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Time change for Reno vintage race car parade

corvette-paradeSelect vintage race cars from the field of 100 competing in the Reno Historic Races May 1-3 at the Reno-Fernley Raceway, will parade through downtown Reno Thursday, April 30 starting at 4:30 p.m.

While the historic race cars will hit speeds of up to 185 MPH on the track, they’ll travel a bit slower on their parade route from the National Automobile Museum parking lot on the corner of Mill and Lake streets, through downtown to be showcased in front of the West Street Market.

The racecars will remain downtown until 8 p.m. as part of the Reno River walk District’s first Art Walk.

The Reno Historic Races, now in its 6th year, is honoring Corvettes with Grand Marshall Bob Bondurant.

The National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, which benefits from a portion of the sale of race tickets, will have a booth near the racecar display.

Race tickets are $12 each for the public and $10 each for museum members. The group rate for five or more tickets is $10 each. Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are good for all three days.

For more information on the parade, contact the National Automobile Museum at 775-333-9300.  For more information on the Reno Historic Races call 818-249-3515 or visit www.renohistorics.com.

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 www.automuseum.org. For more information on the Reno Historic Races, call (818) 249-3515 or visit www.renohistorics.com.

- Courtesy National Automobile Museum.