The California Hot Rod Reunion is a gathering of drag racers, hot rod enthusiasts and street rodders held in Bakersfield. The event was created by Steve Gibbs, vice-president of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), in October, 1992, as a one-time event to gather some of the old drag racers together. It has since become an annual event in early October each year at Auto Club Famoso Raceway outside Bakersfield.
It has also spawned the National Hot Rod Reunion, held each year at National Trail Raceway, just east of Columbus, Ohio.
Honorees are named at each year's reunion. The Honorees are pioneers in the sport of drag racing and Hot rodding.
The 16th annual event was held in October, 2007.
Information on each year's honorees may be found at http://museum.nhra.com