Don Prieto's Taco Party

March 26, 2020  •  1 Comment

2011-028752011-02875Wave maker, Don Prieto, left, accepted the FoundersÕ Award from noted driver, track official, racing magazine executive, Hall of Fame honcho and all-around good guy Harry Hibler.

Wave maker, Don Prieto, left, accepted the Founder's Award from noted driver, track official, racing magazine executive, Hall of Fame honcho and all-around good guy Harry Hibler.
 

2011-028812011-02881Don Prieto thanks Harry Hibler and the selection committee for his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Don Prieto thanks Harry Hibler and the selection committee for his induction into the Hall of Fame.
 

2011-028922011-02892The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing's International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated on Thursday of the Gatornationals. Back row: Founder's Award recipient Don Prieto, Billy Meyer, Lee Beard, and Sandra Mizell, who accepted the Patricia Garlits Memorial Award on behalf of Etta Glidden. Front row: Larry Minor, Don Enriquez, Robert "Bones" Balogh, and Roy Hill.

Don Prieto thanks Harry Hibler and the selection committee for his induction into the Hall of Fame.
 

DK2011-00007DK2011-00007One of the only highlights of the postponing of the Big Show Gatornationals for me, was my ability to attend Don Prieto's annual Taco Party in Torrence. This was the 30th year and it generally is done the Sunday following the March Meet. Therefore, I'm always in Gainesville. Don told me at the Garlits Hall of Fame banquet to come by and we did. I enjoyed visiting with long time friends. Thank you Don. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

One of the only highlights of the postponing of the Big Show Gatornationals for me, was my ability to attend Don Prieto's annual Taco Party in Torrance. This was the 30th year and it generally is done the Sunday following the March Meet. Therefore, I'm always in Gainesville. Don told me at the Garlits Hall of Fame banquet to come by and we did. I enjoyed visiting with long time friends. Thank you Don. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.
 

DK2011-00010DK2011-00010When you put a group of older men together with race cars and Nitro, something amazing happens. It's like putting fresh blood in old bodies, kinda building RestBodes so to speak. Either way, tacos, cars and friends were great. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

When you put a group of older men together with race cars and Nitro, something amazing happens. It's like putting fresh blood in old bodies, kinda building RestBodes so to speak. Either way, tacos, cars and friends were great. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.
 

DK2011-00013DK2011-00013Here is a shot of the newly restored of the Baney, Rapp, Lisa, Rossi car.. Owner/Builder is Frank Baney who also co-owns the Yeakel Bros TF Cackle car that "Goose" drove back in the day. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

Here is a shot of the newly restored of the Baney, Rapp, Lisa, Rossi car.. Owner/Builder is Frank Baney who also co-owns the Yeakel Bros TF Cackle car that "Goose" drove back in the day. photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

DK2011-00035DK2011-00035Jay Carpenter's South Wind cackle car was there to entertain the crowd., photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

Jay Carpenter's South Wind cackle car was there to entertain the crowd., photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.
 

DK2011-00037DK2011-00037Lots of folks looking on as they cackle the Surfers car. Owner/Builder is Bob Higgensen, with mucho help from Tom Jobe (RIP). photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.

Lots of folks looking on as they cackle the Surfers car. Owner/Builder is Bob Higgensen, with mucho help from Tom Jobe (RIP). photo courtesy of Dave Kommel.
 

 


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