NHRR Returns to Bowling Green

Good News! The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has made the decision to return the National Hot Rod Reunion to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Kentucky. The event left last year for the larger grounds of National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio, but apparently some infrastructure improvements to Beech Bend, and a general fondness for the rustic Kentucky track has caused a change of heart. NHRA has signed a 5 year contract with Beech Bend Raceway to keep the event in Bowling Green for the foreseeable future.

If you haven't attended this event, give some serious thought to doing so. You won't be sorry. It's a perfect mix of nostalgic street driven hot rods and customs, modern street rods, and a heavy dose of old style drag racing. You'll see restored race cars you thought were long gone at this event, and many of the people that shaped hot rodding and drag racing into what it is today. It's a reunion, but it's a lot more. There's something for just about everyone at this deal.

Additional information can be had from the NHRA, and if you care to view my photos from the 2006 event I've got them stashed here. So pencil Father's Day weekend of 2008 into your calendar, it's a trip back in time that can't be beat!