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Reno Historic Races brings back the street machines of yesteryear

reno_25_09They may be up to 68 years old but they scream around hairpin curves and demolish straightaways at speeds of up to 185 MPH.

They’re historic race cars and more than 100 Corvettes, Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches along with Formula One, Can-Am and Winston Cup NASCAR-type stock cars will be competing in the 6th annual Reno Historic Races on May 1-3 at the Reno-Fernley Raceway, 30 minutes east of Reno.

Select racecars will parade through downtown Reno April 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. and will be showcased on West Street in front of the West Street Market until 8 p.m. as part of the Riverwalk District’s first Art Walk.

This year the Reno Historic Races are honoring Corvette with Grand Marshall Bob Bondurant.

The Reno Historic Races deliver an exciting blend of historic production and special purpose-built racecars. The historic cars are divided into groups according to make, age and horsepower.

The National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, a not-for-profit organization, will benefit from a portion of ticket sales.

Test and tuning practice at Reno-Fernley Raceway, 1855 Hwy 95A starts at 9 a.m. Fri., May 1st at the raceway with races on Sat. & Sun., May 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets for the three-day Reno Historic Races are $20 and are good for practice and both race days. They can be purchased at the National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno at the corner of Lake and Mill streets.

For more information on the National Automobile Museum, call (775) 333-9300 or visit For more information on the Reno Historic Races, call (818) 249-3515 or visit

- Courtesy National Automobile Museum.

Cowboy poetry the theme of Nevada Museum of Art exhibit

Come to The Nevada Museum of Art for the feature exhibition “Between Grass and Sky: Rhythms of Cowboy Poem” through May 17. The exhibition is part of a jointly developed exhibition between the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev.

The complementary exhibition, “Between Grass and Sky: Trappings of a Ranch Life” will be on exhibit at the Western Folklife Center through Aug. 29. Working together, and in celebration of the 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the two organizations created joint exhibitions that evoke a range of experiences central to life in the American West. Both exhibitions are designed by Nik Hafermaas of UeBERSEE Design in Los Angeles and are intended to present opposite, yet balanced perspectives as part of the overarching exhibition.

The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8 p.m.

This exhibition of contemporary artwork by artists such as Karen Kitchell, Adam Jahiel and Theodore Waddell, offers fresh insight into the varied experiences arising from life in rural and ranching communities. Inspired by the widely celebrated poem Grass—written by legendary Texas poet Buck Ramsey—Rhythms of a Cowboy Poem features a selection of contemporary artworks combined with the spoken voices of renowned cowboy poets.