Hot August Nights | Sizzling Events and Cool Cars

“Hot August Nights” is in full swing right now in Reno and if you were unable to make it to the event this year, don’t worry, because we have a run down on all the events and happenings at this years awesome show!

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The Show-n-Shine event provides car owners to show off all they’ve got while spectators get to take in the wonderful view. Classic cars spruced up to look their best line the street and compete to be the Best of Show vehicle. These shows recognize a wide array of vehicles, from the most luxurious collector cars to well-maintained everyday automobiles.

Participants in the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine will compete in daily competitions beginning Wednesday, August 7 through Friday, August 9. Fifteen daily Best of Show winners will receive a ribbon and an invitation to return on Saturday for the Finals to take place Saturday, August 10. The forty-five finalists will be staged in the Silver Legacy Ballroom from the hours of 8am to 4pm where the top five will be selected then sent to the Barrett-Jackson Auction for the final judging. Once the Final Five have been judged at the auction by a team of Barrett-Jackson officials and placed in their perspective winning category of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or Ultimate Best of Show Winner, they will proceed back to downtown Reno and be staged on Virginia Street for the Awards Presentation during a spectacular fireworks display presented by the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

Nightly Cruising


Classic cars hit the streets each night during the event and flood Reno with old school vibes. Downtown Sparks to Victorian Ave. is where you can find all of the commotion and see these hot rods in action.

Drag Races and Burnout


Bending the clouds of smoke you will be able to find classic hot rods drag racing at John Ascuaga’s Nugget from August 7 through the 10th. Stay up late to catch the entire event which goes until midnight!

Live Entertainment

Hot August Nights features an array of performers from some of the greatest decades in music, including Paul Revere and the Railers, Tower of Power and the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley. The best part is, that the concerts are FREE!

ALSO: This Years Hot August Nights is Touted as the Largest Ever

In the spotlight this year: a groundbreaking partnership between Hot August Nights and Barrett-Jackson, billed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™.” The inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson will take place Aug. 8-10. There, buyers can bid on and purchase vehicles from Barrett-Jackson’s renowned selection of collector cars, then take them right from the auction block to the streets to participate in one of Hot August Nights’ cruises or Show-n-Shines. This years Show-n-Shines boast over $100,000 guaranteed prize money. Other events and competitions are held at casinos and resorts in Reno and Sparks that also shell out mighty cash prizes for their winners.



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