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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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 NHRA Motorsports Museum during this holiday season. 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 American motorsports. From vehicles to racing-related memorabilia, we accept all kinds of donations.

Over the past 27 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 the United States 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, Robert Force, John Williams, and Alex Xydias.

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 year; our 20th, bringing the story of hot rodding and NHRA drag racing 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 previous support at the membership level has been invaluable in sustaining the 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.

Sincerely, and with best wishes for the holiday season and New Year,

Larry Fisher, Executive Director
Greg Sharp, Curator
Sharai Steinbacher, Museum Administrator/Hot Rod Reunions
Andrea Lee Harris, Enthusiast Relations
Wayne Phillips, Facilities