Monday, September 23, 2013

National Automobile Museum

Reno, NV  High 68 Low 44


In case you didn’t know, Jim really likes old cars. Reno has a great auto museum downtown so off we went. When we got there I decided I just could not go to another car museum. I sat in their lobby and read while Jim had a great stroll down memory lane.

Now this is a gorgeous car – a 1921 Rolls-Royce


This is a 1994 Roth’s Beatnik Bandit.

P1060748Most of the vehicles displayed are from the collection of the late casino owner William F. Harrah. The museum has been named one of the 'Top Ten Museums' by Car Collector magazine.

I also made Jim select the cars to go in the blog post. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

This is the 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in the movie Rebel Without A Cause.


How many of you remember the 1959 Scimitar produced by the Chrysler Corporation?


A 1948 Tucker


A 1958 Cadillac El Dorado


And the final entry – a 1953 Chevy Corvette



  1. You are right. We all know Jim likes cars.

  2. I love the Beatnik Bandit. I know Paul would enjoy this museum, but I think I would too. I think you missed a good one, Sandie.

  3. I had a 1958 Cadillac back in the day. My favorite car ever. Thanks for the memories.

  4. I too just love the old car museums, sure bring back a lot of memories.

  5. Oh, how I would love to see that museum.....

  6. I love old cars, but it seems strange that those cars weren't old when I was young... :cD

  7. Jim should have gotten his fill of old cars. I first visited the museum when it was still Harrah's. Quite a collection.

  8. Boy I remember the excitement when that first Corvette was introduced!

  9. I've never really been a car buff but I sure enjoyed seeing these photos.

  10. Rich loved car museums. In all the times we were in Reno, we were so busy visiting that we never knew it was there. Oh, he would have had a blast.

  11. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them and glad you enjoyed it!

  12. Sandie.....those big old things are mighty "perty". But I'm like you I would rather sit and read a good book. I gather you are heading down our way.



  13. Love reading your blog! We live in Reno, part-time RVer's. So glad you are here after all the smoke has cleared from the Rim Fire, 2 weeks ago it was awful, for over a month before! Glad you are enjoying our town.

  14. Howdy Sandie & Jim & girls,
    Those sure are some neat cruisin' chick-catchin' cars !!! When those were NEW we were drivin' 30s-40s, but droolin' over the '50s.... That TUCKER was way ahead of itself and 'some' liked the Corvette... Never heard of the BEATNIK BANDIT; it looks like Las Vegas...

    Hope y'all & the girls are havin' a HAPPY DAY !!!!!!!!!!

  15. Neat neat neat, were do all these wonderful cars come from. There are so many great car museums across the country.

  16. I always appreciate the effort folks make to preserve these old vehicles:)

  17. Have to add this to our list, thanks to Jim for selecting great photos.


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