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What car / car toy things to see in Vegas

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carmak, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. carmak
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    I am going to Las Vegas this weekend with my wife and in-laws. I am looking for low buck car places and/or car toy (model cars, slot cars, etc..) places to see.

    I know about the Imperial collection but I am looking for something more HAMB style.

    Any cool vendors or shop?

    Any cruise nights or shows?

    Any cool collectable or toy shops?

    Thanks.
    Carmak
    Riverside, IA
     
  2. Ferrari FXX at the Wynn Penske Ferrari dealership. Certainly "off topic" but extremely rare (can be seen through the window ... no need to do the tour, the dealership is actually at the Wynn Hotel and Casino). I didn't see much of anything as far as old cars go (was in Vegas for a week, although there was a T-bucket on display at one casino that you could win).
     
  3. Pelle51
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    Shelby has a nice factory in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway park just north of the city Cobras, Mustangs, Shelbys and a few GT 40's. He has a nice car display, gift shop, and you might even get a back seens tour if their time allows. Price=free, unless you buy something.
     
  4. musicrodder
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    Outside of Vegas, think it was Laughlin, there was a small car museum years ago, nothing over the top, but had some old cars in it, stock ones, no nostalgia era hot rods though. Not sure where they were all hiding. :confused:
     

  5. musicrodder
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    x2 on the Shelby factory, worth the trip. Interesting place only a short ride from the strip. Had the free inside tour which was nice to see.
     
  6. The Brudwich
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    If you're going to the Imperial Palace auto collection, here's where you can print out free passes. http://autocollections.com/index.cfm?action=free

    Also, if you've been there in the past you may still want to go again. Not sure if they're still doing this, but a few years ago they would rotate in/out cars every few months.
     
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  7. texasred
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    Avoid the hookers on Bolder Hwy. What you pick up there won't stay in Vegas
     
  8. The Brudwich
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    I wouldn't touch anyone or anything on Boulder Hwy, lol.
     
  9. illterminal
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    X2 on the Imperial Palace car collection, saw a few years ago very cool.
     
  10. MilesM
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    Yes, The Riverside. They have one downstairs out front and one upstairs I believe on the third floor. Both free.

    Tha Pallanision II (sp?) is there now. They have a couple rods displayed also but nothing very HAMB freindly but hey, if you like cars!


     
  11. Jarzenhotrods
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    I would stop at the Imperial Palace auto collection. Check online they have a free admission coupon.

    Also the So Cal speed shop is here they are about 5 minutes outside of the strip.

    Other then that there is nothing.
     
  12. Captain Chaos
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    the vegas scene is weird. You will see old cars sitting, noone wants to sell. No fixed up cars anywhere but hundreds turn up when there is a show
     
  13. hotrod40coupe
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  14. Have you tried doing a search for "Las Vegas"? Seems like every few months someone is going there. There are a few diffent cool things to see out by the track.
     
  15. carmak
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    Guys,
    Thanks for the tip on the free coupon for the Imperial collection. I printed enough for the wife and I plus the in-laws.

    I'll try to hit the Shelby factory also.

    Bummer the cruise nights are next weekend.

    Thanks again
    Carmak
     
  16. I was down there last week and had a chance to stop by the So Cal shop...great bunch of people work there. Definitely glad I stopped in....
     
  17. haroldd1963
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    Kind of off topic...but if you have time you should take a ride out to the Hoover Dam and check out the new bridge while you're there...You won't be disapointed!
     
  18. carmak
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    Good call on the bridge. I didn't know it was complete.

    Thanks
    Carmak
     
  19. Jarzenhotrods
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    Plus do the Dam tour. Really worth it. A great experience.
     
  20. CRUZN60
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    Check out this web site for events.
    There is a cruise night on friday. Sat and Sun both have cars and coffee.

    http://www.vegas-rides.com
     
  21. Pir8Darryl
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    The Sahara, across from Circus Circus and the Stratosphere [space needle] has, IMHO, about the best buffet in town. Sign up in the casino, and they'll give you a free dinner at the buffet too!!!
    Yea, yea... I know. Not car related... But we all gotta eat sometime :rolleyes: :D
     
  22. gas pumper
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    I went to Vegas once, rented a car and drove to El Mirage. It was winter and it was wet, but I've been there now. Very cool place. And worth the trip for a gearhead, even on non racing days.
     
  23. carmak
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    Thanks again guys!
    I am heading out in a couple minutes.

    I'll take my wife on that dam tour if she wants to or not!!!

    I'll also check out the Sahara buffet.

    I'd like to see El Mirage but I don't think my wife would go for it.

    Carmak
     
  24. junk yard kid
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    I think you can shoot a machine gun there.
     
  25. 409deuce
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    Just found this thread searching for something to do while in vegas at the end of the month. Thought I would mention Rusty nuts and kounts customs. Have not been but might check'm out? Anybody been there? Probably drop by so-cal for a couple parts too.
     
  26. april may
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    Deuce when are you going? I'll be at the Tropicana at the end of the month selling hot rod art.....
     
  27. 409deuce
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    hi May!
    I'll be there from tuesday 22nd until tuesday march 1st. Tell me you'll have your stuff at the trop while I'm there? yes:) no:mad:
     
  28. THE_DUDE
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  29. 409deuce
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    Bunny Ranch? Is that where you buy your tow knob or is it where you get it serviced?
     
  30. april may
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    Yup! I'll be there. I sent you an email with some info. Come by and say hi. Look for the 8ft banner of the 57 Cadillac. :)
     

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