Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckyNChase WOW!!! Is all I had to say the entire time!!
We lucked out and got a tour all by ourselves since it was in the middle of the week! Our tour guide was well informed and kept us talking the entire ride to all three places. Our first stop was Art Goldstrom's collect and WOW!!!!!!! We could not believe we even got to have the tour by Art himself! He was a very nice and down to earth guy. He had a great story for every unique hot rod beauty in that place. I would say my favorite was the wheel chair he built! Even started a few of the hot rods up for us!!! The County Cars was my least favorite part of the tour. I expected so much more than just a show room. Maybe a guide while in there? The Shelby museum was stunning. It was so cool to see all the Cobras, Mustangs and other vehicles Carroll Shelby designed. Even got to go into the factory to see where the magic happens!!!! The ONLY thing I would change about this tour is to leave the Goldstrom tour for last because it was so amazing anything after it was not as impressive IMO. I WILL be taking this tour again when we come back in the coming months. WHAT A TOUR!!!! I HIGHLY recommend this tour for any car lovers. And please to no insult the places by asking if they have any newer cars. THIS IS A COLLECTION!!! Go to a car dealership if you want to see everyday plain jane stuff.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WPGJETFAN Good but not great
The van they pick us up in was on time, and was comfortable + air condintioned nicely.
The Shelby Musuem was the highlight of the 3 stops, with Counts customs being the least favored. We were really hoping to meet somebody from the show or get a tour of the shop rather than just the showroom and merchandice area.
The Tour guide/Van driver could of been more infromative when taking us to our stops. Instead we could hardly understand him..
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by skral99 verry good well worth the investment
enjoyed the cars especially the Shelby museum I've always appreciated his cars
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim2006 This is a car lovers dream tour!
Go on this tour if you love car collections .... The Shelby Museum and Goldstrom's Private Collection was awesome... Best part of our trip was this tour. We love watching Counts Kustoms but you are not going to be seeing the team work. You will get to see the outside of the shop, gift shop and some of the car collection.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beth39 Had a great time. Art Goldstroms collection is a must see.
I loved the tour and would come back to see it again.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by LindaR The best Vegas tour for the cost!
We can't say enough wonderful things about The Vegas Car Lovers Tour. We were leery about registering when we saw the price, but AFTER the tour, we both agreed we had gotten a much better deal than expected!
We were met by the tour van at the Tropicana at 7:45am sharp and were delighted to learn there would only be a total of six on this tour and not a huge bus load of tourists!
The tour guide and driver, Buck, however was the icing on the cake. Not only was he a living Wikipedia when it came to historical facts about the places in and around Vegas but his humor, wit and personality made him a total delight! We liked Buck so much, I had my pic taken with him before the Shelby tour!
We began our tour with The Goldstrom private collection, which was open to the public only six months ago. This turned out to be our favorite of the three places we visited. We had no idea it was going to be this impressive and could have spent 12 hours trying to see all they had on display. We learned it wasn't just her dad's collections on display, but also her mother's 40-year collection as well! There were items that would be of interest to anyone, regardless of age.
Goldstroms had a solid silver cash register, memorabilia from sports figures, movie stars, recording artists to antiques of museum quality, cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, signs, etc., too many to list here. You have to see this collection to believe it!
Art Goldstrom's daughter, Sheri, made the tour most interesting and all though she referred to most items as "pretty neat," we didn't find anything to be "pretty neat" but more like "unbelievable, fascinating, amazing and incredible!"
During the tour, Art joined us and "rev'd" up some of his wild creations and that was a real thrill! I took more photos of his collection than any thing else we did the entire week in Vegas and would have gladly paid just to see The Goldstrom Private Collection only. After our tour, we purchased an awesome t-shirt at their gift shop, We plan to return when they add another warehouse of items in the future.
Our second stop was the Shelby Heritage Center. It was very exciting to see the beautiful race and street-legal cars. We had an excellent tour guide here as well and thoroughly enjoyed learning about each car as well as Mr. Shelby's history. We both agreed that this is a "must see" if you really are a car lover!
After the Shelby tour, we found ourselves being interviewed by the local Channel 8 News team in preparation for the 50th anniversary coverage of the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA. Hope the pics I sent them helped with their celebration!
The third stop on the tour had a more personal meaning to us as we never miss an episode of Counting Cars and have a high opinion of the owner, Danny Koker!
Mr. Koker also has an upscale tattoo parlor @ The Rio, a biker bar "Vamp"and also learned Danny is a singer in a band!
On his TV series Counting Cars, Danny flips anything with more than one wheel. We love him and get a huge kick out of the guys who work for him as well. If you are fans of his show, then you know why this was a "deal maker" for our signing up for the Car Lover's Tour!
We hope this review will not only serve as an accurate description of the special treat you are in for, but also as our personal "thanks" to every one who made it one of the most memorable, fun, interesting, and fascinating tours we've ever experienced!
We can't wait to return and take another one!! :)
John & Linda
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by snickers06 good little tour. just right amount of time at stops.
we enjoyed the Shelby tour the most as we are ford people. private car collection was wonderful, owners were very down to earth people. counting cars was to us a tourist trap, could have done with out that one.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by slotasaurus Informative, fun definitely recommend
Annie Bananie provided transportation and history of Las Vegas. Our drivers name was Buck and he was great. Right on time at pick up and told us some of the facts about the city and the places we were going. We first stopped at Goldstrom's Museum and met Sherri the owners daughter. She walked us through the tour explaining lots of the items they have. She is very knowledgeable and can answer any questions that you have. Very nice person. Next we went to Counts Kustoms and was able to see some of his collection of cars and bikes with a few off the wall cool things. We didn't see any of the stars but it was a good visit. Last we went to the new Shelby Museum and was able to see a lot of old and new Shelbys. Also had a tour of the facility and shop to see how they transform something regular into a Shelby. Personal I pick Goldstrom's as the best part of the tour. I will definitely take another Annie Bananie tour and thank you Vegas.com!!!!
March 20, 2014