Everybody wanted their photo with the legendary Vance Hunt, even the Vipe.

 

The one and only Don Long

 

Cindy & Jesse Martinson

 

Alan Pinho and Danny Larson

 

Larry Anderson

 

Bob Watson , Pat Davis with Patty, Doug and Lori Peterson.

 

Justin Arias awash in Gibbs orange

 

Bob Higginson

 

Bob Brown with the original Bailey "Surfer Scoop"

 

Dan Kaplan with the mold for the original Bailey "Surfer Scoop"

 

John Neas brought two of his amazing collection of Top Fuel dragsters out from Tulsa. The Tony Nancy Sizzler and the K&G Speed Associates for its debut.

 

 

Harry Hibler

 

Joel Gruzen and Bob Bradley

 

Two of the best craftsmen in the business, Pete Eastwood and Corey Conyers

 

Elizabeth

 

Sky Wallace and Jack Beckman

 

Connie Braun & Cindy

 

Liz Leggett

 

Irene Elsberry, co-owner of the Pedregon Coupe

 

Deborah Pitts, the Cacklemother

 

Pete Jensen and Ewald

 

Honorees Ron Rivero, Kerrey Weekly and Kelley Weekly O’Sullivan, Dennis Holding and Jim Fox

 

Ron Rivero

 

Bob McLennan and Geno

 

Stormy Byrd

 

The Wallace brothers and Dave Kommel

 

Sandra & Joe Walla with Holly

 

Bob Brandt, Jack Beckman and Bob's daughter.

 

Hook and Vance

 

Marvin Graham

 

Jim Brissette

 

"Kalitta" Rob Flynn and Jeff Arend

 

Barbara Lee Hogan

 

Ed Pink with Vance

 

Lance Larson and Bob Brandt

 

Pam Conrad, Joel Gruzen and Don Ewald

 

Al Segrini and Richard Tharp

 

 

Butch Patrick aka "Edward Wolfgang Munster" in character during a shoot for The Munsters episode at Lions in 1965 titled "Hot Rod Herman".

 

Fast forward 56 years, Butch Patrick with the Munster Mobile that he tours with. He's a really cool guy who's really into drag racing and hot rods.

 

Butch and Bob Barry

 

Cindy presenting her art work to Tom Hoover

 

Don Hampton

 

Stephanie Gibbs-Kinder manning the souvenir booth

 

Jeep & Ron Hampshire with Vance

 

Eddie Woods, son of late Daryl Woods with Marvin. Eddie fittingly filled the seat in the Kuhl & Olson car in which his dad was welded to the Kuhl team.

 

Frank Fedak who drove this car in the day.

 

THE GIBBS GIRLS

 

Gibbs and Herm Petersen

 

Rich Guasco

 

Jason Rupert with Beckman

 

 Simon Menzies. Jason Galvin and Rahn Tobler

 

Ross Howard explains the poster: Marvin & I are from the same community in Oklahoma City, what used to be Britton, Oklahoma. He won the Nationals in 1974, about Summer of 1975 he had his car on display @ Ted Ward Automotive in Oklahoma City. The local radio said come see the US Nationals winner. I had my Kodak 110 instamatic, and went to see the car. I took these photos that day, I also picked up one of those Pennzoil SUPERSTAR hero cards. I kept it all these years.So fast forward 46 years... I had it made into a banner for presentation to Marvin @ the Revival. Marvin was blown away with it. We had our usual gathering of hooligans with us when we did so. L-R: WHO, Simon Menzies, Me, Vance Hunt, Larry Brown. Look for the banner hanging at Prieto's if you attend the annual taco party. We had a Chez Who sign made as well, I will find the pic. Marvin was going to cook for us while we were there, so i made him a chef.

 

 

 

Jeep Hampshire

 

Don Ewald with Joe Schubeck

 

Dennis Holding and TV

 

Tommy and Kenny Youngblood

 

Jim Rossi

 

"Nitro Kevin" made the most of his VIP entry.

 

Steve Montrelli and Jim Shue

 

David Paine and Tom Hoover

 

Holly and Howard

 

John Marsh with Vance

 

Waterbed Fred Miller with Snake

 

J. Ed Horton with Spider Razon

 

Merek Chertkow back in a seat

 

Who and that other Okie

 

Kenny & Terri Youngblood

 

Cory Lee with the scoop, Bob with the mold.

 

Ivo, Bob Barry & Don Ewald

 

Ross Howard with his Custom Body flopper.

 

Its not all work...

 

Mendy Fry and Steve Andersen

 

Cory McClenathan

 

Isky, Bones Balogh driving

 

Pair O' Don's - Irvin & Ewald

 

Sonny Messner

 

"Spider" Razon, Don Gaide and Dave Jeffers

 

Don Gaide and daughter Kimberly

 

Sharon “Red” Muravez & Geno

 

Donnie Couch and Pete Jensen

 

These two could and did drive most anything in the 60's & 70's. Mid-west neighbors Larry Brown from Oklahoma and Richard Tharp from Texas.

 

"The Anderson's"

 

Bob McLennan, Henry Walther and Dan Richins

 

Roger "Riceman" Lee

 

Justin Arias

 

Gwen Molly Oakley & Pam Conrad

 

Event Host Club, The Road Kings were well represented.

 

There aren't many of the original Road Kings left. Bob Muravez is one of them. The guy in the purple jacket is Ben Curtis past President of Road Kings. He moved out of state and all of these guys are members of a car club from there. Don't know names.

 

The Hoov

 

There were a total of 30 "media" in attendance. Here are a few. Chad Cline, Wayne Lederer, Doug Adams,CJ Cooper (his pooch Boogie at his feet). Dave Kommel, Bob Brown and Jim White.

 

"The Wall"

 

Tony Thacker

 

Pan Conrad

 

Darrell Conrad

 

Chad Cline and Kurt Borden

 

Doug Adams

 

Liz Leggett

 

Marc Gewertz, Dave Kommel and David Paine

 

Richard Shute and Lou Hart

 

I'm closing this page with a shot of Maxine Zewiey with Roger Lee. We lost Max a few days ago and our world is less without her. RIP

 

 

2021 EVENT COVERAGE

 Line Of Fire - Page 1

 All-Star Autograph Session

 Nitro Exhibition Runs

 Nitro Push Starts

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