NHRA Motorsports Education - Passion and Drive Fueled by Education

May 1, 2007

Highland High School Tour - Auto Program  


The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum provides an exciting educational experience for all visitors that step foot into the Museum. Through our exhibits, interactive displays, seminars and events, the museum is able to provide an understanding of the automobile, particularly motorsports, and how it has evolved in American culture. We offer unique guided tours and lesson plans for various age groups. Please contact the Museum at (909) 622-2575 or email, themuseum@nhra.com.


The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is a wonderful resource for bringing classroom exhibitis alive! Our Exhibits provide a fascinating story of the far-reaching changes motorsports and hot rodding has provided modern society. From humble beginnings to today’s top dollar drags, from a hobby sport to mainstream professional drag shows; motorsports and designers/drivers/engineers has changed our everyday practices.


Tours are available year round Wednesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discount admission rates. Tours can range form 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Each tour includes a guided tour of current exhibits, an in depth look at our permanent collection, and the history behind the museum. We also offer a self-guided scavenger hunt. 

Tours can be custom tailored to the specific interests of your group, call our Educational Manager to book your visit today.


Each year the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum partners with the Los Angeles County FairKids Discovery Club Field Trips to bring thousands of students to explore the Fair. The FairKids Field Trips program is a California State standards-based field trip. It is for preschool through 8th grade students, public, private and home schools, and admission is absolutely free of charge. The field trip gives FairKids three hours on the grounds without the public.  


For more info and to participate in the FairKids Field Trips, please visit http://www.lacountyfair.com




Thanks to the sponsors of Wally's Garage.  Please visit their web sites by clicking on their names:

A and E Design Contractors, American Shine Products, Classic Industries, Grant ProductsHot Heads Research & Racing,  Injen Technologies, Pyrotec E3, RaceDeck, Zendex Tool Corporation-GoJak

New interactive area allows visitors to watch and learn about car restoration

 Rattler Rebuild
The Howard Cams Rattler was the first car scheduled for work in Wally's Garage seen with a young apprentice learning about front-engine dragsters from some long-time racers and car restorers.


The first vehicle being worked on is the famous Howard Cams Rattler. “It’s one of the original nine California Hot Rod Reunion Cacklefest cars and was hugely successful in the late sixties at southland strips including Riverside where Larry Dixon Sr. won the 1969 Hot Rod Magazine Championship,” said Thacker. “The car was donated to the Parks Museum by Danny Porche in 2000 and was in need of some resuscitation.

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