Zoom … Racing Through History With World of Speed!

1977 Porsche 935 "Spirit of Nevada" Coupe

National Automobile Museum announces new exhibit

​The National Automobile proudly brings you the World of Speed exhibit featuring notable motorsport vehicles from across the globe.

Like any art form, car design reflects changes in entertainment, technology and social attitudes. As motorcars emerged, people became fascinated with speed, endurance and pushing the limits.  The National Automobile Museum’s new exhibit showcases an extraordinary collection of cars that competed in everything from IndyCar races to the treacherous roads of Mexico. Guests experiencing the exhibit will have an opportunity to enjoy race stories about crossing rushing rivers, discover the trials and tribulations of the teams, and learn how innovations from the sport of racing influenced the cars we drive today. Museumgoers can also view fascinating photos of European racing from 1903 to 1925 produced from the glass plate negatives of Henri Louis Meurisse.

Our goal is to educate, captivate and provide unique experiences for our visitors

Jackie Frady, Museum president and executive director

“Our goal is to educate, captivate and provide unique experiences for our visitors,” said Jackie Frady, museum president and executive director.

Some of the cars available on display include the 1977 Porsche 935 "Spirit of Nevada" Coupe driven by Bruce Jenner, gold medal winner in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics.  The Battery Box, a home-built, semi-streamlined car built to attack the world speed record for electric-powered vehicles reaching 174.918 mph.  The 1977 Steamin' Demon Steam Powered World Record Car, which set a steam-powered land speed record of 145.607 mph.

For more information about the National Automobile Museum, named one of America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums, visit automuseum.org. Located at 10 Lake St., Reno, Nev. 89501, 775-333-9300.

About The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)

One of “America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums,” the National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 remarkable automobiles. It features theatre presentations and audio tours in English and Spanish through 100,000 square-feet of galleries, exhibits and vibrant street scenes and accompanying artifacts that bring displays to life. The museum is a dynamic and popular venue for special events as intimate as 60 and as large as 1,200 guests. For more information, visit automuseum.org.


Hours of Operation

Mon. - Sat.:  9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sun.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  


Adults              $10
Seniors            $8 (62 and older)
Junior              $4 (6 to 18 years old)
Children          Free (5 and younger)
Members         Free


Source: National Automobile Museum


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