UPDATE: As of 2/17/12, there will no longer be a track event at the Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion. There will be an excellent show and banquet to follow. For more information, see Museum.NHRA.com.
If you’ve been dying to get your Mustang Cobra R-Model out and on to a “real” track, now you have the chance to do it.
We’re not talking about trucking it all the way out to the desert, either. We’re talking Pomona’s famous and historic road course at the Pomona Fairplex, adjacent to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, the folks behind the Ford Cobra Shelby Reunion celebrating 50 years of Ford Cobras. The event takes place April 19-21, 2012.
Two real King Cobras, winning cars from the 60’s in the LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside and Monterey Pacific Grand Prix, have confirmed entry to the event. Talk about getting your car alongside some history!
As such, not just any yahoo will be allowed. Organizers will break drivers and cars into three run groups to insure safety and that everyone has an enjoyable experience. You must have a Ford, Cobra, or Shelby in order to participate. Hot Track time until February 28th is $250, with packages for including your family and friends in the fun and banquets to go along with the event.
You will be allowed to drive at your own safe pace. You will be required to wear a helmet. This is the real deal! Nobody will be allowed to endanger other drivers with unsafe driving (as determined by the Clerk of the Course); participants seen in any way as endangering others will be removed from the event immediately without refund.
This is your chance to get that hangar queen out and see how she handles on a road course – a real road course where Cobras and Shelby’s and of course, Fords, have been racing as far back as California has racing history. Don’t miss your chance to be an exciting part of this thrilling event – chances to race your pony car at anywhere DO NOT COME AROUND OFTEN – much less the famous and historic Pomona Circuit!
For more information and to register, please contact the NHRA Museum. And get ready to let your baby loose doing what she was intended to do!