Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to experience Back to the Future just like Marty McFly! The Museum will take guests on a journey back in time during its 30th Anniversary celebration with free admission for the community, a 1980’s themed flashback costume party with guest DJ, and photo opportunities with the Museum’s gold-plated DeLorean.
WHEN: November 9, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m.
COST: Free Admission
WHERE: National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., Reno, Nev. 89501
The 1980s brought us neon, pop music, iconic fashion statements and a fascination with all things sci-fi. It also brought us the first days of the National Automobile Museum, which opened its doors 30 years ago on November 5, 1989, in Downtown Reno. In honor of the Anniversary and another decade of preserving Automobile history, the Museum will be offering a free community day on Saturday, November 9. The celebration will include a 1980’s themed flashback costume party with guest DJ, photo opportunities with the Museum’s 24-Karat Gold Plated 1981 DeLorean, and an opportunity to experience more than 200 automobiles on display.
“We are honored to be recognizing another notable milestone at the Museum by offering a free community day and welcoming families and car enthusiasts through our doors!” said Jackie Frady, president and executive director of the National Automobile Museum. “We look forward to celebrating many more years with the community.”
The Museum’s DeLorean is one of two gold-plated DeLoreans sold through a promotional campaign for American Express “Gold” cardholders. It appeared in the December 1979 American Express Christmas catalog for $85,000.
When the Museum opened in 1989, it was reported to have set the standard for automobile museums around the world. Since then, it has received many accolades, and today it is recognized as one of the 10 Best Automobile Museums in the U.S. The idea for this Museum developed following the death of Bill Harrah and the Museum exists today thanks to a persuasive public and the generosity of many.