zondag 13 mei 2012

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is a drag racing governing body, which sets rules in drag racing and host events all over the US and Canada. With over 80,000 drivers in its rosters, the NHRA is considered one of the largest motorsports sanctioning bodies in the world.
The association was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. The first nationwide NHRA sponsored event was held in 1955, in Great Bend, Kansas. (Typical for the era, this race was held on a World War II-constructed training air field.) The "Nationals", which now comprise 22 events each year, are the premier events in drag racing that bring together the best cars and drivers from across North America. Many of those cars are here now for display. 
So a visit well worth it is! We had the pleasure to see also a special exhibition of "Mooneyes" and to meet "Shige" himself.
This museum is located in Pomona, California. Before our visit we went to Pomona Swap Meet which was so overwhelming that we didn't take any pictures. It was just too big! So If you are in the neighborhood start early!!

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