Media Advisory

Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Media preview of new photography exhibit
at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

FASTER: 1960s Photographs of Pomona Drag Racing

What: Media preview of “FASTER:1960s Photographs of Pomona Drag Racing,” an exhibit of early drag racing years that will be on display at The Wally Parks NHRA Motor Sports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, from Aug. 25 to Aug. 25, 2007.

Forty large-scale rarely displayed black & white photographic images depicting the dramatic rise of drag racing in Pomona will be displayed as a part of “FASTER.” Developed by the UCR/California Museum of Photography in cooperation with the NHRA and the Auto Club, “FASTER” examines the parallel evolution of two technologies that shaped the Southern California psyche: cars and cameras. The exhibit examines how photographers tried to capture these thundering machines that raced at more than 150 mph.

When: 10: 30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.

Where: Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Bldg. 3-A, Pomona, Calif. 91768. Visit http://museum.nhra.com for more details.

Who: Speakers will include Greg Sharp, curator of the Parks Museum; Photographer Doug las McCulloh, who curated the exhibition; Rick Lalor, Auto Club motorsports manager; and special guest photographers.

Photo opps: Great photos of ’60s drag racing displayed in a specially built area of the Parks Museum. Also, some of the original dragsters in the photos will be in the display as well.

RSVP/Contacts: Parks Museum: Ray Fong, 310/224-4941, rfong@pcgcampbell.com; Automobile Club of Southern California: Elaine Beno, 714/885-2324 ; beno.elaine@aaa-calif.com; or Jeffrey Spring, 714/885-2333; spring.jeffrey@aaa-calif.com.

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