There's more than just racing at Stead Field in September. Many excellent vintage aircraft and warbirds to browse. Vendors like Cessna, Beechcraft, Lancair, Lycoming, Columbia, Breitling and Rolls Royce are at Reno with displays that will want you wanting more.
Jelly Belly had some very cool toys to check out. Several custom choppers, a
chopper side car, complete with human size (almost) stuffed Jelly Guy Doll thing, a
Jelly Belly Stearman and a Jelly Belly Bug (the VW car). Oh, and a matching P-51.
The Viet Nam era was represented by the OV-10, an AD-1 Skyraider (fully armed :) and the F-100 (cool). Get up close to the AD-1. That is one huge warbird. There might have been a Mig-21 tucked away on the east end. There usually is one on display.
Non racing flyers include several military displays, the USAF Thunderbirds, the Canadian Snowbirds, Legacy and Heritage Flights, aerobatics and Bob Odegaard in the Super Corsair. You know, they bring that racing Super Corsair to Reno and never race it. A Super Corsair has won at Reno in the past, so what do you say Bob? Reno 2006 is still months away ... plenty of time.