This past Mother’s Day weekend was all about mom, but don’t lose sight of dad! It’s not too early to start thinking about that special gift for dad. And why not give him something he’ll cherish and remember for years to come – a three-day ticket to the 10th Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 14-16?

“The National Hot Rod Reunion is the real deal – an authentic, one-of-a-kind American car lover’s dream. It’s like visiting a drag racing museum and watching it all come to life before your eyes,” said Steve Gibbs, Reunion Competition Director. “The Reunion is a unique gift for all dads and grads. Even the ladies – moms, wives, girlfriends - enjoy the annual hot rod gathering! It’s an experience like no other.”

Held at the historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., the Hot Rod Reunion has just been named by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association as one of the “Top 10 Festivals & Events for Summer 2012.” The Reunion includes a wide variety of activities and events, including Hot Heads nostalgia drag racing, and the SoffSeal Show ‘n’ Shine with thousands of gleaming pre-1972 hot rods, custom cars, and muscle cars. There’s the 10th Anniversary Cruise-In and Heacock Classic Insurance Reunion Party on Thursday, as well as the National Hot Rod Reunion Reception on Friday evening, June 15.

The Reunion concludes on Saturday evening with racing final eliminations and the Cacklefest where nitro-burning historic top-fuel dragsters are push started just like in the “old days”. Plus, all three days there is a huge swap meet and Reunion Midway filled with manufacturer exhibits and demonstrations. There’s even an old fashion amusement park with rides and games for all ages adjacent to the Raceway.

Tickets are available for the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA (Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16, 2012) at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Ky. Purchase three-day credential prior to June 1, 2012 and receive a goody bag and $10 discount. Purchase online at or call 1-800-884-NHRA (6472).