Wally Parks NHRA Museum Announces New Mooneyes Exhibit

Nov 16, 2011

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum of Pomona, California, has announced that it will host a new exhibit that will celebrate Mooneyes, one of the industry’s most recognized brands.

The exhibit will open on Friday, January 27 and will feature several Mooneyes race cars as well as artifacts, memorabilia and photography, according to the Museum.

The exhibit will discuss the history behind the company, which was started by Dean Moon right after WWII in Norwalk, California.

According to a Museum press release, Carroll Shelby used Moon’s shop in 1962 to assemble the very first Cobra.

In 1964, Dean became the second president of the Speed Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (which later became SEMA).

The business continues today, with Mooneyes recently being awarded the 2011 SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance Business of the Year Award in Las Vegas.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission prices are as follows: current NHRA members are admitted free, non-members are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and older), $6 for juniors 6-15, and free for children under the age of 5.

For more information. click here.  (Photo credit: Mooneyes)