“What a great, fun evening,” said Sam Jackson, executive director of the Parks Museum. “I’d like to thank Wally and Barbara and all the others who generously donated memorabilia to the auction, plus those who helped put it on, including Dana Mecum, and many members of the Cal-Rods Car Club, who regularly volunteer at their ‘adopted’ Museum. This type of event really helps the Museum continue to preserve motorsports’ legacy.”
Named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars representing 50 years of drag racing, dry lakes, and salt-flat racers, oval track challengers, and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds.
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, PST. Current NHRA members are admitted free. Admission for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 60 and older, $3 for juniors 6 through 15, and free for children under the age of 5. The Museum is also available for private parties, meetings, corporate events, weddings and special group tours. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. For further information on special exhibits, museum events or directions, call 909/622-2133 or visit www.nhra.com/museum .