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The Inaugural Nitro Revival…

           shaping the future with the past

                                      Story by Darrell Conrad • Photos by Darrell and Pam Conrad
          There comes a time when talking    all you can do is push; and that’s     With an extensive crack in
        does no good and actions speak       exactly what they did!               the cackle-car community’s
        louder than words. With the broken     Positioned at the cross-roads of   crankshaft, a “one-shoe, one-
        dreams of many cackle-car owners     yesterday and tomorrow with the      shoe string budget” and a 180-
        slung over their shoulders and the   next generation of cackle-cars;      day time constraint to work with;
        understanding that the 1320 is no    their inaugural “Nitro Revival”      the overwhelming undertaking
        place for the faint of heart; Ron    set in motion the shaping of the     of planning and executing every
        Johnson and Steve Gibbs concluded    future with the past. With 25 years   intricate detail was daunting at
        you can’t raise hell with sinners    of unprecedented dedication,         best! The event date was set for
        and decided to take matters of the   monetary endurance, blood,           September 30, 2017.
        cackle world into their own hands.   sweat and nitro; keeping the spirit    Due to limited resources and
        With their vantage point within the   of yesteryear enthusiastically      prevailing circumstances, their
        cackle cluster they realized when    energized was the foundational base  location options drove them to a
        your back is against the wall…       for the event.                                       Continued on page 35

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