Don Laughlin who is the owner of Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, NV has been a car buff for over 78 years. Don Laughlin and four of his buddies own these 85 cars on display. He also has several car collectors display their cars as well and they can sell them while on display.
One of the greatest things is that Don Laughlin also is in the detailing business and details his own cars, which rival the collection of the Harrah kids in Reno. Mr. Laughlin’s collection is just 12 cars shy of Jay Leno’s awesome collection in Southern California, which is also something to see. These old cars have many different paint jobs and many are actually original; also in his collection are two Deloreans, which are unpainted polished stainless.
Don Laughlin was not available to meet with us during our visit but the casino and collection employees treated us great and allowed us to ask questions about the collection and the future purchases for this article. The collection can be viewed and is free of charge, small children must be accompanied by an adult. Riverside Casino is the oldest casino in Laughlin and is under a massive renovation with a pedestrian bridge crossing the street to the RV park and new five level parking structure.
Laughlin Classic Cars is a separate company and is also a Nevada Registered Licensed Dealer-Collector-Sales Company.
We really enjoyed our trip to Laughlin Nevada and while you are there you can spend the day along the river and enjoy the many casinos there. Across the river on the Arizona side there is also Jet Ski rentals, camp grounds and places to eat. Of course while the kids are out having fun, I recommend the car museum.