|One of the things I finally went and did was visit the
NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, Ca. which was on January 2. This was
my first visit to the museum which is kinda funny because I've passed by
it many times on my way to the races or some other event going on at
the L.A. Fairgrounds. I've heard about it from friends, saw some bits and
pieces of it on TV, but have never been inside until now.
features a huge amount of vintage cars and racing vehicles along with 50
years of motorsports history. There's also a gift shop that has a large
variety of items that should keep any enthusiast happy.
The person to thank for all this is Wally Parks, the founder of the
NHRA. The dream he had was to be able to give something back which
became a reality in 1998 when the museum opened. If you've ever watched
drag racing and have seen the winner holding up that big trophy at the
end of the race, that piece of hardware is called a 'Wally' named after
The Museum also has a car show called 'The Twilight Cruise' held on
the first Wednesday of the month and runs from 4 to 8 pm. I've never
been to this show but I here it draws hundreds of cars and has a huge
50/50 drawing that can net you thousands of dollars. One of these days
I'll have to take some time off work and check this show out because
after asking someone inside about it, they told me that people start
showing up by noon for a good spot.
I didn't know what to expect once we arrived and wondered how crowded
it would be and how big the place was. All I knew is what other people
had told me and said that I would have a good time. Well they were right
because I stayed for over two hours and had a great time. So sit back
for a virtual tour of the place because I took a bunch of pictures.