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2014 California Hot Rod Reunion - October 17-19, 2014



Friday - Sunday
Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA

 



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2014 Grand Marshal - Mike Dunn

Honorees: Bob Brooks, The "Glass Slipper Team" of Cortopassi Brothers & Butler, Hugh Tucker, Dennis Varni and Sid Waterman



• Three-days of Quarter-mile Nostalgia Drag Racing


• Giant Vendor Midway
• Huge Swap Meet
• Famoso Grove filled with Memory Lane cars and shiny hot rods
• Cacklefest®
• Auto Club Meet and Greets
• Friday Night's Honoree Reception

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Photo by Marc GewertzCHRR 2014 Schedule of Events


Wednesday, October 15
Racer & Vendor Registration/ Will Call Opens..............................................................10 a.m.
Display Setup & Contestant Parking..............................................................12 noon – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 16
Racer & Vendor Gates & Will Call Opens .......................................................................7 a.m.
Display Setup & Contestant Parking.................................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tech Inspection & Registration – All Classes....................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cacklefest Practice ......................................................................................................12 noon
Mandatory Cacklefest Meeting .......................................................................................4 p.m.
Spectator Motorhome/Camping Area Opens ................................................12 noon – 5 p.m.

Friday, October 17
Reunion Opens ...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Tech Inspection – All Classes ...........................................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Qualifying & Exhibition Runs........................................................................8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Qualifying Session 1 ..................................................................1 p.m.
NostalgiaTop Fuel Dragster - Qualifying Session 1 ........................................................2 p.m.
Secure Track Activity.......................................................................................................5 p.m.
California Hot Rod Reunion Reception – Doubletree Hotel .......................................7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 18
Reunion Opens ...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Tech Inspection – All Classes ........................................................................8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Qualifying & Exhibition Runs – As Called .......................................................................8 a.m.
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster - Qualifying Session 2....................................................12 noon
Nostalgia Funny Car – Qualifying Session 2 ..................................................................1 p.m.
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster – Round 1 ....................................................................3:30 p.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Round 1.................................................................................4:30 p.m.
Honoree Presentation & Twilight Memorial at Starting Line.......................................5:30 p.m.
Push Start Cacklefest Parade & Presentation ................................................................6 p.m.
Secure Track Activity..................................................................................................7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 19
Reunion Opens ...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Chapel Service ..........................................................................................................8:30 a.m.
Eliminations – As Called .................................................................................................9 a.m.
National Anthem & Pre-race Ceremonies ................................................................10:45 a.m.
Self Start Cacklefest......................................................................................................11 a.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Round 2...........................................immediately following Cacklefest
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster – Round 2 ..................................................................11:30 a.m.
Continue Eliminations – All Categories As Called........................................................12 noon
Exhibition Runs - Throughout The Day - As Called
Final Elimination Runs – All Categories ..........................................................................4 p.m.
Winner’s Circle Awards Presentations ............................................................................5 p.m.
Reunion Closes ..............................................................................................................6 p.m.
Schedule subject to change

2013 California Hot Rod Reunion Presented by AAA of Southern California
Oc tober 18-20, 2013 @ Auto Club Famoso Raceway

Hale Wins Funny Car. Rupert is Funny Car Series Champion. Sorokin wins Top Fuel and Murphy Wins the Series Championship.

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The 2013 NHRA Heritage Series season wraps up at the World Famous Auto Club Famoso Raceway. The 22nd California Hot Rod Reunion features hundreds of street rods, customs, and muscle cars as well as the Reunion Swap Meet, Manufacturers Midway, and lots of celebrities.

Cacklefest will fill the grandstands as historic race cars push-start and then line up side by side where they all "cackle" simultaneously, lighting up the night, too!

General Info Line: (909) 622-8562

General Reunion Email: themuseum@nhra.com

Media requests are handeled by the NHRA. You can find out more information here.

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Photo by Marc GewertzBakersfield or Bust! Annual California Hot Rod Reunion Returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Oct. 18-20



BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The thrilling 22nd annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield (Oct. 18-20) for three action-packed days of vintage speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm.

All the action starts on Friday, Oct. 18 with electrifying Nitro Funny Cars, Top Fuelers and exhibition runs thundering down the legendary Famoso quarter mile. Following a day at the track, race fans can hop on board the free shuttle to the host hotel, the DoubleTree Hotel, for the fan-favorite Honoree Reception and award presentation featuring a display of historical vehicles and a tribute to the living legends of the strip.

This year Grand Marshal Butch Leal will lead an amazing group of drag racing legends including Honorees Tommy Allen, Roy Brizio, Jim DeFrank, Larry Dixon Sr. and John Rasmussen. The Reunion Spotlight will shine on the Crazy Painters, Kelly & Son of Bellflower, Calif. The reception is free and open to all.

Photo by Marc Gewertz The racing excitement continues on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. and close out the day with the fire-throwing spectacular Cacklefest show at sunset. The Cacklefest is an experience like no other where nitro-burning historic, front-engine top-fuel dragsters and other classic race cars are push started just like in the “old days.” It’s a show for all the senses and will bring Nitro tears to your eyes.

There’s also plenty to see and do off the track. Fans can shop for pins, hats, t-shirts, decals and everything in between at the vendor midway, giant swap meet area and Reunion Central. Stop by Dynamat’s Dynamic Legends Lounge, adjacent to Reunion Central tent, for meet and greets with this year’s honorees and legends from hot rodding’s history.

On Sunday race day, eliminations kick off at 9 a.m. and conclude with the crowning of the 2013 Reunion champions as well as the NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage nostalgia drag racing series winners. Make your plans now to attend the Reunion and join thousands of hot rodders and race fans in Bakersfield for the annual Reunion.

Produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, the Reunion’s bring to life the sights, sounds and people who made history in the early days of drag racing, land speed racing and the golden age of American car culture.

Tickets are available at the gate for just $25 each day. Auto Club Members, "Show Your Card and Save!" Children 15 and under are admitted free with paid adult admission. For more information about the NHRA Museum and the Hot Rod Reunions, visit www.NHRAmuseum.org or call 909/622-8562.

Photos by Marc Gewertz

2013 California Hot Rod Reunion ® presented by Automobile Club of Southern California Schedule of Events



Wednesday, October 16

Racer & Vendor Registration/ Will Call Opens..............................................................10 a.m.
Display Setup & Contestant Parking..............................................................12 noon – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 17
Racer & Vendor Gates & Will Call Opens.......................................................................7 a.m.
Display Setup & Contestant Parking.................................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tech Inspection & Registration –All Classes....................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cacklefest Practice ......................................................................................................12 noon
Mandatory Cacklefest Meeting .......................................................................................4 p.m.
Motorhome/CampingArea Opens ................................................................12 noon – 5 p.m.

Friday, October 18
Reunion Opens...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Tech Inspection –All Classes ...........................................................................8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Qualifying & Exhibition Runs........................................................................8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Qualifying Session 1 ..................................................................1 p.m.
NostalgiaTop Fuel Dragster - Qualifying Session 1 ........................................................2 p.m.
Secure TrackActivity.......................................................................................................5 p.m.
California Hot Rod Reunion Reception – Doubletree Hotel.......................................7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 19
Reunion Opens...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Tech Inspection –All Classes ........................................................................8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Qualifying & Exhibition Runs –As Called .......................................................................8 a.m.
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster - Qualifying Session 2....................................................12 noon
Nostalgia Funny Car – Qualifying Session 2 ..................................................................1 p.m.
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster – Round 1 ....................................................................3:30 p.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Round 1.................................................................................4:30 p.m.
Honoree Presentation & Twilight Memorial at Starting Line.......................................5:30 p.m.
Push Start Cacklefest Parade & Presentation ................................................................6 p.m.
Secure TrackActivity..................................................................................................7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 20
Reunion Opens...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
Chapel Service ..........................................................................................................8:30 a.m.
Eliminations –As Called .................................................................................................9 a.m.
NationalAnthem & Pre-race Ceremonies................................................................10:45 a.m.
Self Start Cacklefest......................................................................................................11 a.m.
Nostalgia Funny Car – Round 2...........................................immediately following Cacklefest
Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster – Round 2..................................................................11:30 a.m.
Continue Eliminations –All CategoriesAs Called........................................................12 noon
Exhibition Runs - Throughout The Day -As Called
Final Elimination Runs –All Categories..........................................................................4 p.m.
Winner’s CircleAwards Presentations............................................................................5 p.m.
Reunion Closes ..............................................................................................................6 p.m.
Schedule subject to change
Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
33559 Famoso Rd.
McFarland CA. 93250
Office - (661) 399-2210
Info Line - (661) 399-5351
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