MUST SEE VIDEO: NITRO REVIVAL WHY CACKLE?
The term Cacklefest is one that Steve Gibbs or anyone outside of the NHRA cannot formerly advertise with his Nitro Revival out of trademark reasons, even though he's the one who made the practice famous amongst those celebrating the history of drag racing.
The name might be trademarked, but the practice isn't.
Every year at Gibbs' Nitro Revival, a good number of vintage race cars line the racing surface at Irwindale and participate in the ritual of firing their nitro-burning engines and letting them idle with an occasional throttle whack. They simply sit there and cackle, just like in the good old days.
Video artist Les Mayhew captured the spirit of this practice in a video feature. Turn up the sound; you're going to be mesmerized.