NEWS UPDATE: Change to FCSR Schedule

Posted on February 17, 2012

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum announced today a change in the schedule for the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion.

“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone the track part of our celebration of Cobra’s 50th birthday,” said NHRA Museum Executive Director Tony Thacker. “The Reunion will proceed as a one-day event at the NHRA Museum with the following activities planned for Saturday, April 21:        

  • Show ’N Shine at the Museum: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Open to all Cobras, GT40s, Ford GTs, all Ford and Ford-powered vehicles and all Shelby vehicles.
  • Panel Discussion: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit presented by Racing Division and curated by Lynn Park.
  • Exhibit Opening & Cocktail Reception: 5:00 pm
  • Banquet honoring Carroll Shelby with memorabilia auction: 7:00 pm

“Despite the change of plans we remain extremely excited about the Reunion,” continued Thacker. “We have a great group of speakers for the afternoon Panel Discussion. Also, guest curator Lynn ‘Mr. Cobra’ Park and Michael Holmes of Racing Division are putting together an amazing exhibit of previously unpublished photographs and rarely seen Cobras. That alone will be worth the price of admission. 

“Finally, we will honor Carroll Shelby and the Shelby American employees with a banquet that will include an auction of signed items to raise money for the Carroll Shelby Foundation and the NHRA Museum.”

The Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion is scheduled for April 21 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Pomona, California.

For more information call: 714.771.4499

E-mail: lynnrose@msn.com

Visit http://museum.nhra.com for information or call 909/622-2133.

 

Founded in 1998 and named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars representing 50 years of drag racing, dry lakes and salt-flat racers, oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds.

                The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. Current NHRA members are admitted free and Auto Club members enjoy a $2 discount. Admission for non-members is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is also available for special group tours. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. For further information on special exhibits, museum events or directions, call 909/622-2133 or visit http://museum.nhra.com.

 

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