Shirley Muldowney got her first look at her 1977 World Championship
car that is being restored by Dave Mandella (right). Dave found
the car in pretty good shape and the original builder, Ron Attebury,
got it back to perfect.
To my utter shock,
this candid shot was on the front page of The Bakersfield Californian
sports section - Sunday edition.
"Riceman" Lee and Pam Schavrien
Mandella, Shirley Jake McCloud, Walt Stevens and Don Ewald
up on Lane One - Roland does it all.
Wayne King, Greg
Gonzales (son of Poncho), Poncho's son, Dan Broussard and Spider
Long story short
- at Pomona last year Mousie Marcellis had an encounter with
a port-a-potty - 2 different versions.... his and everyone else's.
So, the folks at Stith Classic Hot Rod T-Shirts made up 25 of
these shirts to nail Mousie. These are the results.
who does one hell of a job heading up the Safety Safari.
of drag racers, dad, Gordy who was a TF & FC shoe in the
60s and son Dennis Swearingen who ran NHRA A/FD and is currently
running a nostalgia funny car.
and Richard Bays who were out with Jason Rupert and the Mert
Littlefield tribute FC.
Rupert and Lee Littlefield
Roger "Radar" Lechtenberg and parts specialist Roger
photog, Bob Brown
Cupit, Jay Carpenter and Don Prieto
??? and Jim Murphy
spent Saturday getting writers cramp.
Ewald, Wayne King and Tarzan
and Tom Cirillo
Conrad, Don Atkinson, Pam Schavrien, Joel Gruzen and Dan Kaplan.
and Bill Dunlap
Lee and Dennis Forsberg
Coil and wife, Lisa enjoy the no stress, no Force, nostalgia
and Tim Beebe
with the stats... Dave Gerard
Jim Brissette and Roger Lee
Austin with a limited edition "Classic Ace" T-shirt.
It is a real shot of McCulloch teeing off on Gordon Mineo who
obviously said something Ed didn't care for and trust me, you
did not want to piss him off.
track prepper/cleaner did not arrive in one piece. Alan Miller
spent nearly a month helping to get ready for the race including
putting together the new tractor.
baby really gets the job done.
Scelzi took the short trip down 99 from Fresno to visit his old
Koonce, Mendy Fry and Kenny Youngblood
Speed Shop TF team had a rough weekend swapping three engines
in two days.
What would be
a drag race without Del Worsham's Top Fuel Margarita Maker. Not
a joke, this is a real deal nitro hemi.
Rose Pohorely getting the NHRA Museum trailer set up.
Steve Justice and Larry McFarland
The go-to guy
at Famoso is Bill McNatt who can literally do anything the track
Jr. and John Bowser did an interview for Bang Shift which they
used during their MM webcast.
Harris and a fan
Rodeck showing off his new fashion statement.
Murry and Henry Walther
New and wife visiting from their Firebird Raceway in Boise.
photog Richard Shute
McGee and crew getting ready for Saturday.
Ma - I burned up another one!
a Friday night.
Boyd ready to fly.
Bartone and Steve Plueger
2 - Sessions 2 & 3 of TF Qualifying
3 - Round One of Top Fuel
4 - Round Two - Final of Top Fuel
5 - Finals - Random Funny Cars
6 - More Random Funny Cars
7 - People N' Pits
8 - Other Cars in Action
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