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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Pomona

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4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, is located on the edge of the historic Los Angeles County Fairplex. It houses a collection of memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles related to the sport of hot rodding.HistoryThe museum was created by a group of long-time NHRA staff members led by founder Wally Parks, for whom the museum was renamed on his ninetieth birthday. The Automobile Club of Southern California stepped in as the presenting sponsor of the museum. Steve Gibbs, now a retired vice-president of NHRA, led the team that reconditioned a WPA-constructed 28500sqft building on the grounds of the Fairplex to house the museum, which opened to the public in 1998.CollectionsAmong the exhibits are one of A. J. Foyt's Coyote Indy Cars, Kenny Bernstein's first dragster to reach speeds in excess of 300mi/h, the Bob McClung helmet and photo collection, a collection of Indianapolis 500 credentials and artifacts from early events in the history of land speed records and hot rods. Temporary exhibits have also been created to honor participants in hot rodding including Vic Edelbrock, Don Prudhomme, the 1932 Ford, Track Roadsters, Parnelli Jones, and the So-Cal Speed Shop.
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  • Don't go to this Museum during the LA County Fair in September. We were told we would have to pay $15 Parking then we could walk through the Fair. Reluctantly we did this but after parking we found ou...  read more »
  • Lots of cool stuff to see, I've been more than a few times and enjoy it every time. I will go back, if you go to the fair, or are just in the area it is worth a visit. 
  • I thought the Museum was pretty good. It was smaller then I thought. I really think it would be better if they had a few more interactive items or videos to watch why you were there. Also the gift sho...  read more »
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