January 23: Wally Parks, founder of the NHRA and Hot Rod editor, was born 100 years ago today

Sixty years before “The Fast & the Furious,” street races in southern California drew huge crowds and swarms of hot-rodded Fords, along with the myriad dangers of illicit nightime fun. It was journalist Wally Parks — himself a Ford hot-rodder and racer, who would help found Motor Trend and oversee Hot Rod magazine — who [...]
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