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Doug Herbert RaceDay 2002:
Nitro and the "Big Bang"

Story & Photos by "Berserko" Bob Doerrer

New drag fan Raiford uses face muscles he's never used before sitting in Doug's Top Fuel car when we fired it up. Photo by Berserko Bob
New drag fan Raiford uses face muscles he's never used before as he smiles
while sitting in Doug's Top Fuel car when it fired up. Photo by Berserko Bob

For the 11th year in a row, Doug Herbert opened the gates at his Cherryville, NC Performance Parts Warehouse and Race Shop on Mother's day weekend for a giant open house called RaceDay 2002.

Shirl Greer's Mustang II nostalgia funny was on hand along with an aweome 1947 transporter. Photo by Berserko Bob
Shirl Greer's Mustang II nostalgia funny was on hand. Photo by Berserko Bob

Along with a giant car show, super parts sale and manufacturer's midway, Robert D. Raiford from the nationally syndicated "John Boy & Billy Big Show" radio program sat in the seat of Doug's Top Fueler when he fired it up. Raiford became a "NitroManiac" Saturday and used muscles in his face he never used as he smiled as he never smiled before.

The Big Bang Oldsmobile exploded in flames after going wide open for a few minutes. Photo by Berserko Bob
The Big Bang Oldsmobile exploded in flames after going wide open for a few minutes.
Photo by Berserko Bob

Another attraction was the "Big Bang" as we put a brick on the gas pedal of a car and ran it wide open until it blew the f*** up. This Oldsmobile Cutlass ran for about 4 minutes until it expired in a ball of flames.

Shirl Greer's 1947 General Motors Truck (not GMC) was a crowd favorite. Photo by Berserko Bob
Shirl Greer's 1947 General Motors Truck (not GMC) was a crowd favorite.
Photo by Berserko Bob

Over 6,000 people attended and were treated to free hot dogs and soda and a free door prize drawing for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Berserko Bob
berserkobob@earthlink.net
www.funnycarreunion.com

 

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