Posted on May 25, 2012
Hot Rods, Nostalgia Drag Racing and Military - Hooah!
BOWLING GREEN, KY – When Vietnam Vet Dennis Fenstermaker of Valdosta, GA. was unable to attend his favorite hot rod event in Bowling Green, he thought why not share my Hot Rod Reunion experience with others. Fenstermaker contacted the event organizers, the NHRA Motorsports Museum, and asked that his tickets valued at $260 be donated to a deserving person.
The American Legion Warren Post 23 located in Bowling Green with nearly 750 active members was the perfect recipient.
“Reunion fans are some of the most generous and kind group of people. This ticket donation is great way to witness the excitement of racing as well as assist the men and women who have served our country," said Reunion Marketing Manager Rose Dickinson. “This is one of the reasons the Reunions are such a popular event and continues to exceed our expectations!
Legion Commander Roger Miller was pleased to hear about the donation and eager to get some vets out to the famous nostalgia drags and car show this upcoming Father’s Day weekend.
“This kind gesture really shows the generosity of individuals who are appreciative of the dedication and bravery of American servicemen and women,” said Miller. “Our Legion members are going to be raring to go to the fun Hot Rod Reunion.”
In celebration of Memorial Day, May 28, the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion expresses its sincere gratitude to American veterans and is providing free admission to active military personnel to the Reunion, June 14-16.
All active military with valid Military I.D. will be admitted free per day to the Reunion, June 14-16. Veterans share a unique connection with the National Hot Rod Association and American hot rodding in general – the organization was officially formed by several war veterans including the late NHRA Founder Wally Parks and Division Director Bob Daniels. Hot rodding gained momentum following War World II when servicemen returned with a passion to go drag racing in their hot rods.
The Reunion offers a smorgasbord of activities including the wild nostalgia drag racing, exciting exhibition runs, swap meet, Vendor’s Midway, and huge Show N Shine area organized by Eileen Daniels, a longtime NHRA official and wife of the late Daniels. There’s also the thrilling Cacklefest show as well as other fun activities that take place in the Bowling Green community.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Reunion brings out thousands of race fans from across the country to celebrate the Father’s Day holiday weekend at the entertaining Beech Bend Raceway Park. For tickets, go online www.nhratix.com or call 1-800-884-6472. For more information about the Reunions, visit www.museum.nhra.com.