Car Show to Raise Preservation Funds for Dangberg Historic Park

Minden Car Show for Dangberg Ranch

Classic cars will come to downtown Minden on August 23-24 for a public event to raise restoration funds for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Lead sponsors of the event include Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales magazine, and Sorensen’s Resort. Proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

Though the event benefits the Dangberg Historic Park, it will be held on Esmeralda Avenue and around the Minden Town Park. Minden was founded by the Dangberg family in 1905.

Classic car owners can register their vehicles for the show-and-shine event by June 23. The fee is $45 and registration forms are available for download at The fee includes one complimentary t-shirt commemorating the event, as well as a dash plaque and a “goodie bag” full of offers and items provided by local merchants.

Judging classes include stock and modified cars and trucks through 1974, as well as “rat rods” of any type and year. The event kicks off with a Friday night street party on Esmeralda Avenue, featuring Moni and the Moonlighters playing 1950s and ’60s rock, as well as a full Saturday with music, food trucks, vendors and a car parts swap meet.

More information about the event and car registration is available at, 775-783-9417, or


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley that founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, concerts, Chautauqua and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.

Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc.
PO Box 1158
Minden, NV 89423

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