Film Festival

Friday, May 26, 2017
Sci-On! Film Festival and Exhibit Grand Opening with special guests and events June 1 - 3, 2017 Join Heidi and Rod Roddenberry for the opening of a new exhibit and a special screening of the film "Trek Nation"

2016 Raffle Car Winner - Ticket # 74053

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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1994 Corvette Convertible The winning ticket for the Museum’s 2016 Raffle Car was drawn at the Museum’s 27th Anniversary Party on the evening of November 10, 2016.  The winner from Sparks, Nevada was in the audience when the winning ticket number of 74053 was called.  The winner was very excited as well as the audience who enjoyed the opportunity to see their reaction.

Museum Wins Award from The Society of Automotive Historians

Monday, September 12, 2016
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The Museum is greatly honored to be the recipient of the James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award. It is presented by The Society of Automotive Historians to deserving museums, archives, and libraries for exemplary efforts in preserving motor vehicle resource materials.  The library contains thousands of items and its comprehensive automotive resources date from 1895 to present.  Holdings include: ·       Books ·       Periodicals

1936 Mercedes-Benz Wins Award

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Receives the Elwood Hanson Award at Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance The Museum’s stunning 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster won the Elwood Hanson Award for the most elegant open, pre-war automobile at the 60th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Test & Tune Electric Cars

Monday, July 11, 2016
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Thursday, July 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Get up close and personal with electric cars. Its free and in our parking lot. Click here for more information.

Museum Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Friday, June 10, 2016
We're pleased to announce that the Museum has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. "With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers, " said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. "This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service.

1907 Thomas Flyer Makes History Again

Thursday, June 9, 2016
The 1907 Thomas Flyer is making history again as it joins a permanent archive of significant historic automobiles within the Library of Congress. Mark Gessler, president and founder of the Historic Vehicle Association, and Jackie Frady, president and executive director of the Museum, unveil the Flyer's historic marker.

Museum Wins NAAMY Awards

Thursday, June 9, 2016
History Symposium Wins 1st Place The Museum won a First Place NAAMY Award of Excellence in Educational Programs during the annual competition of the National Association of Automobile Museums. The winning entry was the 2015 history symposium, The 1950s: Expanding the American Dream. Judges for educational programs included Museum Studies professors from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and curatorial staff from the Western Reserve Historical Society and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Awards won at Amelia Island Concours

Thursday, May 26, 2016
We're excited to announce that the Museum exhibited two cars at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida and returned home with two notable trophies.  The 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, which was our March 2016 E-News Car of the Month won The Most Elegant Cord.  The 1938 Phantom Corsair won The Most Audacious Exterior.  Very fitting wins for these important automobiles.

Museum Cars to help open Reno's new Virginia Street Bridge

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Four remarkable Museum cars will drive across the new Virginia Street Bridge during the opening ceremony on Tues., April 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. This is a rare opportunity to see the 1907 Thomas Flyer outside of the Museum. It's one of the most historically-significant cars in the world and will be accompanied by three more of our cars, which will remain on the bridge until 2 p.m.  Come see the beautiful new bridge and an exceptional procession of transportation history.