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More than $100,000 to be awarded during 27th annual Hot August Nights

Show-n-Shines offer largest prize pool in history of historic car and nostalgia festival

Reno, Nev. – The 27th annual Hot August Nights is promising to be the best event yet with more than $100,000 guaranteed prize money during its highly popular Show-n-Shines. Cash prizes, trophies and ribbons will be handed out to Hot August participants at a variety of Show-n-Shines throughout the region. In addition to the inaugural and prestigious Barrett-Jackson Cup, which awards $40,000 to five deserving winners and is the largest cash prize in car show history, there are 15 Show-n-Shines happening throughout the region that recognize a wide array of vehicles, from the most luxurious collector cars to well-maintained everyday automobiles. Events include a nightly “Best of Show” at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Grand Sierra Resort and a “People’s Choice Award” at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

“We’re thrilled to have such tremendous participation from our event and resort partners, event sponsors and the community,” said Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights. “This is our largest prize pool yet and further establishes Hot August Nights as the premier classic car event in the world.”

barrett-jackson-cupThe festival will be packed with more than 5,000 classic vehicles, hundreds of thousands of attendees, exciting events and adrenaline-filled activities. The Show-n-Shines, which are a beloved tradition of Hot August Nights, begin with the event in Tahoe South Aug. 2-3 and in Reno and Sparks Aug. 6-11.

  • Show-n-Shine and Car Judging, Mont Bleu Resort

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, no cash awarded

  • Bonanza Show-n-Shine, Bonanza Casino

Sunday, Aug. 4, no cash awarded

  • Circus Circus Show-n-Shine, Circus Circus Reno Hotel Casino

Monday, Aug. 5, no cash awarded

  • Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Monday, Aug. 5 – Saturday, Aug. 10

$2,500 nightly Best of Show totaling $35,000 in prizes

  • Mill Mile Show-n-Shine, Peppermill Resort Hotel

Monday, Aug. 5 – Saturday, Aug. 10

$10,000 in prizes

  • Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine, Grand Sierra Resort

Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Friday, Aug. 9

Five $500 daily Best of Show winner totaling $10,000 in prizes

  • Ultimate Classic Car Competition, John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Friday, Aug. 9

$100 daily for five (5) runners up, $250 daily Best of Show Brand and $1,500 for Ultimate Classic Car totaling $4,500 in prizes

  • Grand Marshall’s Award, Grand Sierra Resort

Tuesday, Aug. 6, no cash awarded

  • Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine, Summit Racing Equipment

Tuesday, Aug. 6, no cash awarded

  • Under 21 Show-n-Shine, Summit Racing Equipment

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Four winners will receive trophies and Summit Racing gift cards

  • Barrett-Jackson Cup, Downtown Reno

Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 10

$1,000 for 4th runner up, $3,000 for 3rd runner up, $6,000 for 2nd runner up, $10,000 for 1st runner up, $20,000 for Ultimate Best of Show totaling $40,000

  • Best Stock Restored and Best Stock Original, John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Friday, Aug. 9

$500 prize for each category

  • Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Reno

Saturday, Aug. 10, no cash awarded

  • Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Sparks

Saturday, Aug. 10, no cash awarded

  • Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Grand Sierra Resort

Saturday, Aug. 10, no cash awarded

  • People’s Choice Award, John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Saturday, Aug. 10

$500 gift card for John Ascuaga’s Nugget

The 27th annual Hot August Nights is approaching and the event is guaranteed to be its biggest and best event yet. The festivities kick off in Tahoe South Aug. 2-3 and then cruise down to Reno and Sparks Aug. 6-11. For more information or to register, call (775) 356-1956 or visit www.hotaugustnights.net. For the latest updates on Hot August Nights, find us at www.Facebook.com/HotAugustNights or follow us on Twitter @HotAugustNights.

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About Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights, a non-profit organization, is the premiere classic car event in the world, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises and more.