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   Wally Parks, 23 January 1913 - 28 September 2007 Celebration of Life Tributes
"Many people have asked when the NHRA will hold a Tribute to our father.  We are in the planning
stages right now and we want to do it so that as many people can come as possible.  A short tribute
will be held at the California Hot Rod Reunion (CHRR) at the Auto Club of Southern California
Raceway, in Famoso (north of Bakersfield), California on October 12-14, 2007. 

 NHRA will have a special trackside ceremony honoring our father on Sunday, November 4, prior
to the final round of eliminations at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. 

A full Celebration of Life

will be held in conjunction with the CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals, in Pomona, California
in February of 2008.  Final details haven't been worked out as of yet.  The public is invited, but due
to the uncertainty of the weather, please check with the National Dragster or the NHRA website at  Other groups have mentioned holding tributes and as I hear of them I will pass
the news on.  Our family thanks you for your concern and condolences.   Richard and David Parks"