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Wally Parks Remains A Visionary

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — NHRA founder Wally Parks — journalist, pioneer of an organization with global reach and, above all, car lover — constantly put pen to paper. And Richard Parks, the elder of his two sons, has been generous to share the rich compilation of his father’s articles and notes — some of which might seem surprisingly relevant today, 15 years after Parks’ death at age 94.
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‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits Outlives NHRA Founder Wally Parks, but Not Their Feud

Don Garlits, now 91, has earned lofty place among legends after contentious start decades ago. NHRA founder Wally Parks ultimately conceded that Garlits was “bait” and improved the sport’s bottom line. Parks’ son Richard shares inside insights into both and the dynamics of their interactions.
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