Anticipation is at a fever pitch for the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion June 14-16, 2012

Anticipation is at a fever pitch for the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, to be held June 14-16 in Bowling Green, Ky.  Car lovers and hot rodders know that the SoffSeal Show ‘N’ Shine is one of the largest gatherings (nearly 2,000) of customs, classics, street rods, rat rods, race cars, muscle cars, and trucks in Bowling Green.

The SoffSeal Show ‘N’ Shine is limited to ’72 and earlier vehicles in the Hot Rod, Street Rod, Rat Rod, Custom, Classic, Muscle Car, Truck, Classic Chevy ’55-’57, Street Gasser, Pro Street, and Open Class ’58-’63 categories. A Memory Lane class for historic race cars is available.


  • Nearly 2,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks, Muscle & Classics through 1972.
  • Heacock Classic Insurance 10th Anniversary Party in parking lot of Sloan Convention Center, Thursday night at 6 p.m. 
  • Outdoor Show’n Shine @ Beech Bend
  • AMSOIL/Street Rodder, Vintage Air Road Tour area (if interested in participating in the Road Tour, register online at
  • Memory Lane in the oval (pictured)
  • Koolhouse Publishing's Rodz DeLuxe Lot featuring rod show and pin-up doll contest
  • Hot Heads Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Vendors & Exhibitors
  • Swap Meet
  • Dynamat Dynamic Legends Autograph Sessions
  • Free Hot Rod Reunion Reception @ Sloan Convention Center on Friday night
  • SoffSeal Show 'N Shine Winner's Parade and Awards
  • Cacklefest Parade and Show

    For Tickets, call 1-800-884-NHRA (6472)
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  • The SoffSeal Show 'N Shine is limited to 1972 and earlier vehicles in the Hot Rod, Street Rod, Rat Rod, Custom, Classic, Muscle Car, Truck, Classic Chevy '55-'57, Street Gasser, Pro Street and an Open Class '58-'63 categories. All Show ‘N Shine and Memory Lane cars are eligible for the Reunion’s Top 50 Awards; Best of the Best Awards entitling them to display at the Mac Tool U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis; and the Painless Performance/Street Rodder Magazine Award.

    Show ‘N Shine entrant trailers and/or tow vehicles will not be permitted in the show’n shine areas. Parking is provided outside of the facility. Golf carts, motorized vehicles and bicycles will not be permitted in and around the show area, vendor oval and other high-traffic areas. All motorized vehicles other than a single passenger handicap scooter, will be required to purchase a $25 weekend pass to bring in and operate on the event grounds. These passes will be sold at the show entrance.

  • The Show 'N Shine Entry Fee for All Categories is only $65 includes vehicle registration, driver 3-day credential, plus one additional guest credential, and goody bag (advance sales only). Pre-entry deadline is June 1. Purchase early and get $10 off and a goody bag. AAA Members: Show your card and save!  Kids 15 and under are free with paid adult admission.

NHRA Museum

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, long a dream of NHRA founder Wally Parks, opened to the public April 4, 1998, after years of planning and months of hard work cataloging and arranging the exhibit. Housed in a 28,500-square-foot building on the edge of the historic Los Angeles County Fairplex, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum's mission is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on our culture. We collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent our affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. We are the place to view and learn about hot rods, customs, racecars and speed records, and the West Coast's role as the historic center for their past and present development.

The Museum features an impressive array of vintage and historical racing vehicles –- nearly 50 at the Grand Opening -- along with photographs, trophies, helmets and driving uniforms, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia chronicling more than 50 years of American motorsports. A gift shop offers a wide variety of souvenir items. The Museum is open during the annual Los Angeles County Fair. Please check the Fairplex website for hours of operation and admission prices ( Museum admission is just $1 with regular paid Fair admission ticket. 

HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Extended hours during the NHRA Winternationals and NHRA Finals. Also, hours change during the annual Los Angeles County Fair.

HOLIDAYS WE ARE CLOSED: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

ADMISSION PRICES: Current NHRA members are admitted free. Admission for non-members is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for juniors 6 through 15, and free for children under the age of 5. AAA discount available. 

HOW TO GET HERE: From the 10 fwy east, exit White Avenue, proceed North, turn left on McKinley Avenue, enter Fairplex Gate 1. From the 210 fwy, exit Fruit Avenue, proceed South, turn right on McKinley Avenue. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona. Call us at (909) 622-2133.



Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Building 3A
Pomona CA, 91768
Museum Main Number: 909-622-2133
Museum Fax Number: 909-622-1206
Reunion Hotline: 909-622-8562