Here is the crew (minus Tom Donoghue behind the camera) from our photo shoot over Thomas & Mack with Maverick Helicopters. Pilot extraordinaire, Matt, Jason Hetland, the other Matt, Debbie Anthony and me, Mark Anthony, The Vegas Tourist!! It was awesome and Matt kept us safe even when it didn't look like! This was a special arrangement, not a trip you can order. We … [Read more...] about The Crew
[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEuRJgTkyFQ" title="2016 NASCAR Burnout in Las Vegas" /] It's been eight years that Las Vegas has played host to the NASCAR Awards Celebration. ( now called NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions Week) Originally held in New York City. Each year, the event on the fan side gets smaller and smaller. But each year, the one draw to Las Vegas … [Read more...] about 2016 NASCAR Las Vegas Burnouts | Video
Yes, I know it's still over 100 degrees outside, but you gotta start looking towards the fall. October 29 to November 6 to be exact. That's when our favorite sport shows up in Las Vegas. That would be the Professional Bull Riders World Finals (PBR). This year will mark the PBR's 23 annual trek to Las Vegas to crown their champion. And every year, they add a little more … [Read more...] about PBR World Finals Will Rock it Out!!
That's Correct. This Saturday, tomorrow, is the day for Lepre*cons. Don't know what a Lepre*con is? Come out, join us and find out. It's at Town Square and is being put together to break the world's record for most Leprecons in one photo while helping bring awareness to St Baldrick's Foundation and their fight to conquer childhood cancers. Yes, plural. A very worthy … [Read more...] about Saturday is for Lepre*cons
It's that time of the year that I have to warn the readers of The Vegas Tourist about. You may have just downed the last turkey leg and may be wondering about the kids's Christmas list. But around here, Christmas is about to hit early. The end of November in Las Vegas can only mean one thing; Its Almost Rodeo Time. 2015 National Finals Rodeo to be exact. WNFR. Cowboys. … [Read more...] about Its Almost Rodeo Time! NFR 2015
We all knew this day would come, we just weren’t sure when it would. And now that day is here. Vietnam flight surgeon, retired neurosurgeon, former lieutenant governor and Vegas mega pack-rat, Lonnie Hammargren gave in to his whiny neighbors. Lonnie promised that October 31st would be his last Nevada Day Open House Lonnie has opened his home(s) to the public every year to … [Read more...] about Lonnie Hammargren Says This Is It!
Some people call it the third annual Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas while some of us just call it what it is.... Car P*rn!! To browse the lanes filled with some of the finest examples of automotive beauty ever created took a lot of restraint. To know all these beautiful things of metal are there for the taking. Not really there for the taking.... You do … [Read more...] about Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas
Sazzy and I spent some time Thursday at the World Series of Poker and was able to catch a little piece of history. The Godfather of WSOP, Jack Binion awarding Phil Ivey his eighth gold bracelet. Not bad for a 33-year-old poker pro. It's one thing to win a gold bracelet, its another to have it presented to you by the man who made WSOP what it is. Jack Binion and his father … [Read more...] about Binion, Ivey, WSOP History
Last weekend at about 0 dark hundred hours, Sazzy and myself hit the road for a little adventure. Our destination was Seligman Arizona. Home to the founder of Historic Route 66 Association (Angel Delgadllio) and the starting point of the 23rd annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run. Angel and a few other businesses on the old highway banded together to form the Association. To … [Read more...] about Historic Route 66 Fun Run
Some people of a certain age were raised on railroads. I was fortunate enough to have experienced them towards the end of the era and have fond memories of riding the Milwaukee Road or Burlington Northern passenger trains to visit the relatives. When an opportunity to relive those memories comes around, I grab it. So this past weekend, Sazzy, myself and about 100 other Las … [Read more...] about Nevada Southern Railway Photo Day