State of Ohio recognizes National Hot Rod Reunion

State of Ohio Recognizes Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Governor Strickland Signs Proclamation as Reunion Comes to Columbus, June 15-17 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (June 15, 2007) -- Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has issued a proclamation...

State of Ohio Recognizes Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion
Governor Strickland Signs Proclamation as Reunion Comes to Columbus, June 15-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (June 15, 2007) -- Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has issued a proclamation officially recognizing the fifth Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by SoffSeal, Jun. 15-17 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, near Columbus. The proclamation cited the NHRA's choice of "historic National Trail Raceway for this prestigious event." "We very much appreciate this recognition from the state of Ohio and Gov. Strickland," said Tony Thacker, executive director of the non-profit Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, which produces and benefits from the Reunion. "Ohio will be a great home to this event, which brings together nostalgia racing, street rods, hot rods and lots of fun for the family on Father's Day weekend."

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) was founded more than fifty years ago to create a safe place for kids to race, off the streets. The governor's proclamation notes the continued efforts of the NHRA and its founder (and the Museum's chairman), Wally Parks. "The NHRA's efforts to promote safe racing and provide an avenue for young people to channel their energies is much appreciated," according to the proclamation.

The proclamation will be presented to the Parks Museum at the Reunion's opening public reception on Fri., Jun. 15, at the Columbus Airport Marriott.

The 5th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by SoffSeal, is part of the museum's Hot Rod Heritage Series which works to bring to life the sights, sounds and people who made history in the early days of drag racing, land speed racing and the golden age of American car culture.

Unique among motorsports events, the Reunion honors some of the top names in hot rodding from the past and features a fabulous array of cool drag cars, street rods, classics, customs and muscle cars of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.

Daily general admission tickets/pit passes will be available at the National Trail Raceway gate, 2650 National Rd. SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025; phone: 740/928-5706; www.nationaltrailraceway.com. Cost per person: Friday, $20; Saturday, $20; Sunday, $15. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. The first 1,000 spectators on Sunday will receive a free Hot Wheels by Mattel.

-credit: museum.nhra.com.

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