The highlight of every NHRA Hot Rod Reunion is the Saturday night Cacklefest. A living history tour of significant and cool drag race iron, the Cacklefest brings old nitro, gas, and alcohol burners to life in front of the crowd. Like every automotive escapade, there’s some unofficial competition to see who can throw the biggest flames and who can run their motor just about to the point of melting down. As you’ll see in the gallery, a few almost succeeded!
It’s really neat to see the cars, especially those that get reunited with their original drivers, cackling away, just as they did decades before. You can see the years melt off some of the older guys as they get washed over with nitro fumes, breather can mask and all.
As usual there was a horde of “media” people allowed on the track to shoot photos, so we muscled our way in the best we could and fired off more than 100 photos of great flames and kick ass cars.