October 13th – 15th, 2023
Famoso Dragstrip, Bakersfield, California

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Welcome to the Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals (previously the California Hot Rod Reunion)! This three-day event is scheduled for October 13th – 15th, 2023 and will be held at Famoso Dragstrip in Bakersfield, California

Join us for an exciting weekend of nostalgic drag racing with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme serving as Grand Marshal! Enjoy “The Grove” car show, Cacklefest, Vendors, Swap Meet and MORE!

This nostalgic race is produced by and benefits the NHRA Motorsports Museum. All proceeds of this event directly support the daily operations, programs and events of the Museum.

Spectator Tickets – Click Here to Buy

Classes that will be running at the Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals:

7.0 Pro
A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas
Cacklefest Push Vehicle
Hot Rod Eliminator
Junior Fuel
Nostalgia Funny Car
Nostalgia Top Fuel

AA/FA (Closed Group)
AA/GAS (Closed Group)
A/FX (Closed Group)
Nostalgia Pro-Mod (Closed Group)

2023 Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Rules
2023 Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Policies

*All competing vehicles and drivers must be in full compliance with current NHRA rules, regulations, and licensing requirements. Licenses issued by other racing organizations are not recognized. To obtain an NHRA License call 626-914-4761 (Field Department). For Technical information and/or class specifications contact NHRA Tech Department at 626-914-4761.

2023 WPNN Grove Parking Information: CASH ONLY!

-Famoso Grove is the fenced in area behind the grandstands that is reserved for those who want to display their collector cars during the Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals event weekend.
-Grove Parking will be $30 whether you attend 1, 2, or all 3 days.
-You can only purchase the Grove parking pass at the track. NO pre-purchasing available.

Press Release

The Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals is produced by and benefits the NHRA Motorsports Museum, an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and cultural organization. All Reunion proceeds (ticket sales, racer entries, merchandise sales, memberships, and donations) directly support the daily operations, program and events of the Museum.