Dragster Racing Hot Rod Reunion Famoso part 1/4
The 17th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile
Club of Southern California, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum. Honorees are Steve Davis, John Edmunds, Georgia Seipel,
Walt Rhoades and Butch Maas, along with Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight
Award winner, Gas Ronda. The Grand Marshal of the Reunion is Junior
Thompson. The Reunion will feature a fabulous array of cool drag cars,
street rods and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.
Showcased on the track will be NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the
sports most famous and historic cars and drivers, racing in such classes at
Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Altereds, Supercharged Gassers,
Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others, plus and a variety of exhibition
entries. Event is also the finale of the NHRAs new 7-race nostalgia
program, the Hot Rod Heritage Series.
The weekend Reunion program features hot rods in the Grove, including
pre-1972 street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars; the Reunion Swap
Meet; Manufacturers Midway, Friday night CHRR Reception at the Doubletree
in Bakersfield; and much more! Plus, on Saturday night its the sensational
Cacklefest classic nitro-burning, front-engine fuelers, push-started just
like the old days.
Top Gear - Peugeot 306 3.0 V6 vs. Old Austin-Healey
At this time - We can call this challenge - Old generation vs. New
generation car culture. Hammond and May argue about the state of modern-day
driving, which sparked a time trial showdown at Prescott Hill Climb Course,
pitting a Austin-Healey Sprite representing a mostly middle-aged classic
car owners club, versus a modified Peugeot 306 backed by a more youthful
group. The Stig takes the two around, with the Sprite, on a serious
race-focussed diet, defeating the showy and stereo-laden 306 by one second.