* NHRA Museum Memorabilia Silent Auction at the track, Feb. 9-12
* NHRA Drivers Antron Brown, Erica Enders, Morgan Lucas and Brandon Bernstein Participate in semi-annual Night of Champions Auto Club Question and Answer session, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. FREE!
* Racing Collectible Show with racing apparel, pins, die cast and more, Feb. 11, Noon to 9 p.m. $5
* Free Museum admission and extended hours, Feb. 9-12
* New ~ MOON: Six Decades of a Hot Rodding Eye-Con Exhibit
POMONA, CA - The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California is hosting some fun and free activities for race fans during the 52nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, Thursday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, Feb. 12. Visit the Museum's newest exhibit recently praised in the New York Times (http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/a-tribute-to-moon-the-man-the-machines-and-those-eyes/), Moon: Six Decades of a Hot Rodding Eye-Con.
There's also the return of the crowd-pleasing Auto Club Q&A with NHRA Drivers Antron Brown, Erica Enders, Morgan Lucas and Brandon Bernstein, admission is free and open to everyone.
At the track, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum will be hosting a benefit silent auction in the Hot Rod Junction. The auction will feature an assortment of affordable, unique and collectible items for race fans to bid on to help raise funds for the Museum. Some of the featured items include an autographed Tom "Mongoose" McEwen original painting and an autographed Don "The Shoe" Schumacher Blueprint for Success print by Honda's Chief Designer Dave Merk. Participants need not be present to win. Winner will be notified at the conclusion of the Winternationals. All proceeds raised will benefit the Museum's future education programs and exhibits.
Entrance to the museum is free all weekend and a free tram runs between the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Gate J) and the museum.
Thursday, Feb. 9:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Museum is open and admission is free. Tram runs from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10:
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Museum is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking at the Museum after 5 p.m. The free tram runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
6 - 7 p.m.: Night of Champions featuring the Auto Club Q&A. Meet NHRA's professional drivers Antron Brown, Erica Enders, Morgan Lucas and Brandon Bernstein. NHRA Announcer Bob Frey moderates the popular question and answer session with autographs and photo opportunities afterward. Admission is free and open to all.
Saturday, Feb. 11:
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Museum is open, admission is free! Tram service available, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Noon - 9 p.m.: Racing Collectible Show. Check out old and new racing collectibles for sale including die cast, posters, artwork and memorabilia. $5, children 12 and under free. A $2 off coupon is available on the Museum website, http://museum.nhra.com.
Sunday, Feb. 12:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Museum is open all day and admission is free! Tram service available, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
At the track and throughout the weekend, there will also be a display of nostalgia Cacklefest cars, and a display of all the 2011 Prolong Twilight Cruise winners.
Schedule is subject to change.
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.