National Hot Rod Reunion

Hot rods drivers and crews stage Thursday, June 13, 2019, before racing during the 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Park. (Bac Totrong/

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum officials announced Monday the cancellation of the 2020 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway. 

The annual three-day event, originally scheduled for mid-June, had been rescheduled to Aug. 20-22 at Beech Bend.

“We made this difficult decision as we see the effects this pandemic is having on our country, fans, sponsors, and racers,” museum executive director Martin Betz said in a news release. “We believe this is the right decision given the escalation of COVID-19 cases in the state of Kentucky and the restrictions implemented by the state and Warren County.”

“For 17 years, Beech Bend Raceway has hosted the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion,” Beech Bend Raceway track owner Dallas Jones said in the news release. “As much as we didn’t want to cancel this popular event, the health and safety of our fans, participants, and staff is our number one priority during these difficult times. We look forward to a bigger and better event in 2021.”

Event participants and ticket holders will receive more information from the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum via mail soon.

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