The National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno is joining other car enthusiasts for the first celebration of National Collector Car Day on July 9, 2010 with two-for-one admission, car club “show and shine,” costumed characters, special presentations and more.
The non-partisan group supporting the Senate resolution for a “Collector Car Appreciation Day” wanted to acknowledge America’s love affair with the car and motorsports. When the resolution passed the Senate, hobbyists were thrilled.
“National Collector Car Day will provide classic car enthusiasts across the nation with the perfect opportunity to put the top down, toot their car’s own unique horn and drive their impressive automobiles to parties and celebrations of the day,” said Jackie Frady, Executive Director of the National Automobile Museum. “We started planning our celebration as soon as we heard the Senate resolution had passed.”
· Get two-for-one admission to the National Automobile Museum on National Collector Car Day, Friday, July 9th. See all Museum displays and special exhibits including “WWI Gets Motorized” and “Motoring Tourist: National Park Adventure.”
· Local car clubs will participate in a show and shine in the parking lot of the Museum on the corner of Lake and Mill Streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Included with the price of admission is the acclaimed film “Paving The Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway.” It’s a fascinating glimpse into the formative years of the National Park Service, the personalities of its early administrators and advocates. The historical documentary directed by Brandon Wade is about the first road trip to all 12 of the national parks in the west in 1920. The film will be shown at 1 p.m.
· From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. costumed characters will bring history and exhibits to life including a “Park Ranger” at the Motoring Tourist exhibit.
The Museum is open Mon. – Sat. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is regularly $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 18 years. Children age 5 and younger are free. Parking is free in the Museum lot off Mill Street.