Photo gallery - Images from the 2004 Reunion

October 3, 2004

2004 NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California

 Dave McClelland interviews Honoree Bill Alexander  Dave McClelland interviews Grand Marshal Paula Murphy
 Dave McClelland interviews Honoree Bill Alexander during Friday's Reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield.  Dave McClelland interviews Grand "Marshalette" Paula Murphy during Friday's Reception at the Doubletree.
 A family admires an early arriving hot rod on Thursday  Famoso Grove's trees are growing larger each year
 A family examines an early arriving hot rod on Thursday before the Reunion.  The trees planted in Famoso Grove grow larger each year.  The trees are a permanent tribute to hot rodding's pioneers.
Wally Parks and Art Chrisman   Old School hot rod, one of many at the Reunion
 NHRA founder Wally Parks and a very surprised Art Chrisman after Chrisman was presented with the Preservation Award, an honor seldom awarded.  One of the many "old school" hot rods seen at the Reunion on Friday.  A new generation of hot rodders is coming onto the scene with cars that bring back memories.
 Buck Owens and Greg Sharp  Buck Owens, the Baron of Bakersfield
 Country music legend Buck Owens points out a few things to Museum Curator Greg Sharp.  Buck Owens, known locally as the "Baron of Bakersfield" has a ranch just up the road from the Reunion.  He made a rare public appearance and signed autographs for fans and friends.
 Top Fuel cars do a burnout before Sunday's final  Winning Team Celebrates its Top Fuel victory
 Top Fuel cars perform their burnouts before Sunday's eliminations.  Rick McGee won his first Top Fuel race as Sunday's activities concluded at the Reunion.  McGee, 31, of nearby Exeter, defeated Sean Bellemeur in the final run.

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