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10th Annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Presented by AAA

10th Annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA
Beech Bend Raceway
Bowling Green, Ky.
June 14-16, 2012


2012 Hot Rod Reunions Dates Announced

NHRR will take place June 14-16 and the CHRR will take place Oct. 19-21


POMONA, CA­ The HOT ROD REUNION staff is already preparing for the 2012 installment of the popular nostalgic weekend festivals. The dates have been announced, so mark your calendars for the following dates:

· THURSDAY – SATURDAY, June 14-16 (Bowling Green, KY)
· 10th Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA
· FRIDAY – SUNDAY, October 19-21 (near Bakersfield, CA)
· 21st NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California

“The annual Hot Rod Reunions in June and October bring to life the sights, sounds and people who made history in the early days of drag racing and the golden age of American car culture,” said Reunion Director Tony Thacker, “It’s never too early to start planning to get your kicks at the happiest places in nostalgia drag racing – Bowling Green, Ky and Bakersfield, CA

Just in time for Christmas! Tickets on sale starting Dec. 15th for the 10th Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 14-16 (Father’s Day weekend) at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY. Tom Hoover is the Grand Marshal and Honorees are:

· Jack Ditmars
· Jack Moss
· Bennie Osborn
· Jere Stahl
· Bill Stebbins

Show N Shine, Memory Lane, Swap Meet and Vendor forms will be available on our website.  Just click on REUNIONS. Racer forms will be mailed to past participants and be available online in January.

The 21st NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion will take place Oct. 19-21, 2012 at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in McFarland, CA. “TV Tommy” Ivo will serve as Grand Marshal.

To purchase tickets online go to or to order by phone call 1-800-884-6472. Tickets for the California Hot Rod Reunion go on sale June 15, 2012.

The HOT ROD REUNION™ is a series of events produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, and located in Pomona, Calif. Each HOT ROD REUNION event features a wide variety of activities, including NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the sport’s most famous and historic cars and drivers racing in such classes at Nostalgia Top Fuel, Funny Car, Fuel Altereds, Supercharged Gassers, Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others.

Information on HOT ROD REUNION events, including a full activities schedule for each event, entry forms and tickets, is available through the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at:

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
[email protected]