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Memorial/Celebration of Life for Burke LeSage

Memorial/Celebration of Life for Burke LeSage,
SEMA Hall of Fame member and legendary land-speed racer who passed away November 7 at the age of 76.



Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM at
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
1101 West McKinley Avenue, Bldg 3A
Pomona, California 91768



This is a special announcement for a very special man who helped my father (Wally Parks) in the SCTA, NHRA, SEMA and other groups. He was a man who was always quick to volunteer with a spirit of friendliness and kindness that we will always remember. Burke was honored by many car organizations and the Parks family is deeply saddened at his passing. Please come and join us for his Memorial and Celebration of Life.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Bixby, daughter Belinda, son Jamie, brother Terry, sister Mellis LeSage, stepson Rew Hennessy and several grandchildren.
 Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM at The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Bldg 3A Pomona, California 91768. If you have photos, or anything you'd like to share please bring anything and everything.  Thank You, Richard Parks

If you have any questions contact Anne Lindsley,@ [email protected]




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]