Barbara Parks


Age: 86

wife of National Hot Rod Association founder Wally Parks who met her future husband when she was hired as his secretary when he was editor of Hot Rod magazine and encouraged her husband to move drag racing from its amateur beginnings into a professional sport and was involved in helping to plan the first NHRA National Championship races in 1955.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: September 14, 1919

Died: January 25, 2006

Glendale, California