Free Cars to First 1,000 Fathers at NHRA Reunion

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — What better gift is there on Father’s Day than a car? And you can give your dad a car by being one of the first 1,000 people through the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion spectator’s gate on Father’s Day, 2008.

    The three-day reunion, which runs from June 13-15, will be held at legendary Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

    “We’re giving the first 1,000 spectators through the gate a Mattel Hot Wheels collectible die-cast car to help celebrate Father’s Day,” said Tony Thacker, executive director of the nonprofit Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, which produces and benefits from the event. “Usually, it’s the kids asking dad to give them a car, but by getting dad up early, the kids will be able to give dad a car — and get one for themselves, too.”

    Mattel, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels, has long been a supporter of the Parks Museum, located in Pomona, Calif. 

    The 6th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion is a three-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. 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 and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras, as well as racing.
Information is available at or by calling 909-622-2133.


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