THUNDER ALLEY WILL BE REVVIN’ UP THE 2002 L.A. COUNTY FAIR
Rev up your engines and cruise on down to Thunder Alley at the 80th anniversary of the L.A. County Fair, Sept. 13-29, at Fairplex in Pomona.
Thunder Alley, presented by the National Hot Rod Association, is a tribute to the history and heritage of hot rods and racing.
Car Club Party Nights will feature more than 40 street rods and show cars Monday through Friday nights. Classic hot rods from local car clubs will cruise through the Fair in the Community Days Parades to Thunder Alley. Shine and polish those custom muscle cars and trucks because street legal hot rods will be cruising up Broadway, the main thoroughfare of the L.A. County Fair. After the parade, drivers will proceed to Thunder Alley where they will be on display until the closing of the Fair that night.
Thunder Alley is located between the NHRA Motorsports Museum and Fairplex 4. The NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, is a 28,000-square-foot-exhibit with a variety of vintage and historical racing vehicles.
The museum, which opened in 1998, displays memorabilia including photographs, trophies, helmets, driving uniforms, artifacts and paintings from the past 50 years of American motorsports history. The NHRA Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.) provides daily activities for children during the Fair, including designing a racecar or truck, building a model power belt dragster and various other activities that teach children about the history and heritage of hot rods.
Admission to the museum is $1. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Millard Sheets Foundationand other local charities. For more information about Thunder Alley, call (909) 865-4235. For general information about the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.