Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones Headlines FCSR Panel Discussion on Saturday, April 21
Posted on March 27, 2012
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POMONA, Calif. - On Saturday, April 21, legendary racer and Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion (FCSR) Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones will be joined by a stellar group of contemporaries on the panel discussion as part of the FCSR festivities at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.
Parnelli Jones wins the Riverside L.A. Times Grand Prix in Nov. 1964 in this King Cobra. During the FCS Reunion, a rare King Cobra will be on display.
“We have a great line up of racing celebrities for our FCSR Panel Discussion,” said Event Director Tony Thacker. “Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones will be joined by Bob Bondurant, Pete Brock, Jerry Grant, Sherry MacDonald and John Morton—all of whom played an important role in the birth of the Cobra legend.”
“Also in the room for the panel discussion will be many former employees of Shelby American who will no doubt add some spice to the proceedings,” concluded Thacker.
The Panel Discussion is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall of Champions inside the NHRA Motorsports Museum. The cost is just $20.
Scheduled for April 21, the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion is an event for all Cobras, Ford and Ford-powered vehicles, including GT40s and Ford GTs as well as all Shelby vehicles.
The list of activities for the Reunion will include:
MUSEUM EVENT SCHEDULE – Saturday, April 21:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Show ’N Shine presented by Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. $25 per car.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Panel Discussion with Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones. $20 per person.
5:00 pm: “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit Opening. Presented by Racing Division, Inc. Guest Curator Lynn Park. No extra cost.
7:00 pm: Banquet honoring Carroll Shelby. $100 per person.
Proceeds to benefit the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
TRACK – Friday & Saturday, April 20-21:
$250 for both days.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Track Time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Saturday's Celebrity Parade Lap & Photo Session
For Track information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-358-3092.
For more information call: Rose Pohorely at 909/622-8562 or Museum reception desk at 909/622-2133.
Visit http://fordcobrashelbyreunion.com or http://museum.nhra.com for information.
Founded in 1998 and named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars representing 50 years of drag racing, dry lakes and salt-flat racers, oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds.
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. Current NHRA members are admitted free and Auto Club members enjoy a $2 discount. Admission for non-members is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is also available for special group tours. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. For further information on special exhibits, museum events or directions, call 909/622-2133 or visit http://museum.nhra.com.
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