"Tarantula Jack" (Phil Walter) won the World's
Championship and the $25,000 first-place check. The Kentucky Champion,
John Knight was second; third was Norm Gaul; 4th went to Paul Ash, the
Baja Champion and Doug Wilkey, the Arizona Champ was 5th.
Johnny Lee was a special guest performer
and headlining the celebrity list was Jeanne Cooper, Helen Bodner, Laura
Bryan Birn, Rory Calhoun, Barry Corbin, Don Dolan, Steve Easton, Dana
House, John Laughlin, Kate Linder, Cary and Chris Mitchum, Hugh O'Brian,
Jerry Prell, Marguerite Ray, Quinn Rediker, Joanne Dru, and Cory Young.