The Racing History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting auto racing history, has announced its 2017 schedule, which includes three events, all taking place at the Wally Parks NHRA Museum in Pomona, California.
So far, the project has collected nearly 100 recorded interviews with drivers, car owners, crew members and others involved in racing history, sharing many stories that never made headlines or other narratives.
Significant interviews in the collection include those with Doug Hooper, Bruce Kessler, George Follmer, Carroll Shelby, Rodger Ward and Parnelli Jones.
The new year begins with a “Tribute to IMSA — The John Bishop Years” gala on April 1. A meal, by Adam Haverland, executive chef at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, will followed by a presentation by Bishop’s son, Mitch.
Following Bishop’s presentation, guests will hear a roundtable discussion with racing team members, drivers, and owners of the era, and will view the premiere of a short movie on IMSA racing.
Autofest 2017, a swapmeet offering automobilia, art and literature, is scheduled June 25.
A “Tribute to Riverside” is scheduled October 14 with a gala. After another Haverland meal, Pete Lyons will give a presentation on the historic racing circuit. A short film also will be viewed and a roundtable discussion with people who raced at the track will take place.
More information as well as applicable event tickets can be found online.