Harrah's Automobile Collection

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03 Jul 2007 03:05 #7377 by Chris Summers
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Tonight I was looking through my boxes of old car memorabilia in boredom and found a 1987 Imperial Palace Auto Collections calendar. The brief description of the collection on the back page included something I found amusing:

[i:32hj1y4d]Adolf Hitler's 1939 Mercedes Benz 770K will take you back to an awesome time in history as you picture Der Fuhrer riding through Berlin, Swastika flags flying[/i:32hj1y4d]

I won't draw judgment on here, but I've NEVER heard that time in history described as "awesome."

My apologies to Bill for this thread turning from "Harrah's Automobile Collection" to "Odd Casino Owners Who Collect Mercedes-Benzes."

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04 Jul 2007 01:04 #7394 by Mike Dube
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Chris,

Try ebay or an online bookseller for a copy of Dean Batchelor's book about the Harrah Collection. I picked up an excellent copy for a song recently. Dean worked for the collection for a while. It is not a meant to chronicle every car Bill had, but will give you a real good idea how the collection operated right up until the end.


Harrah's Automobile Collection ISBN 0-917473-00-0 Published in 1984 by GP Publishing

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04 Jul 2007 01:22 #7395 by Chris Summers
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I have a copy. :DBut thanks for the tip.

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28 Jul 2007 23:14 #7622 by bill powell
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Tom Barrett had a house full of Nazi crap. Lining the entry hall were the top ten Nazis in full uniform. He had Machine pistol reproductions and stuff like that there.

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29 Jul 2007 17:19 #7636 by Chris Summers
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Bill, you need to write an autobiography about your life in this hobby...I'll buy the first copy off the presses!

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28 Feb 2012 15:47 #22325 by landmark
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Hello,

On that http://forums.acdclub.org/phpbb2/viewto ... fbe419bd17 travel-Thread I saw that the J-508 Weymann Speedster (Whittell/Harrah) was (is?) at Harrahs automobile museum in Reno on display in 2011.
Yesterday I visited the homepage of the Harrah automobile museum and could not find that car on the exibition-list. Have they removed or sold the car from the museum or was I to blind to find it?

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Matt

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