Dick McClung, 79, a former dirt track racer and a member of the board
of directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by
the Automobile Club of Southern California, passed away on Wed., Dec.
19, after suffering a massive heart attack.
“We were blessed to have Dick McClung on our Board,” said Tony Thacker,
executive director of the Parks Museum. “In addition to his
enthusiastic work for the Museum, Dick donated race helmets, Indy 500
badges and other artifacts, along with sizeable cash contributions. He
was a true inspiration and loved the Museum. He’ll be greatly missed.”
The Dick McClung Helmet Collection is widely regarded as the finest of
its kind. Each helmet is accompanied by a photo of a top racing driver
wearing the actual helmet and a brief story about the driver.