Monday, February 20, 2012

NHRA Museum...

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, which has long been 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.

They collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent your affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. They 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. 

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