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Geoffrey Hacker's Recreation of Bill Burke's P-51 Belly Tank on display at the NHRA Museum in 2009. It was exhibited along with two other Bill Burke built cars.[1]

The NHRA Motorsports Museum, located in Pomona, California, is a prestigious institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history and evolution of drag racing in the United States. As an integral part of the National Hot Rod Association, the museum serves as a tribute to the pioneers, drivers, and machines that have shaped the sport of drag racing into the thrilling spectacle it is today.[2]


The NHRA Motorsports Museum was established in 1998 with the mission to celebrate the heritage of drag racing and educate the public about its significance in American motorsports culture. Originally founded in North Hollywood, the museum was later relocated to its current site at the Fairplex in Pomona, a city renowned for its long association with drag racing.[2]


The museum's extensive collection of artifacts, vehicles, and memorabilia provides visitors with an immersive experience, offering a comprehensive journey through the sport's history. Exhibits include a wide array of drag racing machines, including iconic hot rods, classic muscle cars, and record-breaking dragsters, each representing a different era and innovation in the sport.[2]

Hall of Fame

The NHRA Motorsports Museum also pays homage to the legends of drag racing through its Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the sport. Inductees include legendary drivers, mechanics, team owners, and innovators whose groundbreaking achievements have left a lasting impact on drag racing.[2]

Educational Programs and Events

In addition to its exhibits, the NHRA Motorsports Museum offers educational programs, workshops, and seminars for aspiring racers, fans, and students interested in the technical aspects of the sport and its history. The museum's dedication to educating the public about drag racing's culture and heritage has earned it a reputation as a valuable resource for motorsports enthusiasts and scholars alike.

Throughout the year, the museum hosts various events, car shows, and interactive exhibits, attracting a diverse audience and promoting the excitement and passion surrounding drag racing.

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