Reno; The Biggest Little City. For the longest time, despite it being less than three-hours away, my experience with Reno was limited to Reno 911! on Comedy Central. The show was funny, and life was good.
Then I went to college at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Tuition was cheap, the classes were good, and the lack of a state income tax was a nice bonus.
Then I realized that Reno 911! wasn’t a comedy, it was a documentary. Oh no….
To make a long, long, four years short; Reno sucks. For the longest time, I thought the only bonus was the cheapness of everything: food, board, and tuition.
Luckily, my History major forced me to take a Museum Studies course, which involved field trips to almost every local museum, including Reno’s true hidden gem; the National Automobile Museum.
This museum was built from the collection of Mr. Bill Harrah, whos automotive history is so intensive that it needs an article of its own (*hint hint*). The collections focus is on pre-1970’s vehicles, as that was Mr. Harrah’s focus.
Below are some of my favorite pictures from the museum. If you have any questions about a specific car, ask away in the comments, however I am not detailing each, individual car because this post is meant to serve as inspiration to visit the museum–and find out more–rather than a replacement for a visit.
Without further ado:
Again, if you have any questions on a specific car, ask in the comments and I will provide all of the information I can.
I recently recieved a degree in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.