Hot August night's is about men that like cars, mostly muscle cars.
Many of the people that visit this web site probably fit into this
category. There are thousands of people out there that have toys that
only come out on special occasions and then mostly to be worked on
by themselves or taken to their local car show. Imagine if you will,
having 1500 of those collector items. Imagine the storage and work
space that was required to rebuild these automobiles to manufacturers
specifications. This alone created one of the largest automobile libraries.
There were the mechanics, painters, leather craftsman, all working
to restore old automobiles that were purchased from all over the world
back to their original condition. There actually was a line that the
cars were placed in to be restored depending on Harrah's sense of
urgency. And the line up changed as did the days of the week. But
the desire to acquire more was never satisfied. This was not just
automobiles, it was motorcycles, airplanes, boats, and all the other
things that a very successful entrepreneur could collect as you will
see in our slideshow.
Sharing this collection with the rest of us was a large task in itself.
The automobiles were spread out in different warehouses mostly in
Sparks. There were tours that were run daily allowing people a break
from gaming to wander through and reminisce about years gone by, and
the car that they never saved. There where plexiglass containers to
put them on display at Harrah's Tahoe and other high traffic locations
for the world to see and appreciate. I imagine that many of the automobiles
were flown more miles that many of us travel by airplane.
Bill Harrah' s Jerrari
Harrah's Automobile Collection Magazine Article
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Regatta- Unlimited Racing
If you found these articles interesting we encourage you to visit
the National Automobile
Museum to see first hand what the Harrah's Automobile Collection is
National Automobile Museum in Reno
some of the best of the 50's and 60's for both muscle cars and web