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Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car

Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car

The Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car is an intriguing piece of history that feels like a scene straight out of a movie, only that the events of May 23, 1934, tell a different true story.

Whether you are taking a trip to California, or are exploring some of Las Vegas’ popular nearby attractions, this attraction is a must-see.

Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car, Location in Whiskey Pete’s Casino, Primm NV

Its history can be traced back to early 1943 when Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, two partners in crime, stole a V8 Ford and took a spin around the Midwest – all the while stealing from people and killing them. That thrilling adventure came to an abrupt end when police shot at the car and the infamous criminal duo.

Since then, the precise location where the shootout occurred remains riddled in mystery. At the time, the blood-splattered getaway car became something of an enigmatic attraction. It was featured in many touring carnivals, amusement parks, and even state fairs for close to three decades.

During this period, the car also had a stint at the Museum of Antique Autos in Massachusetts, as well as at a popular Nevada Racetrack. In the latter, visitors could sit in it for a fee and perhaps to try and imagine the events that led to the car’s infamy. In recent years, the Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car has been stationed at its home within Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino in Primm.

Part of this unique exhibit includes letters that vouch for the car’s authenticity because, for quite some time, there existed a handful of fake Death Cars. It is important to note that the real getaway car’s doors have been closed, and sitting in it is prohibited. Additionally, the vehicle is set behind a glass display, so you can’t touch it either.

Look out for the dummies that depict Bonnie and Clyde poses, complete with their chosen tools of the trade. Clyde’s death shirt is also on display, and alongside it, the signature of Clyde’s sister to show its authenticity.

The Bonnie & Clyde Getaway Car is open to the public and is free of charge.

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