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1973 Chevy El Camino - One Last RIDE '73 El Camino

The Clark Rader El Camino Tour

By Mike Fornataro

Once back in traffic-clogged Southern California, we made a run to the NHRA Motorsports Museum, home to a collection of both loaned and owned vehicles and automobilia. Historically significant drag race machines share floor space with hot rods, "Indy" racers, and stock cars. It's located in the Pomona Fairplex, a mammoth facility that includes the drag strip and is home to the NHRA Winternationals and the season-opening event of the Super Chevy Show series.

Mixed emotions await the end of every adventure. It was bittersweet to turn over the keys and walk away, but knowing how pleased Clark would be that his beloved El Camino will be preserved in the capable care of the NHRA made it all worthwhile. Thanks again to Marcia Rader, Roger Gustin, John Fornataro, Brian Brown, Wendell Stalling, and Steve Gibbs, director of the NHRA Museum, for aking it possible to fulfill Clark's wishes.

By Mike Fornataro
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