Wally Parks Museum - Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild At Parks NHRA Museum Four different events will highlight the 75th Anniversary of the '32 Ford hot rod POMONA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2006) -- At the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern ...

Deuces Wild At Parks NHRA Museum
Four different events will highlight the 75th Anniversary of the '32 Ford hot rod

POMONA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2006) -- At the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, a panel discussion, a '32 Ford cruise, a hot rod SAE seminar and a Deuces Wild exhibit, will honor the 75th Anniversary of the '32 Ford. The events kick off at the Museum during the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), January 26-28, at the Pomona Fairplex.

FREE Hot Rod Seminar
Saturday, January 27th, 9:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m., the Museum's celebration begins with a free SAE seminar dedicated to hot rods. Hosted by the Parks Museum's Executive Director, Tony Thacker; speakers will include So-Cal Speed Shop's fabricator, Jimmy Shine and automotive designer, Thom Taylor. "The seminar is an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts to ask questions and learn about the hot rod business," said Greg Sharp, Parks Museum curator. The hot rod seminar is the third in an on-going series of seminars sponsored by the Southern California chapter of SAE International. All the NHRA/SAE seminars are free to the public.

FREE Deuces Wild Panel Discussion
Saturday, January 27th , 5:30-7 p.m., the Deuces Wild panel discussion will give audience members a unique insight into the history of the '32 Ford. "We are delighted to welcome this highly knowledgeable group who know the history of hot rodding and the Deuce in particular," said Sharp. The Deuces Wild panel discussion will be moderated by Deuce author and photographer Robert Genat.

The panelists will include:
* Roy Brizio; Hot rod builder.
* Larry Erickson; Ford designer and hot rod builder.
* Tony Thacker; Author and Parks Museum Director.
* Roger Morrison; Collector and hot rod preservationist.

"DEUCES WILD" Exhibit
Wednesday, February 17. The Deuces Wild exhibit opens featuring, among others, the most famous '32 of all time, the "Little Deuce Coupe" from the Beach Boys album of the same name; a recreation of Fred Allen's "Devil Deuce"; the "Orange Crate"; the Tommy Foster Roadster; Neal East's Roadster and the Berardini Bros. Roadster. Historic and never-before- displayed photography of early '32 Ford production will be shown alongside dozens of photographs of hot rod and racing Deuces. Also in the exhibit will be some of the JDRF customized pedal cars, early magazines, vintage model kits, historic speed equipment and '32 Ford related artifacts.

Deuce Cruise In
Wednesday, February 21. Parks Museum will continue the celebration when it hosts the final stop of the '32 Deuce Cruise presented by the L.A. Roadsters Car Club.

Named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the 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. Admission for non-members is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and older, $4 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is also available for private parties, meetings, corporate events, weddings and 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 museum.nhra.com.

-credit: museum.nhra.com

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