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A message from Richard and David Parks

Wally Parks, 23 January 1913–28 September 2007, Celebration of Life Tributes

"Many people have asked when the NHRA will hold a tribute to our father. We are in the planning stages right now, and we want to do it so that as many people as possible can come. A short tribute will be held at the California Hot Rod Reunion (CHRR) at the Auto Club of Southern California Raceway, in Famoso (north of Bakersfield), California, on October 12–14. NHRA will have a special trackside ceremony honoring our father on Sunday, November 4, prior to the final round of eliminations at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. A full Celebration of Life will be held in conjunction with the CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals, in Pomona, California, in February 2008. Final details haven't been worked out yet. The public is invited, but due to the uncertainty of the weather, please check with National Dragster or the NHRA website at Other groups have mentioned holding tributes and as I hear of them, I will pass the news on. 

Our family thanks you for your concern and condolences."

Richard and David Parks