Cobras set to return to Pomona

| 15 Dec 2011

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has announced a major three-day Ford-Shelby-Cobra Reunion. The event will run from 19-21 April, and is for all Ford and Ford-powered vehicles.

Plans are still being finalised, but it’s hoped that the programme will include a 50th-anniversary Cobra display, a concours, a banquet honouring Carroll Shelby and the chance to drive the Pomona road-racing circuit.

Pomona was operational between 1956-’63, and has remained intact beside the current drag strip. This ‘Open Track’ section of the weekend will be sponsored by Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals.

“We’ve wanted to celebrate the Cobra for a number of years,” said Parks Museum executive director Tony Thacker. “The first car was assembled right here in So-Cal at Dean Moon’s shop in Santa Fe. The opportunity to incorporate the Parks Museum and the various facilities at Fairplex So-Cal is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.”

Most events will be centered at the Museum, and proceeds will benefit the Parks Museum and the Carroll Shelby Foundation.