The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV

The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV
The El Rey Resort & Casino, Circa 1957-1962

Saturday, April 6, 2013


My collection of matchbooks and glass ashtrays
The ashtrays are back-lit, which explains why my metal El Rey
ashtray is not in this particular display.  I will be adding another
full set of matches in the near future.
 After nearly EIGHT YEARS of research, collecting, and interviews, the El Rey Book SHOULD be out by this summer.  The editing is being done as you're reading this, photos are being selected, rights are being secured, the cover is being designed, and copy from some special guest authors (for foreword and afterword purposes) is being written.

To everyone who has found this site or my other blog, particularly every time the American Restoration episode airs, I thank you for all the support and mostly...THE PATIENCE.

As you can imagine, a project like this doesn't always come together quickly like microwave popcorn and with so many MILLIONS of people watching American Restoration, new information pops up that proves to be vital to finishing the tale.

Thankfully, it looks as though 2013 will be the lucky year for The King of Casinos, The El Rey Club.

The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at if you have stories or memorabilia to share.