Courage: The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin

Nin knew about courage. My goodness, did she know. So she saw the effect of courageous behavior, both first- and second-hand many times through her life.

Life expands. Life shrinks. But we’re here for business, and we’re here for expanding business. It takes courage.

Life definitely expanded for Wally Parks, the namesake of the National Hot Rod Association Museum. He was a pioneer, a journalist, and an advocate. He increased the safety of drag racing with incredible effect, mostly by making sure there were safe venues for racing, instead of letting it continue on the streets.

In a macho world, fresh off the loss of thousands in wars, when we accepted drastic loss as a part of living, Wally Parks stood up and made a difference.

It took courage.

And when you go to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, you see how much courage the drivers of these insane vehicles had. They took their life in their hands regularly to push the boundaries. To be faster. To make progress.

And Parks pushed for that progress, safely.

So when we think about courage around here, we think of our old partners at the NHRA. It was our great pleasure to work with them on a beautiful website design that their museum kept for about a decade of existence. The NHRA is all about the courage it takes to make progress.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum Redesigned to Capture its Heritage

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum\'s new lookYou heard it here first! It’s official. Check out this great WSmad-designed Site!

NHRA approached Web Site Maintenance and Design, LLC back in April about getting a new look for its dated Web Site.  It was a long process, but we’ve made them happy!  And everyone is excited about the new site – it will not only be beautiful, but more useful for its users (fans of the NHRA and Drag Racing around the world), but also the new design really encompasses the look and feel of the museum far better.

Any fan of Motorsports in Southern California cannot deny how linked the NHRA has been in motor racing’s growth here.  The museum, in the heart of Drag Racing’s heritage in Pomona, is often missed or unknown, but it is a fantastic collection of drag and land speed record cars dating from the turn of the century.  It really is a walk through California’s history on the race track!

We encourage you to check it out!  And keep an eye out for the new site!


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