Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tucker Road Trip, Day 15

The next leg of the Tucker Road Trip takes us north along US-395 to Reno, NV.  Here we find the National Automobile Museum and the home of Tucker No. 1032 along the banks of the frigid Truckee River.  TACA members will recall seeing No. 1032 during our 2009 convention in Reno, NV.

Tucker No. 1032
The National Automobile Museum houses The Harrah Collection, amassed over many years by Nevada hotelier, gaming pioneer and collector, Bill Harrah.  After Mr. Harrah's death in 1978, it appeared that his collection would be broken up and sold off.  However, with the combined efforts of the State of Nevada, the City of Reno and many other public and private donors and philanthropists, the National Automobile Museum opened in 1989 as a permanent home for The Harrah Collection. The museum's mission is to collect and preserve the automobile for future generations with an emphasis on vehicles collected by Bill Harrah, to tell the story of the impact of the automobile on American society, and to perpetuate the legacy of Mr. Harrah as a renowned collector.

The National Automobile Museum is located at 10 S. Lake St., Reno, NV 89501, just southwest of the interchange of I-80 and US-395.  The museum is open every day, year-round (except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).  Visit the museum's website for more information.


(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credit: TACA website)

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