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, and significally grown to date-- along with photographs, trophies, helmets and driving uniforms, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia chronicling more than 60 years of American motorsports. A newly renovated gift shop offers a wide variety of souvenir items, books and apparel.
The Museum's "Chrisman, Brinker Gallery of Speed" officially opened to guests in mid-2014 show-casing the expression of true American Hot Rodding with life sculptures and interactive displays.
The Museum is a 501 c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Top L-R: Dave McClelland, Glen Cromwell, Gale Banks, Thomas McKernan, Wayne McMurtry, Steve Gibbs (R), and Jack O'Bannon.
Seated: Linda Louie and Alex Xydias.
Host your next event at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Contact us for details at (909) 622-2133 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.