Richard Parks, editor of The Society of Land Speed Racing Historians Newsletter, received an email from Tony Thacker, Executive Director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum about a very special event hosted by Banks Power, concerning Mickey Thompson. The event is a panel discussion about Mickey Thompson and his impact on American auto racing. Our family has known Mickey and his family since the mid-1940's and the speakers have a great deal of knowledge about Mickey and the times that he was influencing American racing. Judy is Mickey's first wife and Danny is Judy and Mickey's son. Alex Xydias and his So-Cal Speed Shop was at the center of dry lakes, Bonneville and land speed racing in the late 1940's and '50's. Tom Jobe knows drag racing's ins and outs. Gale Banks at Banks Power knows land speed racing and how to build powerful engines. Dave McClelland is one of the best at announcing all types of auto racing events. Every panel discussion that I have attended at the Museum has been a great experience and I hope that you will be able to attend. Sincerely, Richard Parks (www.landspeedracing.com)
Dear friend of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum:
I would like to invite you to join us for a panel discussion celebrating the life and achievements of Mickey Thompson: First American to 400 presented by Banks Power.
WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 2 - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Bldg 3A, Pomona, CA 91768. For more information on this
event call 909-622-2133, or Google http://museum.nhra.com.
PANELISTS: Judy Thompson Creach, Danny Thompson, Alex Xydias, Tom Jobe, and Gale Banks.
MODERATOR: Dave McClelland
COST: $20 includes museum admission and light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door and all proceeds benefit the museum.
FREE PARKING: Enter the Fairplex at Gate 1 on McKinley and turn right into the museum parking lot.
We sincerely hope you can make it and feel free to bring a guest. Sincerely,
Tony Thacker, Executive Director, Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum