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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Pomona
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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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  • This place is the Holy Grail for those who are interested in Drag racing and hot rod history,Best time to attend is during the Nov/Feb Nhra national events especially Fiday night when they put on a Q/...  more »
  • If your into racing, this is the place to go! Lots of great displays and older cars. Loved seeing the older dragsters I remember from childhood. You can cover the museum in about 2 hours. 
  • A must for petrol heads free to get in during races but I think about $10 other wise cool stuff and merchandise staff very friendly