The real story behind the historic Harrah's auctions
A casino magnate built the greatest automobile collection in the world, then died suddenly with no provisions for his cars. The resulting sell-off was, in many respects, the big bang that created the modern classic car market, yet the sales are widely misunderstood. We are exploring them in a multi-story series. Part I: Who was William Harrah, and how did his cars wind up on the block?