At the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California we celebrate the American Hot Rod Story every day. We do so by sharing our unique, one-of-a-kind collection of hand-built race cars, hot rods, and customs with guests of all ages who come to visit the museum, experience our programs and visit the adjacent Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Please consider a gift to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Your generosity will help us move forward with our plans for the coming year. Donations play a significant role in supporting the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. A donation of any kind will help support the long-term care and preservation of our historic collection, and help carry out our mission of preserving and interpreting all forms of motorsports. From vehicles to racing-related memorabilia, we accept all kinds of donations.
Over the past 22 years our annual California Hot Rod Reunion and Holley National Hot Rod Reunion have become premier events for thousands of hot rod and automotive enthusiasts from throughout North America and around the world while reaching many more through popular automotive publications and digital media.
Our vision is to create a destination that inspires both current audiences and new visitors through interactive experiences in concert with the educational principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). We are realizing that vision with programs such as NHRA’s Y.E.S.; our Twilight Tech Sessions; and outreach initiatives to engineering and technical schools.
We also celebrate those who’ve impacted hot rodding through our Reunion Honoree programs; Night of Champions; and special events featuring a variety of speakers such as Jack Beckman, Don Prudhomme, Craig Breedlove, John Force, Don Schumacher, Terry Vance, Alex Xydias, Tommy Ivo, etc.
The museum’s collections lie at the heart of our exhibitions and programs and serve as a touchstone for those who study and appreciate the many ways the American hot rod has influenced fashion, music, design, and the evolution of the automobile around the world.
We’ve had many successes in the past years; bringing the story of drag racing, land speed vehicles, and hot rodding to thousands of visitors and participants in our special programs.
This year almost 50,000 people visited or attended a museum event, including nearly 5,000 students who entered free of charge and benefited from exciting and educational activities.
As a friend and supporter of the museum, we need your help to build on Wally Parks’ dream. But we must do more to engage and inspire those who visit. So, we set a new goal this year; provide more opportunities for a broader audience to connect with and learn about all we have to offer.
We need your help to do that. Your support at any level by becoming a member at any level has been invaluable in sustaining the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum both as a place to visit and experience our exhibitions and programs and, as a living museum where the public – young and old – can experience the past through our Hot Rod Reunions. We’re very grateful to you for your generous participation.
Together we can preserve the past as we race to the future. Best to all,
- Greg Sharp, Curator/Historian
- Gretchen Madrigal, Administrator
- Wayne Phillips, Facilities
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, presented in part by Automobile Club of Southern California, was created by people who love fast cars and American ingenuity in action. Our Mission is to celebrate the influence of motorsports in our culture by educating a diverse public through stories, exhibits, and artifacts.
For more information an additional tax deduction letter to reflect your gift, please contact the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Bldg. 3A, Pomona, CA 91768, (909) 622-8562 or email Gretchen Madrigal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Graham Light at email@example.com.