Hot August Nights partnered with Barrett-Jackson to bring the World's Greatest Collector Car Auction to Reno!
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced that it generated more than $14.2 million in gross sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics, hot rods and resto-mods, during its inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson held August 8-10, 2013 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Overall attendance was strong with the inaugural event attracting nearly 40,000 car enthusiasts throughout the weekend. Classic and collector car fans enjoyed a week-long celebration of some of the rarest and most recognizable cars in the world, including a custom built 2013 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2 Door Coupe (Lot #427) owned and built by Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, TX and star of Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud. The car was sold on Friday for $137,500 and will be featured on an upcoming episode.
“Bringing our auction and the inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™ to Hot August Nights proved to be a successful and exciting experience for all involved,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “We’re very happy with this partnership and so proud of the event we brought to Reno Tahoe. We hope to make this a tradition for years to come.”
For the first time ever, Barrett-Jackson also offered three bonus broadcast hours on Saturday on FUEL TV, in addition to 16 hours of live coverage on SPEED, reaching the homes of millions of viewers. The Reno Tahoe auction marks SPEED’s last broadcast with Barrett-Jackson but the start of a new relationship with the FOX family of networks.
“Our inaugural 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. We feel that it was the right move for our fans and enthusiasts and we couldn’t be more proud of the turnout. We’re looking forward to coming back next year!” said Barrett-Jackson President, Steve Davis.
The Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson will takes place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will offer car aficionados an opportunity to bid on 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 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. Dates for 2014 not yet been released. Please check back or signup for our email insider to receive exclusive offers and information before it is announced.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.