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Hot August Nights

Now through Aug 3, 2014

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Every August, the streets of Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air.

Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night.

Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all. We take over Reno/Sparks beginning on July 29 and running through August 3.

The Barrett-Jackson auction cruises to Reno at Hot August Nights!

The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ comes to Reno to join the world’s premiere classic car and nostalgia festival. The Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson marks a historic partnership between two of the most recognized names in the classic and collector car industry. The auction will take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

The partnership between Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Nights offers fans and customers of both the classic car event and collector car auctions a weeklong opportunity to celebrate and revel in some of the most recognizable and historic automobiles in the world. Not only will buyers be able to bid on and purchase from Barrett-Jackson’s famous selection of collector cars, but now they can take them right from the auction block to the streets of Reno Tahoe to participate in one of Hot August Nights’ famous cruises or show-n-shines.

In its 28th year, Hot August Nights combines the classic cars and classic sounds of the '50s, '60s and '70s creating the world’s largest event dedicated to “celebrating America’s love affair with cars and rock ‘n’ roll.” The event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to northern Nevada providing them the opportunity to participate in organized cruises, drag races, show-n-shines, concerts and more.

The Barrett-Jackson Cup will be held July 30 through August 2. Featuring more than a $100,000 Prize Purse with First Place taking home over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes!

Tentative Auction times:
Thursday, July 31: 2pm - Auction Close (11pm)
Friday, August 1: 11am - Auction Close (11pm)
Saturday, August 2: 11am - Auction Close (11pm)

The daily awards presentation for Show-n-Shine winners will take place in downtown Reno where all finalist vehicles will be displayed. The Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine is the result of collaboration between the Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Reno. The Barrett-Jackson Cup™ Show-n-Shine will be on display at various locations in downtown Reno from Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, August 2.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, click here.