The exhibit, presented by Steve’s Auto Restorations, Intercity Lines and The Rodder’s Journal, will feature a number of legendary 1933-’34 Ford hot rods, including the Pierson Brothers’ Coupe; the SO-CAL Coupe; the famed Mooneyham & Sharp 554 car (courtesy of Don Garlits’ Museum of Drag Racing); and the Allison V-12-powered Big Al. Representing the hot rod community will be the California Kid, the Super Bell Coupe, Jake Jacobs’ coupe and, just announced, Billy F Gibbons’ Eliminator made famous in rock band ZZ Top’s award-winning music videos. Other cars will also be on display, including the new, all-steel ’34 3-window coupe from Steve’s Auto Restorations. The exhibit will also include
photographs, memorabilia and artifacts that tell the story of the iconic 1933-’34 Ford.
As part of the Museum’s ongoing education program, there will be a Model 40 panel discussion on Sat., Jan. 24, 2009 in conjunction with the Grand National Roadster Show. Presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, the panel discussion, which begins at 5 p.m., will include Pete Chapouris (of Pete and Jake’s fame and the current owner of the SO-CAL Speed Shop), Steve Frisbie of exhibit sponsor Steve’s Auto Restorations, Brian Brennan, editor of Street Rodder magazine. The moderator will be Larry Erickson, designer of CadZZilla and the Aluma Coupe and chairperson of automotive design at Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies. The cost of the panel discussion will be $25 per person which includes museum entrance and light refreshments.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary and named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California 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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. Current NHRA members are admitted free and Auto Club members enjoy a $2 discount. Admission for nonmembers is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is also available for 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 http://museum.nhra.com.